TV Talk

Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date Revealed, Fargo First Look, Star Trek: Discovery Names Captain, and More TV News

by and | March 9, 2017 | Comments

This week in TV news: Game of Thrones premiere date news! A peek at the musical crossover episode of Supergirl and The Flash with Glee alum Darren Criss; a big casting week with new roles for Jon Cryer, Laverne Cox, Patricia Clarkson, and more; a Will & Grace reunion; and Ewan McGregor transforms for Fargo.


Game of Thrones season 7 teaser art (HBO)

Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date Revealed, Teaser Poster and Sigils Teaser Video Released

Season 7 of HBO hit fantasy series Game of Thrones will premiere July 16. The cable network announced the date on Thursday in an interactive Facebook Live event that asked viewers to type “Fire” or “Dracarys” to unleash a blast that would melt a mini-wall of ice obscuring the date.

A teaser poster has also been released ahead of a big panel at SXSW in Austin on Sunday. The panel will include showrunners David Benioff  and D.B. Weiss and stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams and is expected to provide a lot of news on the series.

HBO also released a teaser video along with the premiere date announcement — watch it below:


Darren Criss Plays a Villain with — What Else? — an Angelic Voice in Supergirl/Flash Crossover

The teaser trailer for the new musical Supergirl/Flash crossover is here — check out Darren Criss as the DC Comics villain Music Meister, whose victims break out into song, in the March 21 episode.

EW has the first look at Criss in the series here.


Casting News: Jason Isaacs to Captain Star Trek: Discovery, Laverne Cox to play The Trustee for ABC, Jon Cryer Toplines New ABC Comedy, Cristela Alonzo Lands Drama Pilot, Alison Brie Joins Community Reunion on Dr. Ken, More

Jason Isaacs in Germany in 2014 (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

USA’s Dig star Jason Isaacs will suit up as Captain Lorca in the upcoming CBS All-Access series Star Trek: Discovery. He joins James Frain, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones, and Michelle Yeoh in the cast. [THR]

  • Alec Baldwin told Mario Lopez on Extra this week that we can’t expect a Trump impression in the Saturday Night Live cold open for too much longer. “Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains, bitter, and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, ‘You won!’” Baldwin said. [Extra]
  • Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) will play the title role in the ABC buddy comedy The Trustee, produced by Elizabeth Banks. [Deadline]
  • Marcc Rose (Straight Outta Compton) and newcomer Wavyy Jones have been tapped to play rappers Tupac and Biggie in the upcoming USA docudrama Unsolved, the network announced this week.
  • Coby Bell (The Game) will round out the cast of Fox’s Marvel pilot, directed by Bryan Singer.
  • Mega Game of Thrones fan and NY Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is heading for a dream spot as an extra on the HBO show this season. [MLB]
  • Australian comedian Jim Jefferies is set to host a weekly late-night comedy show on Comedy Central. Jeffries rose to fame with two incendiary Netflix specials, his own FX series, Legit, and an epic brawl with Piers Morgan on Real Time with Bill Maher last year. [Deadline]
  • Cristela Alonzo joins Jason Ritter in ABC’s The Gospel Of Kevin pilot. [Deadline]
  • Good Wife alum Dallas Roberts will star alongside Debby Ryan in the CW pilot Insatiable, a drama about a southern lawyer and beauty pageant coach, based on the real-life story of Bill Alverson. [Deadline]
  • Former Nickelodeon iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove grows up in the new NBC comedy pilot Spaced Out. She’ll play an engineer working on sending a rocket to Mars. [Deadline]
  • Coach star Craig T. Nelson heads to Diablo Cody’s ABC comedy pilot Raised By Wolves. [EW]
  • Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer will topline the upcoming ABC comedy pilot Losing It. [Variety]
  • Jessica JonesErin Moriarty joins Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Rita Wilson in Fox’s yet-to-be-named college-set thriller pilot. [Deadline
  • Falling Skies and ER vet Noah Wyle will lead the cast of Perfect Citizen, a new CBS legal drama pilot from Good Wife EP Craig Turk. [Variety]
  • Alison Brie reteams with her former Community costars, including Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs & Yvette Nicole Brown, on the finale of their former Greendale classmate Ken Jeong‘s sitcom Dr. Ken March 31. [Deadline]
  • Peter Fonda will star opposite John Krasinski in Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan drama series. [Deadline]
  • Sex and the City star John Corbett joins Daniella Alonso in the ABC drama pilot Las Reinas [Variety]
  • John Leguizamo joins Salamander, the ABC drama pilot based on a Belgian series. [Deadline]
  • The HBO adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s novel Sharp Objects will star Patricia Clarkson alongside Amy Adams. [THR]
  • Nestor Carbonell (Bates Motel) and Colm Feore (House of Cards) have been cast in the Fox reboot of Behind Enemy Lines. [THR]

