TV News Roundup: ‘Legion’ Trailer, ‘Blue’s Clues’ Is Back, Noah Wyle’s LGBT Role

LEGION -- Pictured: Dan Stevens as David Haller. CR: Matthias Clamer/FX
Matthias Clamer/FX
Dan Stevens as David Haller in Legion. (Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX)

All Your Must-Know Tuesday TV News:

Holler for Haller

Legion is back! The FX series, which returns on April 3, dropped its full Season 2 trailer Tuesday featuring a bunch of clues about what’s to come for David Haller (Dan Stevens). The clip starts with him waking up in a field—but not really a field—and we then learn he’s been out of commission for a year. All the while, forest mutants have aligned with sketchy government organization Division III. Oh, and apparently, the Shadow King (Aubrey Plaza) is spreading a virus now? Who knew this show could get even trippier.

Blue Gets an Upgrade

Nickelodeon announced Tuesday it’s reviving their popular kid’s show from the ’90s and ’00s, Blue’s Clues. The series, which follows the adventures of a blue-spotted dog named Blue, will feature a “refreshed signature look” in its 20 new episodes—and that includes a new host, who is still being cast.

Back After a Wyle

ER fan favorite Noah Wyle has a new TV project in the works: He’ll play the lead in CBS’ Red Line pilot from Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time) and Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, Riverdale… pretty much all of The CW). The series, according to Deadline, follows the fallout surrounding the death of a black doctor, mistakenly killed by a white cop in Chicago. Wyle will play Daniel Calder, the high school teacher who was married to the cop, and is now raising their adopted daughter alone.

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Vampire Goes Alien

The Roswell reboot continues to snag teen heartthrobs—not long after Pretty Little Liars star Tyler Blackburn was cast as Sgt. Alex Manes, Entertainment Weekly revealed that Vampire Diaries hunk Michael Trevino was on board.

It makes sense, as The CW’s updated take on the ’90s show comes from The Originals team of Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec. Trevino is set to play Kyle Valenti—Nick Wechsler’s character in the original series—the son of the town sheriff. He joins previously-announced cast members Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, and Heather Hemmens.

A Dick Wolf Reunion

Coming off of a big year in Wonder Woman, Connie Nielsen is returning to the small screen—and reuniting with old collaborator Dick Wolf! The actress will co-star in the TV heavyweight’s new CBS drama series F.B.I. focusing on the New York office of the Bureau, reports Variety.

Nielsen plays FBI Special Agent named Ellen, a “deeply respected boss” known for being “elegant, cultured” and for performing well under pressure.

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This will be the 52-year-old’s second project with Wolf, after a 2006 arc on Law & Order: SVU, filling in for Mariska Hargitay while she was on a maternity leave.