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CBS to Develop Supernatural Cop Drama With ‘Bull’ Producer, Alex Kurtzman

  • Variety
CBS is developing a drama series based on the Spanish show “Estoy Vivo,” Variety has learned.

The American version is titled “Far Rockaway.” In the show, a workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind.

David Wilcox will serve as the writer and executive producer. Wilcox most recently wrote for and co-executive produced the CBS series “Bull.” His other credits include developing the series “666 Park Avenue” as well as writing for shows like “Fringe,” “Life on Mars,” and “Law & Order.”

Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will also executive produce via Secret Hideout. Secret Hideout’s Aaron Baiers will co-executive produce. Secret Hideout will produce the show in association with CBS TV Studios, where both Secret Hideout
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CBS Developing Supernatural Cop Drama From David Wilcox & Alex Kurtzman

  • Deadline
CBS has put in development drama Far Rockaway, from writer David Wilcox (CBS’ Bull), Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout (Star Trek: Discovery) and CBS TV Studios where Secret Hideout is based.

Written by Wilcox, Far Rockaway is based on the Spanish format titled “Estoy Vivo” owned by Imagina/Media. In Far Rockaway, a workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind.

Wilcox executive produces with Secret Hideout’s Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. Aaron Baiers co-executive produces.

Last season, Secret Hideout teamed with Wilkox on submarine drama Trident, which also sold to CBS.

Former Bull co-executive producer Wilcox developed for TV and executive produced the ABC drama series 666 Park Avenue and also worked on Fringe and Legends.

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Bruce Greenwood Has Been Cast in The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep

Bruce Greenwood is the latest actor to join the cast of Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. According to Deadline, he will be taking on the role of a character named Dr. John.

There are not details on who this character is, but in the book there is a character named John Dalton who is the family doctor of Abra Stone and her family. That could be the part, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Greenwood joins the previously cast Ewan McGregor as the grown up Danny Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson as Rose The Hat, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, Zahn McClarnon, and Kyliegh Curran landed the role of Abra Stone, the granddaughter of Jack Torrance, who also has the gift of ‘The Shining’.

The movie is being directed by Mike Flanagan who previously adapted King's Gerald's Game for Netflix. I’m
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25 Star Trek Characters Reimagined As Villains

The Star Trek franchise has had some pretty incredible villains. From Khan to the Borg to the Dominion and back to the Borg, Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic series about an idealized version of humanity certainly has its dark moments. For the most part, however, Star Trek's main characters have all been pretty married to the straight and narrow.

That’s what makes campy conceits like the Mirror Universe so much fun for fans to play with. Introduced in the classic Original Series episode “Mirror, Mirror” and recently revisited in Star Trek: Discovery, the Mirror Universe was just an alternate reality where everyone is the worst version of themselves – a universe of evil twins, if you will. Seeing the goody two-shoes officers of Starfleet become mustache-twirling villains of the highest degree is decadent fun from a "what might have been" standpoint.

This is a list showcasing artistic renderings of Star Trek
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Star Trek: Discovery: CBS All Access Teases Shorts by Rainn Wilson and Others

The Star Trek universe is getting even bigger. CBS All Access just announced the premiere date for their new spinoff series, Star Trek: Short Treks.

The four stand-alone episodes "will be an opportunity for fans to dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding “Star Trek” universe." The cast includes Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, and Aldis Hodge.

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‘Star Trek Discovery’ Mini-Episodes Start in October, Here’s What They’re About

‘Star Trek Discovery’ Mini-Episodes Start in October, Here’s What They’re About
Star Trek: Discovery won’t return until 2019, but if you’re craving something sooner than that, you’re in luck. Next month, CBS All Access is launching a series of Star Trek Discovery mini-episodes, titled Star Trek: Short Treks, to tide you over. Plot details about the mini-episodes, and a teaser, are available below. Star Trek Discovery Mini-Episodes On […]

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CBS reveals schedule and plot details for Star Trek: Short Treks series

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The second season of Star Trek: Discovery won't debut until early next year, but thankfully, there will still be a little bit of Star Trek in our lives throughout the remainder of the year. CBS had previously announced that a series of four stand-alone Star Trek stories would fill the gap between the first and second season's of Discovery. "There is no shortage of...
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None of The Other Star Trek: Tng Cast Members Have Been Asked To Join Patrick Stewart's New Picard Series

A couple weeks ago there was a little cast reunion for Star Trek: The Next Generation and a photo of that reunion was shared by Marina Sirtis. This image got fans excited about the prospect of seeing these actors reprise their roles in Patrick Stewart’s upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series that’s being developed for CBS All Access.

