Netflix’s Travelers renewed for third season, The X-Files ratings, and more
We’re back once again this week with another issue of Sci-Fi After Dark! Before we get into the week’s news, let’s get you caught up on what you may have missed last week.
There’s great news for fans of Travelers! Netflix has officially renewed the show for a third season. The series stars Eric McCormack, who will also direct the first episode. The third season will stream exclusively through Netflix’s streaming service once it’s released.
Jon Favreau (Iron Man) was recently announced as the head of a new Star Wars project for Disney’s streaming service. Unfortunately for Disney and Favreau, the announcement was met with a strong backlash online due to the news being released on International Women’s Day. Favreau will write and executive produce the new series.
Guess Who: Trevor St. John cast in Roswell reboot and Ellen Kuras joins Catch-22 to direct two episodes!
With the development of The CW’s reboot of Roswell underway, more casting news has been released. Trevor St. John (Containment) has recently been cast as a series regular. He will be playing Master Sgt. Jesse Manes, one of the people responsible for helping to cover-up the discovery of aliens on Earth.
Hulu’s upcoming six-part series based on the novel Catch-22 now has a new director! Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is set to direct two episodes of the series. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will also be directing two episodes each.
TVAD Writers Room: Roundtables for Timeless and The X-Files
The second season of NBC’s Timeless started this week and our TVAD writers covered the episode. Our roundtable guests greatly enjoyed the season premiere, which literally started with a bang. You can read their thoughts on “The War to End All Wars” here.
Meanwhile, over on FOX, the second to last episode of season eleven of The X-Files aired this week. “Nothing Lasts Forever” explored a gruesome, cannibalistic cult that found a way to greatly slow down the natural aging process. Our guests’ reactions were somewhat mixed on the episode.
Interviews: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright discuss Westworld and Star Trek: Discovery’s Wilson Cruz talks about being an advocate for the Latino and LGBTQ communities
While appearing at a Westworld panel at SXSW, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton discussed their roles on the show and what it’s like to play two powerful women in an often male-dominated genre. The second season of Westworld will premiere on April 22nd on HBO.
“I’ve always said playing this role completely changed my life and transformed me, and it’s hard not to go through this same evolutionary shifts as the characters because you’re on the journey with them. And you don’t get to know what happens to them, and you don’t get to mentally prepare, and the existential crisis there is very real.”
‒ Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores, Westworld)
“He’s got some cognitive challenges as we enter the first episodes of season 2 and he has additional challenges that come up as he goes on board in terms of him being able to process.”
‒ Jeffrey Wright (Bernard, Westworld)
Coming Soon: Westworld photos, The 100 season 5 trailer, Krypton behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a Lost in Space featurette!
After almost a two year wait, the second season of HBO’s Westworld is finally premiering on April 22! To help get fans excited for the upcoming season, a series of photos were recently released. Details about the story for the season are difficult to come by but the Shogun World teased last season is expected to play a role.
With the fifth season of The CW’s The 100 premiering in a little over a month, the network has released a new trailer to tease what’s coming up in the new season. You can watch it below! The 100 will be premiering on April 24th on The CW.
Netflix’s upcoming reimagining of Lost in Space is launching soon. The series, which is a modern reimagining of the classic series, now has a new featurette about the Robinson family and their journey through space. You can watch it below! Lost in Space will be available for streaming on April 13th on Netflix.
The second featurette is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series.
Krypton will be premiering on Syfy on March 21st.
What’s Happening Next Week: Trailers and synopses for The X-Files season finale and episode 2 of Timeless
The eleventh season finale of The X-Files is arriving next week. FOX has released a trailer for and a synopsis of the episode. “My Struggle IV” will air on Wednesday, March 21st on FOX. Read the synopsis and watch the trailer below!
“Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William (guest star Miles Robbins) while the Cigarette Smoking Man (guest star William B. Davis) pushes forward with his ultimate plan.”
The second season of NBC’s Timeless will be continuing next week. The second episode, titled “The Darlington 500,” will air on Sunday, March 18th on NBC. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
“The Time Team chases Rittenhouse to a stock car race in the 1950s where Wyatt (Matt Lanter) learns that his favorite race car driver is actually a Rittenhouse sleeper agent on a mission to destroy the American car industry. To stop the Rittenhouse plan, Wyatt, Lucy (Abigail Spencer) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) team up with Wendell Scott (guest star Joseph Lee Anderson), the first African-American NASCAR driver.”
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