Last Week’s Episode: A Joke And A Song

Last Week's Episode

Learn about a whole lot of things you can watch that AREN’T impeachment hearings on CSPAN inside!!!!


I love a good marketing tie-in and I won’t apologize for it.

Despite reporting to the contrary at The Hollywood ReporterDeadline says sources claim Todd Phillips is definitely not planning on more DC origin stories and a Joker sequel is NOT in the works. Really banking on this being true, y’all. [Deadline]

I know ‘actor wants huge franchise paycheck’ isn’t the most breaking news but also…yes.

NEON, the company distributing Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite (out in theatres now! definitely go for a disturbing time!) has bought the distribution rights to his 2003 film Memories of a Murder, which also stars Bong-muse Song Kang-ho. [Variety]

Kathleen Kennedy sat down with Rolling Stone and immediately said of Episode IX, “There’s no source material. We don’t have comic books. We don’t have 800-page novels,” which is pretty rude to Charles Soule tbh. [Rolling Stone]

Kelvin timeline Star Trek 4 is back on, baby, with Fargo and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley set to direct. [io9]


Is this not the content we’re all looking for? Not only will the upcoming 911 spinoff, 911 Lone Star, feature a gay couple played by Ronen Rubinstein and Rafael Silva, trans actor Brian Michael Smith (Queen Sugar) will be playing a firefighter. Anyway I love procedurals but I really love procedurals with gay characters (shout out to NCIS: New Orleans) so I guess I have to start watching a show about cops and firefighters….in love.

A new trailer for Runaways third and last season has dropped — the final end of the Jeph Loeb era of Marvel TV. [Deadline]

And in other trailer news, one for Netflix’s upcoming V-Wars has also dropped. Starring Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), the show is based on an IDW comic by Jonathan Mayberry, Marco Turini, and Alan Robinson. [Hypable]

Lord of the Rings, a show that does not yet exist, has been renewed by Amazon for season 2. [Variety]

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins from Great British Bakeoff will be playing hired guns in an upcoming sitcom Hitmen. [Metro]


PlutoTV, a free streaming service, now has an entire channel just for Naruto. [Anime News Network]

Grab Bag

Brenda Song, Disney queen AND Homecoming Warrior, opens up to Teen Vogue about not being asked to read for Crazy Rich Asians, Disney keeping her from Gran Torino, and her new show Dollface with Kat Dennings. [Teen Vogue]

Was Disney+ hacked? It appears that while customers were locked out of their account and some had their accounts sold (which??), the usernames and passwords were culled from OTHER hacks.  [CNN]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.