CBS All Access released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” during a New York Comic-Con panel to promote the show on Thursday.The trailer introduces Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, a 108-year old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of a plague that has decimated the world’s population, and Alexander Skarsgard as “The Dark Man,” a shadowy figure with supernatural abilities who attempts to construct a totalitarian civilization amid the destruction.James Marsden, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga also star in the nine-episode series, which is set to premiere on the streaming platform on Dec. 17.Also Read: 'The Stand': Watch the Trailer for CBS All Access' Stephen King Limited Series (Video)“The Stand,” first published in 1978, is King’s longest standalone work and the first to introduce the character of Randall Flagg, who would go on to appear in much of King’s other work.King himself penned the finale for the series, which will include material not previously featured in his novel. According to CBS All Access, the ending will provide “a new coda” to the story.“SEAL Team” creator Benjamin Cavell is showrunner and executive producer on the CBS Television Studios series, alongside executive producers Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Jimmy Miller, Roy Lee and Richard P. Rubinstein. Josh Boone serves as director and an executive producer for the series premiere and final episode. Jake Braver, Jill Killington, Owen King, Knate Lee and Stephen Welke also produce.Read original story ‘The Stand’ Trailer: It’s Alexander Skarsgard vs Whoopi Goldberg in CBS All Access Limited Series (Video) At TheWrap
CBS All Access dropped the trailer for its long-awaited third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” on Tuesday during CBS All Access’ virtual Star Trek Day celebration. You can watch the trailer — which sees the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery flung nearly a millennium (930 years to be exact) into the future. — in the video above.Commander Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) finds herself stranded from her crewmates after leading the Discovery on a one-way trip through a wormhole in the second season finale.She’s not alone though, as she encounters a man named Booker (David Ajala) who tells her the United Federation of Planets has collapsed after “The Burn,” or as he describes it, “the day the galaxy took a hard left.”Also Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Adds Non-Binary and Transgender Characters for Season 3The trailer also shows the Discovery crash landing on an icy planet. Eventually, Burnham reunites with her ship with Booker in tow.“Discovery” stars Martin-Green, Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber) and newcomer Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), with Yeoh and Tig Notaro (Jett Reno) in guest roles.“Star Trek: Discovery” is adding the first non-binary and transgender characters in the franchise’s vast, decades-long history. Blu del Barrio will portray the non-binary character Adira, described as highly intelligent with confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years. The first transgender character is Gray, portrayed by Ian Alexander. Gray is empathetic, warm and eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host, but he will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn. Adira and Gray are seen holding hands in the new trailer.The third season debuts on Oct. 15.Lawrence Yee contributed to this report.Read original story ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Trailer Finds the Crew In the Next Millennium – Without the Federation (Video) At TheWrap
CBS All Access has set a return date for Season 3 of “Star Trek: Discovery.” The 13-episode season will premiere on Oct. 15, with new shows airing every Thursday.ViacomCBS announced the date with a short clip, which you can see above. In it, Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham) looks toward the stars while holding a tattered United Federation of Planets flag.In the Season 2 finale, Burnham was separated from the Discovery crew when she entered a wormhole wearing a time travel suit, flinging her 900 years into the future (and well past any timeline established in other “Trek” television shows). The Discovery followed her into the wormhole but its whereabouts are currently unknown.Also Read: Spock-Led 'Star Trek: Discovery' Spinoff 'Strange New Worlds' Set at CBS All AccessSeason 3 will find Burnham searching for her crewmates, finding out what happened to the Federation, and meeting new characters that may be friends or foes.“Discovery” was the first “Star Trek” television show in 12 years when it debuted in 2017. Since then, it’s been joined by “Picard” — a spinoff of the popular “Next Generation” series. An animated adult comedy, “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” is set to debut on CBS All Access Aug. 6.Additional “Trek” shows in various stages of development include: “Strange New Worlds,” focused on the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise established in “Discovery” and starring Anson Mount (Captain James T. Kirk), Rebecca Romijn (Lt. Commander Una/Number One) and Ethan Peck (Lt. Spock); a live-action series about black-ops group Section 31 with Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), and an animated series for Nickelodeon called “Star Trek: Prodigy.”“Discovery” stars Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber) and newcomer David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), with Yeoh and Tig Notaro (Jett Reno) in guest roles.It’s produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.Check out the Season 3 trailer below.Read original story ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Sets Return Date for Season 3 on CBS All Access At TheWrap
CBS All Access announced the first batch of cast members for the second season of Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot, led by Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale.Additional cast for the second season includes Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. Peele, who narrates the series, will also write the episode, “Downtime,” which features Baccarin, Domingo and Hale.No character details were given.Also Read: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel 'Clarice' Gets Series Commitment at CBSThe announcement was made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president, original content for CBS All Access, during the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. The second season will premiere sometime in 2020.“The Twilight Zone” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.Rod Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.Here’s the episode list from CBS All Access, in no particular order:Episode: “The Who of You”Starring Daniel Sunjata, Ethan Embry, and Billy Porter Written by Win RosenfeldEpisode: “A Human Face”Starring Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, and Tavi Gevinson Written by Alex RubensEpisode: “8”Starring Joel McHale Written by Glen MorganEpisode: “Among The Untrodden”Starring Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy Written by Heather Anne CampbellEpisode: “Meet in the Middle”Starring Jimmi Simpson and Gillian Jacobs Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara AminiRead original story Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale Among 14 Cast in ‘Twilight Zone’ Season 2 At TheWrap
Ahead of its debut, CBS All Access confirmed that “Star Trek: Picard” has been renewed for a second season.The announcement was made Sunday during the Television Critics Association press tour. Terry Matalas is joining the second season as an executive producer. In addition, “Star Trek” alum Wil Wheaton will host an aftershow called “The Ready Room,” which will kick for Season 1.The series, which sees Patrick Stewart return as captain Jean-Luc Picard from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” premieres on Jan. 23. “Picard” follows the character in the next chapter in his life after hanging up his Starfleet badge and retreating to his family’s vineyard.Alongside Stewart, the series also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. “Next Generation” alums Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh the Borg), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) will all reprise their roles, as will “Star Trek: Voyager’s” Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine).Also Read: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel 'Clarice' Gets Series Commitment at CBSThe series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Stewart, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, with Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serving as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.“Picard” Season 2 was among the latest batch of 16 TV projects that will split $152 million in California tax credits, the California Film Commission announced in December.Read original story ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Confirmed by CBS All Access At TheWrap
The third season of 'The Good Fight,' with new series regular Michael Sheen, also gets a return date.
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In a recent interview with Collider, Bryan Fuller revealed some new details about his upcoming 2017 Star Trek series. No mention is made of whether or not the series is going to be a True Detective style anthology program, as was rumoured a short while ago, however Fuller has promised further information will be revealed at Comic Con. Fuller also spoke about some of the advantages linked to the CBS All Access platform that the new Star Trek will broadcast on.