Each week, Lauren Gallaway brings you the best and most exciting pop culture news. Get ready for a fresh perspective on the week’s most buzzed-about stories in the business.
Once Upon a Time Picked Up for Sixth Season
Fans of ABC’s fantasy/adventure series, Once Upon a Time, can rejoice knowing the series has officially been renewed for a sixth season. While ABC typically announces show renewals and cancellations in May, news broke this week that the Disney-owned studio would like to see Once continue on for another season. The series, which has explored popular fantasy mythos such as Frozen, Snow White, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tangled, the Little Mermaid, the Legend of King Arthur, Brave and more, is about to dive into the underworld of Hercules and Hades. When the show returns this Sunday, the show will venture into the dangerous world of limbo to seek the soul of someone they lost in the winter finale.
Once Upon a Time returns to ABC Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lives to Fight Another Day
While Marvel films pull in big box office numbers, Marvel television doesn’t typically do as well. While low ratings are traditionally a sign of impending cancellation, Marvel clearly believes in the strength of its shows, as it announced an early renewal this week for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This news comes just in time for the season’s spring premiere which kicks off this Tuesday. When the show returns it will continue to introduce new Inhumans and put S.H.I.E.L.D. up against the remaining heads of Hydra. The show is also likely to tie into Marvel’s next blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, which debuts in May.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on Tuesday, March 8 at 9 p.m.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comes Home This April
If you were one of the millions of people who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters this past December, chances are your first thought when you walked out of the theater was, “when can I see that again?” It’s been almost three months since the film opened in theaters and we are already getting the news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available to buy online as early as April 1. As the trailer above shows, the film will come with stunning extra features, including never-before-seen footage and a full documentary. If you couldn’t wait to bring Chewie, Han, Rey and BB-8 home with you, you don’t have to wait much longer.
Fuller House Gets Picked Up for a Second Season
Fuller House — the Full House revival series powered by Netflix — only debuted last week, and already we are getting an announcement about the series renewal. Personally I think this is great news. I absolutely loved everything about Fuller House and was clamoring for a second season the minute I finished the season finale. While no date has been set for the second season, it’s likely it will come around the same time next year — February 2017. The Tracking Board gave the show a full season review, which can be read here.
Fuller House season one is currently streaming on Netflix.
Dory’s Adventure Beings in New Finding Dory Trailer
The first official trailer for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming film Finding Dory is here! Dory is back and this time she is looking for her family. She doesn’t remember where they live or even what they look like, but she is determined to find them, even if it means crossing paths with a few dangerous underwater creatures — and above water humans — to find them. While her parents aren’t present in this new trailer, a slew of new and returning characters can be seen, including Nemo, Marlin, Crush and Dory’s long-time friend Destiny.
New York is in Danger in First Official Ghostbusters Trailer
The first team of Ghostbusters were a witty quartet of actors from the eighties, some of whom had made a name for themselves on Saturday Night Live. That tradition continues in the new Ghostbusters sequel, which takes place nearly thirty years later. Two of the new cast members are from SNL, and two have an extensive history headlining comedies like Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Mike and Molly. All four woman look ready to suit up and fight back in this new trailer, which includes our first look at the new ghostly force threatening New York City.
Big Hero 6 Soars Into New TV Series
When Disney and Marvel teamed up to release Big Hero Six back in 2014, they found themselves with a hit on their hands. It was a film that combined the worlds of San Francisco and Tokyo and untied the technology, heart, humor, and animation that only Disney can bring. News broke this week that the film would be getting a television sequel in the form of a TV series on Disney XD. The show will pick up right where the film left off, and will showcase Hiro, Baymax and Co.’s ability to fight super tech villains who try to wreck havoc on San Fransokyo.
Big Hero Six the Series is set to debut on Disney XD in early 2017.
Ian McShane Cast in Starz’s American Gods
Ian McShane has had a vast and extensive career, playing heroes and villains, from Judas in Jesus of Nazareth, to Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Now he is about to play his most mythical role yet as Mr. Wednesday in Starz’s adaptation of American Gods. McShane will play the embodiment of Odin, the Viking All-Father. In the series, Mr. Wednesday will travel the country to rally his fellow “old gods” to fight against the “new gods” of technology, celebrity, media and drugs. The series will be helmed by Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller and is based on Neil Gaiman’s book of the same name. You can also see McShane make his Game of Thrones debut in April.
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Entertainment journalist who’s passionate about science fiction, superheroes, and all things nerdy. Regular Comic Con attendee, co-founder of The Marvel Report and co-host of The Flash Podcast and the Peggy Carter Podcast. Assistant editor at CBR and contributing writer to HitFix and The Tracking Board. Obsessed with British accents, strong female characters, Sherlock, and Steve Rogers.
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