Trolls: World Tour

Meanwhile, Branch and Poppy have no chemistry in a new clip from Trolls: World Tour.

Superman & Lois

Emmanuelle Chiriqui (The Passage, Tron: Uprising, Nickelodeon’s Snow Day) has been cast as Lana Lang in the CW’s upcoming Superman & Lois spinoff. Now named Lana Lang-Cushing, the character works as a “loan officer at Smallville Bank who stayed in Smallville when others left for something bigger and brighter. Lana re-establishes her friendship with her old friend, Clark Kent, during one of the most difficult periods in her life.” [Deadline]


Star Trek: Picard

Though it’s unclear how the current pandemic could be organically referenced in the series (the Vidiian Phage goes cross-species?), Patrick Stewart denied the second season of Star Trek: Picard would reference covid-19 in a recent interview with the CBC.

I would not encourage that. This is a disturbing and frightening and sad time for many thousands of people and I would feel uncomfortable if we were to make this a theme of the second season of Star Trek. It is too sensitive, too upsetting, too frightening, I think than some of the other issues that we have dealt with, which are much more of a political nature.

Well, Picard would have acted very much quicker than either the US government or the UK government did. There were good examples around the world of how best to handle this dangerous and difficult situation, and it wasn’t taken up, and I think that Picard would not have hesitated in finding, if not solutions, at least ways of minimizing the risk and the danger to individuals.


The Plot Against America

John Turturro’s Rabbi Lionel marries Winona Ryder’s Evelyn in the trailer for next week’s episode of The Plot Against America.

Pokemon: The Series

A trailer for the new season of Pokemon sees the return of Mega Evolutions—as well as Ash befriending a Sobble.


The Midnight Gospel

Finally, Netflix has released another effusively weird and occasionally sweary trailer for Pendleton Ward’s new adult animated series, The Midnight Gospel.

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