TV News Roundup: ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Nightflyer’ Teasers, Oliver Trumps Pence & More
ALL YOUR MUST-KNOW TUESDAY TV NEWS:
Supergirl is weeks away from returning, and a new teaser for the April 16 episode looks pretty chaotic. We see Kara (Melissa Benoist) and crew are reminded of the Toyman’s (Henry Czerny) death as the words “playtime returns” scroll across the screen.
Though he blew himself up at his own funeral, the Toyman (aka Winn Schott Sr.) is somehow up to his old antics. Toy monkeys, a threatening mystery woman, and bombs leave fans wondering if he’s causing trouble from beyond the grave or this is some sort of copycat.
“Do Not Bring the ‘Nightflyer’ Back to Earth”
The mind behind everyone’s favorite fantasy show, Game of Thrones, is exploring space beyond our planet in the new SyFy series, Nightflyers. The show is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s 1980 novella of the same name, and it’s giving us some serious Alien vibes in the first trailer—a spaceship crew running from a mysterious entity? Yikes!
“This is a warning, not a distress call. Do not board this ship, do not bring the nightflyer back to Earth,” narrates Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson. “Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship,” Martin previously teased. “It’s Psycho in space.” From the setup to the special effects, this teaser packs a punch—too bad viewers will have to wait until fall for the premiere.
John Oliver Outsells Mike Pence
In a surprising turn of events, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver‘s children’s book, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, has outsold the one it was spoofing. Mike Pence’s original version focused on his bunny, Marlon Bundo, as he explored the White House. In Oliver’s version, Marlon Bundo falls for another male rabbit and gets married. “[Pence] clearly, to put it in the nicest possible terms, is not a friend of the LGBTQ community,” Oliver elaborated. The comedian’s book sold out on its first printing and took the bestselling spot on Amazon, while Pence’s came in fourth.
No More Winter Paradise for Bachelor?
The Vermont resort that served as the location for this year’s Bachelor Winter Games was shut down for failing to pay their taxes. According to a rep for the Hermitage Club, the resort missed a payment and has been ordered to close until they make the required installment, which could happen as soon as this weekend. The luxe ski club apparently defaulted $16 million in loans and owes $1 million in back taxes.
S**t Goes Boom
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger just released a new, action-packed trailer full of teenage struggle and self-discovery. Set to premiere this summer on Freeform, the show is just the latest in a long line of Marvel projects in the works and currently on-screen.
This series features opposite individuals Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), who bond over their unusual powers. The intense trailer teases tragedy, with the narrator saying ominously, “One will live, and one will die.” Uh oh!