ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER TO STAR IN STAN LEE’S SUPERHERO KINDERGARTEN: Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten. "It is an honor and privilege to work with Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment on this new series and help carry on Stan’s creative legacy by introducing this new group of superheros to preschool children around the world," Schwarzenegger said. "Not only does Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten feature comedy and action, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned along the way! Of particular pride to me is the fact that I am not only teaching kids to use their superpowers, but I am also imparting valuable lessons to kids worldwide about the importance of health, exercise, and nutrition." Schwarzenegger will take on the role of Arnold Armstrong, an average gym teacher who was given superpowers when a mysterious comet passed the earth.
13 REASONS WHY STAR DEVIN DRUID TO LEAD THE PALE DOOR: 13 Reasons Why star Devin Druid has been set to lead cast in the horror-western The Pale Door, which is executive-produced by Cold in July novelist and co-producer Joe R. Lansdale, Deadline reports. Production is under way in Oklahoma. Zachary Knighton (The Hitcher), Melora Walters (Magnolia), Bill Sage (We Are What We Are), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers), Stan Shaw (Rocky) and several others are also starring. Director Aaron B. Koontz said, "I love the idea of mixing these two disparate worlds of horror and western, and to do so with the help of Joe and Keith Lansdale, feels like the perfect devil’s playground. It’s 3:10 To Yuma meets The Descent, but doused, and then set on fire with psychological horror. Once this gets going, it’s relentless."
MARWAN KENZARI JOINS CHARLIZE THERON IN OLD GUARD: Marwan Kenzari, who plays Jafar in Disney’s Aladdin remake, has joined Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne in The Old Guard, an adaption of the comic from Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez from Skydance and Netflix.
AMAZON ORDERS THE WILDS: Amazon is continuing to expand its YA slate with the drama The Wilds. The show will follow a group of teen girls who get stranded together on a desert isle. The series will be a co-production between Amazon and ABC. "We are thrilled to share this exciting original vision with our global audience," said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. "We are proud to be the home for this authentically voiced, high stakes show brought to life by the talented Sarah Streicher, Amy Harris and our ABC Signature Studios partners."