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Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Alex Kurtzman signs five-year deal to help deliver more Star Trek shows
Kurtzman, the Discovery co-creator who was named last week as the CBS All Access drama's new showrunner, has signed a $25 million deal to develop new Star Trek TV series, miniseries and other content, including animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, "the new deal comes as rumblings about another Star Trek series, featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Capt. Pickard, have been heating up. Sources say Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to the Stewart-led reboot. CBS TV Studios declined to confirm the Stewart project as sources say a deal is far from completed and may not happen despite the fact that the actor recently teased his potential return to the franchise." ALSO: Potential new Star Trek series include a Wrath of Kahn limited series and Gossip Girl team's Starfleet Academy show.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery showrunners ousted for allegedly abusive behavior in the writers' room
Co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will take over as showrunner on the CBS All Access series, replacing Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg, who were fired for leadership and operational issues -- not for creative reasons. The pair -- who were ousted after nearly completing five Season 2 episodes -- "became increasingly abusive" to their writing staff, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They were also responsible for a Season 2 premiere budget that "ballooned" at the expense of the rest of the season. This is the second Discovery showrunner change after co-creator Bryan Fuller was dismissed after clashing with CBS over the Star Trek series' concept. Detailing the allegedly abusive behavior, The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg reports that Harberts is "said to have leaned across the writers' room table while shouting an expletive at a member of the show's staff. Multiple writers are said to have been uncomfortable working on the series and had threatened to file a complaint with human resources or quit the series altogether before informing Kurtzman of the issues surrounding Berg and Harberts. After hearing rumors of HR complaints, Harberts is said to have threatened the staff to keep concerns with the production an internal matter."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Dania Ramirez is the lateset addition to CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story
The Devious Maids and Once Upon a Time alum will play a U.S. Army vet who returns from war to rebuild her life in New York City on the Kevin Williamson series.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's best episode was made due to a lack of cash
“In terms of the time loop, we were desperate to save money, I am not going to lie,” co-showrunner Aaron Harberts says of the bottle episode “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.”
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story adds James Wolk
The Zoo and Mad Men alum will is joining the Kevin Williamson psychological thriller, playing a young, idealistic and successful NYC restaurateur whose life falls apart as he descends into madness.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Paul Wesley joins CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story, reuniting with Vampire Diaries co-creator
Wesley will co-star on the psychological thriller that reimagines the world's most beloved fairy tales from Kevin Williamson, co-creator of The Vampire Diaries and creator of Dawson's Creek. Wesley, in his first regular TV role since The CW series ended last year, joins Danielle Campbell, former star of Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, Billy Magnussen and Kim Cattrall. According to Deadline, Wesley will play "Eddie, a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fueled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol. Although he works as a bartender, he also splits his time as a low-level drug dealer and part-time thief with his older brother Mitch, who never fails to treat Eddie as the lowly delinquent that he is."
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
The Originals alum Danielle Campbell to star on CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story
She'll play the granddaughter of Kim Cattrall's character on the psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Saru's originally looked V-shaped with 10 eyes
Original showrunner Bryan Fuller envisioned Doug Jones' Saru as "a multi-eyed character that had a specific V-shape to it."
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 9:55PM EDT
The Good Fight may lose Justin Bartha
Bartha isn't expected to return as a series regular in Season 3, according to TV Line, which notes that the "Season 2 finale certainly laid the groundwork for a potential Bartha exit."
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Watch the trailer for Ridley Scott's Strange Angel
The 1930s Los Angeles-set CBS All Access drama created by Black Swan writer Mark Heyman is inspired by the true story of a rocket scientist with ties to occultist Aleister Crowley.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Kim Cattrall joins CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story
In her first regular regular U.S. TV series role since Sex and the City, Cattrall will play a grandmother whose son and teenage granddaughter move in with her. Fairytale thriller Tell Me a Story is from Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
The Good Fight renewed for Season 3
CBS All Access has ordered a third season of The Good Wife spinoff with the Season 2 finale approaching on May 27.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
CBS All Access' Strange Angel unveils its poster and trailer
The 1930s-set drama series stars Jack Reynor as a janitor who becomes an early rocket scientist who becomes entanged with a new occult religion that performs sex rituals.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
The Good Fight wanted to avoid Trump fatigue in Season 2, but then the show "just dived in"
"After the first season, we thought this season wouldn't even mention his name," says co-creator Robert King. "We thought the show needed to be optimistic, because everything was sort of darkening out on the progressive side. Then we went in the writers room and everybody wanted to talk about it." ALSO: The Good Fight imagines a Trump "pee tape."
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery teases Season 2
The CBS All Access drama released a "Goes Back Into Production" video with a hint of Spock.