DC Comics' Supergirl is coming to TV this November. Following the adventures of Kryptonian refugee, Kara Zor-El (Superman's cousin), Supergirl looks like a lot of TV shows combined into one. We have a Devil Wears Prada-esque tough female boss in Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant, and a secret government agency dealing with extraterrestrial threats! How much awesome cliches can one show have?
Supergirl better be strong if she's going to carry that many plotlines.
Vertigo Comics' Lucifer, was just picked up for a full season by Fox. Introduced in Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Lucifer quits hell and takes up residence in Los Angeles, where he helps the LAPD find criminals that need punishing.
Hollywood seems to have entirely dried up the well on fresh ideas, so much so that the 1999 scifi classic Galaxy Quest is being adapted into a TV series. There are no details about the cast or plot yet, but the film version's writer, director, and producer are all on board for the series, so there's hope! But if they can't get Alan Rickman to reprise his role? Why bother?
Gail Katz, producer of such fine films as Air Force One and The Perfect Storm has acquired film and TV rights to The Settlers of Catan. She hasn't announced what exactly she plans to do with them, but she did say,
I’ve been wanting to see an adaptation of the game for years, ever since my Catan-obsessed college-aged kids introduced me to it. The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today. There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.