Will & Grace & Karen & Jack

The cast of NBC’s hit ’90s show Will & Grace reunited during a promo shoot for the show’s upcoming 10-episode revival. Eric McCormack (Will) shared a photo of the pals on his Twitter.


Deals & Development: Inaritu out at Starz, Gilmore Girls Reboot — Part 2? — and More

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DGA)

Greg Kinnear will star in the upcoming Alejandro Iñárritu series The One Percent. The show, however, doesn’t have a broadcast partner yet; Starz pulled out of the series earlier this week. [Deadline]

  • Will Rory and Logan make a go of it after all? Netflix head Ted Sarandos told the British Press Agency that Gilmore Girls, which had a four-episode revival late last year, could be making a second return to the streaming network. The revival was met with mixed reviews and some fans are feeling, well, done with the long-running series.
  • Turner and Warner Brothers announced this week they are partnering on an animation streaming service, Boomerang, that will feature the Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, and MGM animation libraries of more than 5,000 titles. The service will include classics like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones. Titles will be available on the web as well as iOS and Android apps for $4.99/month or $39.99 annually.
  • The live musicals will go on! Jerry Mitchell, who choreographed Hairspray for NBC last year, is returning to direct Bye Bye Birdie: Live, alongside the director of NBC’s upcoming World of Dance, Emmy winner Alex Rudzinski. Mitchell also directed the 2013 Best Musical winner Kinky Boots on Broadway. [Deadline]
  • Amazon is developing a new series about an all-female Texas rodeo from Transparent showrunner Jill Soloway. She will produce produce the limited series, which is set in 1942. The streaming network also greenlit an unscripted 24-hour car racing series titled Le Mans: Racing Is Everything. [Deadline, Deadline]
  • Hanna, the 2011 film about a teen who is a trained assassin, is being developed as a TV property by its co-writer David Farr (The Night Manager) for NBCUniversal International Studios. [Empire]
  • Two Dallas Buyers’ Club producers are working on an hour-long family drama series centered around the opiate epidemic in the U.S. for A&E. [Deadline]

Ewan McGregor Plays Brothers in Fargo Season 3

Ewan McGregor is almost unrecognizable in this teaser for Fargo Season 3, where he plays brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Carrie Coon.

Check out the teaser trailer above for a sneak peek of the series, which returns to FX in April.

 

