Happy Geek Pride Day! As you prepare for a day of celebrating all things nerdy, we wanted to pinpoint some current and upcoming shows (and one film!) that should definitely be on your radar. Get ready to mark your calendars for your next geeky obsessions!.
CHECK OUT THESE NEW SERIES:
Talking Preacher – Premiere date: May 29 at 10:30 PM ET/PT – UNSCRIPTED
“Talking Preacher,” is the live after show to AMC’s new series “Preacher.” Hosted by comic and super-fan Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, “Talking Dead,” “Talking Saul”), the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, creators, producers and celebrity fans discussing and analyzing the supernatural, darkly comedic and twisted new series. “Talking Preacher” will debut Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following an encore airing of “Preacher’s” pilot episode at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with series star Dominic Cooper and series executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin as guests. The second installment will air following the season finale on Sunday, July 31st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Cleverman – Premiere date: June 1 at 10 PM ET/PT – SCRIPTED
A co-production of Red Arrow International and SundanceTV, “Cleverman” is an epic genre drama featuring a superb ensemble cast led by Scottish actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Golden Globe® nominee Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King) and Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games).
“Cleverman” is a six episode one-hour drama that sees a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit and kill them. Central to the drama is the story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight for their own survival. Otherworldly creatures also emerge into this fragile and dangerous place, in this action-packed new series.
CLEVERMAN is based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen. Michael Miller is script producer and writers are Michael Miller and Jon Bell. Producers are Rosemary Blight and Lauren Edwards for Goalpost Pictures, Ryan Griffen, for Pukeko Pictures, Angela Littlejohn, with executive producers Sally Riley, Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant, Martin Baynton, Adam Fratto, Jan David Frouman and Amelie Kienlin.
Preacher – New Episodes Resume: June 5 at 9 PM ET/PT- SCRIPTED
“Preacher,” is based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name. It is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together, and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The series is executive produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (“This Is The End”, “Superbad”, “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).
Dead Rising: Endgame – Premiere Date: June 20 – SCRIPTED/MOVIE
Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”) returns to DEAD RISING: ENDGAME as Chase Carter, the well-known television journalist who goes back underground to stop the military’s rogue operation and break the ultimate story. Keegan Connor Tracy (“Once Upon a Time,” “Bates Motel”) returns as camera operator and producer, Jordan Blair. Attempting to thwart their plans is Dennis Haysbert (“24,” “SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR,” “WRECK-IT RALPH”) reprising his role as General Lyons, a crooked Military Intelligence Officer. Patrick Sabongui (“The Art of More”) returns in a new role, playing a skilled zombie killer and video game aficionado who talks a big and crude game to mask his gentle side.
The film also features new cast including Billy Zane (ZOOLANDER 2, TITANIC) as Rand, a handsome, cruel scientist who was hired by the government to find a cure for the raging zombie infection, but is instead conducting horrendous experiments on the infected. Marie Avgeropoulos (“The 100″) plays Sandra Lowe, a skilled computer hacker and Chase’s on-and-off girlfriend who joins him in his quest to battle the zombie-infested underground and stop General Lyons’ plan. Ian Tracey (“Bates Motel,” MAN OF STEEL) portrays George Hancock, the courageous whistleblower who compels Chase and his team to enter a zombie-infested city on a rescue mission. Jessica Harmon (“iZombie,” IF I HAD WINGS) plays Jill, a news producer who joins Chase and his intrepid crew to infiltrate a secret laboratory and stop the carnage. Victor Webster (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Continuum”) is Chuck Greene, the reluctant hero and protagonist of the Dead Rising 2 video game. Additionally, Camille Sullivan (“The Man in the High Castle”) portrays the role of Susan Ingot, the CEO of Phenotrans, the manufacturer of Zombrex, the vaccine that keeps the zombie infection at bay.
SOME RETURNING SERIES
Fear the Walking Dead – Season 2B Premiere: August 21 at 9 PM ET/PT – SCRIPTED
The season two opener delivered 8.8 million viewers including 5.7 million adults 25-54 and 5.3 million adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, solidifying “Fear the Walking Dead” as the #2 show on cable (behind only “The Walking Dead”) and the #7 show in all of television – cable and broadcast – among adults 18-49 this television season. The series is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand. Season one left off with Madison, Travis and their extended family taking temporary shelter in Strand’s gated estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over Los Angeles, Strand prepares to escape to “Abigail,” his large yacht moored offshore.
Halt and Catch Fire – Season 3 Premiere Date: August 2016 – SCRIPTED
In “Halt & Catch Fire” Season 3, Mutiny leaves Texas for the big leagues of Silicon Valley. Founders Cameron and Donna search for the idea that will launch Mutiny as a player, but new collaborators test their partnership. Gordon struggles to find a place within his wife’s company as Joe builds upon his empire, reinventing himself with a bold play that shocks the Valley and sends him back into the lives of his old partners.
The series was created by Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and executive produced by Cantwell, Rogers, showrunner Jonathan Lisco (“Southland”) and Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify,” Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify”). The series stars Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan; Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark; Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark; Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe; and Toby Huss as John Bosworth.