TV News Wrap Up April 16: ‘The Defenders,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and the end of ‘Game of Thrones’

TV News Wrap Up April 16: ‘The Defenders,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and the end of ‘Game of Thrones’
April 16 10:09 2016

Winter is coming, and so is the end of Game of Thrones. In an interview with VarietyGame of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed the series may wrap up with two shortened seasons. They suggested that season 7 would consist of seven episodes and season 8, the final season, would consist of six episodes. However, these numbers are all premature, and nothing is set in stone quite yet.

Netflix has found its showrunners for The Defenders! The upcoming series, which will bring together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, has tapped Daredevil season 2 showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. It appears the first season of The Defenders will release sometime in 2017, presumably in place of a third season of Daredevil. 

The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead has just been renewed for a third season, according to Deadline. This comes just a few days after the show’s second season premiered on AMC. Fear the Walking Dead is the second highest rated cable show of the season behind its sister show, The Walking Dead. 

David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival has wrapped production, according to Welcome to Twin Peaks. Lynch evidently shot for 140 days, and although the revival was pitched as a limited series, it’s unclear exactly how many new episodes we’ll be getting. One insider reported that this reboot would actually consist of two full seasons.

TNT has officially ordered 10 episodes of its upcoming Tales from the Crypt revival, which will be produced by M. Night Shyamalan and air in 2017. Shyamalan will also be curating an all new horror programming block that will include Tales from the Crypt and two new shows: Time of Death and Creatures. 

Bill Burr’s Netflix animated comedy F is for Family has been given a second season on Netflix. The comedian took to Twitter to announce the news and thank fans for watching with an incredibly filthy clip that should probably not be watched at work.

The Sopranos showrunner David Chase says a prequel or movie will probably never happen. “I’ve had conversations with some movie studios that want to do it as a film,” he told Deadline. “So far I’ve rejected the idea but I certainly wouldn’t do it as a television show. I’m always disinclined to say, ‘No I’ll never do it.’ But I think I’ll never do it.”



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