Today is truly Throwback Thursday. Classic cartoons are coming back and being rebooted–for better or for worse. The past two days have seen announcements about DuckTales, Inspector Gadget, and Danger Mouse. At this rate I fully expect to hear about new Adventures of the Gummi Bears and Darkwing Duck. And I’d be just fine with that. Other than information on reboots, today’s round-up includes news about Sex Criminals heading to television, The Walking Dead finale, and more.
One Last Good-Bye. The cast of Parks and Recreation appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night and rallied to sing “Bye, Bye Li’l Sebastian” one more time. Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Retta, Jim O’Heir, Mike Schur, and Jon Glaser sing the show out. There are lighters and Plaza and O’Heir make out. I’m not crying, you are. [Give Me My Remote]
Life Is Like a Hurricane. Prepare yourself for more adventures with Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie because Disney XD is bringing DuckTales back in 2017. Woo-hoo! If only I could celebrate by diving into an ocean of gold coins. But they would need to be fake gold coins made of foam because could you imagine how much it would hurt if they were real coins? Anyway, the entire gang is coming back, and I’m curious to see what the tone and animation style will be like. [Nerdist]
Stopping Time. Comic book creators Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick are putting a foot into the realm of television. Their production company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, stepped into a two year deal with Universal TV; the couple and creators they work with (in an email newsletter yesterday, Fraction and DeConnick mentioned their co-creators were omitted in the announcement on Deadline and want folks to know they “co-create with Emma Ríos, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Christian Ward, Howard Chaykin, Steven Sanders, Kieron Dwyer, and Val De Landro and cannot conceive of our work without them.”) will adapt some of their existing titles and develop original concepts. An adaptation is up first and yes, it’s of Sex Criminals. We are rather excited that the comic about a couple who can freeze time when they orgasm is headed toward the small screen. [Deadline]
Hotel. Lady Gaga will be part of the cast for the next season of American Horror Story. She tweeted the above video yesterday and announced the theme and subtitle for season five: American Horror Story: Hotel. No further details about her role or the season are available just yet. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Go-Go-Into-The-Past. Not to be outdone by Disney XD, Netflix announced they’re reviving both Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse. They’ll be bringing new episodes of the series to their streaming service soon. Inspector Gadget premieres next month, and Danger Mouse will be ready to save the day in spring 2016. [Nerdist]
More Time for Depressing Events. The Walking Dead isn’t a cheerful show. Rick Grimes and the group of survivors always get kicked when they’re down, and this has been a very down season. There will be more time for beating them up in the season finale. The show will wrap up season five with a 90-minute episode on March 29. [CBR]
Gif via All Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hopefully Not the End. The first season of Agent Carter came to a close Tuesday night. Howard Stark returned and teamed up with the SSR to track Dr. Ivchenko and Dottie and stop them from causing more mayhem. I cried and laughed repeatedly. I desperately hope this isn’t the last we’ll see of this incredibly sharp series. Read my review of the season finale.
Who else still has the DuckTales theme song playing on a nonstop loop?