Doom Patrol’s Coming Back for Another Warped and Wacky Season

Doom Patrol: Midseason Trailer, Season 4 at DC Fandome

After the midseason trailer, members of the cast happily announced the show would come back for a fourth season. That isn’t entirely surprising, since it and various shows like Titans, and Harley Quinn were so successful when they first began on DC Universe that HBO Max quickly scooped them up. And it’s clear that WB wants more DC shows on its platform, since they’re bringing over that show about Batman’s butler next year with another season. Bring on more Doom Patrol and all the ass monsters and sentient streets it has to offer.

All episodes of Doom Patrol are on HBO Max now, with a new episode premiering this Thursday, October 21.


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Young Justice: Phantoms Looks Like a Crisis on Animated Youths

Young Justice Phantoms Trailer, Episode Premiere DC Fandome 2021

Each season of Young Justice carries a subtitle with a double meaning, and Phantoms is no different. The trailer shows Beast Boy and Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin) at odds with their tragic pasts, and it wouldn’t be surprising if other characters are similarly going through it as well. We’re sure to find out when the season starts…today? Yes! The first two episodes are available right now on HBO Max, with a new episode every Thursday beginning on October 21. That’s a pretty sweet drop, and the season’s sure to be a lot of well-animated (and sometimes convoluted for its own good) fun.

But what about that poster revealed earlier this month, showing multiple earths arranged in a multiverse-like fashion? That’ll surely play out over the rest of the season, but the imagery wouldn’t exist for no reason. Given the show’s tendency to remix old and new comics concepts, it’ll be interesting to see how they potentially handle the larger cosmic mythology that’s been going through it in the comics over the last couple of years. 

Young Justice: Phantoms' first poster showing the primary heroes of the season in action.

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Doctor Who’s Trailer Promises a Dramatic End to Jodie Whittaker’s Final Run

Doctor Who: Flux Jodie Whittaker Season 13 First Trailer

As an earlier teaser promised, the Flux is bringing “the Sontarans, the Weeping Angels, creatures known as the Ravagers, and enemies from across the universe,” and indeed it looks like our heroes are in for a hell of a battle… Cybermen, too? It’s an all-star array of villains!

Whittaker’s not the only one departing from Doctor Who after season 13; as previously announced, showrunner Chris Chibnall will also be leaving the show—and series veteran Russell T. Davies, who shepherded the modern Doctor Who revival in 2005, will be coming back aboard for season 14. His 2023 return coincides with the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, and the BBC promises his return will be “explosive,” the implications of which probably depends on which Doctor Who fan you happen to be asking.

At any rate, Doctor Who: Flux is being billed as an “event serial,” which means it’ll follow one story throughout those six episodes, and Whittaker’s Time Lord will be joined once again by Yaz (Mandip Gill), as well as series newcomer John Bishop. The season is almost entirely written by Chibnall, with one co-writing credit for Maxine Alderton, and it’s directed by Jamie Magnus Stone and Azhur Saleem. It premieres Halloween night on BBC America.


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Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker Has Filmed Her Goodbye, But Not Met the Next Doctor

Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker Filmed Regeneration, Not Met Replacement

One Doctor Who crew and an actor filming one side of a Doctor’s regeneration, and another with a new actor filming the other months later, is not uncommon in the sci-fi series history, especially when an actor’s exit coincides with a new showrunner and production team moving in. As Whittaker herself noted, her side of the regeneration from the 12th Doctor was shot well after Capaldi had shot his own sequence; a separate group from Steven Moffat’s production team came in to shoot Matt Smith’s first scene as the Doctor during David Tennant’s farewell. Quite infamously, Colin Baker’s dismissal as the Sixth Doctor lead to the actor refusing to return to film his regeneration in “Time and The Rani, leading to an… unconvincing disguise for incoming Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

So while it’s not unusual, it’s nevertheless the beginning of an end for Doctor Who’s current era. Doctor Who season 13, titled Doctor Who: Flux, will begin on October 30 on BBC One and BBC America—with the six-part series confirmed this week by the BBC to have been penned almost entirely by outgoing showrunner Chris Chibnall, with episode four co-written by “The Haunting of Villa Diodati” scribe Maxine Alderton. Returning director Jamie Magnus Stone and Azhur Saleem directed the series.


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Updates From The Batman, Marvel’s Eternals, and More

The Batman Teaser Reveals Robert Pattinson’s Batman Voice


Eternals

Meanwhile, the latest Eternals TV spot includes new footage of Thena and Gilgamesh fighting Deviants.


Clifford the Big Red Dog

A new Clifford trailer introduces the evil genetics company out for his big, red blood.


Apex

The trailer for Apex sees Neal McDonough hunting Bruce Willis in a futuristic Most Dangerous Game-type scenario


Broken Darkness

A meteor shower brings forth ravenous ghouls in the trailer for Broken Darkness, coming to VOD this October 29.


Good Omens

Michael Sheen is back on the set of Good Omens.

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Stargirl

KSiteTV has photos from next week’s partially black-and-white episode of Stargirl. More at the link.

