We weren’t entirely certain what to expect when CBS started moving original series launches to its All-Access streaming platform, but if this first look at CBS’ The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight is any indication, Star Trek: Discovery is going to be in good hands. See the NSFW first The Good Fight trailer for yourself!
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It was two years ago that CBS surprisingly opted against the Greta Gerwig-led How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, but you know what they say about bad pennies. 20th TV has formally begun development of yet another quasi-spinoff from the franchise, this time going back to the How I Met Your Father title.
Good news for one franchise might be grim for another, as CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery has found its lead on The Walking Dead. Sonequa Martin-Green will beam up as the central character of CBS’ new Trek venture, the first in the franchise to be led by an African-American woman.
If ever you wondered which alien race might have the largest presence in CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, the latest round of casting isn’t exactly subtle. Three new stars have joined the All-Access cast, and all three of them playing Klingon roles.
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.