Welcome to your weekly pop culture fix, featuring all the culture that is fit to pop.
+ Marvel’s Runaways will be back on December 21st and this TVLine scoop is so good I cannot wait.
The Karolina/Nico relationship that sparked at the close of the Hulu series’ freshman run “is, in a large way, the emotional core” of Season 2, co-showrunner Josh Schwartz says. And yet the freedom the girls now enjoy might just flummox them a bit! “They both sort of declared themselves to each other,” says co-showrunner Stephanie Savage, “and now they’re in a situation where they’re living without their parents but they’re living with the rest of the runways in the same house — which is a pretty quick advancement of a new relationship for young people. They’re going to be struggling not just with trying to save the world, but how to have an appropriate teenage relationship in such an adult situation.”
+ Look, apparently there’s going to be a Designing Women reboot and there’s nothing we can do about it and therefore it’s time to start campaigning for me — Heather Hogan, born and raised Georgia girl and professional lesbian TV writer of more than one decade — to be hired to consult on this show that absolutely must add a queer character in 2018.
+ Sophie Gilbert over at The Atlantic has some thoughts about how Orange Is the New Black is going to end.
+ Also in last week’s pop culture fix was the Ruby Rose Batwoman news and an update on that is that Ruby Rose has quit Twitter due to backlash.
+ I believe many of you will enjoy this op-ed over at Hypable about Lena Luthor.
+ Shonda Rhimes really wanted to Callie to come back for Arizona’s last episode but CBS wouldn’t let her do it because of Madam Secretary! Booooo! Booooooo!!!!!! HIIISSSS! ?
+ Sarah Paulson and Sandra Oh had never met until Variety put them in a room together to talk about how brilliant and talented they both are.
+ Mo Ryan knows what the fuck is up.
Rapid, demonstrable change is possible on the inclusion front in TV, Part Deux. 4 yrs ago, I reported on 4 decades at HBO: As of March 2014, HBO's creator stats (in drama & limited series areas) were … not good. Reported this thru a haze of frustration: https://t.co/DmnInx10TY
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) August 10, 2018
+ Can I also interest you in a first look at the chilling new Sabrina the Teenage Witch?
+ You can finally watch Saving Face — the third greatest lesbian movie of all time, according to me — on Amazon Prime!
+ And finally, guess who’s voicing Lady in the new live-action Lady and the Tramp? IT’S TESSA THOMPSON!