Star Trek Discovery - season 2 cast

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Star Trek: Discovery can now be downloaded for offline viewing
  • A Game of Thrones writer heads from HBO to Amazon
  • See the trailer for HBO’s documentary Queen of the World
  • The Goldbergs secures syndication deal on TV Land
  • And more!

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Star Trek Discovery - season 2 cast

Star Trek: Discovery won’t be back in orbit on CBS All-Access until 2019, but the second season has already made news by casting Spock. Ethan Peck is going to portray the character in his earlier years and will, of course, help his sister Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), their father Sarek (James Frain) and the Discovery crew figure out what’s going on with the U.S.S. Enterprise.

“We searched for months for an actor who would, like [Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto] bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman, according to Variety. “Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”

I’m so excited for Peck’s turn as Spock. I think, just as the character has done in the past, he will positively affect the viewers and how they feel about race relations, xenophobia, and honoring others’ humanity. In fact, I think the combination of both Spock and Michael allows the show the potential to dive deep into some very serious allegories for the types of issues biracial/multiracial people and transracial adoptees face when it comes to recognizing and owning their identities.

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big mouth season 2 trailer

Netflix’s very adult animated comedy Big Mouth is returning for a whole new season loaded with jokes about “the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.” Boners, boobs, and monsters take to the screen, all in the name of wholesome cartoon entertainment. Watch the very NSFW Big Mouth season 2 trailer below.

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star trek discovery mini-episodes

Star Trek: Discovery won’t return until 2019, but if you’re craving something sooner than that, you’re in luck. Next month, CBS All Access is launching a series of Star Trek Discovery mini-episodes, titled Star Trek: Short Treks, to tide you over. Plot details about the mini-episodes, and a teaser, are available below.

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prince of darkness tv series

John Carpenter hasn’t helmed a film in seven years, but he remains as culturally relevant as ever. Countless filmmakers have aped his style, and the new Halloween is rekindling excitement for his work in general. And there’s more to come. In a new interview, Carpenter hinted that he’s teaming up with horror streaming service Shudder to create a Prince of Darkness TV series, based on his 1987 film.

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watchmen tv series music

The Watchmen TV series continues to accumulate a great roster of talent. The latest: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, of Nine Inch Nails and David Fincher movie soundtrack fame, will compose the score for the HBO series. More on the Watchmen TV series music below.

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Veronica Mars Revival

Update: It’s official – Veronica Mars is returning to Hulu in 2019. And, of course, the entire series will be available to stream as well. Details, including a new synopsis, have been added to our post below.

The best fictional detectives never really retire. They just take a break until the next big case drags them back in. A tumble off Reichenbach Falls couldn’t kill Sherlock Holmes and cancellation by The CW couldn’t kill Veronica Mars, who is about to make her second comeback since the end of her original television series.

Hulu is apparently in the final stages of pulling together a Veronica Mars revival series, with original star Kristen Bell set to reprise her role as the plucky sleuth.

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the twilight zone reboot teaser

It’s official: Jordan Peele will host The Twilight Zone reboot. The Get Out director is developing the new take on the show for CBS All Access, and said in the past he was considering stepping into Rod Serling’s host role as well. Now, a new Twilight Zone reboot teaser confirms it, with Peele’s voice serving to introduce the show ahead of its 2019 debut.

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Marvel Female Superhero Series

The future is female. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been clamoring for more female superheroes to take the spotlight, and after the debut of the trailer for the first solo female superhero movie from Marvel Studios arrived this week in the form of Captain Marvel, the television side of Marvel’s superheroes will also be getting an injection of powerful women.

ABC has given a production commitment to a new hour-long series from Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg that will bring an unnamed group of female characters with superpowers to the small screen from Marvel Television and ABC Studios. The question is, who will this female group of superheroes from Marvel Comics be? Read More »

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