During its presentation at the Television Critics Association’s 2023 Winter Press Tour, Paramount+ debuted new teaser art for the third and final season of “Star Trek: Picard,” which premieres February 16. The series does not seem certain that this will be the end.
“Who do you know?” Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said when asked about the series ending, with star Patrick Stewart saying that if the show can “maintain the quality work” of its first three seasons, he would be open to a reappearance. He also noted that the events of the final season deliberately “leave doors open”.
The series stars Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, who played him for seven seasons on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. Also starring Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates Macfadyen, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jerry Ryan and Michelle Hurd.
“Star Trek: Picard” is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Among the executive producers, season three showrunners are Terry Matalas, Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Stewart, Heather Caden, Aaron Byers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Arniewukowski and Dylan Masin as executive producers. Terry Matalas serves as showrunner for the third season.
See the teaser below.
During Monday’s TCA 2023 winter press episode, showrunner Alexandra Cunningham announced Paramount+’s new original series based on the ’80s cult classic, with two episodes to premiere on April 30.
The series will premiere the following day in the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. The South Korean premiere date will be announced at a later date. After the release of the first two episodes, the remaining six episodes will be available for streaming weekly on Sundays in the United States and Canada, and on Mondays in the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France.
According to Paramount+, the series will “explore the fatal attraction and timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward powerful women, personality disorders, and coercive control.”
Joshua Jackson plays Dan Gallagher. He is joined by Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest, Amanda Peet as Beth Gallagher, Alyssa Girls as Ellen Gallagher, Toby Haas as Mike Gerrard, Reno Wilson as Detective Earl Booker, and Brian Goodman as Arthur Tomlinson.
Alexandra Cunningham (“Dirty John”, “Chance”) serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the series along with executive producer Kevin J. Frank and Justin Valve for Amblin TV. Silvertree directed five episodes and also serves as an executive producer.
The trailer for the upcoming movie “At Midnight” was released Monday as part of a TCA panel.
The romantic comedy starring Monica Barbaro and Diego Boneta, tells the story of a boutique hotel manager, Alejandro (Bonita), and his romance with Hollywood star Sophie (Barbaro). After the actress sadly discovers that her co-star and boyfriend Adam (Anders Holm) is cheating on her, her latest movie brings her to Hotel Alejandro in Mexico where the two begin to run into each other in the middle of the night.
With Boneta producing through his own production company, Three Amigos, “At Midnight” was also produced by Paramount International Studios and Fred Berger, David Byrne, Brian Cavanaugh-Jones, Erendera Núñez Larios, and Josh Glick. Jonah Feingold directed the film and wrote the screenplay alongside Maria Hinojos.
The movie will premiere exclusively on Paramount+ on Friday, February 10th. Watch the official trailer below.
Paramount + has also released a trailer for the musical “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies”. In addition, the series premiere has been scheduled for April 6, with episodes shown weekly on Thursdays in the United States and Canada and on Fridays in the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, with a South Korean. Premiere date in the future.
Set in 1954, four years before the original “Grease,” “Rise of the Pink Ladies” follows four fed up castaways (Marissa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy and Ari Notartomasu as Cynthia) who dare to have fun on their own terms and spark the moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. Along with the four Pink Ladies, the series also stars Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Jonathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally and Jackie Hoffman In the role of Asst. Director McGee.
Annabel Oakes serves as director and director of “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies,” and produces Exeucitve alongside Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey for Temple Hill; Adam Fischbach, director, Alethea Jones. and Eric Feige and Sami Kim Valve, Picturestart. Produced by Grace Gilroy. Jamal Sims is choreographing and directing, and the series includes executive music producer, Justin Tranter.
See teaser below.
Paramount+ also revealed a trailer for the upcoming series “School Spirits,” which will premiere in two episodes on March 9.
Following the premiere, new episodes of the 8-episode season will be available for streaming weekly on Thursdays for subscribers in the United States and Canada and on Fridays for subscribers in Australia and the United Kingdom. Additional premiere dates for international markets will be announced at a later date.
The YA series centers on Maddie (Peyton List), a “teenage girl stuck in the afterlife investigating her mysterious disappearance. Maddie goes on a crime-solving journey as she adjusts to high school in the afterlife, but the closer she gets to discovering the truth, the more secrets and lies she discovers, According to Paramount+.
Based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud, Christian Flores (“Reboot,” “The Unbearable Weight of Outsized Talent”) joins the cast as Simon Elroy. The series also stars Spencer MacPherson (“Reign,” “Degrassi: Next Class”) as Xavier Baxter, Kiara Pichardo (“The Society,” “Mother/Android”) as Nicole Herrera, and Sarah Yarkin (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”). “Happy Death Day 2U”) as Rhonda, Nick Pugliese (“13 Reasons Why,” “Dramarama”) as Charlie, Rainbow Weddell (“The Wilds,” “The Bureau of Magical Things”) as Claire Zolinski, and Milo Manheim (“Zombies 3”) Prom Pact) as Wally Clark.
Josh Zuckerman (“The Offer,” “Oppenheimer”) and Maria Dizzia (“13 Reasons Why,” “Orange Is the New Black”) recur as guest stars as Mr. Martin and Sandra Nears, respectively.
Nate and Megan Trinrud serve as executive producers with Oliver Goldstick, who also serves as showrunner. Max Winkler directed the first two episodes and executive producer.
Watch the official teaser below.
Also during the TCA screening, Paramount+ announced that its upcoming action thriller series “Rabbit Hole” will premiere March 26 with two episodes. Episodes will premiere weekly on Sundays in the US and Canada, and on Mondays in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, while a premiere date for South Korea has yet to be announced.
Kiefer Sutherland stars in the eight-episode series as John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, who is framed for murder by powerful forces with the power to influence and control the population. The series finds Weir in the midst of a battle to preserve democracy in a world at odds with disinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state, and the interests that control these extraordinary forces. It stars Charles Dance as Dr. Ben Wilson, Meta Goulding as Hailey Winton, Enid Graham as Josephine “Joe” Maddy, Jason Butler Harner as Valence, Walt Klink as “The Apprentice” and Rob Yang as Edward Home.
“Rabbit Hole” is produced by Sutherland and writer-directors John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak, Suzan Bymel and Hunt Baldwin.