The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 26, 2018
CBS’ streaming service CBS All Access is planning to produce the first-ever Star Trek comedy series. The animated series is being written by the same people who did Adult Swim’s ”Rick and Morty”. The series will be called Star Trek: Lower Decks, and will tackle the Federation from a comedic perspective, focusing “on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships.” The new show is the latest Trek project by the CBS All Access streaming service, which also has Star Trek: Discovery, which returns for its second season in January, and a new show with Patrick Stewart reprising his character Jean-Luc Picard in the works.
Paramount Pictures is planning to do a remake of the 1995 comedy Clueless. The original film starred Alicia Silverstone as a Beverly Hills high schooler, who tried to help an unpopular girl become popular. The movie was a solid box-office hit, but had an even bigger impact on pop culture. A TV spinoff followed. Paramount Studios is hiring Marquita Robinson, a writer and story editor on Netflix’s GLOW, to pen the script for an update. Oliver is best known for writing Girls Trip.
Disney has dropped Johnny Depp from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in five “Pirates” movies over the past 15-years. Original “Pirates” script writer Stuart Beattie confirmed that Disney is rebooting the franchise which means Depp is out.
ScreenCrush first reported on “Batman Cries”, a new song that recently debuted from singer-songwriter Joe Settineri. The music video for the song, which you can check out above, features Settineri simultaneously playing a sad Batman and an average man who tries to emotionally lift up the Caped Crusader.
Jamie Lee Curtis tells People magazine that she earned $8,000 for starring in the original Halloween movie. Producers gave her $200 to buy her own wardrobe at JCPenney.
With less than two weeks before the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Hulu is welcoming ABC News Live and CBS News’ CBSN to its stable. The made-for-the-internet 24-hour news channels joins Cheddar, the startup news network that joined Hulu this spring. Hulu’s $40 per month package also includes traditional cable networks like CNN and Fox News.
Be honest; did you call off from work or school today so you can play Red Dead Redemption 2 all day?
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 25, 2018