Monday, January 17, 2022

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON THE BIGGEST SF TV SHOWS COMING TO THE SMALL SCREENS IN 2022: FROM STAR WARS TO STAR TREK SPINOFFS

 NEW 2022 SF TV SERIES 
OBI WAN KENOBI 
Disney + will finally fulfill Ewan McGregor's wish to return to the role he played in Star Wars movies in this six episode series. We must mention that Hayden Christensen will also return as Darth Vader. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars Episode III, the story centers on Obi-Wan's time on Tatooine, watching over the young Luke Skywalker. Joel Edgerton will also return as Luke's uncle with Rupert Friend, Simone Kessell and Indira Varma also starring.
 
 
HALO TV ADAPTATION
Paramount + is bringing us a highly anticipated ten episode video game adaptation HALO This sprawling series will be set in the game universe, but will also explore new stories that follow the epic 26th-century conflict between humanity's United Nations Space Command and an alien threat known as the Covenant. The series stars Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone, with Steven Spielberg producing through his Amblin TV.
 

 
ROGUE ONE'S ANDOR
Beside Obi Wan, Disney Plus  is also bringing us ANDOR, a prequel series to Star Wars: Rogue One. Centered around Diego Luna as freedom fighter Cassian Andor, this 12 episode series traces the origins of the Rebellion. Tony Gilroy will be the show runner, and you will also see Adria Arjona, Stellan Skarsgard, Robert Emms, Fiona Shaw and Poldark's Kyle Soller in the cast.
 
 
NEW STAR TREK SERIES: STRANGE NEW WORLDS
Paramount + is bringing us a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series with the story taking the crew to a new planet every week like we had in the good old Star Trek series with the episodic approach. It will follow Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise which he was in charge of before Kirk! He has the help of his first officer Number One (Rebecca Romijn) and Science Officer Spock (Ethan Peck)! The series arrives May 2nd!
 

AMAZON'S THE PERIPHERAL
Beside Lord of the Rings, Amazon is also preparing sf series THE PERIPHERAL based on a book by William Gibson. Starring Jack Reynor, JJ Feild and Chloe Moretz it has the story set in the future when technology has subtly altered society, and follows a woman who discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality as well as a dark future of her own. Since it comes from Westworld producers, you can expect it to be visually ambitious.

10 comments:

  1. I don't have paramount plus or disney plus. So that sucks. lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are so many freaggin streamers these days they just leech monies out of you!

      Delete
  2. My husband will be interested in Star Trek!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, I'm most excited about that one as it will be episodic like in the old days, each episode new story. I much prefer that. Plus I adore Romijn and Anson ain't bad either.

      Delete
  3. Neither of these are for me today, but I am enjoying the nostalgia of Gilmour Girls!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Same as Jax. No SF for me, but yes to Gilmore Girls. Allison and I binged on a lot of episodes today since school and work was closed for MLK day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was shocked to hear that you have that memorial day, I've never heard of it before yesterday.

      Delete
    2. When I was in school, we didn't get the day off. Only the AA kids got to stay home with it being an excused absence. Now it's a recognized holiday for all.

      Delete
    3. More free time for the hungry peasants!

      Delete

GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)