Another Star Trek: TNG Star Has Hopes to Appear in Picard

Jean-Luc Picard, ready to engage once more. (Photo: CBS)
Jean-Luc Picard, ready to engage once more. (Photo: CBS)

Orange Is the New Black’s Julie Lake and Liz Storm are taking on mermaid violence for a new show. Get a look at Lucifer’s noir-tinged episode. Plus, a glimpse at Shudder’s latest exorcist horror, what’s to come on Stargirl, and a look at NBC’s sci-fi pilot Debris. Spoilers now!

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Untitled Horror Movie

Filming has wrapped on Untitled Horror Movie, a found footage horror-comedy from Nick Simon (The Girl in the Photographs) starring Arrow’s Katherine McNamara, Claire Holt, Kal Penn, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Timothy Granaderos, Kevin Daniels, Sohm Kapila, and Luke Baines. The story concerns six actors from a television series facing cancellation who “decide to film their own horror movie. In their search for a plot, they unintentionally summon a spirit with an affinity for violence, who starts picking them off…one vapid actor at a time.” [Bloody-Disgusting]

Mortal

We also have a new trailer for André Øvredal’s superhero movie, Mortal, releasing direct-to-VOD August 4 in the UK.

Metamorphosis

A demon targets an exorcist’s brother in the trailer for Metamorphosis, premiering July 3 on Shudder.

Star Trek: Picard

Gates McFadden is the latest TNG alum to admit that — while there are no firm plans just yet — she’s more than likely going to return as Beverly Crusher.

Well, I don’t know. There’s a good chance, let’s put it that way. But I have no contract signed.

The actress also pondered what Crusher’s return could mean for Picard… romantically:

I think that Patrick made a decision at some point that he was opening it up to other relationships in our show, and in the movies, certainly. So I can’t imagine that it’s suddenly going to be different, but it doesn’t mean that there’s not a relationship there. Obviously, from our all of our scenes, there is a relationship and that’s great. So who knows? I have no clue, but it would it would be lovely.

[TrekMovie]

Mer

Deadline reports ViacomCBS’ teen brand “Awesomeness” is developing Mer, a new horror-comedy series from Orange Is the New Black’s Julie Lake and Liz Storm. Directed by Laura Prepon, the series concerns a friend group of “martini-swigging, man-eating mermaids” living on Martha’s Vineyard. Mer “explores a young woman grappling with newfound power and female metamorphosis through the point of view of a marginalised townie turned killer mermaid.”

Agents of SHIELD

The July 23 episode of Agents of SHIELD is titled “As I Have Always Been” according to Spoiler TV.

Debris

Spoiler TV also has a few photos from the pilot episode of NBC’s new riff on The X-Files, Debris.

Photo: NBC
Photo: NBC
Photo: NBC

Lucifer

Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Lucifer’s upcoming noir-inspired episode, “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken.”

Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix

Stargirl

Finally, Cindy visits Courtney after a hospital stint in the trailer for next week’s episode of Stargirl, “Shiv, Part Two.”

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