Meanwhile, Thena spears an orange in a new TV spot for Eternals.
Interview With the Vampire
According to The Wrap, Bailey Bass has been cast as Claudia in AMC’s Interview With the Vampire.
Deadline reports Frances Turner, Kristin Booth, and Jack Doolan have joined the cast of The Boys’ third season. Turner will play Monique, “the wife” of Mother’s Milk, while Booth and Doolan have been cast as the super siblings Tessa and Tommy, aka the TNT Twins.
According to Deadline, Lily Cardone and Lowrey Brown will play the younger incarnations of Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons’ characters on Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi/drama, Lightyears.
John Wesley Shipp has confirmed to CBR that Jay Garrick makes another appearance on The Flash in season eight.
I would… and they’ve set it up. I can tell you that I will be going back in about a week and a half to shoot more Flash.
Deadline also reports Heavy Metal Studios is teaming with Barel Entertainment for an animated series based on Dan Fogler’s graphic novel anthology, Moon Lake. Hosted by The Man in the Moon—a captive of alien “moon-men” since childhood—The Man “prevents these aliens from attacking Earth by keeping them endlessly entertained with shocking tales of gruesome horror and hilarity. Each episode follows a different deranged set of characters in a strange new setting; whether it be following a ghost-whispering cave-woman on prehistoric Earth, a murderous cheerleader at a modern-day high school, or fighters in a bizarre alien war in space, each story plays into campy classic monster, horror, and sci-fi tropes in a hilarious way.”
The team investigates a flesh-eating college student in the synopsis for “C Is for Cannibal”— the October 10th season finale of Evil.
Season finale. The team is sent to meet on campus with Mitch Jasper, a student with a growing compulsion to eat human flesh.
A plane crashes in the synopsis for La Brea’s fourth episode, “The New Arrival.”
The sight of a crashing plane spreads a wave of unexpected hope through the clearing as Eve and the other survivors search for its fallen pilot. Gavin and Izzy seek help from an unlikely source after the government permanently suspends their mission into the sinkhole.
“It’s always tough turning 40, but what better way to mark the occasion than a one-night stand with Shudder, the spookiest of streamers?” Elvira said in a Shudder press release. It’s going to be the ultimate Hallow-anniversa-ween bash, and you don’t want to miss it.”
Here’s the deets on the films she’ll be sharing, including one very near to her heart:
Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark (1988)
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.
House On Haunted Hill (1959)
William Castle’s gimmick-laden horror thriller is a fairground fun house come to life. Vincent Price stars as a suave eccentric millionaire married to a beautiful and greedy gold digger. Together they are hosting a party in a sinister haunted house. Five guests are invited to spend the night and each will get $10,000—but only if they survive until morning. The doors are locked at midnight. Will you make it out alive?
The City Of The Dead (1960)
In this atmospheric classic, a professor (horror icon Christopher Lee) sends a student to Whitewood, Massachusetts, the site of 17th century witch burnings. Once there, she learns the satanic secrets that live on.
Messiah Of Evil (1973)
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. William Huyck & Gloria Katz’s hypnotic, unsettling independent horror is a must-see gem.
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A good mix of camp and classic right there, and you can never, ever go wrong with a juicy dose of Vincent Price. “Shudder Presents: Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Very Scary, Very Special Special” debuts September 25 at 8pm ET in the U.S. and Canada via the Shudder TV feed within the Shudder app; you can also catch it on-demand on all Shudder platforms and AMC+ starting September 27.
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Y: The Last Man (September 13, Hulu): After many fits and starts, Hulu’s live-action Y: The Last Man series—based on the comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra—is finally making its big debut. (It also happens to come at a time when its premise about a devastating global pandemic is sure to hit differently with audiences.) After a mysterious plague wipes out the planet’s entire population of mammals with y chromosomes save for Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the world becomes a fundamentally different, more chaotic place. With the fear of the human race’s extinction looming over everyone’s heads, Yorick’s existence represents a certain degree of hope for the future to people like his sister Hero and Agent 355, a bodyguard tasked with keeping Yorick alive.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (September 16, Netflix): We know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t Kevin Smith just release a Masters of the Universe show?” The answer is yes but this is a new, completely unrelated show with different animation and aimed at a younger audience. But if you’re a fan of all the Etheria action, now you have two options.
