By Courtney Potter
Disney+ Debuts New Trailer for Marvel Studios’ Loki
We’ve been looking forward to this series for a while, and now we’re only a few months away: Marvel Studios’ Loki is an all-new, original series bringing mischief and mayhem exclusively to Disney+ beginning this June—and we were just gifted a brand-new look at the series, above…
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Loki follows the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother Thor’s shadow; after fleeing with the Tesseract, Loki is a fish-out-of-water when he lands in a world of trouble with the bureaucratic TVA (Time Variance Authority). Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character and is joined by a veritable who’s-who of costars—including Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant.
Mark your calendars: Loki will appear on your TV (and/or favorite streaming device) starting Friday, June 11.
5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend
Did you know Disney’s fan favorite Newsies was released to theaters 29 years ago this very weekend? Celebrate with Jack “Cowboy” Kelly, David, Crutchy, Spot Conlon, and the whole toe-tappin’ newsboy gang by checking out the 1992 film (that later inspired Disney Theatrical’s stage musical) on Disney+… and there’s more fun to be had from around the worlds of Disney, so take a gander at what you can expect and plan your weekend viewing accordingly, y’all.
Freeform’s The Bold Type Returns for Fifth and Final Season
Freeform’s critically acclaimed series The Bold Type will premiere its fifth—and final—season on Wednesday, May 26, at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT, and will be available the next day on Hulu. The farewell episodes of this fan-favorite series will celebrate the trio’s journey into becoming who they were each meant to be. Nikohl Boosheri will recur during the season as Adena El-Amin, and renowned fashionista (and RuPaul’s Drag Race judge) Carson Kressley will guest star as himself in the season premiere.
Season four of The Bold Type left Kat (Aisha Dee), Jane (Katie Stevens), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) at their limits, both personally and professionally, at Scarlet Magazine. Now, after five truly empowering seasons, this group is on the brink of defining who they really are and how best to leave their mark on the world. Also starring Melora Hardin, the series is executive produced by Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Brian Madden, Ruben Fleischer, and Sandrine Gros d’Aillon.
Another Sneak Peek at Marvel Studios’ Black Widow
Just this week, in anticipation of its long-awaited premiere this summer, Marvel Studios released an all-new peek at Black Widow—showcasing Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as she struggles to face her past and deal with unfinished business.
In Black Widow, Romanoff tries to wipe out some of the red in her ledger after a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, she must deal with her history as a spy… as well as the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. The film also stars Florence Pugh as Yelena; David Harbour as Alexei, aka The Red Guardian; and Rachel Weisz as Melina. The first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.
This action-packed spy thriller will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (requiring a one-time additional fee), in most Disney+ markets, on July 9. We can’t wait!
First Look at Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Get ready, Wildcats: We’re about to catch back up with our favorite troupe of teenage thespians! Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series kicks off Friday, May 14, on Disney+, and there’s major competition in the air; East High decides to produce Beauty and the Beast as their spring musical and face off with crosstown rivals North High whilst doing so… Check out the tuneful trailer, and some new images from the season, right here at D23.com.
ABC Summer Premiere Dates Announced
Our friends at ABC are ready to kick off a summer full of fun, thrills, and even romance, with their lineup of fabulous star-studded unscripted series. Three new shows—The Celebrity Dating Game, When Nature Calls (working title), and The Ultimate Surfer—will make their debut alongside 11 of the most popular and well-known titles on television.
On May 26, Press Your Luck and The $100,000 Pyramidwill return for their patented high-stakes shenanigans… then the Luke Wilson-hosted Emergency Call returns on Friday, June 4. Next, ABC will welcome back Celebrity Family Feud, The Chase, and To Tell the Truth on Sunday, June 6. Fan favorite Katie Thurston will make her entrance as The Bachelorette on Monday, June 7.
And that’s not all… Are you ready for a boatload of Bolton? Yes, you heard us: Michael Bolton himself is coming to ABC, as the executive producer and costar of the all-new The Celebrity Dating Game, hosted by actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel. The series—which is exactly what you think it is (celebrities looking for love with a series of initially hidden singletons, but with the added benefit of hilarious parody tunes from Bolton)—makes its “Summer Fun & Games” debut on Monday, June 14.
But wait, there’s more! Look for more Card Sharksbeginning Wednesday, June 16. Thursday nights will feature hilarity and hijinks with the premieres of brand-new show When Nature Calls (WT); the returning fan-favorite show Holey Moley; and the newest mystery game show The Hustler on Thursday, June 17. Later in the summer, Bachelor in Paradise will make its long-awaited return on Monday, August 16—and on Monday, August 23, the competition series The Ultimate Surfer will make its network debut.
It’s truly an embarrassment of summertime riches, and we are—as the kids say—here for it.
Revenge, But Make It Fashion: New Cruella Trailer
Just what happened to make Cruella de Vil the ridiculously memorable—not to mention terrifically chic—villain she is today? That’s the premise behind Disney’s live-action feature film Cruella, debuting simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ (with Premier Access, for a one-time additional fee) next month. And this week, we’ve been gifted with another colorful trailer for the Craig Gillespie-helmed film…
Cruella follows the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious antiheros. In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a clever and creative young grifter named Estella (Oscar® winner Emma Stone) is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman (Oscar winner Emma Thompson), a fashion legend who is devastatingly, and more than a little terrifyingly, haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent Cruella.
Look for Cruella to stomp the proverbial runway beginning Friday, May 28!
ICYMI: Premiere Date Set for Disney Junior’s The Chicken Squad
An adorable new animated series, which takes its inspiration from popular books from author Doreen Cronin, is coming to Disney Junior beginning Friday, May 14! We’ve got a look at all the news that’s fit to hatch about The Chicken Squad—including a rundown of some of the show’s amazing guest-star voices, as well as a new trailer—right here.