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Media Watch: ‘Stargirl’ and ‘Twiight Zone’ Get New Trailers, ‘AHS’ Goes Plural, & More!

Orphan Black Reuniting For Virtual Table Read

The Orphan Black cast will be reuniting for a two-episode virtual table read on the series’ official Facebook page this Sunday, May 17, at 12:00 p.m. PT in an effort to raise money for charity.

The reunion is timed to Mental Health Awareness Month in May and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Fans are invited to donate to CenterLink, a charity supporting over 250 LGBTQ community centers globally, as well as Sistering, a charity helping at-risk women and trans people in need of support, resources, and health care.

“We wanted to show love to Clone Club and help raise some money for people who are disproportionately affected during this difficult time,” series star Tatiana Maslany said. “In addition to raising funds, we hope that we can bring some joy to the fans, something intimate just for them, [to] make them feel connected to the Clone Club community even if we’re all far apart.”

Maslany will reprise her roles as the clones Alison, Cosima, Sarah, and Helena during the table-read. Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu, Josh Vokey, Michael Mando, Inga Cadranel, Eric Johnson and Natalie Lisinska will also reprise their roles. Additionally, Maslany’s acting double Kathryn Alexandre will also attend, along with series co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, executive producer Kerry Appleyard, writer Will Pascoe, and co-producer Mackenzie Donaldson.

The reunion will cover Episode 106, “Variations Under Domestication,” and Episode 107, “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner.” BBC America also announced that the original episodes will be made available to stream for free on the studio’s website for the next two weeks.

Final CW Stargirl Trailer Released

DC Universe has released a new Stargirl trailer for their newest superhero series, highlighting the incoming face off between the new generation of JSA and the Injustice Society. The series is set to premiere on DC Universe on May 18, followed by The CW on May 19.

Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

The series also stars Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Trae Romano (Robbie), Anjelika Washington (Shameless, Young Sheldon), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Joel McHale (Community) as Starman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), as Pat Dugan, Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite, Joy Osmanski (The Santa Clarita Diet) as Tigress, Neil Hopkins (Matador) as Sportsmaster, and Nelson Lee (Mulan) as Dragon King.

Twilight Zone Season 2 Trailer Released

CBS All Access have debuted the first full trailer for the highly-anticipated second season of the Jordan Peele-hosted reboot of The Twilight Zone, which gives a look at the eerie new stories and faces and reveals a June 25 premiere date.

The original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. Created by Rod Serling, it was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.

Previously announced cast and episodes for Season 2 include:

  • Episode: “Downtime” – Directed by JD Dillard and written by Jordan Peele, the episode will star Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Gotham), Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk, Fear the Walking Dead) and Tony Hale (Veep, Toy Story 4).
  • Episode: “The Who of You” – Directed by Peter Atencio and written by Win Rosenfeld, the episode will star Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie, Blindspotting), Daniel Sunjata (Graceland, Rescue Me) and Billy Porter.
  • Episode: “A Human Face” – Directed by Christina Choe and written by Alex Rubens, the episode will star Jenna Elfman (Fear the Walking Dead, Dharma & Greg), Chris Meloni (Happy!, Law & Order: SVU) and Tavi Gevinson (Person to Person, Enough Said).
  • Episode: “Among The Untrodden” – Directed by Tayarisha Poe and written by Heather Anne Campbell, the episode will introduce Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy.
  • Episode: “Meet in the Middle” – Directed by Mathias Herndl and written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini, the episode will star Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Black Mirror: USS Callister) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love).
American Horror Story Spin-Off Announced

Emmy winner Ryan Murphy is developing a new American Horror Story anthology spinoff series titled American Horror Stories. In a new Instagram post, which you can view below, Murphy explained that the new series would feature “one hour contained episodes.”Emmy winner Ryan Murphy is developing a new American Horror Story anthology spinoff series titled American Horror Stories.

In a new Instagram post, Murphy explained that the new series would feature “one hour contained episodes.”

American Horror Stories will reportedly serve as a companion anthology series to the long-running mothership series, with each episode serving as a standalone ghost story. The new series is expected to air on FX like American Horror Story.

 

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