New trailers: Star Trek: Discovery, Doctor Who: Flux, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, and more – The Verge

The theme of this weeks trailers: titles with colons in them. A number of these dropped Saturday throughout New York Comic Con; search for a recap of this years event Monday on The Verge.

Ive also handled to binge-watch Midnight Mass on Netflix– an intriguing if not rather fully-baked examination of organized religion– and am still hanging in there with The Morning Show which has gotten quite hot thanks generally to Julianna Margulies.

Prior to it premiered, Jason Sudeikis described season 2 of Ted Lasso as the shows Empire Strikes Back season, and sure enough, the whole season focused on boys and dads, and after the season finale we have a pretty clear “enemy” all set up for season three. I know season two was not as widely liked as its freshman season, however Ted Lasso went into some thorny concerns about males and sports and psychological health that few other shows effort, and still handled to make me smile basically weekly. Ill miss this program up until its return next year.

Heres this weeks roundup:

Star Trek: Discovery

The 4th season of Discovery discovers Michael Burnham in the captains chair of the ship (yesss), and she and the team are dealing with “a hazard unlike any theyve ever come across,” according to the promotion copy. This time its a massive abnormality threatening the entire galaxy, Federation world or not. Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala, and Doug Jones return in season 4, and the trailer offers us a couple of peeks of guest stars David Cronenberg, Oded Fehr, and Tig Notaro. Star Trek: Discovery boldly goes (sorry) to Paramount Plus on November 18th.

Doctor Who: Flux

This is hardly even a teaser at 19 seconds long, however we do get a reasonable bit of information about season 13. This is Whittakers last season as the titular Doctor and we dont have to wait too long for new episodes; Doctor Who: Flux comes to BBC America on October 31st.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus

The brand-new anime series based in the Blade Runner universe is embeded in Los Angeles in 2032, so about midway between Blade Runner (set in 2019) and Blade Runner 2049. We got a teaser a couple of months earlier, but in the full trailer we get a take a look at Elle, a replicant wondering why her dreams are worsening (” what did you do to us?” she asks), and by the end shes decided “Im going to kill them all,” but we dont know who the “them” are. The animation in the trailer is really sensational, particularly the scenes of seedy future LA. Blade Runner: Black Lotus is coming to Crunchyroll and Adult Swim on November 13th.

After numerous pandemic-related hold-ups and a few teasers and trailers, we get one last Dune trailer prior to its launching. In addition to a tip that “worry is the mind-killer,” we get a take a look at some of the films enormous battle series (look, ornithopters!) Were all ready. Lets go. Dune comes to theaters and HBO Max on October 22nd.

Hanna

An action series about a lady became a super soldier by a dubious federal government program is so relevant to my interests its nearly humorous and yet I have not watched Hanna. Its third season pertains to Amazon Prime Video on November 24th, so Ive got time to view seasons one and 2 before then. Esme Creed-Miles stars in addition to Dermot Mulroney, Mireille Enos, and Aine Rose Daly.

Prior to it premiered, Jason Sudeikis described season 2 of Ted Lasso as the shows Empire Strikes Back season, and sure enough, the whole season focused on children and daddies, and after the season ending we have a quite clear “enemy” all set up for season three. I understand season 2 was not as generally liked as its freshman season, however Ted Lasso dug into some tough issues about sports and males and psychological health that few other programs attempt, and still managed to make me smile pretty much every week. The 4th season of Discovery finds Michael Burnham in the captains chair of the ship (yesss), and she and the team are dealing with “a risk unlike any theyve ever come across,” according to the discount copy. Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala, and Doug Jones return in season 4, and the trailer provides us a couple of glances of visitor stars David Cronenberg, Oded Fehr, and Tig Notaro. Its 3rd season comes to Amazon Prime Video on November 24th, so Ive got time to view seasons one and 2 before then.

Dune

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