FOX New Show Trailers – ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’, ‘The Passage’, ‘The Cool Kids’, ‘Proven Innocent’, And More.
After Fox’s Upfront last night the US network released trailers online so you can check out what new shows maybe worth watching next season. Whilst I’m not convinced any of them will make up for the loss of ‘Lucifer’, it is still interesting to see what shows could make their way over to this side of the pond.
The Cool Kids
‘The Cool Kids’ comes from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s’ Charlie Day and follows three guy friends in a retirement community. They are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community – a female rebel who’s ready to challenge their place. It’s high school with seventysomethings.
The show stars Martin Mull (‘Life in Pieces’, ‘Veep’) as Charlie, David Alan Grier (‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘Bad Teacher’) as Hank, and Leslie Jordan (‘Will & Grace’, ‘Con Man’, ‘Living the Dream’) as Sid. Vicki Lawrence (‘Hannah Montana’, ‘Laverne & Shirley’, ‘The Love Boat’) stars as the interloping female lead, Margaret.
‘The Passage’ is an adaptation of Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels, written by Liz Heldens (‘Deception’, ‘Mercy’) starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (‘Franklin & Bash’, ‘Saved by the Bell’, ‘CSI’). An epic, character-driven thriller, the show tells the story of a secret government medical facility who were experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment and Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ aired in 2014 as a follow up to Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 70s series ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’. The show used a mix of live action, CGI, and traditional animation to bring to life stories and scientific concepts in an easily accessible way.
The first two seasons of the ‘Cosmos’ transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series dramatized the lives of many of the forgotten searchers who contributed to the world’s understanding of who, when and where we are in the universe. The new series is titled ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds‘ and will venture into previously uncharted territories.
‘Proven Innocent’ is a legal drama set in a wrongful conviction firm from‘Empire’ co-creator Danny Strong and David Elliot (‘Knightfall’, ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’). Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. Our lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies – one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. We will watch her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
The series stars Rachelle Lefevre (‘Under The Dome’, ‘Mary Kills People’), Russell Hornsby (‘Grimm’, ‘In Treatment’), Nikki M. James (‘BrainDead’, ‘The Good Wife’), Vincent Kartheiser (‘Man Men’, ‘Angel’, ‘Casual’), Riley Smith (‘Frequency’, ‘Nashville’) and Clare O’Connor (‘Easy’, ‘Chicago Med’).
‘Rel’ follows Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber. Inspired by Lil Rel’s real life.
The cast includes Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, and Jordan L. Jones.
Last Man Standing
Tim Allen returns, jumping networks from ABC to Fox in the US as ‘Last Man Standing’ is rescued for a 7th Season. The sitcom follows a man whose life is dominated by the women in it – namely his wife and 3 daughters.
These are all due to air in the US on Fox in the Autumn, so none of them have UK broadcasters, except for ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds‘, which will are on National Geographic UK (and possibly Fox UK.) We’ll let you know when we hear more news.