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Star Trek: Discovery casts Spock’s father, pushes premiere date

EW has learned of two major developments on the CBS All-Access series: The first is that the series will include Spock’s father Sarek as a key character. This is the first character who has appeared previously in the Trek franchise to get on board the new series. Not only that, but our Federation sources have revealed who will be playing Sarek: Actor James Frain, who most recently played mayor Theo Galavan (a.k.a. Azrael) on Fox’s Gotham. Frain has also had arcs on BBC America’s Orphan Black, HBO’s True Detective and NBC’s Grimm.

Discovery will start filming in Toronto next week. However — and this is the other significant development — the series is no longer going to premiere in May as previously announced. This is the second time the show’s debut date has changed. But while certain creative and production issues were a factor when Discovery was originally pushed from February to May, we’re hearing lately the drama is on track under new showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.

This switch has a few reasons behind it, a key one is that recently cast star Sonequa Martin-Green is on AMC’s mega-hit The Walking Dead, which is airing its current season through April. There’s a concern about marketplace confusion if CBS were to ramp up promoting her as the star of a new sci-fi show while her horror hit is currently on the air. The other reason is there’s still a lot of careful deliberation continuing to go into making Discovery special, from the choice of directors, to set design, to the special effects. While May would have been a strong premiere month for the project since Discovery will premiere on the CBS broadcast network before moving to the streaming service (May is a ratings surge month), given that Discovery will live on All-Access there’s no pressure to fill a specific time slot.

Reached for comment, CBS Television Studios issued this statement: “Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created.  This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show.  We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.”

So when will Discovery leave spacedock? That’s unclear at this time. Next fall might be reasonable assumption given that’s when CBS’ promotional power will next peak, but there are a lot of factors at play that could potentially result in some other date instead.

Now let’s get back to Frain’s casting. The Shakespearian-trained British actor comes with some popular credits from screens small and large (Elizabeth, Tron: Legacy and Lone Ranger are among his film titles). As you can see from his photo above, he looks born to play a Vulcan.

Refresher: Sarek is an astrophysicist, the Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets and the father of Spock, who he had with his Earth-born human wife Amanda. The character appeared in the original Star Trek series, The Next Generation and in several of the films. He was most memorably portrayed by the late actor Mark Leonard (who as hardcore fans know, initially played the first-ever Romulan ever seen in the franchise, in the excellent original series episode “Balance of Terror”).

Discovery takes place roughly a decade before the events in The Original Series, so its events predate Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk joining forces on the Enterprise. Last month, EW was first to report that Martin-Green will star as a lieutenant commander on the Discovery.

Also cast: Michelle Yeoh will play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou; Doug Jones (Hellboy, Falling Skies) will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species in the Star Trek universe; and Rapp (Rent, Road Trip) was cast as Lt. Stamets, an “astromycologist,” fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery. The show also cast three actors as Klingons: Chris Obi (Roots) as T’Kuvma, a leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses; Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful), who will play Kol, a Klingon Commanding Officer, and protege of T’Kuvma; and the newcomer Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of a Klingon ship.

Young Justice Returning for Season 3

Young Justice fans, it’s time to celebrate, as Warner Bros. Animation has announced the series is returning for a long hoped-for Season 3.

WB Animation notes that more details, including where the new episodes will air and a premiere date, will be revealed later, but production is now beginning on the third season, which promises “new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes.”

“The affection that fans have had for Young Justice, and their rallying cry for more episodes, has always resonated with us,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, in a statement. “We are excited to bring the show back for this loyal fanbase and to provide an opportunity for new viewers to discover this excellent series.”
Original Young Justice producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman: Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man) have both returned to the series for the new episodes.

Centered on young DC Comics heroes like Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Artemis, Kid Flash and Miss Martian, Young Justice’s first two seasons aired from 2011 until 2013 on Cartoon Network. Despite critical acclaim and a passionate core fanbase, the series was cancelled – with Weisman eventually confirming reports that disappointing sales for tie-in Young Justice toys (expected to be a major part of probability for the series) were a major factor in the decision. In the years since Young Justice ended – and with its availability on Netflix still gaining it new viewers - many fans have noted how much they’d like to see it return, with Weisman often echoing their sentiments on Twitter.

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Netflix is stuffing the stockings of Sense8 fans this holiday season, announcing Saturday the premiere date for season 2, as well as the two-hour event, Sense8: A Christmas Special.

Launching Dec. 23 at 3:01 a.m. ET, the special continues the journey of the show’s eight mentally-linked central characters — Capheus (Toby Onwumere), Kala (Tina Desai), Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), Nomi (Jamie Clayton), Riley (Tuppence Middleton), Sun (Donna Bae), Will (Brian J. Wright), and Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) — who are “finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself,” according to a Netflix press release.

