Showrunner Doug Petrie responds to Frank Miller’s recent criticism that the Elektra who appears in the second season will not be the “true” Elektra (i.e, Miller has nothing to do with this iteration of the character):

God bless him, it’s his prerogative. I’m a huge fan of what he did, so the [criticism] doesn’t go both ways. I wouldn’t say, ‘What does Frank Miller know?’ I’m so inspired by him and what he achieved and I’m trying to take it further and enrich her. She’s an empowered woman with her own agency, she’s nobody’s victim.



The Magicians

Responding to a question about the level of horror imagery in the show during the Television Critics Association press tour, Executive Producer John McNamara says the show will lean heavily into the horror elements of the books:

The thing about Lev’s books that drew me, because I’m not a huge fantasy fan … everything truly terrifying in these books is what humans to do to each other. So we’re going to lean right into that. Hard. I find the books hilarious, and that’s one of the most fun things to adapt and play with. It’s not pastiche or camp or satire, but the books are very self-aware and extremely funny. The release of writing funny right after horror is … probably the best day job you can have.



Rocky Horror Picture Show

Glee alum Adam Lambert has been cast as Eddie—the party-crasher played by Meatloaf in the original—in Fox’s TV remake. [Deadline]


Legends of Tomorrow/DC TV

During a panel for Legends at the Television Critics Association press tour, Geoff Johns hinted that one of the myriad DC comics TV shows is going to make an oblique reference to the Legion of Superheroes, a super team from the 30th century in the comics:

You’ll see a hint of the Legion on one of our shows.

[TV Line]

Marc Guggenheim has revealed the title of episode 10, “Progeny”.


The X-Files

Here’s a synopsis for “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster”:

When a dead body is found in the woods, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate whether it was an animal attack, a serial killer or just maybe a strange creature as described by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, Mulder is able to confront some of his own demons about feeling disillusioned with his life’s work in the all-new “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster” episode of THE X-FILES.


[Spoiler TV]


No, this has nothing to do with the comic book company—Ridley Scott will produce Marvel, an adaptation of George Pendle‘s nonfiction book Strange Angel, about the real life of Jet Propulsion Laboratory co-founder and black magic devotee Jack Parsons. [Deadline]


Agent Carter

Here’s a few pictures of “Better Angels”, teasing the return of Howard Stark—more at the link. [CBR]



Finally, here’s some pictures from the brilliantly-titled “50 Shades of Grey Matter”. You can see more at the link. [Spoiler TV]


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Star Wars: Rogue One.