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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Trailer, ‘Yellowstone’ Return Date, ‘The Penguin’ Teaser, ‘Snowpiercer’ Trailer, ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Voice Cast Announced, Jesse Lee Soffer Joins ‘FBI: International’, and More!

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Season two of Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere July 1 on Netflix with all twenty episodes. The series follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. In season two, these six young outcasts who make up the Prodigy crew are assigned a new mission aboard the USS Voyager-A to rescue Captain Chakotay and bring peace to Gwyn’s home world. However, when their plan goes astray, it creates a time paradox that jeopardizes both their future and past. 

Yellowstone returns November 10 on Paramount Network. The series chronicles the Dutton family who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. 

The Penguin premieres this September on Max. Starring Colin Farrell as Oz Cobb (aka “The Penguin”), the eight-episode DC Studios limited series continues filmmaker Matt Reeves’ The Batman epic crime saga that began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster “The Batman.”

The fourth and final season of Snowpiercer premieres July 21 on AMC and AMC+. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the graphic novel series by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, and the film from Bong Joon Ho. The action-packed finale of Season 3 left a split with Melanie Cavill leading the Eternal Engine and those passengers who chose to stay aboard Snowpiercer for relative safety, and Andre Layton leading the others on Big Alice choosing to adventure to the unknown, outside world of New Eden.

The voice cast of Prime Video’s Batman: Caped Crusader have been announced. Hamish Linklater will play Batman/Bruce Wayne. Christina Ricci will portray Catwoman/Selina Kyle. Jamie Chung voices Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Diedrich Bader will play Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

Jesse Lee Soffer has been cast in FBI: International. He will make his first appearance when the CBS series returns for season four in the fall. He will fill the void from the departure of original star Luke Kleintank. 

Season two of Kamp Koral: Spongebob’s Under Years premieres July 10 on Paramount+ with all thirteen episodes. In season two, SpongeBob and all his friends return to KAMP KORAL for another spirited summer of fun. Camp activities include staying up all night, monster lessons, digging up a prehistoric creature and having the best summer ever! 

Prime Video has ordered a yet-to-be-titled half-hour series from Riz Ahmed who will also produce, write, and star in the series. The series follows Shah Latif, a struggling actor on the cusp of landing the role of a lifetime, only to find himself thrust into a full blown existential crisis and trippy conspiracy thriller all at the same time. 

Patrick Dempsey has joined the cast of Dexter: Original Sin. He will be a series regular joining Christian Slater, Patrick Gibson, Molly Brown, James Martinez, Christina Milian, Alex Shimizu and Reno Wilson in the Dexter prequel series. 

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta returns July 23 on MTV. The cast get back to their roots by focusing on their craft and collaborating to create the first ever Love & Hip Hop album. New music is on the way from Spice, Rasheeda, Amy Luciani, Renni Rucci, Scrappy, and more as they work together to produce a group album, all while juggling their personal endeavors with family, career, and relationships. 

Kandi Burruss is set to join season two of hulu’s Reasonable Doubt. She will recur alongside series regulars Emayatzy Corinealdi, Morris Chestnut, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Aderinsola Olabode and Thaddeus J. Mixson. After trying to heal from her wounds from last season’s arduous trial and deadly affair, Jax Stewart is attempting to get her life back on track. That is until one of her closest friends reveals that she has killed her husband. Her friend is claiming self-defense, but an uncompromising prosecutor thinks otherwise. Needing all the help she can get, Jax brings in an ambitious defense attorney to lead the case, but things get tense very quickly. Can Jax defend her friend, save her marriage and protect her energy while being catapulted into the biggest case of her career? Or will she lose it all? 

80’s hair metal docuseries Nothin’ But a Good Time: The Uncensored Story premieres later this year on Paramount+. The three-part series showcases the notoriously wild ’80s hard rock phenomenon and features interviews with those who lived the scene, including Bret Michaels, Stephen Pearcy, Nuno Bettencourt, Dave “Snake” Sabo, and Riki Rachtman, along with Corey Taylor and Steve-O, among many others. Based on the acclaimed book “Nöthin But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion” by esteemed rock journalists Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock, the series delivers a fresh and shockingly candid behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most iconic eras. Each episode showcases the insanity and blazing ambition that has enthralled generations of music lovers and continues to influence culture to this day. 

Japanese school drama series Chastity High premieres August 29 on Netflix. Set in an ultra-elite high school that imposes a strict ban on dating between boys and girls, the series explores the consequences of forbidden love as a mysterious social media account begins exposing scandalous secrets. Students fight to expose one another as they rebel against the school and its overbearing rules. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live has announced its guest host lineup for the summer. Martin Short will kick off the summer as guest host the week of June 24. Anthony Anderson, Kathryn Hahn, Kumail Nanjiani, Lamorne Morris, Jeff Goldblum, RuPaul, and Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are all set to guest host throughout the summer. Dates will be announced at a later time. Martin Shorts’ guests next week will include Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Sienna Miller, Jelly Roll, and Beck, with musical performances by Imagine Dragons, Jelly Roll, Beck, and The Warning. 

Master of the House premieres July 18 on Netflix. The mysterious death of a tycoon in his lavish mansion kicks off a vicious battle over a multi-billion-baht inheritance between his heirs and the young housekeeper he recently married.

Season two of crime drama Troppo premieres July 25 with all eight episodes. Six months after Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell solved their first murder case, the unlikely duo is now investigating the bizarre local murder of a healing retreat leader with connections to an exotic drug ring and a ‘bikie’ gang. While Amanda tangles with an old enemy and finds a new love interest, Ted’s past stalks him and his family to Crimson Lake – with deadly consequences. Adapted for television by Yolanda Ramke, Troppo is based on the Crimson Lake books, a contemporary crime series set in Queensland, Australia, written by author Candice Fox. Season two is inspired by the second book in the series, “Redemption Point”. 

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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