American Horror Story will officially return to TV screens on in early October. FX announced today that American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on the network on Wednesday, October 9th, launching a new season of creator Ryan Murphy’s anthology series. The bulk of Coven will take place in New Orleans across multiple time periods, and as the title suggests, the story will be focusing on witchcraft. Kathy Bates plays real life serial killer Madam LaLaurie, a woman who kept slaves captive in her home in the 1800s, and Angela Bassett plays a character loosely inspired by famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau.
Hit the jump to watch a few creepy new teasers for the series and to read the official synopsis. The show also stars Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, and Lily Rabe. American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on FX this October.
In between last night’s season finale of True Blood and new episode of The Newsroom, HBO premiered a couple of new teasers for the upcoming seasons of Girls and Eastbound and Down. The “in production” trailer for season three of Girls actually doesn’t contain any footage at all, but instead is a collection of stills that have been taken during the filming process of the show’s new season. Included are peeks at the return of Andrew Rannells’ Elijah (huzzah!) as well as a trip to the beach for the titular characters. Season three will premiere sometime in early 2014.
Additionally, a new teaser for the upcoming fourth and final season of Eastbound and Down cheekily equates Kenny Powers’ return with the rising of the phoenix. We don’t yet know how the new season will deal with the ramifications of the season three finale, but I can’t wait to see Danny McBride back in character. Season four of Eastbound and Down will premiere on September 29th. Hit the jump to watch the teasers for both HBO series.
A new trailer for writer-director Scott Walker’s new thriller The Frozen Ground is now available. The picture stars Nicolas Cage as an Alaskan detective out to catch a serial killer (John Cusack) with the help of one of his recently-escaped would-be victims (Vanessa Hudgens). Yes, Cage plays the detective and Cusack the serial killer … not the other way around, but Hudgens is dancing on a stripper pole in this trailer so what do you want from me?
Also starring Radha Mitchell, Dean Norris and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as Pimp Clate Johnson (ie Best Name Ever), The Frozen Ground opens August 23rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
The CW previously released clips and short previews for the new series on their 2013-14 schedule. If you are eager to see more, The CW obliged with 3-4 minute trailers for:
- The 100 - “After a nuclear apocalypse, civilization on planet earth was destroyed. 100 juvenile prisoners will be the first to set foot on ground after 97 years.”
- The Originals – “The city Klaus once ruled has fallen under new leadership, and now he wants it back.”
- Reign – “Mary will need more than love and friendship to do what is best not only for her, but for her country.”
- Star-Crossed- “When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Did they come in peace or with more sinister intentions?”
- The Tomorrow People – “Stephen is on the brink of becoming someone extraordinary, but he has no clue.”
Watch the trailers after the jump.
HBO has unveiled some new trailers for the upcoming seasons of two of its original series. First up, the debut teaser trailer for Boardwalk Empire season four gives us our first look at the new character played by Jeffrey Wright, Valentin Narcisse. The character is described as “Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem,” and it’s clear in this brief teaser that he may pose quite the threat to Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson. Wright’s character is a series regular for the new season, so expect to see plenty of Narcisse when Boardwalk Empire returns this fall.
Additionally, a couple of trailers for the upcoming second season of Aaron Sorkin’s drama series The Newsroom have landed online. The most recent one is more of a “mood tease,” as we see dialogue-less behind-the-scenes glimpses of the show’s ensemble cast readying themselves to reprise their characters. The second, longer trailer was actually unveiled a few weeks ago and features the cast and Sorkin talking about the season-long arc that will unfold this year. The Newsroom season two premieres on HBO Sunday, July 14th. Hit the jump to watch trailers for both series.
The CW announced its fall 2013-14 slate earlier today, and now the network has released trailers for its new series. Briefly:
- The Originals – The highly anticipated Vampire Diaries spinoff centers on The Original Vampire family and stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Claire Holt.
- Reign – This period series focuses on the younger days of Mary Stuart, who would eventually become Mary, Queen of Scots. Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, and Torrance Coombs star.
- The Tomorrow People – The new drama series focuses on a generation of humans who are born with paranormal abilities, as the story takes place at a time when humanity is at a crossroads. Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, and Peyton List star, with Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec executive producing.
- Star-Crossed – A midseason drama series that takes place ten years after an alien spacecraft crash-landed on Earth, where the alien species known as Atrians are interred at a heavily-guarded camp. As the title suggests, the story centers on a love affair between a human and an Atrian. Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, and Grey Damon star.
- The 100 – A midseason drama series that takes place nearly 100 years after Earth was decimated by Armageddon. As the new generation of survivors that have been living on a space station face overcrowding and dwindling resources, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent down to Earth to test its viability. Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, and Thomas McDonell star.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and clips.
Fresh off this morning’s announcement of its fall 2013-14 schedule, CBS has unveiled trailers for some of its new series. Briefly:
- We Are Men – An ensemble comedy starring Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, and Chris Smith as four single men living in a short-term apartment complex.
- Mom – The new multi-camera comedy series from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children. Allison Janney plays her estranged mother.
- The Crazy Ones – A single-camera workplace comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams as an advertising genius. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays his daughter.
- The Millers – A single-camera comedy series starring Will Arnett as a news reporter whose mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with him after splitting from his father.
- Hostages – A new drama series from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette as a surgeon who is thrust into a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent played by Dylan McDermott. Tate Donovan also stars.
- Intelligence – A midseason dramatic thriller series starring Josh Holloway (Lost) as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. CSI veteran Marg Helgenberger also stars.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers, and leave your feedback in the comments section.
Fresh off the announcement of its primetime 2013-14 schedule this morning, ABC has released first-look trailers for all of its new series. We already shared the full trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but here are the other new shows that we’ll be looking at today:
- Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – The spinoff series of the network’s fantasy show stars Sophie Lowe as the titular Alice and features John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.
