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Comic Book TV: A 2018 Guide to New & Returning Shows

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Comic Book TV: A 2018 Guide to New & Returning Shows

Constantine

Premiering in early 2018 on CW Seed

Fans of NBC’s Constantine have been rallying for more of Matt Ryan’s version of the occult detective since that live-action series was prematurely canceled in 2015. Ryan has already reprised the role of John Constantine, for an episode of Arrow, Warner Bros. Animation’s direct-to-DVD movie Justice League Dark and an upcoming two-episode arc of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. But later this year he’ll turn to star in his very own animated series, a la Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray.

Written by J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark, Batman vs. Robin), produced by Butch Lukic (Justice League Action, Batman Unlimited) and directed by Doug Murphy (Justice League Action, Young Justice), Constantine will once again pit the demon hunter against evil supernatural forces.

Young Justice: Outsiders

Premiering in late 2018 on the new DC Comics-branded digital platform

The beloved animated series will return with Young Justice: Outsiders in the third quarter of 2018, more than five years after Season 2 concluded. Many fans believed that finale to be premature, and campaigned for Warner Bros. Animation to revive the show; it worked, clearly.

Centered on meta-human trafficking, “and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy,” the third season of Young Justice will star Static, Kid Flash, Robin, Wonder Girl, Spoiler, Blue Beetle, Thirteen, Arrowette, Arsenal and Beast Boy. However, co-creator Brandon Vietti assures fans that doesn’t mean other characters from earlier seasons won’t also appear.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

chilling adventures of sabrina

Expected to premiere in late 2018 on Netflix

Initially in development as a companion series to The CW drama Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina instead made the jump to Netflix in early December, with a two-season order.

Based on the Archie Comics horror title of the same name, launched in 2014 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, the series reimagines the classic character Sabrina the Teenage Witch (aka Sabrina Spellman) in a dark coming-of-age story that’s drawn tonal comparisons to such horror films as Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. The 10-episode first season, with a pilot written by Aguirre-Sacasa, is expected to begin production in February.

iZombie

iZombie

The fourth season premieres in 2018 on The CW

Humanity learned about the existence of zombies in iZombie‘s Season 3 finale, setting up a global response, and a potential vaccine, to be revealed in the upcoming fourth season. “We started talking about that almost from day one of Season 1,” said iZombie co-creator Rob Thomas. “There would be an evolution and one day the secret would be too big to keep in house.”

The Walking Dead actor Daniel Bonjour has joined Season 4 as Levon, a “documentary filmmaker chronicling Seattle’s undead reality.” Robert Knepper has been promoted to a series regular, too, so we’ll be seeing more of Blaine’s dad when the series returns.

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