The latest geek TV update has teasers, casting, and new geek shows.'Runaways' In, 'Inhumans' Out, Sabrina Cast, 'Animaniacs' Return, 'Got' Most Pirated, It's Godzilla's World on Netflix”). Entertainment Weekly). The poster also confirms that the new season will debut in January on CBS All Access. It will concentrate on seven mysterious signals and their connection to Mr. Spock, who will be played by Ethan Peck. Christopher Pike is also making an appearance in season 2, played by Anson Mount (Inhumans), and comedian Tig Notaro is on board to bring some levity (see “Netflix Orders 'V-Wars' With Somerhalder, Rocky & Bullwinkle Fly Again, More 'Jessica Jones,' Tig Notaro Joins 'Discovery,' Warren Ellis Series and Asimov's 'Foundation' Optioned”).
The live action Swamp Thing cast has expanded to include Jennifer Beals (Taken), who will play Sheriff Lucilia Cable. The cast also includes Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) as Abby Arcane and Maria Sten (Channel Zero) as Liz Tremayne. Derek Mears has been cast to portray the Swamp Thing for the DC Universe series, which is being directed by Underworld helmer Len Wiseman (see “AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Plans, 'Star Wars Resistance' Debut, Shudder Is a 'Lucky Man,' 'Swamp Thing' Cast, Live Action 'Ladybug & Cat Noir'”).IDW Publishing Division Loses $801,000 In Most Recent Quarter”). Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton) is showrunning and executive producing. Niles is also executive producing.
Alan Tudyk has been cast as the lead in Syfy’s Resident Alien pilot. He will play an alien who crashes to Earth near the tiny town of Patience, Colorado, and assumes the identity of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle. Sara Tomko (Once Upon a Time) will be playing Asta Twelvetrees, Corey Reynolds (The Closer) is playing Sheriff Mike Thompson, Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley) is playing D’Arcy, and Levi Fiehler (Mars) is playing Ben Hawthorne. The pilot is based on the comic by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse and published by Dark Horse (see “New Showrunner For 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Lucifer' Finds Salvation, Berlanti's $400 Million Deal, 'American Gods' Casting, 'Legion' Renewed, Syfy Orders 'Resident Alien'”). Tudyk was also recently cast as Mr. Nobody in DC Universe’s Doom Patrol (see “'Swamp Thing' Director, Superman for 'The Witcher,' Tudyk Gets Villainous, DC Universe Launch Date, 'Castlevania' Poster, Disney OTT Price Tag”).
Screen legend Ann-Margret is joining the second season of Syfy’s Happy! She will play Bebe Debarge, a former stage and screen icon, according to Deadline. She joins returning stars Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Bryce Lorenzo, and Christopher Fitzgerald. The series is based on the comic about a corrupt cop-turned-hitman by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson (see “'Happy!' Premieres Tonight on Syfy”).