Despite internet issues, I still fully intend on being involved in tonight’s show, though expect technical difficulties along the way.
Star Trek Discover – The first look at the upcoming CBS Digital series looks amazing.
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers.
Snowpiercer Finds its Lead – The TNT revival of the 2013 film will see former “Hamilton” actor, Daveed Diggs star as Layton Well. Doctor Stranger director Scott Derrickson will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer for the series.
Billy Crudup – Despite Entertainment Weekly claiming that Billy Crudup is pulling out of the “The Flash”, Warner Brothers have stepped in and confirmed that Crudup is in fact staying on the project going forward.
The Witcher – Before it was an extremely popular video game, “The Witcher” was a popular fantasy series of books and short stories. Now, Andrzej Sapkowski will see his beloved works come to the small screen in Netflix’s adaptation of the series. Sapkowski is apparently attached to help blend the series to the small screen. Sapkowski goes on to say how excited he is;
I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.
Video game director, Tomek Baginski is being considered for a directors chair for at least one of the episodes in the first season.
Quick Hits – Kevin Fiege open to an X-Men/Avengers crossover. Despite Valiant developing a YouTube series involving Bloodshot, Sony and Valiant are targeting Oscar Isaac, James McAvoy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nichoulas Hoult and Mark Walhberg to play the titular hero.