TV News: Pandora, Witchfinder, Colbert, Promos

Tv News Pandora Witchfinder Colbert Promos

Pandora
The CW has renewed the sci-fi drama “Pandora” for a second season to air in 2020. The renewal comes just a few days after the network also renewed summer series “The Outpost” and just two weeks after the season finale.

Priscilla Quintana stars as a young woman trying to overcome the death of her parents while finding new meaning in her life by joining EarthCom Fleet Training Academy. She soon learns there are secrets about her own identity, and she must uncover the truth. [Source: TV Series Finale]

The Witchfinder
Daisy May Cooper (“This Country”) will play a suspected witch being escorted to trial in 17th-century England in new BBC Two comedy series “The Witchfinder”. Set in 1647 in the middle of the English Civil War, comedian Tim Key stars as a failing witch hunter transporting her to a trial that could change his fortunes forever.

But his captive is an inquisitive, uncouth woman whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal. Neil and Rob Gibbons (“This Time With Alan Partridge”) created the six-part series for Baby Cow (“The Trip”). Steve Coogan executive produces. [Source: Variety]

Late Show with Stephen Colbert
CBS has struck a deal for a contract extension that will keep Stephen Colbert at the helm of the network’s “Late Show” through August of 2023 – surpassing the current deal set to expire in August 2020.

Amongst the late night talk shows, Colbert has moved CBS’ “Late Show” into first place in terms of overall viewership and the key demographic – helped by adding newsmakers and people in the headlines alongside film and TV stars along with offering proper interviews as opposed to silly games to try and get viral clicks. [Source: Variety]

TV Promos
A bunch of TV promo trailers today worth a look starting with the trailer for the third season of Netflix’s autism spectrum teen drama “Atypical,” starring Keir Gilchrist, returning November 1st. Then there’s USA Network with the trailer for the third season of anthology crime series “The Sinner” which is back sometime in 2020.

Also today is a new clip from HBO’s lavish fantasy drama “His Dark Materials” which arrives November 4th, and a featurette for their high-profile “Watchmen” TV series sequel/adaptation with star Regina King giving us a tour around the set. “Watchmen” is set to debut this Sunday October 20th.