Welcome to the second TV Buzz! This one goes out to you sci-fi and horror lovers. We have fresh looks at Falling Skies season four and NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby reboot, a new photo from BBC America’s In the Flesh and a creeptastic teaser for the new BBC America original Intruders starring John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who).
It isn’t all zombies and aliens though. Louie is also back on the scene with a trio of promos for season four, while HBO breaks hearts with a full-length The Normal Heart trailer. See it all below and then hit the comments to share your thoughts on the upcoming crop of new shows and season premieres.
Is NBC seriously trying to sell Rosemary’s husband as sympathetic? Because, “gee hun, I wanted to buy you Prada so I pimped you out to Satan” is not endearing. That nonsense aside the miniseries looks cheesetastic know that we have a longer look at the footage. It is hard for the trailer to drum up any real chills given we all know how this story plays out, but I’m in this for Zoe Saldana, who is doing her best to channel Mia Farrow right down to the terrible haircut. See her Saldana in all her glory in the photos below.
NBC’s two-night event premieres Sunday May 11th at 9/8c.
“They cannot erase us.”
Falling Skies season four looks amazing. Like, mind boggling, “when did this show get so good?” amazing. The desolation is oppressive even as the trailer promises hope remains. It’s hard to believe there is any hope when you reach that heartbreaking kicker of an ending. Are you as unsettled by the trailer’s darkness as I am?
Falling Skies season four premieres Sunday, June 22nd at 10/9C on TNT.
Who is ready to see pilot Hera in action? The latest clip shows the character with the best hair/tentacles (I’m not sure what those things are actually) on TV doing some seriously tricky battle maneuvers. Even a non-Star Wars fan like me can appreciate the cool factor in Hera. If this show keeps turning out clips that are this much fun, I am going to end up being lured into the Star Wars universe after all.
Star Wars Rebels is set to premiere Fall 2014 on Disney and Disney XD.
In the Flesh season two is officially in production and to get us ready for more contemplative zombie action, BBC One has released a beautiful dualistic photo featuring Kieren. Notice his eyes: one alive, the other dead, a symbolic nod to his existence in limbo. The word is season two is set to be full of clashes between the humans and the PDS sufferers and Kieren will be right in the middle of things, even though he just wants to start his life over fresh in Paris.
Season two premieres Saturday May 10th on BBC America.
Louie will be as perky as ever when the critically acclaimed comedy returns for its fourth season on May 5th on FX. Three new teasers reveal Louie mulling pain and death as he continues to muddle through his forlorn existence. The series has been gone for a year, so even if Louie himself is feeling down, the dark teasers should leave fans giddy.
I am not bothering with the Emmy’s or Golden Globes this season, I am hereby giving Mark Ruffalo all of the awards. HBO’s The Normal Heart is not going to be easy viewing. Just watching the trailer is enough to leave me wrecked, but this tale of the men who fought for recognition and help as the AIDs crisis spread through the gay community in ’80s era New York City is an important one to tell. And it looks like HBO plans to tell it with heart and brutal honesty.
The Normal Heart airs Sunday, May 25th at 9pm on HBO.
Ahhh! What was that? Why am I so freaked out? John Simm is usually a comforting presence, but he’s not when “Amy” is saying disturbing things like “In the beginning there was death” and referring to herself in the first person. BBC America clearly wants to terrify all of us this summer. I think I am okay with that.
Intruders is set for Summer 2014.
This is a conundrum. Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) tends to produce hilarious comedies. Undateable looks…bland, to put it nicely. The series is set to premiere Thursday, May 29 at 9/8c on NBC. Watch the trailer and let us know if you see any potential laughs that I am missing.
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