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Orphan: First Kill and Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 Revealed

Paramount+ today revealed the trailer and release date for Orphan: First Kill and the premiere date and key art for Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3.

The horror prequel Orphan: First Kill will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ and will be available to purchase on Digital beginning Friday, August 19, 2022 in the U.S. The film will also debut in limited theaters.

Orphan: First Kill and Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 Revealed

Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit Orphan.

Produced by eOne and Dark Castle Entertainment, the prequel stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Rossif Sutherland and Julia Stiles.

Orphan: First Kill

After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.

Orphan: First Kill

Orphan: First Kill is directed by William Brent Bell from a screenplay by David Coggeshall and story by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Alex Mace.

The film is produced by Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff, Ethan Erwin, James Tomlinson, and executive produced by Jen Gorton, Josie Liang, Victor Moyers, Kyle Irving, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Daryl Katz, Chloe Katz and Paul Marcaccio.

The film is licensed internationally by Sierra/Affinity. Orphan: First Kill is rated R for bloody violence, language and brief sexual content.

You can watch the official trailer using the player below and scroll down for more photos.

Orphan: First Kill Poster

Paramount+ today also announced that season three of its hit original half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 25, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S.

Following the premiere, the remaining nine episodes of the 10-episode long season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays. The official key art for the upcoming third season was also revealed and can be viewed below.

Created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), season three of Star Trek: Lower Decks challenges the U.S.S. Cerritos ensigns in (hilarious) ways they could never imagine, starting with a shocking resolution for season two’s epic cliffhanger finale.

The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero.

The Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.

The series is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, Katie Krentz (219 Productions), and Heather Kadin serve as executive producers alongside creator and showrunner Mike McMahan.

Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan to the project, also serves as an executive producer. Titmouse (Big Mouth), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.

Star Trek: Lower Decks streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Latin America and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more and in Canada, airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.


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