The good fight went back to her very weird and funny roots this week and introduced Mandy Patinkin as a judge – let’s say ‘unconventional’, and it’s like my favorite character from Country got a new job. I know everyone is probably at the max of the number of streaming channels they can / want to subscribe to, but The good fight is reason enough to at least check out Paramount Plus. And I have no idea what’s going to happen in the next episode of Loki but (slight spoiler ahead!) I can’t imagine that the two characters that were pruned will remain pruned.
This week, we finally get our first look at the prequel to The Sopranos and a new look at the new Masters of the Universe show.
The Many Saints of Newark
In this prequel to The Sopranos, Michael Gandolfini plays Tony Soprano, the iconic role that won his father James several awards. Michael is a young Tony in what director Alan Taylor says is the story of Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola) – father of The Sopranos‘Christopher, the man who made Tony what he is. We catch a glimpse of Vera Farmiga as Livia, who appears to be playing the matriarch as cold as the late Nancy Marchand. Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll and Ray Liotta also star in The Many Saints of Newark, which hits theaters and on HBO Max on October 1.
An American tourist on vacation in Greece has a car accident, and when he wakes up he is embroiled in a conspiracy and people shoot him. However, Mr Beckett does not appear to have the same skills as Jason Bourne, which will likely make things a little more difficult as he tries to figure out what is going on and tries to get to the US Embassy. . John David Washington and Alicia Vikander star in Beckett, which hits Netflix on August 13.
The second trailer for Foundation finally gives us a release date for this long-awaited series based on the novels of Isaac Asimov. The fall of the Galactic Empire was predicted by Hari Seldon (Jared Harris), so he must build a foundation to preserve the knowledge of mankind. With Harris, Lee Pace plays Brother Day and Lou Llobell plays Gaal Dornick. Foundation premieres September 24 on Apple TV Plus, with new episodes every Friday.
Masters of the Universe: Apocalypse Part 1
We got a teaser for Kevin Smith’s revival of He-Man’s Adventures in June, and now we have the full trailer. This is not a retelling of He-Man’s story, but picks up where the original TV show ended in 1985. Chris Wood, Mark Hamill, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headley and Mark Hamill (as that Skeletor) play the characters Masters of the Universe, which debuts on Netflix on July 23.
In this trailer, Kate Beckinsale kicks and beats people, but she’s not a vampire; instead, she suffers from a rare disease that infuriates her if she does not receive regular shock treatments from Stanley Tucci. Naturally she meets a guy who doesn’t panic at her shocking state (sorry) and of course he gets killed and the cops think she did, so she has to get revenge. Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox and Susan Sarandon also star in Shaking which arrives on Amazon Prime Video on July 23.