At today’s Paramount+ Television Critics Association presentation, the streaming service revealed a first look at Guilty Party, Star Trek: Prodigy and The Game. We’ll kick things off with The Guilty!
Paramount+ released the teaser art and first look images (which you can view throughout this article) for its new half-hour, genre-bending original series, Guilty Party.
From creator Rebecca Addelman (Dead to Me) and starring Kate Beckinsale (Jolt) and newcomer Jules Latimer, the 10-episode first season will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, Oct. 14 exclusively on Paramount+.
Guilty Party follows Beth Burgess (Beckinsale), a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother, Toni Plimpton (Latimer), who has been sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she didn’t commit.
In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun-smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.
In addition to Beckinsale and Latimer, Guilty Party also stars Geoff Stults (Little Fires Everywhere), Laurie Davidson (The Good Liar), Andre Hyland (The Death of Dick Long), Tiya Sircar (Good Sam), and Alanna Ubach (Euphoria).
Addelman also serves as executive producer alongside director Trent O’Donnell, Kate Beckinsale, Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell, Jim Ziegler, Mike Farah and co-executive producers Becca Kinskey and Whitney Hodack. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Funny Or Die and Mosaic.
Paramount+ announced that its upcoming revival of the groundbreaking series The Game will debut on Thursday, Nov. 11. In addition, the service also announced two new cast members joining the team: Tim Daly (Madam Secretary), who will play Colonel Ulysses S. Thatcher, a self-made billionaire, and Toby Sandeman (Power Book III: Raising Kanan), who will play Garret Evans, the top football player in the league.
Fan favorite Coby Bell (Walker) will make a special appearance reprising his role as former footballer Jason Pitts.
Relocating from San Diego to Sin City, The Game returns with a mix of new players and original cast to offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football.
The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect and love – all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game.
The Game also stars Wendy Raquel Robinson (Insecure) as sports agent Tasha Mack; Hosea Chanchez (Black Lightning) as footballer Malik Wright; Adriyan Rae (Chicago Fire) as Brittany Pitts, the daughter of Jason and Kelly Pitts; Vaughn Hebron (Tyler Perry’s The Oval) as Jamison Fields, an undrafted free agent; and Analisa Velez (Sneaky Pete) as Raquel Navarro, Brittany’s best friend.
Legacy players Brittany Daniel (Cheaper by the Dozen) and Pooch Hall (Ray Donovan) will make special appearances, reprising their roles as Kelly Pitts and Derwin Davis, respectively.
The Game is executive produced by original show creator Mara Brock Akil, showrunner and writer Devon Greggory (American Soul), Salim Akil (Black Lightning), and original executive producer Kelsey Grammer (Girlfriends) and Tom Russo (black-ish) of Grammnet NH Productions. Kevin Bray (Insecure) will direct the first two episodes of the inaugural season. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Akil Productions and Grammnet NH Productions.
The 10-episode first season of the new series will stream exclusively on Paramount+. All nine seasons of The Game, which originally aired on The CW and then BET, are also currently available to binge on Paramount+. The series will be distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
STAR TREK: PRODIGY
The streaming service also unveiled the main title sequence for the upcoming all-new animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy, featuring a theme scored by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino. First look images of the series’ main villains, The Diviner (voiced by John Noble) and Drednok (voiced by Jimmi Simpson), also made their debut and can be viewed above.
The main title sequence and first-look images were revealed by Star Trek: Prodigy executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman. The series music is by Nami Melumad (An American Pickle, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, Absentia).
“I am excited that I had the opportunity to write the main theme for Kevin and Dan’s latest project, and as always am thrilled to be a part of the ‘Star Trek’ family,” said Michael Giacchino. “I’m especially looking forward to everyone hearing the incredible work of composer Nami Melumad, who will take the reins of scoring the episodes. Not only is she extremely talented, she is a true ‘Star Trek’ fan.”
Produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere on Paramount+ in the U.S. this fall.
The Star Trek: Prodigy virtual TCA panel featured voice cast members Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok); executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin; director/co-executive producer Ben Hibon; and President of Nickelodeon Animation Ramsey Naito.
Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago), the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, and will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future.
These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered — a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise — but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
The series is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, led by President of Animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, co-executive produces and serves as the creative lead of the all-new animated series. Aaron Baiers also serves as co-executive producer.