TV News: Voltron, Elements, Star, Gypsy

Voltron: Legendary Defender
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have announced a January 20th 2017 premiere date for the second season of “Voltron Legendary Defender”.

The premiere picks up where the first season left off, with the Voltron Force broken after their first encounter with Emperor Zarkon. Can they rebuild and save the galaxy? [Source: Netflix]

Elements
USA Network has begun development of the high-concept drama “Elements” at Full Fathom Five, Amblin TV, Intrigue and Universal Cable Productions. Controversial author James Frey is penning the script.

Based on a French-language Canadian film/web series “Temps Mort,” the story follows the aftermath of an extreme environmental shift across the world. On a beautiful day in Miami, it starts to snow, and doesn’t stop – leaving the world frozen as one man searches for his fiancee before the world falls cold. [Source: Deadline]

Star
Tyrese Gibson is joining FOX’s music-themed series “Star” as a recurring love interest for Queen Latifah’s semi-matriarchal character Carlotta in the Lee Daniels-produced series about three talented singers seeking stardom.

Gibson plays Pastor Bobby Harris who presides over Carlotta’s congregation. A handsome ex-thug who has turned his life over to God, Bobby begins a relationship with Carlotta. Their romance will be challenged on many fronts and will ultimately create a crisis of faith for them both. [Source: TV Line]

Gypsy
“Sing Street” actress Lucy Boynton has been cast in a key role opposite Naomi Watts in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Gypsy. The series follows the journey of therapist Jean Holloway (Watts) who develops dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.

Boynton will play Allison, a nineteen-year-old patient of Jean (Watts). She has recently dropped out of school to support her addiction and is hiding this secret from her mother. [Source: Deadline]