Squid Game (September 17, Netflix): A variety of people throughout Korea are invited to compete in a special game show for the U.S. equivalent of $40 million. There’s a catch, of course, though none of the contestants read the fine print: while they are playing a variety of childish games from the ‘70s and ‘80s, including the titular one (it’s kind of like tag), the losers of the games will die until a single winner is crowned. From the director of the highly acclaimed movie The Fortress, Hwang Dong-hyuk’s K-drama looks to go hand in bloody hand with another Netflix series, Alice in Borderland.
Star Wars: Visions (September 22, Disney+): Star Wars hands over the reigns of a galaxy far, far away to Japanese animation studios and creatives for an anthology of tales outside of current canon, covering epic duels between light and dark, Tatooine rock concerts, and more, all with an anime twist.
Doom Patrol Season 3 (September 23, HBO Max): With villains like the Candlemaker, the Brotherhood of Evil, and the Sisterhood of Dada on the loose, the Doom Patrol will find themselves stretched especially thin in the upcoming season as the heroes are pushed once again to use their grotesque powers to save the universe from annihilation.
Creepshow Season 3 (September 23, Shudder): The latest installment of Shudder’s breakout horror anthology series based on the Stephen King-George A. Romero cult movies looks chock full of the chilling delights we’ve come to expect, with Michael Rooker, Ethan Embry, and James Remar among the actors mixing with the ghosts and ghouls this season.
Midnight Mass (September 24, Netflix): After the twin successes of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan declared he wasn’t doing another “haunting” show… which we were sad about very briefly until we learned Midnight Mass—which features several Haunting alumni in its cast, as well as a premise that probes the darkness of the human mind (along with, you know, supernatural stuff)—was on the way. When a priest (Hamish Linklater) arrives in an isolated island community, a series of odd events makes some believe miracles are afoot, while others suspect the opposite. Yep, sounds like an essential and spooky binge.
Foundation (September 24, Apple TV+): Isaac Asimov’s acclaimed sci-fi epic began with 1951’s Foundation; in 1966, the books were given a special Hugo for “Best All-Time Series,” beating out a little something called The Lord of the Rings. The author continued exploring the world he’d created with sequels and prequels, the last of which was published posthumously in 1993. Adaptation attempts have been made over the years, but at long last Apple TV+ is giving Asimov’s masterpiece the series treatment, and hopefully, the wait will be worth it. Jared Harris and Lee Pace star.
Wolfboy and the Everything Factory (September 24, Apple TV+): Joseph Gordon-Levitt is among the executive producers of this 10-episode animated series inspired by the work of artist Toff “Wirrow” Mazery. It’s a fantasy about an imaginative oddball named Wolfboy (Kassian Akhtar), who discovers a wondrous place at the center of the planet where every component of life that eventually manifests on the surface (including trees, animals, and intangible things like memories and time) is created by a group of magical beings.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2 (September 26, AMC): In The Walking Dead: World Beyond’s season one finale, young protagonists Hope, Iris, and Felix all ended up learning what sort of long con that Huck—a member of the Civic Republic Military—was playing from the jump. After sowing distrust between Iris, Hope, and Felix, she was able to get Hope alone and effectively deliver her to the CRM, which had been plotting to capture her for her brilliant mind. The season one finale ended with a now Hope-less Felix and Iris learning that the Campus Colony safe zone they once called home had seemingly been destroyed, and when World Beyond returns this fall, the show’s set to start explaining what went wrong.
The Simpsons Season 33 (September 26, Fox): Springfield’s most beloved family is back, and maybe the 33rd time’s the charm. This season is kicking off with the show’s first-ever fully musical episode, as Kristen Bell guest stars as Marge’s internal singing voice.
Bob’s Burgers Season 12 (September 26, Fox): Maybe Bob’s Burgers isn’t as laugh-out-loud funny as it used to be, but it’s still the most consistently funny animated series on TV, which is no small feat. Season 12 doesn’t look to break that trend—upcoming episode titles include “The Pumpkining,” “Driving Big Dummy,” “Seventween Again,” “Beach Please,” “Lost in Bedslation,” and “Fomo You Didn’t”—except in one way: a two-part season finale that according to creator Loren Bouchard says primarily “takes place in Tina’s erotic fiction in which she’s exploring a kind of Blade Runner dark fantasy.” Yes, please.
