The Weekly Wrap: Dark Shadows TV Series

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It may have not lit the box-office when it was released in 2012 but there’s still life in the Dark Shadows franchise yet. A spinoff series is apparently in the works at The CW, which is said to be a continuation of the 60s television show. Dark Shadows: Reincarnation will reportedly be set in the present and will continue the saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine. Tim Burton delivered an adaptation of the series in 2012 with Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green, but sadly that incarnation did not strike a chord with audiences.

Gillian Anderson Joins The Crown
Netflix has secured the talents of Gillian Anderson for season four of The Crown. The actress will portray former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the new season. The Crown Season 4 will also see changes to the cast as it presumably takes place in the 80s and 90s. Oscar-winner, Olivia Colman will step into replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II with Tobias Menzies portraying Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. Fans of The Crown can look forward to season 3 of the series as it premieres on Netflix on 17 November.

Tom Hanks Takes On Mattel Movie
Fresh off voicing Woody in Toy Story 4, Tom Hanks is returning to the world of toys starring as Major Matt Mason, a live-action adaptation based on the 60s Mattel toy. Hanks will portray the iconic action figure, which was introduced by Mattel in the late 60s. The backstory of Major Matt Mason was that he was an astronaut that lived on the moon. The Oscar-winning actor isn’t the only one who will star in a Mattel project with Margot Robbie also using her talents to bring to life the world’s most famous doll in a Barbie live-action movie.

Margot Robbie Sets Her Sights On Tank Girl
The cult classic comic book, Tank Girl may be brought to life with Margot Robbie, who is set to star and produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Created in the late 80s, the story follows a female tank operator in a post-apocalyptic era. The comic book was adapted in the mid-90s with actress Lori Petty. It seems Robbie has a penchant for comic book films with roles in Suicide Squad and the upcoming Birds of Prey, where she reprises her role as Harley Quinn. 

South Park Renewed Until 2022
Good news for South Park fans because Comedy Central has renewed the hit animated series until 2022. Co-creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone will continue to helm the series for the next three years. The show has had an impressive run thus far and it has even starting its 23rd season this month. It even spun-off its own motion picture in 1999 with South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The series was first created in 1997.

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