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Patrick Stewart returns to Star Trek with a new Picard-centric series

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Well played, CBS All Access. Well played, indeed.

“Star Trek may be the biggest property CBS owns, and now a new Trek series is coming starring Sir Patrick Stewart once again as his Next Generation Enterprise captain, Jean-Luc Picard. Much like Star Trek: Discovery, it’s going to be a CBS All Access-exclusive series.

That ought to bring a few new subscribers in.

There are many debates over which Trek series is best. (The only correct answer is Deep Space Nine, please do @ me.) But there’s little disagreement over Stewart being one of the best and most popular actors overall.

There’s not much detail on the series yet, though a tweet from the official Star Trek Twitter account notes that it “tells the story of the next chapter in Picard’s life.”

Speaking in a surprise appearance on Saturday at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, Stewart cautioned that it’s still early days for the series. But he said fans can look forward to seeing what a post-Next Generation existence means for Picard.

“He may not be a Captain anymore. He may be someone who has been changed by his experiences,” Stewart said (h/t Star Trek Twitter). “We have no scripts as yet. We’re just talking talking talking storylines. It will be something very different but it will come to you with the same passion.”

Stewart also shared his thoughts on the news in a more formal statement posted to social media.

“I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

Intriguing words to end on. Make it so, CBS………….”

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Black Monday Trailer | Showtime, WARNING: Explicit Language

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BLACK MONDAY takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling. Starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.

Black Monday. Premiering Sunday, January 20 at 10pm ET/PT.

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True crime podcast ‘Dirty John’ has been made into a TV series, and here’s the trailer

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“If you listened right up until the last disturbing seconds of true story podcast Dirty John, seeing it turned into a television series is a pretty harrowing experience.

The six-part podcast presented by Los Angeles Times journalist Christopher Goffard and produced by Wondery (who also produced Dr. Death), has been made into a Bravo series. And now, we have a trailer.

Based on a chilling true story of abuse, manipulation, deception, and violence, Dirty John sees Connie Britton takes on the central role of interior designer Debra Newell, while Eric Bana looks downright menacing playing her formidable partner John Meehan, a.k.a. Dirty John.

Dirty John premieres Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. on Bravo and will run for eight episodes.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dirty-john-trailer/

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‘Doctor Who’ history is made: The Doctor is back, and America loves her.

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Jodie Whittaker, flanked by showrunner Chris Chibnall and producer Matt Strevens, basks in the glow of the crowd at Madison Square Garden.

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“Finally, a world of Doctor Who fans has seen the result of a very brave and controversial decision, unprecedented in the show’s 55-year history.

That’s right: in Sunday’s episode, for the first time ever, most characters on the show — including the lead — speak with broad Yorkshire accents.

Luckily, that trail was blazed by Game of Thrones, so hopefully most American audiences can understand what the hell this Sheffield crew is talking about.

Oh yes, and Jodie Whittaker just happens to be the first woman to play the Doctor. But judging by a packed house of fans at Madison Square Garden, where Whittaker and incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall watched and discussed her first episode live with New York Comic Con attendees, that part was not controversial in the slightest……………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/doctor-who-woman-fell-earth-premiere-fans/

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