La Brea (September 28, NBC): Gotta love any premise that begins with the sudden appearance of a giant sinkhole gobbling up a large portion of Los Angeles—including several of its residents, who find themselves battling for survival amid a sort of Land of the Lost–Lost World–Journey to the Center of the Earth-Jurassic Park scenario. The main characters are a family who’s trying to reunite, so don’t expect this one to skew too horrifying, but the first teaser did promise some ferocious beasts.
The Ghost and Molly McGee (October 1, Disney Channel): A grumpy, unpleasant ghost named Scratch has made it his mission to make the world worse. But when he tries to cast a spell on a positive-minded do-gooder named Molly, he accidentally binds them together. It’s a true odd couple—good/evil, optimist/pessimist, compassionate/selfish, alive/dead—that will now need to navigate the world together. Hopefully, you’ll like it, because Disney has already ordered a second season.
Nancy Drew Season 3 (October 8, CW): As a matter of fact, the CW’s supernaturally enhanced, Riverdale-ish adaptation of the long-running teen detective book series is indeed still on the air! And it’s even getting a spin-off series based on another classic book series, Tom Swift! So even though we haven’t tuned in for a while, Nancy and company must be doing something right?
Muppets Haunted Mansion (October 8, Disney+): The Great Gonzo can’t say no when he’s presented with the opportunity to spend a night in theHaunted Mansion, a house filled with both the spirits of departed people and more than a few other Muppets. Hilarity, of course, will ensue.
Ghosts (October 8, CBS): iZombie star Rose McIver keeps things supernatural with her latest series, a sitcom about a couple who inherits a haunted mansion (populated by wacky, era-specific ghosty stereotypes, like a 1960s hippie, a 19th-century robber baron, a 1920s jazz chanteuse, etc.) and decides to turn it into a bed and breakfast.
Legends of the Hidden Temple (October 10, CW): Calling all Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys, Orange Iguanas, Purple Parrots, and Silver Snakes. The cult 1990s physical game show is back for a new generation. Cristele Alonzo will host and Star Wars animation mainstay Dee Bradley Baker will reprise his role as the voice of Olmec.
Chucky (October 12, Syfy): Child’s Play creator Don Mancini brings his gory, increasingly campy killer-doll saga to the small screen for what looks like both an update of the Chucky saga and a love letter to fans of the long-running franchise. Though the main characters are teens who encounter you-know-who after he turns up looking remarkably well-preserved at a yard sale, the eight-episode series will also feature Jennifer Tilly, original Chucky foe Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky, among other series veterans.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 (October 13, CW): Wait, didn’t Legends of Tomorrow just air its season six finale on September 5? How can the next season begin after a mere month? You can thank the pandemic for this unusual airtime, which 1) is admittedly appropriate for the time-traveling Legends, but 2) will hasten a great many other CW series, too. Little is known about the seventh season other than Dominic Purcell, who’s played Mick “Heat Wave” Rory since season, has departed the series, along with Matt Ryan’s John Constantine. Ryan, however, will be back as a new character, Dr. Gwyn Davies, an early 20th-century scientist with a secret. Hopefully, it’s how to fix the Waverider, which was blown up in the season six finale by… the Waverider?
Batwoman Season 3 (October 13, CW): The sad saga of the Kane family is (mostly) finished after the facially reconstructed, de-brainwashed former Batwoman Kate (Wallis Day) left Gotham to hunt for Bruce Wayne while actor Dougray Scott elected to not come back as Kate’s father Jacob. Beth (Rachel Skasten) will still be around to mess with the new Batwoman (Ryan Wilder), but the villains won’t be alone—Agent Carter’s Bridget Regan will play major Bat-foe Poison Ivy, with the possibility of the Penguin to come. Luckily, Batwoman will have the new help of Luke Fox’s Batwing (Camrus Johnson) protecting the city, along with GCPD detective and comics favorite Renee Montoya (Victoria Cartagena, who also played the role on Gotham!).
Legacies Season 4 (October 14, CW): The final four season three episodes of the second-generation spin-off of The Vampire Diaries were so derailed by covid that they now will make up the beginning of season four. So you can rest easy that the werewolf-vampire-witch hybrid Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) vs. the walking hell-portal Malivore (Aria Shahghasemi) confrontation that season three teased will be revealed. On the plus side, it looks like Hope might be getting help from Omono Okojie’s muse Cleo, as the actor has been promoted to series regular.
