ICYMI: Good Omens & RWRB Premiere Dates, Doctor Who Teaser, and More!

Hey, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything you’re interested in. Sometimes you visit your parents for Mothers’ Day and it seems like all the cool news breaks while you’re away from social media. That’s what we’re here for! Here are some tidbits you may have missed over the past week or so!

Good Omens Season 2 finally has a premiere date! If it seems like it’s been 84 years since we had news on this Geekiary favorite, that’s because it’s true. Season 1 released to massive acclaim in 2019, and since then, it’s only been “wait and see” for news about the new season. We did get the juicy tidbit of “summer 2023” at last year’s New York Comic Con, but at the time, it felt like forever away.

But the wait is (almost) over! On May 10, it was announced that season 2 of the fan-favorite series will return to Prime Video on July 28. We even got a poster to mark the occasion!

This poster clearly displays the difference in Crowley and Aziraphale’s relationship from season 1 to season 2. And as someone who was lucky enough to see some sneak peeks from the new season, I don’t think fans of their relationship (no matter which incarnation you prefer) will be disappointed!

Speaking of premiere dates, Red, White, and Royal Blue also finally has a release date! If you watched our 2023 Preview Webcast earlier this year, you’ll know that this is one of the movies I am most excited about this year. I love the book and am really looking forward to seeing Prince Henry and Alex in the flesh, so to speak.

Fans have been waiting for news about this film for a while, but it was finally announced that it will drop on Prime Video on August 11. (Just about a week after Heartstopper Season 2 premieres on Netflix, so August is going to be a very gay month and I love it.) This news broke more than two weeks ago and I completely slept on it, so my apologies for failing you all.

Rotten Tomatoes is reporting that the film will be rated R, which makes sense considering the steamy scenes in the book. Hopefully this indicates that they won’t be toning down the love scenes, something that tends to happen when it comes to queer romances.

While neither Good Omens nor Red, White, and Royal Blue have trailers yet, Doctor Who has dropped the teaser trailer for its 60th anniversary specials, featuring the return of David Tennant as the Doctor. The teaser also showcases the return of many fans’ favorite companion, Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). We have also learned the titles of the three episodes: “The Star Beast”, “The Blue Yonder”, and “The Giggle”.

Doctor Who will return later in 2023 for its 60th anniversary, so if you – like me – have fallen behind on the show, you have some time to catch up!

If you’re not terminally online, you may have missed the hullaballoo over This is How You Lose the Time War, a queer science fiction novella by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Published in 2019, this book won the Hugo, Locus, and Nebula awards for best novella. And now, thanks to a viral tweet from a Twitter user with a Trigun photo and display name, This is How You Lose the Time War has skyrocketed to the Amazon best-sellers list.

The tweetstorm went on for days, with El-Mohtar giving a play-by-play of every milestone. The author of the viral tweet was interviewed by The New York Times, among other publications. Even Yoshihiro Watanabe, the producer of Trigun Stampede, bought the book. Have you picked up your copy yet?

This massive word-of-mouth campaign has proven that the best way to get people to read or watch something that you like is to be endearingly excited about it. After all, I have watched many a series because I’ve seen gifsets for it all over my Tumblr dashboard.

Crunchyroll acquired the Korean animated series Bastions, about a group of rookie superheroes in a world where superheroes compete for popularity. The series fuses K-Pop and animation and contains several original songs, including its theme song, which is performed by worldwide supergroup BTS. The five-part series started May 13 and will be broadcast weekly.

The CW has pulled a CW and cancelled a few of its primetime shows, including Kung Fu and The Winchesters. The fate of Superman & Lois is still unknown. I’ve got to be honest, though, I had no idea that season 3 of Kung Fu had even aired, so it’s no surprise that the network canceled a show it wasn’t even really promoting.

Hasbro’s Entertainment One has announced that they will be starting a new, 24/7 streaming Dungeons & Dragons channel. Dungeons & Dragons Adventures will be a free, ad-supported service and is set for a summer launch. As reported by Variety, the channel will feature scripted, celebrity-focused content as well as catalogue content like the animated D&D series from the 1980s. They will also feature third-party content from influencers and creators with a focus on live gameplay.

Disney will soon be following in the footsteps of Warner Bros Discovery, as it was recently announced that Disney+ and Hulu will be combined into one service in the near future. The mega-corp also plans to pull some content from its service, although it’s not yet known what titles will be removed. This cost-cutting move may have something to do with the fact that Disney+ has lost subscribers for the second quarter in a row.

Now, some people would probably be quick to tell you that the reason that they are down 4 million subscriptions is because of how Disney is “woke” now. But the loss of subscribers is primarily due to the fact that Disney+ Hotstar chose not to renew its streaming rights to the Indian Cricket League. So I can only hope that Disney+ will continue to put out the great, diverse content it has been recently.

And that’s what you missed on Glee!

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.


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