Tag Cloud

Nominations YA Quiz NYCC cancelled television nature indiana jones Teen batman Trivia mockumentary DC Comics Showtime travel Classic Film cops doctor who Writers Guild of America Marvel YouTube Travel Channel Masterpiece TruTV tv talk Character Guide superhero die hard 2017 transformers 20th Century Fox See It Skip It Amazon Prime festivals cancelled TV shows cancelled TV series Turner First Look MTV 2018 Martial Arts psychological thriller Cosplay E3 Amazon reviews slashers Thanksgiving WGN Peacock TNT zero dark thirty TV TV renewals San Diego Comic-Con diversity CW Seed strong female leads Film Ghostbusters supernatural crime canceled rotten BBC One dragons TLC what to watch breaking bad zombie Hulu stop motion Comedy Reality Competition cartoon sag awards Extras Set visit documentary American Society of Cinematographers BET Awards Apple TV Plus ABC TCM Vudu FX on Hulu period drama robots psycho Ellie Kemper streaming laika golden globes Pet Sematary romantic comedy Grammys jamie lee curtis police drama serial killer Nat Geo Warner Bros. Lifetime docudrama Schedule screenings The Witch Song of Ice and Fire asian-american PBS A24 Academy Awards Valentine's Day screen actors guild adventure discovery award winner talk show twilight book vampires crime thriller Certified Fresh LGBTQ mutant Sundance TV comic comics 24 frames Columbia Pictures Epix Marvel Studios Funimation Superheroes sports Women's History Month ABC Family Tarantino APB Binge Guide casting dark films Sci-Fi CMT YouTube Red IFC Films SundanceTV The Purge Winter TV zombies harry potter parents Disney Plus social media Year in Review New York Comic Con cooking Adult Swim Chilling Adventures of Sabrina VH1 Christmas Cannes renewed TV shows teaser Tumblr Superheroe Mudbound a nightmare on elm street christmas movies historical drama Kids & Family true crime Sony Pictures miniseries crime drama Dark Horse Comics E! MSNBC Biopics Syfy Country all-time elevated horror GLAAD chucky game of thrones 72 Emmy Awards Avengers Discovery Channel satire Red Carpet Apple TV+ The Walking Dead ghosts VICE based on movie science fiction hist BET ITV Emmys canceled TV shows series political drama Endgame BBC America Reality Sneak Peek BBC movie TBS Crackle blockbuster Emmy Nominations El Rey CNN FOX Shondaland Star Trek cats TV Land Rocketman Awards Tour joker space RT History Tubi Drama 71st Emmy Awards south america PlayStation Pirates theme song versus comedies Mary Tyler Moore Elton John Family worst criterion Tomatazos Mindy Kaling werewolf hispanic Film Festival spanish language Musicals Spring TV disaster History OWN Fox News halloween independent Stephen King natural history finale Paramount Netflix Christmas movies Action Winners SDCC aliens Shudder DC Universe 2019 HBO Max Baby Yoda 2020 cancelled IFC Toys free movies 2016 video Mary poppins Amazon Studios FXX TCA ratings Black Mirror spinoff LGBT Infographic Holiday Rom-Com foreign technology Horror Anna Paquin Podcast A&E TCA Winter 2020 hollywood Calendar anthology anime best directors kids BAFTA Best and Worst NBC Spike Amazon Prime Video reboot Lifetime Christmas movies Pride Month Bravo Animation AMC Opinion cults Starz franchise documentaries richard e. Grant biography YouTube Premium 21st Century Fox Paramount Network Photos boxoffice spider-man stand-up comedy Lucasfilm Spectrum Originals FX Chernobyl nbcuniversal cars comiccon name the review medical drama children's TV rotten movies we love Sundance Now TCA 2017 composers television Holidays Logo facebook Universal DC streaming service 007 The Arrangement Acorn TV video on demand latino crossover dogs scary movies Rocky politics Hallmark Trophy Talk Walt Disney Pictures fast and furious Sundance Captain marvel Hallmark Christmas movies Video Games Mary Poppins Returns Disney Musical Rock emmy awards Nickelodeon Countdown DirecTV ESPN dceu sitcom indie 4/20 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Food Network DGA Music witnail child's play spy thriller WarnerMedia blaxploitation Pixar Disney+ Disney Plus RT21 dc Turner Classic Movies HBO CBS classics GIFs Pop war Television Critics Association Disney streaming service Cartoon Network Pop TV news Awards animated 2015 Arrowverse First Reviews Star Wars Super Bowl justice league Brie Larson Election Mystery Comic Book binge Heroines Hear Us Out CBS All Access Oscars Marathons Watching Series Apple Fall TV critics quibi Trailer concert USA Network cinemax TIFF Polls and Games National Geographic PaleyFest adaptation Creative Arts Emmys GoT game show Marvel Television Summer 45 HBO Go Esquire obituary thriller mission: impossible Box Office Freeform romance revenge Lionsgate Ovation Disney Channel MCU movies toy story OneApp President Crunchyroll The CW Black History Month stoner Television Academy SXSW Premiere Dates Western Comics on TV USA Netflix Comedy Central green book spain X-Men VOD sequel Fantasy Britbox Interview dramedy universal monsters unscripted singing competition TCA Awards