‘Chucky,’ ‘Reginald the Vampire’ and More Syfy Series Land Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)

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‘Chucky,’ ‘Reginald the Vampire’ and More Syfy Series Land Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)

Syfy has announced its spring and summer slate of television series, including “Chucky” and “Reginald the Vampire.”

The network revealed the dates during NBCUniversal’s portion of the TV Critics Assn. winter press tour in Pasadena. The second half of Season 3 of “Chucky” will premiere April 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Season 2 of “Reginald the Vampire” will premiere May 8 at 10 p.m. and Season 2 of “The Ark” will arrive in the summer. Additionally, the horror drama “SurrealEstate” has been renewed for Season 3.

In Season 3 of “Chucky,” the murderous doll finds himself in the White House. Meanwhile, “Reginald the Vampire” follows a man who “finally got his life together when he was turned into a vampire.”

“The Ark” is set100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life.”

“SurrealEstate” focuses on “real estate agent Luke Roman and an elite team of specialists that handle the cases no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away.”

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FIRST LOOKS

Amazon Freevee has released the trailer for the upcoming thriller series “Boat Story,” premiering March 12 with the release of all six episodes.

The series’ official description reads: “’Boat Story’ follows two strangers, Daisy Haggard (‘Back to Life,’ ‘Breeders’) and Paterson Joseph (‘Wonka,’ ‘Timeless’) as Janet and Samuel, who can’t believe their luck when they stumble upon a shipwrecked boat full of cocaine. With each of them desperate for a fresh start, they agree to sell the drugs and split the cash. But on their tail are the police, masked hit men, and a sharp-suited gangster known only as ‘The Tailor.’ When two ordinary people are pushed to the very edge, can they trust each other and get away with their lives and money?”

The rest of the cast includes Tcheky Karyo, Joanna Scanlan, Craig Fairbrass, Phil Daniels and Ethan Lawrence.

Harry and Jack Williams wrote the series. They also executive produce with Christopher Aird, Sarah Hammond and Daniel Walker on behalf of Two Brothers Pictures. Tommy Bulfin and Nawfal Faizullah executive produce for the BBC.

Watch the trailer below.

CASTING

Thomas Doherty has joined Season 2 of Hulu’s “Tell Me Lies” in a recurring role. The series, currently in production, unfolds over the course of eight years, following a group of college friends as they get caught up in toxic relationships and entanglements.

Doherty will play Leo, “a Junior at Baird who returns to campus after studying abroad for a year and finds himself immediately drawn to Lucy (Grace Van Patten). He is seemingly as kind as he is charming, but Lucy isn’t sure whether she can fully trust him. Leo will eventually become entangled in the web created by Lucy and Stephen’s (Jackson White) toxic  reboot relationship.”

Doherty has previously appeared in Max’s “Gossip Girl,” the Hulu series “High Fidelity” and HBO’s “Catherine the Great.”

Meaghan Oppenheimer serves as executive producer and showrunner of “Tell Me Lies,” which is based on the book by Carola Lovering. Lovering is a consulting producer.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

NBC Sports California has named Jenny Cavnar to serve as the primary play-by-play announcer for the Oakland Athletics. Cavnar will be the first female primary play-by-play announcer in MLB history. In her new role, she will call a majority of games for the Oakland A’s.

Cavnar has covered baseball for 17 years and has 20 years of experience working in media. She spent the last 12 years as a backup play-by-play announcer, pregame and postgame host, and reporter for regional television coverage of the Colorado Rockies. In 2018, she was the first woman in 25 years to call TV play-by-play for an MLB game and in 2015 was the first woman to offer analysis for a National League on radio.

“Jenny is a very talented announcer with significant experience covering baseball,” said Matt Murphy, president and general manager of NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area. “She’s been a groundbreaking professional who’s earned the admiration of fans and her peers throughout her career. We’re very excited for her to join our excellent team and lead our A’s coverage starting this season.”

Cavnar also contributes regularly to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM.

“It is a dream come true to join the broadcast team for the Oakland A’s and their rich baseball history,” said Cavnar. “Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach, I have loved the game from a young age, along with the stories, history, and relationships the game provides. I’m excited to start my 18th season as a major league broadcaster with my good friend Dallas Braden and share our experiences with the loyal fans of the Athletics as we go on this ride together.”

AWARD SHOWS

Crunchyroll has announced the musical performances and celebrity presenters for the upcoming 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, which will take place on March 2.

Japanese pop duo Yoasobi will perform in addition to Shing2 with Oma and Spin Master A1-1. Additionally, Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto will perform the new Crunchyroll Anime Awards theme song live at the ceremony, which they created.

Presenters at the live ceremony and pre-show include Chiaki Kuriyama, DeMarcus Lawrence, Emiru, Joaquim Dos Santos, Labrinth, Liza Soberano, Mercedes Varnado, Nava Rose, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Porter Robinson, Rashmika Mandanna, So Takei and Vinnie Hacker.

Voice actress Sally Amaki and entertainer Job Kabira will host the Anime Awards, which can be live streamed on YouTube and Twitch on Crunchyroll’s channels at 6 p.m. JST. Awards have been voted on by more than 34 million anime fans.

Visit here for more information on the Anime Awards lineup.

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