Season 2, which premieres May 5 at 3:01 a.m. ET with 10 new episodes, will pick up at the end of season 1’s events as the Sensates find themselves on the run from Whispers (Terrence Mann) after coming together physically. Questioning their identity, the eight are trying to find a way to survive and protect each other along the way. x

We’re excited to announce the premiere date for the highly anticipated, new TWIN PEAKS. The 18-hour limited event series will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Immediately following the premiere, SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the third and fourth hours, exclusively across the SHOWTIME streaming service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND. In its second week, TWIN PEAKS will air the third and fourth hours back-to-back on the linear network, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by one-hour episodes in subsequent weeks.

Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME limited event series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. TWIN PEAKS is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland. 

For more information about TWIN PEAKS, go to: http://twinpeaksonshowtime.tumblr.com/, follow on https://twitter.com/SHO_TwinPeaks and join the conversation using #TwinPeaks.

Why Shadowhunters will get a season 3, despite the rumors

I’ve seen people claiming that Freeform is gonna cancel Shadowhunters everywhere on Twitter, for the only reason that the network already announced that their new show Beyond got renewed for a season 2, and Shadowhunters did not get such announcement yet. But rest assured, that is not because they plan on canceling. ‘Beyond’ released the entire first season on the night of its premiere date. So everyone who liked the first episode could binge watch via the Freeform app. Since the fans of the new show and have already watched the entire season online, the network announced the renewal a week later. Makes sense, right?

Now, Shadowhunters is the second most viewed show on Freeform, the first being veteran Pretty Little Liars, which is also on its final season I believe. Once PLL is over, Shadowhunters will be the network’s most popular and most watched show. And Freeform goes to great lengths to promote it. There are so many posters and billboards in the streets. Comic Con. We even got a Snapchat filter to promote season 2. It would be a very bad move for a network to cancel its n.1 product, especially after all these smart, clever marketing moves. Which we can proudly say worked, since season 2 is having so many more viewers than season 1. But I’ll give you more reasons why season 3 hasn’t been officially announced yet. 

Shadowhunters season 2 will have 20 episodes, as opposed to season one’s 13. Freeform is not going to announce the renewal when we still have 18 episodes to go. Last year, they didn’t officially announce the renewal for season 2 until March, with the season finale airing on April 5. We are now at least 20 weeks away from the end of the season, if we can assume there’s gonna be even a small break between season 2A and 2B. And it’s pretty safe to assume there is going to be a break, since episode 2x11 was just being written a couple of days ago, and we don’t know when filming for 2B will start. We know that 2x09 will air on February 27. I would say that from that week on, it would be safe for Freeform to announce the renewal. 

Still not convinced? Apart from being nominated for a People’s Choice Award, which is obviously something not every show gets, Shadowhunters was the most engaging new show on social media last year, and it seems that we are claiming the same record this year in the biggest category of all returning tv shows. This means that we give visibility to the network, allowing them to promote less popular and/or new shows (like they did with Stitchers last year, and with Beyond this year). 

Besides, the writers have been teasing us with little spoilers from season 3 for weeks now (like the introduction of Helen Blackthorn), which proves that they have already outlined the plot of the season because they know that the show is not going to be cancelled. 

Don’t panic. All we gotta do is keep watching.Tell your friends to start watching. Remind them to tune in every Monday. Write positive reviews. Rate Shadowhunters 5 stars on Netflix and Hulu. And just continue being active on social media, using the hashtag #Shadowhunters on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, and livetweet using #ShadowhuntersChat, which we have trended worldwide for the past two Mondays now. 

If we keep being the awesome fandom that we’ve been since day 0, there is no doubt that season 3 will be made, and it will be amazing.

i really need a plot with two actors who are on a brand new tv show and it’s kinda awkward at first so all they do is try to make each other laugh during takes and goof off together and pretty soon it’s becoming obvious that they’re falling for each other but there isn’t any pressure from the media yet because the show hasn’t aired yet, but then the premier date hits and the show is a huge success and they have to deal with both of them suddenly being thrust into the spotlight

Fox has announced its winter schedule, which means more networks will follow soon. 

WHICH MEANS WE WILL SOON KNOW THE 100s PREMIERE DATE.

WHICH MEANS ALL THOSE INTERVIEWS WE’VE GOTTEN SNEAK  PEEKS OF WILL BE RELEASED.

WHICH MEANS WE’RE CLOSE TO GETTING A TRAILER

I AM READY.

im from russia

listen
bbc has a contract with the russian federal channel. THAT means that bbc sends the new episode of Sherlock IN HD before the official premiere date so the episode can be translated from english into russian.
but someone from the russian federal channel’s crew leaked the episode yesterday AND SO THATS WHY ITS IN HD AND TRANSLATED INTO RUSSIAN. it’s not fake, and there aren’t any ridiculous “missed” johnlock scenes, please deal with it.