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Chucky

Bloody-Disgusting also has new photos from the second episode of Chucky. Again, click through to see the rest.

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Doom Patrol

Finally, the Sisterhood of Dada is hatching human-faced avian chimeras in the trailer for “Bird Patrol”—next week’s cocoon-puking episode of Doom Patrol.


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Rick and Morty’s Anime Halloween Special Put the Screws on Some Demons

You Can Watch Rick and Morty’s Anime Halloween Special Here

Yes, this time the adventure is a little more on the zany end of things, after the earnest Rick and Morty vs. the Genocider or the Lone Wolf and Cub homages of Samurai and Shogun. Having spent 30 years developing a toaster that sends notifications when your toast is done (by violently exploding, it would seem), Rick whisks Morty over to Akihabara to locate the perfect screw to complete the machine. Expecting to find a devilish den of inequity and demonic forces, instead, the duo finds… well, modern Akihabara, and all the maid cafes, nerd shops, and other accouterments you’d expect. Not exactly the kind of weirdness you’d usually find on Rick and Morty!

It doesn’t take too long for things to turn into an unholy demonic kaiju vs. giant robot fight of course, because that’s just how things go sometimes. But it’s interesting to see that after two relatively self-serious dips into anime homage, now Rick and Morty decided it was time to go full-tilt into a zany riff on the medium’s more action-packed highlights.


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Our First Look at Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka Is Here, and It Is Something


Scream

There’s a new poster for the Scream sequel/soft reboot opening on January 14.

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Eternals

Salma Hayek wants the world to believe the Eternals are Gods again in the latest TV spot.


The 355

Jessica Chastain assembles a team including Penelope Cruz, Fang Bingbing, Lupita Nyong’o, and Diane Kruger to carry on the legacy of George Washington’s personal spy while preventing a third world war in the trailer for The 355.


Batwoman

Batwoman meets a new enemy using Mr. Freeze technology in the synopsis for “Freeze” airing October 27.

LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – An unfortunate incident in downtown Gotham alerts Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) and the Bat Team that another missing trophy has made its way into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, a new member of the Jet family surfaces when Marquis Jet (Nick Creegan) makes a not-so-subtle entrance, interrupting a very personal moment between Ryan and Jada (Robin Givens). Back on the streets, cryogenics is the name of the game and Sophie (Meagan Tandy) reminds everyone she’s a badass, especially in the middle of life-threatening situations. Batwing (Camrus Johnson) must decide if he’s ready to suit up again, and at Mary’s (Nicole Kang) clinic, the Hippocratic Oath forces a strained sisterly moment between Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and the new doc. Greg Beeman directed the episode written by Nancy Kiu (#303). Original airdate 10/27/2021.

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Legends of Tomorrow

Gideon struggles with her newfound humanity in the synopsis for “wvrdr_error_100 not found” — the 100th episode of Legends of Tomorrow.

LEGENDS OF PAST AND PRESENT IN THE 100th EPISODE – With Astra (Olivia Swann), Spooner (Lisseth Chavez) and a now-human Gideon (Amy Pemberton) trying to save the Legends, Gideon becomes overwhelmed by her new human choices sending her into a catatonic state. Astra and Spooner combine their powers to enter Gideon’s mindscape and discover that a virus is trying to erase all of Gideon’s memories. Acting fast, they devise a plan to defeat the virus before it’s too late. Meanwhile, the Legends are about to go up against a powerful new foe. Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Shayan Sobhian and Adam Tsekham also star. Caity Lotz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Matthew Maala (#703). Original airdate 10/27/2021.

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Supergirl

Lex Luthor teams with Nyxly in the synopsis for “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”—the seventeenth episode of Supergirl’s final season.

LEX RETURNS – When Lex Luthor (guest star Jon Cryer) appears by Nyxly’s (Peta Sergeant) side, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team must deal with the emotional fallout of facing their two biggest foes at the same time. Alex (Chyler Leigh) makes plans for the perfect proposal to Kelly (Azie Tesfai), but work keeps getting in the way.

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Stargirl

Mike meets the new Johnny Thunder in the synopsis for the October 26 episode of Stargirl.

THE GREATER GOOD — With the looming threat of Eclipso (Nick Tarabay) hanging over them, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) seeks help from the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, Mike’s (Trae Romano) search to find Thunderbolt leads him straight to his friend Jakeem (guest star Alkoya Brunson), and Pat (Luke Wilson) goes to extreme lengths to protect Rick (Cameron Gellman). Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington and Amy Smart also star. Greg Beeman directed the episode written by James Dale Robinson (#212). Original airdate 10/26/2021.

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Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew must put her feelings for Ace aside in order to investigate a series of sleeping walking-induced homicides in the synopsis “The Demon of Piper Beach.

THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP – When life-threatening sleepwalking suddenly spikes in town, the Drew Crew races to protect everyone from the supernatural threat that’s causing these terrifying experiences, and Nancy (Kennedy McMann) begins to question whether the case of the Frozen Heart murders has been solved. Meanwhile, Nancy’s unspoken feelings for Ace (Alex Saxon) resurface, and George (Leah Lewis) is shaken by an unwelcome friend request from a surprising source. Clara Aranovich directed the episode written by Erika Harrison and Katharine DiSavino (#304). Original airdate 10/29/2021.