Well unfortunately, this new series doesn’t mean that Star Trek: The Next Generation will be back. During a recent interview (via Trek Movie), Sirtis was asked about the series and she had this to say:

“All I have to say, all we have to say - I am speaking for all three of us now - when Patrick said ‘Jean-Luc Picard is back,’ he didn’t say Tng is back.”

Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) and Michael Dorn (Worf) went on to confirm that they have not been asked to return to Star Trek.
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CBS Reveals Full Details For Star Trek: Short Treks, To Premiere Next Month

CBS All Access has big, big plans for the Star Trek franchise, and don’t we know all about it.

In the immediate future, we have the second season of Discovery to look forward to, which will bring with it the introduction of new versions of Spock, Captain Pike and more, while also promising a lighter tone and more cheerfulness amongst the crew, after the grim and dark rookie outing.

But before that, the network will be rolling out Star Trek: Short Treks, four standalone stories that will premiere on October 4th and focus on characters from Discovery. We’d heard about the project a few months ago but now, we’ve got all the details, and it certainly sounds exciting.

From what we understand, the individuals who’ll take the spotlight in these shorts are Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Doug Jones (Saru) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), along with a
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William Shatner Taps Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Brad Paisley for Holiday LP

William Shatner Taps Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Brad Paisley for Holiday LP
William Shatner, master of the theatrical spoken-word rock cover, is tackling the Yuletide with his first-ever holiday LP, Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album, out October 26th via Clepoatra Records. Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Brad Paisley, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Zz Top’s Billy Gibbons, Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins and former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman all appear on the record, among other guests.

King Crimson woodwind specialist Mel Collins, former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle and the Cars guitarist Elliot Easton also appear on the album, which includes Shatner-ish spins
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Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film

Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film
Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the new James Bond film, the producers announced Thursday. The 25th Bond installment will begin filming in London, at Pinewood Studios, on March 4, 2019, with a worldwide release on Feb. 14, 2020, a few months after its original target date.

Fukunaga, who won acclaim for 2015 war film “Beasts of No Nation,” replaces Danny Boyle, who exited the project last month over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and returning star Daniel Craig.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Broccoli and Wilson said on Twitter. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Fukunaga won an Emmy in 2014 for helming the entire first season (eight episodes) of “True Detective” and giving the crime series a cinematic look. More recently, he directed multiple episodes of Netflix’s “Maniac,” a new half-hour comedy show starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
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Star Trek: 10 Casting Decisions That Hurt Enterprise (And 10 That Saved It)

The sixth television series in the Star Trek franchise, Enterprise met with a lukewarm reception when it premiered in 2001. The prequel show lasted 4 seasons and managed to tell a new story about the humanity’s race to the stars and beyond at the beginning of Earth’s warp age. Most critics and fans agree that the writing on Enterprise needed to improve, and that even the mostly excellent main cast couldn’t make bad writing good.

The series currently sits at 51% on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, with season 3 attaining the highest rating with 67%. On Metacritic, however, Enterprise enjoys slightly higher scores and better reviews. Across both sites, reviews tend to list the same issues as the writing and overused themes.

Many of the actors - from the main to the secondary cast - were the perfect choice for their roles in Star Trek: Enterprise. From TV veterans to
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10 Alien Species You Should Know about From Star Trek

You can feel like an uber nerd or a geek for knowing every species on this list, but chances are if you do then you’re proud of it and good on you. Star Trek has had it’s fair share of species presented in the shows and the films over the years but a lot of species have kind of come and gone while others have stuck around or at least been made prevalent in the lore of the franchise. Whether it was Kirk or the rest of the crew that followed him or came after that had dealings with these

10 Alien Species You Should Know about From Star Trek
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Bruce Greenwood Boards ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

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Bruce Greenwood Boards ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’
Exclusive: Bruce Greenwood is joining Warner Bros.Stephen King The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep in the role of Dr. John.

The description of Greenwood’s character is being kept under wraps.

Deadline exclusively broke the news about Doctor Sleep as well as its castings which Mike Flanagan wrote and is directing. Ewan McGregor stars as the grown up Danny Torrance, and the film also has Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe and Zahn McClarnon in key roles. Rebecca Ferguson plays Rose The Hat, the head of a cult that feeds on the “steam” created by young people who have a touch of the “shining” and her main target is Abra Stone. Back in August, we reported that young Broadway actress Kyliegh Curran landed the role of Abra Stone, a girl who has the gift of ‘The Shining’.

Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel that picks up the
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The Next Generation Cast Haven’t Been Approached About Picard’s Star Trek Series

Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard is on the verge of a comeback, but what about his former allies?

