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TV-Cap: PREACHER Premiere Date, XENA Reboot Hints, and More

TV-Cap: PREACHER Premiere Date, XENA Reboot Hints, and More

It’s a busy Tuesday, everyone, so buckle in. Today’s TV-Cap is overflowing with things you want to know: the premiere date for AMC’s Preacher, a trailer for season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, another trailer for season four of Orphan Black, a casting update for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more. Whew. Let’s dive in:

So Moody. The television adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic Preacher isn’t very far away at all. AMC announced the date along with the above smoky, dramatic poster. Preacher will premiere on Sunday, May 22, following the midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead. [Nerdist, Image: AMC]

Forget Subtext. Xena reboot writer and executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has been addressing concerns about a recent event in The 100 on Tumblr, and while answering those questions, he discussed Xena. He specifically said, “There is no reason to bring back Xena if it is not there for the purpose of fully exploring a relationship that could only be shown subtextually in first-run syndication in the 1990s.” Finally! A fully explored Xena and Gabrielle relationship. [Comic Book Resources]

Apocalyptic News. Joshua Sasse has landed a lead role in a pilot for The CW. He’s playing a man who believes the apocalypse is nigh in No Tomorrow. If the pilot gets picked up, it has Sasse in first position. That means he’s committed to it. So if Galavant does score a season three renewal, it will move forward without Sasse’s Galavant. Which makes me sad. [Deadline]

An Unlikely Hero. Star Wars Rebels features a droid named Chopper as part of the primary cast, and the astromech is grumpy and delightful. He’s been described by Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni as having a similar personality to the family cat. I love him; he’s my favorite droid. He’s the star of Wednesday’s episode, “The Forgotten Droid,” and clips show him trying to find a new left leg to match the one he apparently lost. [Star Wars]

More, Please. The first season of Cinemax’s Outcast doesn’t premiere until June 3, but that’s not stopping Cinemax from renewing the show starring Patrick Fugit for season two. The second season will likely air in 2017. [Nerdist]

Growing Up. Kimmy Schmidt is making the world a Kimmier place, and I can’t wait to jump on the bandwagon in season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Netflix has released the first trailer, and it looks like there will be all sorts of awkward moments of Kimmy trying to navigate the foreign world around her. The second season will arrive on April 15. [Slashfilm]

The Writer. Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events has added another impressive name to the cast: Patrick Warburton will play Lemony Snicket. I think it’s pretty much perfect. Snicket is a writer-photographer on the run from police and foes. Neil Patrick Harris will portray Count Olaf in the series. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kicking Ass. Elektra is part of season two of Daredevil, and she and Matt Murdock work side by side to take down some ninjas in a clip released by AOL. The clip is followed by an interview with the stars of the show, too! You’re only days away from the season two premiere on Friday. Watch the clip and interview here at Nerdist.

Darkness. Prepare to embrace a creepier path on May 1 when Penny Dreadful returns for its third season on Showtime. A newly released trailer shows glimpses of everyone from Vanessa to Malcolm to the creature. Oh, and Dr. Jekyll! [Nerdist]

Tracing the Past. Sarah’s going back to the beginning to try to find answers in the Orphan Black, and surprise, surprise, it leads to danger. The most recent trailer for season four gives away some secrets. If you’re ready to dive into spoilerrific details, click this way and read Alicia’s breakdown of the trailer.

Turning Back. Did you tune into television on Monday night? Don’t worry if you think you missed something. We have you covered with recaps of the latest Gotham, Supergirl (Red Kryptonite does not suit Kara), and Better Call Saul.

Will you be watching Preacher? What do you think of Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket? Let me know all the opinions in the comments.

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