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Fangirl Weekly – 05/22/2020

It has been one hell of a busy week since our last round-up. Last weekend was HomeCon 2.0, the Orphan Black table read, Azie Tesfai’s IG Live in the Supergirl IG (with tons of special guests from past seasons of the show), season finales for Supergirl, Batwoman, Motherland: Fort Salem and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and also the debut of DC’s Stargirl on the CW. We have also been VERY busy bringing you new content each week, something we hope we can continue to do to provide a light in the darkness for the foreseeable future. It hasn’t been quiet on the Fandom News front either, and we have a selection of some of the biggest news items for you all.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Image: CBS

Let’s take a little trek back in time to Friday 15th of May when some news released of a new Star Trek spin-off titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn are set to reprise their roles as Captain Pike, Spock and Number One respectively.  There are few details released so far about the new show but the synopsis reads:

“Strange New Worlds will follow the crew in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the USS. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.”

See the announcement video below.

 

The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Image: Netflix

Have you been patiently waiting for news on when we will get to see more of this show based on the hit comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way? You haven’t been alone in that. Monday, May 18th saw the long-awaited news from Netflix that the new season will start streaming on the service on July 31st. Ellen Page, Colm Feore, Mary J Blige, Adam Godley are set to return for season 2 when we return to this superhero world which we left in such an apocalyptic state at the end of season 1.

Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2

Image: Freeform/Frank Ockenfels

You all know that we LOVE Motherland: Fort Salem here at Fangirl Den, so when the news broke on Tuesday, the day before the season one finale, that the show was being renewed for season two, I praised whichever goddess allowed this to happen. Not only has the show been renewed for a season two, but details emerged that Lyne Renee, General Sarah Alder, has been upped to a series regular for season 2.

“I could not be more grateful for the chance to keep exploring the world of Motherland: Fort Salem,” said show creator Eliot Laurence. “Freeform has been such a fabulous home for us through the development process, production, post and marketing. I’m also blown away by the love we’ve gotten from our fans, whose excitement and passion played a massive part in this renewal. Thank you, witches!”

We are beyond excited that this show will be coming back for a second season, especially after the cliffhangers and WTF moments from the finale.

Batwoman

Image: The CW

Did you see this coming? I did not see this coming. Ruby Rose is leaving the role of Batwoman after just one season in the role, and the role will now be recast before filming season two for a slated January 2021 release. Rose said in a statement: “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season.

“This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.

“I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created.”

We look forward to seeing who will pick up the cowl for season 2.

HomeCon 3.0!

Image: HomeCon

Yes, you heard it, HomeCon was so successful last weekend that it is going to return for a Pride-themed episode June 20-21st 2020. The second edition saw a huge increase in its viewership via Twitch and included panels such as Orphan Black, Wynonna Earp, Vikings, The 100, and included a special video message from Katie McGrath.

There are no details as of yet in regards to the line-up or of 1-on-1’s available, but keep an eye on the HomeCon Twitter for the most up to date information.

Snyder Cut

Image: HBO Max

Are you a fan of Justice League? Have you been dying to see the mythical Zack Snyder cut of DC’s answer to Marvels Avengers? Well, it is no longer a thing of legend, spoken about on the interwebs since the 2017 release of Justice League. Warner Bros. Pictures announced it will air the Snyder Cut of Justice League in 2021 on HBO Max with no further details as to the release date.

That is a lot of BIG news for this week, I don’t know how we can top that next week, but we will keep you all posted on any of the big developments that we find interesting. If you see anything that you are interested in, send us a DM and we’ll make sure to include it. Until next week Fangirls!

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