Day of the Dead (October 15, Syfy): George A. Romero’s 1985 horror classic inspired this new series, which takes its title literally, following six different characters as they try to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie outbreak. It aims to tell a new story while paying homage to Romero—starting with the fact that it will feature old-school zombies slowwwwwly shambling around.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (October 15, Amazon Prime Video): This update of the spooky Lois Duncan YA classic—which inspired a 1990s slasher film that’s also since become a classic—follows a group of teens who do something very bad (presumably, like the source material, it will involve an accidental death…or so they think), and then find themselves stalked by someone hellbent on revenge. The pre-Halloween release should be a hint as to how deep into horror this one’s gonna venture.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 (October 17, AMC): Seven seasons in, the companion series to AMC juggernaut The Walking Dead is still going strong, with a lot to follow up on after the season six finale ended with a nuclear explosion. As always, the people cause most of the conflicts here…but there are also still plenty of undead “walkers” roaming around too.
Invasion (October 22, Apple TV+): There’s been exactly one trailer for this sci-fi series, and all it consisted of was a bunch of weird things happening, a bunch of people around the world looking increasingly tense, and a fuzzy shot of some sort of structure that may have just landed on Earth. According to Apple, Invasion is a “sci-fi drama that will make you question what you would do under extraterrestrial threat.” That’s still incredibly vague, so let’s hope more info or footage is forthcoming before it premieres.
4400 (October 24, CW): A reboot of the 2004 USA series, the story focuses on a massive group of abductees from various points throughout the recent past who are all suddenly returned together in the present with no recollection of who took them or where they were. As you might expect, their reappearance alone is cause for alarm, wonder, and confusion. As these people—the 4400—begin to manifest a variety of strange, superhuman abilities, the world has to reckon with the possibility that the 4400 have a larger purpose to change the world in ways society isn’t ready for.
Behind the Monsters (October 16, Shudder): Shudder’s new docu-series explores the movie monsters that terrify us the most, with episodes dedicated to Candyman, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, Chucky, and Michael Myers. Guess they’re saving Leatherface for season two?
Star Trek: Prodigy (October 28, Paramount+): Star Trek boldly ventures into the realm of kids and family programming with a CG animated series aimed squarely at younger audiences, the first for the franchise since The Animated Series. Following a cast of young Delta Quadrant species as they discover an experimental Starfleet ship, the USS Protostar—featuring a command training hologram of none other than Voyager icon Captain Janeway (a returning Kate Mulgrew)—Prodigy will blast them off to new adventures in the still under-explored quadrant.
Locke & Key Season 2 (October TBD, Netflix): Netflix’s breakout hit about a family that moves into their ancestral home following a devastating tragedy… only to get pulled into a mystery involving the supernaturally powered keys that keep turning up in its many rooms… finally returns to address all of those cliffhangers that season one left us screaming about.
What’s streaming and on TV in November 2021?
Animaniacs Season 2 (November 5, HBO Max): Hulu must really like its reboot of the classic ‘90s cartoon Animaniacs. After all, the streamer already ordered a 10-episode third season back in February. Besides the return of Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Pinky, and the Brain, season three will feature “pop culture parodies, musical showstoppers, takedowns of historical baddies, and even some important safety tips” according to Hulu. Which, admittedly sounds like the same thing they do every night, try to—er, the same thing they do every season. It’s fine by us.
The Flash Season 8 (November 16, The CW): Even though Crisis on Infinite Earths is over, that doesn’t mean the DC CW crossovers are. The Flash season eight begins with a five-part special titled “Armageddon”—you can probably guess the subject matter—that will bring together heroes like Batwoman (Javicia Leslie), Black Lightning (Cress Williams), the Atom (Brandon Routh), Ryan Choi (Osric Chau), and more. Even better are the returning villains, Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh). Alas, Cavanagh will not be returning as a regular in season eight, nor will Carlos Valdes’ Cisco. But after “Armageddon,” Justice League foe Despero (Tony Curran) will arrive to make Team Flash’s lives a merry hell.
Riverdale Season 6 (November 16, The CW): Riverdale’s fifth season hasn’t even finished airing yet, so there are understandably few details about what’s coming to season six. We do have one clue from show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who posted this on Instagram on August 30: “Forces are gathering for the ultimate battle between Good and Evil as the cameras begin to roll on Riverdale season six. But who will stand on which side? And who will live, and who will die? Everything has been a prelude to this.” So there’s clearly a lot of wild things going down in season six, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from Riverdale.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 (November 18, Paramount+): New Captain on the Bridge! After traveling to the 31st century last season, Discovery is back in action as Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) finally takes the captain’s chair. The vanguard of the dwindled Federation’s rebuilding efforts, Michael’s gonna have a lot on her plate coming into the new season—especially without her best friend Saru (Doug Jones) by her side, as he spends some time recuperating on his homeworld.