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Meanwhile, Nancy sets off a booby trap while investigating the Frozen Heart Murders in a new trailer for this week’s episode.


Legacies

Everyone needs some help in the synopsis for “We All Knew This Day Was Coming, the October 28 episode of Legacies.

THE TIME IS NOW – Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) realizes she has a difficult choice to make, much to Alaric’s (Matthew Davis) disapproval. Kaleb (Chris Lee) and MG (Quincy Fouse) come up with their own plan to help Hope as Hope seeks help from Josie (Kalyee Bryant) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd). Meanwhile, Alaric realizes he needs to relinquish control. Aria Shahghasemi, Ben Levin and Leo Howard also star. The episode was written by Courtney Grace & J.P. Estes with story by Thomas Brandon and directed by Lauren Petzke (#319). Original airdate 10/28/2021.

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Foundation

Gaal’s secret origin is revealed in the synopsis for “Upon Awakening”—the fifth episode of AppleTV’s Foundation.

A flashback reveals the origin of Gaal’s conflict between faith and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.

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Day of the Dead

Turns out hiding out in a shopping mall was a bad idea (who knew?) in the synopsis for “To Anyone Who Can Hear My Voice.

The fortress of Paymart comes under siege as survivors are forced to fight for their lives or flee. Luke and Cam strike out through streets overrun with the undead, while Paula leads the survivors as they battle the ever increasing zombie hoard.

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Ghosts

Thorfinn demands a proper Viking funeral in the synopsis for this week’s episode of Ghosts.


Doom Patrol

Finally, Rita Farr commandeers Madame Rouge’s time machine in the synopsis for this week’s episode, “1917 Patrol”.


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Animaniacs Parodies Thundercats in Its First Season 2 Clip

Animaniacs Season 2 Hit NYCC 2021 with Thundercats Parody

The ‘80s Cats skit is funny enough, if only because Paulsen can do the “Thundercats, HOOOOOO!” surprisingly well. Likewise, the song is catchy in the way that most Animaniacs songs are, it just feels like a punchline that’s too late. The Thundercats exist in this weird cultural limbo right now after the end of the zany Thundercats Roar! and the 2011 anime reboot. If the joke came around the time of Roar or if we were still talking about that movie that may be happening, it may have hit harder. Either way, the Warners and Pinky and the Brain will do what they do best during the new 13-episode season: pop culture references, cartoony chaos, and try to take over the world.

In a press release provided to io9, the only confirmed returning characters from last season are the alien Starbox and Cindy, the human girl who thinks he’s a weird-looking animal. The press release also teases some “rejected characters” left on the cutting room floor but provides no further info. Maybe it’ll bring back some of the characters from the original show like Slappy Squirrel? Or do we have to wait until season three for them?

Animaniacs season two hits Hulu on November 5.


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Star Trek: Prodigy’s Teens Meets Captain Janeway in a New Clip

Star Trek Prodigy Clip: Mulgrew’s Janeway Returns NYCC 2021

In the past, Mulgrew has talked about how returning to her classic sci-fi character was partially to pass the franchise off to a new generation of fans, and her digital counterpart would seem to agree. “I’m only here to offer advice,” Janeway warns the teens, in addition to keeping the ship running. “Everything else is up to your crew.” Even as a hologram, she knows the teens are hiding something, particularly when Dal (Brett Gray) tries to assert himself as the captain over Gwyn (Ella Purnell). What she doesn’t know yet is that the Protostar is in danger—Gwyn’s father, the Diviner (John Noble) wants the ship for his own means. Evading his clutches will be the main goal of the teens, who used to serve as slaves under his rule, but exploring the Delta Quadrant after years on one planet is a good side benefit.

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres on Paramount+ on October 28. After its run there, it’ll air its episodes on Nickelodeon.


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Doctor Who’s Season 13 Teaser Provides Villains Galore for Jodie Whittaker’s Final Season

Doctor Who Season 13 Teaser Trailer, Release Date Revealed

Instead of a series of standalone tales, each of the eight episodes in season 13 will be connected as part of one large story—perhaps “the Flux” teased here. Aside from setting the stage for Whittaker and Chibnall’s exit next year (the duo will bow out in a series of three specials next year, before returning showrunner Russell T. Davies takes the reigns in 2023), the season sees the 13th Doctor and Yaz (Mandip Gill) encounter two new friends in their latest epic adventure, one more down-to-earth than the other. The first is new companion Dan—played by comedian John Bishop—seemingly an ordinary human being from contemporary Earth. You may recall he was first glimpsed at the very end of the New Year’s Day special from earlier this year, “Revolution of the Daleks.” He’s also not the only new addition: first revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, a major guest actor across the new season is Game of Thrones’ Jacob Anderson, who will play futuristic new ally Vinder.

Doctor Who season 13 begins on the BBC and BBC America on October 31.


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