••• Freeform revealed today during a Facebook live chat with the cast that Shadowhunters will return for a second season. The YA supernatural show is based on
Buffy The Vampire Slayer… Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments books series. [via Coming Soon]
••• The US FOX channel has given a green light to a second season of Robert (The Walking Dead) Kirkman’s new possession-themed show Outcast before season one has even begun airing. Learn more about the show here. [via ComicBook.com]
••• AMC’s Preacher TV series now has an official US release date – Sunday 22 May following the mid-season finale of Fear The Walking Dead – plus a new poster. Deadline, meanwhile, saw the pilot at SXSW and was mightily impressed, reporting that if the audience reaction there was anything to go by, AMC could have another Walking Dead-sized hit on their hands.
••• Jon Bernthal has posted on Instagram a behind-the-scenes clip of himself in action as the Punisher in Daredevil season two.
••• Zack Stentz, a scriptwriter who has worked on Thor, X-Men: First Class and the new Power Rangers film, is writing the upcoming episode of The Flash which will be directed by Kevin (Mallrats, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back) Smith. It will be the 22nd episode of the second season.
••• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick) will play fictional author/narrator Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s upcoming series A Series of Unfortunate Events show. Neil Patrick Harris is playing Count Olaf.
••• Speaking at the premiere for Daredevil season 2, Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada spoke a little about the upcoming Luke Cage and Iron Fist series. “Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while, again, feeling like they are a part of a whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this,” he tells Decider. “It’s still the early stages of Iron Fist, so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. But Danny Rand is a completely different character and the world that he comes from, how he obtained his powers and his skills — all completely different.” As for the Luke Cage series: “We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen — although a lot of stuff does go on in Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage’s world is still New York, but it’s a different neighborhood. Again, I don’t want to reveal too much more than that, but the show itself will have a different palate, a different feel, a tone. It will sound different. So stay tuned.”