- Trophy Wife – A mixed family comedy starring Malin Akerman as a reformed party girl who must contend with her new husband’s (Bradley Whitford) numerous ex-wives.
- Betrayal – A drama series starring Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend as new lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
- Killer Women – A midseason drama series starring Tricia Helfer as the only female Texas Ranger patrolling the Texas frontier.
- Mind Games – Steve Zahn and Christian Slater star in this midseason drama procedural about two brothers who use the hard science of psychological manipulation to solve clients’ problems.
- Mixology – From the screenwriters behind The Hangover, this ensemble comedy stars Blake Lee and Andrew Santino and centers on ten single people who cross paths in a bar.
- Resurrection – The people in a small Missouri town are forever changed when their deceased love ones suddenly start to return. Omar Epps stars in this midseason drama series.
- Lucky 7 - A drama series about seven friends who unexpectedly win the lottery. Isiah Whitlock Jr. stars.
- And the new comedies Super Fun Night (starring Rebel Wilson), The Goldbergs (starring Jeff Garlin), and Back in the Game (starring James Caan).
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and to check out some images from the new series.
Today at CinemaCon, Lionsgate not only released their swanky new logo seen above, they also revealed the expected release dates for some highly anticipated theatrical trailers:
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Though the teaser trailer for the Francis Lawrence-directed sequel is available online, it will be paired with showings of Iron Man 3 for the first time in theaters. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd.
- Ender’s Game – The first trailer for Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel will be attached to Star Trek Into Darkness and should appear online as early as next week. Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, Ender’s Game opens November 1st.
- Thor: The Dark World – Unrelated to Lionsgate but announced during CinemaCon, the first trailer for the Alan Taylor-directed sequel will be released next week. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World opens November 8th.
If you’re going to promote a movie as raunchy as Movie 43, you’re going to have to rely on red-band trailers. We’ve already seen one and now a second trailer for the comedy anthology is available. It’s got some new bits of dialogue in scenes and gags you’ve already seen in previous spots but the last bit in the new trailer is worth sticking around for, if only for the sake of its audacity. You’ll never look at your cat the same way again.
Starring Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi and Bobby Cannavale, Movie 43 opens January 25, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is set to get underway later next week, and we here at Collider will be bringing you plenty of coverage from the fest as Steve, Matt, and myself will be descending on Park City. To kick things off, we thought it’d be nice to take a look at some the available trailers for films that are set to screen at the festival. Could one of these be the next Beasts of the Southern Wild? Briefly:
- Google and the World Brain – a documentary about Google’s attempt to accumulated all the world’s books.
- Lasting – A suspense-filled drama playing in competition in the World Dramatic category.
- I Used to Be Darker – A drama about a pregnant Northern Irish runaway who shacks up with American relatives, from director Matt Porterfield.
- Charlie Victor Romeo – A 3D theatrical documentary that takes place in a cockpit and draws its material from the black box transcripts of six airline emergencies.
- Gideon’s Army – A documentary that focuses on public defenders and America’s justice system.
- Halley – A drama about a security guard afflicted with a strange illness that is ravaging his body.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 – 27th.
The first full trailer for the upcoming A&E series Bates Motel has been released. The show comes from Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights’ Kerry Ehrin and serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho, with Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother. We previously saw a couple of moody teasers that were more than a little reminiscent of Twin Peaks, but this full trailer really ups the ante on the creepiness. The second half of the trailer actually plays more like a featurette, with the cast and crew discussing the series. Farmiga notes that they’re not remaking Psycho, they’re “using it as an inspiration.” My interest is sufficiently piqued.
Hit the jump to watch the 2-minute trailer. The series also stars Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Mike Vogel. Bates Motel premieres on A&E in March 2013.
A couple of tantalizing teaser trailers for A&E’s upcoming Psycho prequel series Bates Motel have been released. We just recently saw a batch of images from the show that gave us a look at Freddie Highmore as the legendary Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma, and at the time I noted a bit of a Twin Peaks vibe. That comparison seems even more valid after these two trailers, which tease a couple of haunting scenarios and hint that everything might not be what it seems at the eponymous Bates Motel. The series comes from Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights alum Kelly Ehrin, so I’ve got high hopes for this one.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailers. The series also stars Nestor Carbonell, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Mike Voel. Bates Motel premieres on A&E in Spring 2013.
A new trailer for The Host has gone online. It does a solid job of setting up the plot, and sells the love-story angle hard, which is what you would expect when you bill the flick as coming from Stephanie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga. I’m just not sure if the sci-fi element will attract or turn off the audience the movie intends to attract. Even though Twilight has werewolves and vampires, no one would call it anything but a romance. Hunger Games has an easier time of selling itself as an action-adventure with a romantic subplot. But The Host hasn’t been the literary success of either of those franchises, and without that support, I don’t know how the film will do, especially when March is so crowded with big releases.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Jake Abel and Max Irons. The Host opens March 29, 2013.
At a time when the East Coast is being savaged by what could be one of the most devastating storms on record in Hurricane Sandy, Yahoo has decided to release a trailer for Struck by Lightning. Whether this is an innocent oversight or a callous PR move, don’t blame the filmmakers. Among them are writer/star Chris Colfer, who is best known for his role on Fox’s Glee but channels his high school angst into this new teen dramedy feature. Directed by Brian Dannelly (Saved!), Struck by Lightning follows Carson Phillips (Colfer), a misunderstood teen who uses blackmail as a last resort to catapult him towards his dream of becoming editor of The New Yorker. The film also stars Rebel Wilson, Sarah Hyland, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Allie Grant, and Angela Kinsey. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.