We know Picard will soon headline a new Star Trek series from CBS and franchise architect Alex Kurtzman, with the elevator pitch revealing a standalone drama designed to explore Picard’s next steps in Starfleet now that The Next Generation has come and gone.

And that’s just it. With Stewart out wining and dining with his old friends, is it possible that the likes of LeVar Burton and Gates McFadden will reunite with their former captain in the not-so-distant future? Don’t count on it.

During a panel at the Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon (h/t TrekMovie), The Next Generation‘s Marina Sirtis admitted that she had no knowledge of the Jean-Luc Picard series. And that very much applies to the rest of the ensemble cast, too.

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Jack Horner Joins David Ellison’s Skydance in PR Position

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Jack Horner Joins David Ellison’s Skydance in PR Position
David Ellison’s Skydance has hired veteran public relations executive Jack Horner as its senior vice president of corporate communications and publicity.

Horner has formerly worked at Warner Bros. and News Corp. He will be responsible for devising and implementing the communications strategies and overseeing domestic and international public relations efforts on behalf of Skydance Media and its properties.

“Jack’s vast experience in corporate communications and trade publicity along with his strong media relationships make him the ideal executive to lead Skydance Media’s public relations efforts and we’re excited to welcome him to our team,” said Anne Globe, Skydance chief marketing officer. “Jack will play a pivotal role shaping and communicating our overall growth story and brand messaging as we continue to expand our film, TV, animation and interactive businesses.”

Horner’s most recent post was VP of worldwide corporate communications at Warner Bros. Entertainment. Prior to that role,
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James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ Near Deal At CBS Studios For Miniseries From Billy Ray, Alex Kurtzman & Shane Salerno

  • Deadline
Exclusive: We hear CBS Television Studios has won an auction and is in final negotiations for the rights to former FBI director James Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. The bestselling book by Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, will be adapted into a miniseries that will be written by Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray.

The project comes from Alex Kurtzman’s CBS TV Studios-based Secret Hideout and Shane Salerno’s The Story Factory. We hear it has a series commitment, though it has not been determined on which CBS platform it would air: CBS All Access, Showtime or CBS.

Word is Comey flew in to Los Angeles for a series of pitch meetings with both film and TV (premium cable and streaming) buyers, which was held at CAA earlier this month.

Ray executive produces through his Home Run Productions; Kurtzman
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Doctor Who Actor Says Season 11 Is Influenced By Star Trek

One of the many ways that the upcoming eleventh season of Doctor Who will refresh the show is by introducing three new companions for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor to interact with, as opposed to the usual one or two. Things are going to get pretty crowded in the Tardis, then, but from what we understand, the characters will develop a “family” dynamic throughout the season.

Not only that, but apparently the situation in the Doctor’s time traveling machine is being described as one which is similar to the “bridge on the Enterprise” from Star Trek: The Original Series. Or at least, that’s according to star Bradley Walsh. The actor, who’s set to play Graham in season 11, spoke to Radio Times and recalled how he was originally sold on the role, with the producers pitching it to him as an ensemble piece.

“I remember what the phrase was
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Amazon’s ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Dominates Comedy Field at Emmys

  • Variety
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” got off to a marvelous start Monday at the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Amazon series dominated the comedy categories, which were stacked at the top of the show. Rachel Brosnahan won the award for best actress in a comedy series, following up on her win in the same category at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. “Maisel,” Brosnahan said, is “about a woman finding her voice anew.” She then struck a political note, adding, “One of the ways that we can find our voices is to vote,” urging viewers to register.

Brosnahan’s win followed back-to-back victories for series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, for best writing in a comedy series, then for best directing in a comedy series. When she picked up the latter award, Sherman-Palladino was still clutching her writing Emmy. Alex Borstein won for best comedy supporting actress, the first win of the night for “Maisel.
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New Charlie's Angels Movie Gets Patrick Stewart as Bosley

New Charlie's Angels Movie Gets Patrick Stewart as Bosley
The upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot is going to have not one, but two versions of Bosley. The character plays an important role in both the TV and movie versions of the franchise, as he's the man (or woman) who connects the agents to the head of the Townsend Agency that they work for. In this case, the man is going to be played by none other than Patrick Stewart.

According to a new report, Patrick Stewart is in final negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming reboot, which is being directed by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2). Interestingly enough, Banks, aside from directing, is also going to be playing a version of Bosley in the new Charlie's Angels. The indication is that Banks will be playing the version that handles the new trio of cast members, while Stewart will be playing a different version of the character, possibly handling
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