The Wheel of Time (November 19, Amazon Prime Video): A live-action adaptation of Robert Jordan’s giant, sprawling fantasy book series has been in the works forever, but it was Amazon that managed to conquer the beast first. In a world where magic is ruled by women, a sorceress named Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) discovers a group of children, one of whom is prophesied to potentially save the world… or destroy it. A mix of high fantasy, politics, war, and apocalypse, The Wheel of Timeis an old-school epic that ran 15 giant books. It should be very interesting to discover how the show might alter and update the source material.
Cowboy Bebop (November 19, Netflix): Get everybody and the stuff together, because Netflix is about to blow this scene—the legendary sci-fi anime Cowboy Bebopis re-imagined as a live action-adventure series, as the crew of the Bebop (lead by John Cho’s Spike Spiegel) jets off into the stars in search of fame and fortune.
Hawkeye (November 24, Disney+): The man Natasha Romoff’s younger sister Yelena wants to murder is the next Avenger headlining their own Disney+ series. He’ll be joined by a young aspiring hero who dreams of becoming the next Hawkeye. In a world full of superhumans and aliens who regularly save the world, Kate Bishop sees Clint Barton as the Avenger she most wants to be like, something Clint will have trouble understanding when they first meet. Aside from detailing Kate’s journey to becoming a hero in her own right, Hawkeye will also delve more into the time Clint spent as Ronin during the time between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
What’s streaming and on TV in December 2021?
The Witcher Season 2 (December 17, Netflix): Geralt (Henry Cavill) is back in action, as he finds himself returning to his home at the Witcher fortress of Kaer Morhan with young Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) in tow. She now must learn to embrace her hidden powers and the ways of monster hunting herself.
The Book of Boba Fett (December TBD, Disney+): Set after the events of The Mandalorian season two, the next live-action Star Wars series sees Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) team up as the duo try to carve out a slice of the intergalactic underworld for themselves.
Cobra Kai Season 4 (Netflix): Two words: Terry. Silver. That’s the headline for this fourth season of Cobra Kai. The uber-villain of the Karate Kid universe, first introduced in The Karate Kid Part III, is coming to town to team up with John Kreese (Martin Kove) against the newly formed mega dojo combining Miyagi-Do, lead by Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Eagle Fang, lead by Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).
Doctor Who Season 13 (BBC America): It’s the beginning of the end for the Doctor! Jodie Whittaker’s final days as the 13th Doctor begin to play out in a new season promising a singular story across its six episodes. She won’t be alone though—at least Yaz (Mandip Gill) and new friend Dan (John Bishop) are along for the ride.
What shows are you looking forward to the most this fall? Let us know in the comments!
A caving expedition investigates rumors of a monster—revealed here to be a bat-humanoid+insect hybrid—in the trailer for It Came from Below, available on VOD September 7.
The Amityville Moon
The Amityville Horror meets The Howling in the trailer for The Amityville Moon — a film that has nothing to do with either franchise.
Deadline reports Yael Stone, Rob Collins, Callan Mulvey and Shantae Barnes-Cowan will star in Firebite, a fantasy series at AMC+ that “follows two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson (Collins) and Shanika (Barnes-Cowan), on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert.”
TV Line reports Jennifer Carpenter’s Debra Morgan will appear on the Dexter revival as a “full-fledged series regular.” In conversation with the outlet, Carpenter stated, “I don’t think of her as a ghost [per se, but] more of a link or an echo or an inconvenient truth for Dexter. [She] comes back to sort of haunt and punish and caretake and provoke and love [him].”
“Ghosts from Archer’s past” emerge in the synopsis for “Dingo, Baby, Et Cetera” airing September 22.
Lana makes rookie mistakes as ghosts from Archer’s past haunt him on a special mission.
The latest Shang-Chi TV spot contains new footage of The Abomination.
My Little Pony: A New Generation
A new generation of ponies, unicorns and pegasi restore magic to Equestria in the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming My Little Pony movie — and yes, that is Michael McKean at the beginning, using a vocal intonation similar to that of The Clown on Voyager.
