Streaming giant Amazon Prime had a busy weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, where it took the opportunity to showcase its new shows – and newly purchased shows in the case of The Expanse.
The first bit of ‘proper’ news was the casting of Noomi Rapace for the second season of Jack Ryan. The show was renewed back in April before even a single episode has been released, and Rapace’s involvement is yet another seal of approval.
The Tick was up next, and fans may be wondering where the show has been since it was greenlit for a 10-episode second season at the start of the year. While a premiere date didn’t materialise at the panel, a behind the scenes video did.
Creator Ben Edlund said: “We’re bringing in new characters like a super villain bank robber. Also some characters who have appeared in the comic and cartoons will be added to the series — just expanding the world has been our goal, just build out more heroes.”
Good Omens is perhaps one of our most anticipated upcoming shows, and it’s just shot up the list due to another exciting piece of casting. Frances McDormand is joining the series as the narrator and voice of God, it has been announced, and fans at the con were also treated to an ‘inside look’ which you can watch below.
While ‘based on true events’ anthology series Lore hasn’t made a huge impact on us at Cultbox, a new season two trailer might change that. Watch it with the lights on.
Last but in no way least, The Expanse made its triumphant return to San Diego after its cancellation by SyFy and subsequent renewal by Amazon earlier in the year.
“We’re in what is really second big movement of the books — it’s a new chapter,” said executive producer and showrunner Naren Shankar. “They’re no longer constrained by just being able to go in the solar system. New worlds have opened up.
“How humanity deals with his vast new frontier in a situation where resources have been constrained and how that effects society… that the big next chapter of The Expanse.”