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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ beams up Ethan Peck to play the iconic role of Spock for season 2

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At San Diego Comic-Con last month, Star Trek: Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed that Spock, one of the most iconic and beloved characters in the Star Trek franchise, would appear in the upcoming second season of the CBS All Access, which debuts next year.

Now, just weeks later, the network has announced that Ethan Peck has been cast in the role of the half human, half Vulcan science officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise and foster brother to the Discovery’s second officer Michael Burnham.

“We searched for months for an actor who would, like [Leonardo Nimoy and Zachary Quinto], bring his own interpretation to the role,” Kurtzman said in a statement. “An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning. Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”

Peck is, of course, the third actor to play Spock, following Nimoy’s portrayal of the character in the original Star Trek television series and subsequent film adaptations, and Zachary Quinto, who played in the most recent Star Trek films.

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The first trailer for ‘The Twilight Zone’ reveals Jordan Peele’s reboot of the iconic series

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With the April 1 premiere date of Jordan Peele‘s highly anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone just around the corner, CBS All Access has finally released the first full trailer for the upcoming series, which features one hell of an ensemble cast.

Thes show is hosted, narrated, and produced by Peele, and boasts an episodic cast list that includes the likes of Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun, among many others.

CBS Television Studios is producing the series in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg‘s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg are also serving as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes.

The original Twilight Zone series was created by Rod Serling and ran for five seasons until 1964, ending with a total of 156 episodes that starred actors like Dennis Hopper, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Redford, and William Shatner. The show was known for using socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times.

“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time but prophesied issues of ours,” Peele said in a statement last year. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”

The series will be available exclusively to CBS All Access subscribers.

You can check out the new trailer for The Twilight Zone below.

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Jordan Peele’s revival of ‘The Twilight Zone’ will premiere on CBS All Access this April

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Jordan Peele‘s eagerly awaited revival of The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access on Monday, April 1 with new episodes of the series debuting weekly on Thursdays beginning April 11, the streaming service announced Wednesday.

The Twilight Zone, which is being produced, hosted, and narrated by Peele, will feature an all-star cast that includes the likes of Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun.

CBS Television Studios is producing the series in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg‘s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg are also serving as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes.

The original Twilight Zone series was created by Rod Serling and ran for five seasons until 1964, ending with a total of 156 episodes that starred actors like Dennis Hopper, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Redford, and William Shatner. The show was known for using socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times.

“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time but prophesied issues of ours,” Peele said in a statement last year. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”

The series will be available exclusively only to CBS All Access subscribers.

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2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards winners revealed: See who won big at last night’s ceremony

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The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Megan Mullally, were well underway at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium Expo Hall on Sunday evening with Black Panther picking up the night’s biggest honor for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Individual awards went to Mahershala Ali, Emily Blunt, Rami Malek and Glenn Close for performances in film, while Patricia Arquette, Jason Bateman, Rachel Brosnahan, Darren Criss, Sandra Oh, and Tony Shalhoub picked up awards for performances in television.

The complete list of 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards winners is below.

The Theatrical Motion Picture Recipients are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

RAMI MALEK / Freddie Mercury – “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” (20th Century Fox)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

GLENN CLOSE / Joan Castleman – “THE WIFE” (Sony Pictures Classics)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

MAHERSHALA ALI / Dr. Donald Shirley – “GREEN BOOK” (Universal Pictures)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

EMILY BLUNT / Evelyn Abbott – “A QUIET PLACE” (Paramount Pictures)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)

ANGELA BASSETT / Ramonda

CHADWICK BOSEMAN / T’Challa/Black Panther

STERLING K. BROWN / N’Jobu

WINSTON DUKE / M’Baku

MARTIN FREEMAN / Everett K. Ross

DANAI GURIRA / Okoye

MICHAEL B. JORDAN / Erik Killmonger

DANIEL KALUUYA / W’Kabi

LUPITA NYONG’O / Nakia

ANDY SERKIS / Ulysses Klaue

FOREST WHITAKER / Zuri

LETITIA WRIGHT / Shuri

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)

 

The Television Recipients are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

DARREN CRISS / Andrew Cunanan – “THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE:

AMERICAN CRIME STORY” (FX Networks)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Tilly Mitchell – “ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA” (Showtime)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

JASON BATEMAN / Martin “Marty” Byrde – “OZARK” (Netflix)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

SANDRA OH / Eve Polastri – “KILLING EVE” (BBC America)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” (Prime Video)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Miriam “Midge” Maisel – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” (Prime Video)

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THIS IS US(NBC)

ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson

STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson

NILES FITCH / Teenage Randall

MACKENZIE HANCSICSAK / Young Kate

JUSTIN HARTLEY / Kevin Pearson

FAITHE HERMAN / Annie Pearson

JON HUERTAS / Miguel Rivas

MELANIE LIBURD / Zoe

CHRISSY METZ / Kate Pearson

MANDY MOORE / Rebecca Pearson

LYRIC ROSS / Déjà

CHRIS SULLIVAN / Toby Damon

MILO VENTIMIGLIA / Jack Pearson

SUSAN KELECHI WATSON / Beth Pearson

HANNAH ZEILE / Teenage Kate

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Prime Video)

CAROLINE AARON / Shirley Maisel

ALEX BORSTEIN / Susie Myerson

RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Miriam “Midge” Maisel

MARIN HINKLE / Rose Weissman

ZACHARY LEVI / Benjamin

KEVIN POLLAK / Moishe Maisel

TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman

BRIAN TARANTINA / Jackie

MICHAEL ZEGEN / Joel Maisel

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GLOW (Netflix)

 

The 55th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award

ALAN ALDA

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