Deadline reports Billy Zane, Joseph Lee Anderson and Timothy V. Murphy have joined the cast of MacGruber. Zane will play Queeth, “one of MacGruber’s mortal enemies long thought dead” who has “resurfaced to carry out a heinous plot to destroy the world” while Anderson has been cast as Major Harold Kernst, “the right-hand man of General Fasoose (Laurence Fishburne), who is responsible for overseeing MacGruber on a life-threatening mission.” Murphy will reprise his role from the film as Constantine Bach, “Dieter von Cunth’s ruthless henchman, who has returned to seek revenge against MacGruber.”
Dark City: The Series
During a virtual presentation of his new short film Mask of the Evil Apparition — which is set in the same universe as his classic 1998 film, Dark City — Alex Proyas revealed he’s also developing a Dark City television series.
Dark City right now is really an intriguing one to me because we’re developing a series, a Dark City Series.
The Legends visit Texas during the 1920’s in the synopsis for “There Will Be Brood”.
GETTING ANSWERS – When Astra (Olivia Swann) and Spooner (Lisseth Chavez) find themselves as stowaways, they learn that Constantine (Matt Ryan) is still chasing the Fountain of Imperium and find themselves in 1920s Texas. With the rest of the Legends stranded, they come up with a plan to get help by using Rory (Dominic Purcell) as bait that will also help reunite him with something that is special to him. Meanwhile, Spooner learns some information about her past that she wasn’t expecting.
Supergirl takes on child abuse at migrant facilities in the synopsis for “Dream Weaver”.
SUPERGIRL AND KELLY TEAM UP – Kelly (Azie Tesfai) meets Joey (guest star Aiden Stoxx), a young orphaned alien boy, who is acting out in foster care because he fears there is something wrong with his brother Orlando (guest star Jhaleil Swaby), who is incarcerated. Kelly asks Kara (Melissa Benoist) to help her investigate and they stumble upon abuse at the prison. Meanwhile, Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) crashes one of Nia’s (Nicole Maines) dreams and asks her for help.
Tigress and Sportsmaster return in the synopsis for “Summer School, Chapter Four” — the August 31 episode of Stargirl.
THE DEVIL IN THE SHADOWS — As Pat (Luke Wilson) considers whether he should come clean to Courtney (Brec Bassinger) about Eclipso’s past, a surprise visit from Crock (Neil Hopkins) and Paula (Joy Osmanski) catches him and Barbara off guard. A tense run-in with The Shade (Jonathan Cake) provides Courtney with some valuable information. Finally, Cindy (Meg DeLacy) makes her move. Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Cameron Gellman, Anjelika Washington and Trae Romano also star. Lea Thompson directed the episode written by Taylor Steitz (#204). Original airdate 8/31/2021.
Max investigates a burglary in the synopsis for “Bittersweet Symphony”.
DIZZY – Max (Nathan Dean) investigates the break-in meanwhile, Alex (Tyler Blackburn) continues his research. Rosa (Amber Midthunder) and Isobel (Lily Cowles) team up and Liz (Jeanine Mason) makes a shocking discovery. Also starring Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens and Michael Trevino. The episode was directed by Rachel Raimist and written by Leah Longoria & Steve Stringer (#306). Original airdate 8/30/2021.
Cheryl mines palladium in the synopsis for “The Night Gallery” directed by Mädchen Amick.
MÄDCHEN AMICK DIRECTS THE EPISODE — Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) enlists the help of Archie (KJ Apa), Kevin (Casey Cott), Fangs (Drew Ray Tanner) and Reggie (Charles Melton) after she learns there is palladium underneath her maple groves. Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Alice (Mädchen Amick) confront a trucker who may have been involved in Polly’s disappearance. Elsewhere, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie each confront events from their past. Erinn Westbrook also stars. Mädchen Amick directed the episode written by James DeWille (#514). Original airdate 9/1/2021.
Hacks actress Poppy Liu has joined the cast of the Dead Ringers TV series as Greta, “Beverly and Elliot’s (both Rachel Weisz) watchful and meticulous house manager who runs their lives with complete efficiency and her own hidden agenda.”
In conversation with Comic Book, executive producer Brad Winderbaum revealed Chadwick Boseman lends his voice to four episodes of What If…?
He’s in four episodes, actually. He plays different versions of the character. I wouldn’t say that anything changed drastically. We wanted to honor, frankly, his performance and his eagerness to be a part of the project. In retrospect, he recorded these episodes for us knowing what we all know now. We wanted to honor what he did, so we actually didn’t change a lot of it. There were certain things, in the context of his passing, especially musically…Lauren Karpman delivered what I think is an incredible score for the entire series and the way she approached T’Challa throughout, especially in light of his passing, is really beautiful.
