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Updates From The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Superman & Lois, and More

Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Joe Hill would love to tack a crack at remaking Maximum Overdrive. Lena Headey, Luke Wilson, and Anya Chalotra are lending their voices to a new animated take on an obscure Marvel title. There’s good news for Archer’s future. Plus, what’s to come on Star Trek: Discovery and Dolly Parton is here to save Christmas. Spoilers, away!

Maximum Overdrive

Appearing as a guest on Mick Garris’s Post Mortem podcast, Joe Hill stated he’d “jump” at the chance to remake his father’s directorial debut, Maximum Overdrive.

Alien Xmas

A trailer for Netflix’s November 2020 programming roster includes our first look at the Chiodo Bros. stop-motion Christmas special, Alien Xmas.

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Christmas on the Square

Meanwhile, Dolly Parton plays an angel out to redeem Christine Baranski in the trailer for Christmas on the Square, also coming to Netflix this November.


Bloody-Disgusting has a clip from the Sliders-esque Parallel, coming to VOD this December.

Minor Premise

A neuroscientist pits the “ten fragments of his consciousness” against one another in the trailer for Minor Premise, coming to VOD December 4.

Superman & Lois

The Wrap reports Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Stacey Faber has joined the cast of Superman & Lois as Leslie Larr “the right hand to one of the most influential people on the planet, she’s gone from a young, idealistic dreamer to a hardened, world-worn dream killer. Athletic, strong…and oftentimes heartless.” The character’s name is likely a nod to the Kryptonian villain Lesla-Lar, an enemy of Supergirl hailing from the bottle city of Kandor.


Deadline also reports Lena Headey, Luke Wilson, and Anya Chalotra will lend their voices to New-Gen, an animated series based on the Marvel comic book about a pair of nanotech-enhanced twin brothers (Finn and Nick Wolfhard) sworn to protect the futuristic city of the title. Headey will play Thea, “the beautiful and prophetic matriarch of the Association of the Protection of New-Gen” opposite Wilson as Roboduck, “a comical and mischievous sidekick whose special ability is burping fire.” Details on Calotra’s character are not available at this time.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

A recently spotted Minimates figure confirms Wyatt Russell’s character, John F. Walker, starts out as the “new” Captain America—at least in the eyes of the U.S. Government, presumably, as is usually the case with U.S. Agent—in The Falcon and the Winter Solider.


Huzzah! Archer has been renewed for a twelfth season at FX.


The Winchesters continue their plight to attack and dethrone God in the synopsis for “Inherit the Earth,” the November 12 episode of Supernatural.

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond

A new newcomer causes trouble in the synopsis for “Shadow Puppets,” the November 8 episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

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Fear the Walking Dead

Ginny is discussed in the synopsis for “Honey,” the November 8 episode of Fear the Walking Dead.

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A team is recruited in the synopsis for the fourth episode of neXt.

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Netflix has released another trailer for Paranormal, an Egyptian horror series starring a cynical hematology professor and his university colleague investigating the supernatural.


A new trailer revealsServant returns for a second season on January 15.

Star Trek: Discovery

Finally, the Discovery encounters a new race of insectoid aliens in the trailer for next week’s episode, “People of Earth.”

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