Bryan Fuller’s stretched schedule made it likely one production had to give, though Star Trek fans were particularly dismayed to see Discovery suffering Fuller’s exit. The Hannibal creator remains an executive producer, but according to Fuller himself, that credit marks the full extent of his involvement.
At long last, the veil of Star Trek: Discovery began to lift with the casting of Michelle Yeoh, and now two new crew members have beamed aboard as well. Not only will Rent alum Anthony Rapp play the first openly-gay Star Trek character on TV, but creature favorite Doug Jones will continue his diverse body of work.
Star Trek: Discovery producer and franchise heavy Nicholas Meyer unexpectedly let slip that Michelle Yeoh might be boarding the title ship, but trades are finally confirming. Yeoh won’t lead Star Trek: Discovery itself, but nonetheless play a major role with a separate vessel.
The outlook on CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery grew somewhat dim with delayed production and the exit of Bryan Fuller, but its first official casting might perk things right back up. According to reports, Crouching Tiger star Michelle Yeoh is the first to board Discovery, potentially in a leading role.
Whether or not you believe that Trump’s Hamilton controversy with VP-Elect Mike Pence was intended to draw attention from the Trump University settlement, it certainly made for one of the more unusual Presidential feuds in history, Hamilton included. So much so, that Stephen Colbert sought to enter the conflict into history with its own Hamilton-esque hip-hop musical.
Even before pushing back its premiere and losing Bryan Fuller as showrunner, Star Trek: Discovery had a world of work to justify fans signing up for CBS All-Access to watch. CBS naturally sees the new Trek as a flagship attraction, but it seems bosses didn’t think Star Trek: Discovery would have survived broadcast demands anyway.
Stephen Colbert has plenty of work left in this election, including a live Showtime special full of all the swears and nudity you like, but you didn’t think Jon Stewart was going to sit out, did you? Watch the former Daily Show and Colbert Report hosts reunite for a voting musical extravaganza, with a touch of Hamilton to boot.
We may have dodged the bullet on How I Met Your Dad, but The Big Bang Theory may not let us off so easily. Ahead of an (expensive) official renewal for Season 11, CBS is moving forward with a Big Bang Theory prequel spinoff, focused on Sheldon’s early days
No one was exactly over the moon for another Kevin James family sitcom, and some recent showrunner shifts for CBS’ Kevin Can Wait can certainly attest to that, but the series will at least get one notable boost. Reports reveal Adam Sandler will take a break from his Netflix deal to guest on his friend’s show, just as he’d done for King of Queens.
Yesterday saw CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery suffer the notable blow of losing showrunner Bryan Fuller at the helm, though with production set to begin next month, cast announcements should nonetheless arrive soon. New reports confirm that the cast will feature a Klingon captain, along with an openly gay actor, new admirals and more.