During a recent panel at FunkoCon, Joe Manganiello revealed everyone on Earth is “still wearing masks” 100 years in the future in AMC’s upcoming series, Moonhaven.
Without giving too much away, it’s about 100 years in the future. And the Earth has run out of resources. Everyone is still wearing masks but they’re all starving. And so they decide to colonize the moon. They start this utopian colony, kind of like in a kibbutz if you have a child, you hand the child off and raise someone else’s child in order to try to solve tribalism, racism, war. But then there’s a murder. And all of a sudden sweater string gets pulled, and everything starts unraveling. And you realize that even on this utopian colony, humans can’t get away from themselves. Humans are going to humans no matter where they are. And so this great mystery and conspiracy unfolds from that. It’s really cool, really high concept.
On the same subject, Gunn revealed he’s spoken to Warner Bros. about future DC projects following the Peacemaker TV series.
Joe Manganiello has joined the cast of AMC’s Moonhaven as Tomm Schultz, “an ex-military” personnel “with a philosophical bent” who serves as “the right hand of the lead Earth diplomat to the moon.” Shultz will “find his ambitions changed when he’s injected with a mind-altering moon drug.” [Deadline]
According to Deadline, Shaun Majumder, Avery Konrad, Hannah Cheramy, Simon Webster, Ricky He, Chloe Van Landschoot and Pegah Ghafoori have joined the cast of From, a “contemporary sci-fi/horror series” about “a nightmarish town in Middle America that traps all those who enter.” Cheramy will play Julie Matthews, “the daughter of Jim (Eion Bailey) and Tabitha Matthews (Sandino Moreno)“ and sister of Webster’s character, Ethan. He will play Kenny, “Sheriff Boyd’s deputy” while Van Landschoot plays Kristi, a student “trapped in town during her 3rd year of med school.” “Majumder will play the mysterious Father Khatri while Ghafoori is Fatima, “a resident of Colony House and an Iranian immigrant to the US.” Konrad rounds out the cast as Sara, “a true wildcard among the town’s residents: some think her mind was simply fractured by the nightmare of the town; others wonder if, in her madness, Sara is closer to the secrets of this place than anyone else.”
Deadline also reports HBO is adapting Octavia Butler’s vampire novel, Fledgling, into a TV series from Issa Rae, J.J. Abrams, and Lovecraft Country’s Sonya Winton-Odamtten and Jonathan I. Kidd. The story follows “an apparently amnesiac young girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted — and still wants — to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.”
At a recent press event covered by Comic Book, Geoff Johns stated John Wesley-Shipp’s upcoming appearance as Jay Garrick “opens up the door” for future Flash crossovers on Stargirl.
I grew up watching The Flash TV show, he was my favorite superhero when I was a kid and I was blown away by John Wesley Shipp when he played The Flash and then was lucky enough to work with him on The Flash. And when he started playing Jay Garrick and we introduce our version of the Justice Society and we’re on earth-2 like the comics, we’re on our own Earth separate from the rest of these shows, but to have John play Jay Garrick The Flash in Stargirl, it connects our universe directly with the other shows and also shows that we’re part of a grander universe. And it opens up the door to opportunities for us to eventually interact with those characters. And that was important, just like the comics, and when we do do it, we’ll do it in a hopefully very special Stargirl way.
Legends of Tomorrow
Comic Book has photos from “The Final Frame,” the August 8 return episode of Legends of Tomorrow. More at the link.
Superman & Lois
Comic Book also has photos from “The Eradicator,” the August 10 episode of Superman & Lois. Click through for more.
Day of the Dead
Elsewhere, Bloody-Disgusting has photos from the premiere episode of Day of the Dead.
Roswell, New Mexico
KSiteTV has new portraits of Roswell, New Mexico’s third season cast. See the others at the link.
KSiteTV also has a new poster for the upcoming episodes of Riverdale.
American Horror Stories
Santa Claus curses a group of social media influencers who livestream a man’s suicide in the trailer for “The Naughty List”—next week’s episode of American Horror Stories.
Motherland: Fort Salem
Finally, Raelle wakes up three times in the trailer for “Irrevocable,” next week’s episode of Motherland: Fort Salem.