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TV-Cap: COMMUNITY Season 6 Trailer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joins STAR WARS REBELS, & More

Happy middle of the week! I hope your Wednesday is free of talking camels and full of… quieter talking animals? I’ve got nothing. Well, nothing except some television news with photos, trailers, and premiere dates. Oh my! Read on and see a trailer for Community Season 6, key art from Penny Dreadful Season 2, and Star Wars Rebels casting news.

Six Seasons and a Movie. You’ll be able to walk the halls of Greendale Community College again soon because Season 6 of Community drops on Yahoo! Screen on March 17. A new trailer shows the comedy is looking as quirky as ever, and even though the cast has changed a little, it doesn’t look like the tone has. [Nerdist]

All the Dates. Syfy has announced premiere dates for a handful of returning and new series. Here’s the rundown: The fifth and final season of Lost Girl drops on April 17, Season 2 of Bitten will also kick off on April 17, Olympus premieres on April 2, Haunting: Australia starts on March 24, and the original movie Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (seriously) will air on April 25. Whew. [TVLine]

Catsteros. I am a firm believer of the fact that cats make everything better. And yes, that includes Game of Thrones. Bob’s Burgers recently spun a parody on Game of Thrones called “Gayle of Thrones” in which Queen Gayle rules the kingdom and has cat-dragons. It is as amazing as it sounds and you can watch it here at Nerdist.

An Alabaster Badass. The zombie genre is all over the place, but there are plenty of different takes on the undead and iZombie is definitely in a class of its own. The upcoming CW series is based on the comic books by writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred and it premieres on March 17. A new trailer gives a succinct introduction to Olivia (Rose McIver) and her unique set of skills. [Hitfix]

Revisiting Salem. HBO is working on a pilot about the Salem witch trials; it currently has a working title of The Devil You Know. Gus Van Sant is directing the pilot written by Jenji Kohan, Bruce Miller, and Tracy Miller and the series has just found its leads. Eddie Izzard is on board to play Puritan patriarch Thomas Putnam, Nadia Alexander will play Ann Putnam, Jr., and Ismenia Mendes will play Mercy Lewis. If it gets picked up for a full series, it will be one of two dramas about the Salem witch trials (the other is WGN America’s Salem). [Deadline]


It’s Time for Blood. The 100 has been building towards a fight between the Grounders and Sky People alliance and the Mountain Men. At the end of the last episode, we saw our heroes marching forward and I don’t think the residents of Mount Weather are going to have a good time in “Blood Must Have Blood, Part 1.” See more photos from tonight’s episode on TV Fanatic.

Buffy Goes to a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Star Wars Rebels just wrapped up Season 1, but they’ve been hard at work on Season 2 for a while and someone new has joined the cast for the next season. Sarah Michelle Gellar announced yesterday that she’ll be lending her voice to the series, but we don’t know who she’s playing just yet. Maybe a young Leia? Or perhaps an entirely new character. I’m rooting for the latter. [Nerdist]


No Rest for the Wicked. Showtime has released key art for Season 2 of Penny Dreadful. The series of photos are stark, beautiful, and creepy all at the same time. They feature Vanessa, Victor, Ethan, Dorian, and more. See an entire gallery of key art at TV Fanatic.

Who do you think Sarah Michelle Gellar will be playing in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels? Tell me your guesses in the comments.

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  1. Chrispey says:

    “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joins Star Wars Rebels”

    OK, I get it, I’m rewatching Buffy for the gazilliontrillionth time and I fucking love that show, I also realize that Nerdist is much more than the original podcast, BUT can we respect the wishes of the many actors who have, on Nerdist podcast and elsewhere, lamented this phenomenon? “Buffy” is now a comic book character (and a damn good one), she’s no longer being played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, and hasn’t been for over a decade. I’m not going to research whether she loves, hates, is indifferent, or kinda likes that she played Buffy, I’m sure it’s all of the above, but I’m guessing she’d appreciate the tagline being “Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Star Wars.” or maybe even “Sarah Michelle Gellar takes on a new iconic geek franchise.”
    Considering Nerdist guests have complained about this practice, and Chris has agreed wholeheartedly (with good reason *coughcoughsingledoutcoughcough*) can it be a standard practice on Nerdist to NOT refer to characters when the actor is meant if the character is in their acting past?