From the utopian athletic ideal to the dystopian future-present, here are your top entertainment headlines.
Paris Games, NBC Coverage
The 2024 Paris games are just around the corner if you can believe it or not, and NBC has a revamped plan to ensure fans can watch all the action.
If you recall the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, NBC opted to air taped coverage mainly because of the 13-hour time difference between New York and Japan. This time around, the network is set to air events as they occur.
Since Paris is just six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time Zone, the plan is to air the most popular events in the morning and afternoon as live. Then, a three-hour show featuring other major events, behind-the-scenes coverage, and athlete interviews are slated for prime time.
For those who don't want to miss a second of the action, NBC's Peacock streaming platform will feature every event in each sport and offer the option for replays.
The games will be held between July 26 and August 11, 2024.
Secret Invasion Update
We're learning more detail about Marvel's highly-anticipated Secret Invasion series, the latest project in the MCU to get the episodic treatment on Disney+. Spanning six episodes, fans will meet back up with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury after we last saw him in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
A new trailer shows Nick Fury back on Earth after having spent time in the depths of space. It had been revealed that the Fury during No Way Home was in fact the shapeshifting Talos (played by Ben Mendelsohn) pretending to be the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The new trailer features a star-studded cast for the first TV series of Marvel's Phase 5. Olivia Colman plays an MI6 agent, Don Cheadle returns as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (it remains to be seen if he will suit up as War Machine), and Martin Freeman reprises his role as Everett K. Ross after being rescued by the Wakandans in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
And in-case you were wondering, Secret Invasion is being billed as an espionage thriller, so strap in!
Black Mirror SZN 6
Also in eagerly-awaited TV news, more is being revealed about season six of Netflix's Black Mirror. We already know the upcoming season has an expected release date of June 2023, but now there's a little bit more info about what viewers can expect from the anthology series.
Titles and short descriptions of each of the six episodes have been released by the streaming giant. They include Salma Hayek in episode one titled Joan Is Awful, about an average woman discovering that a notable streaming platform has launched a show about her life and Aaron Paul starring in episode three titled Beyond the Sea, about an alternate timeline 1969 where two men dealing with "the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy."
Check out an inside peek of the new season in this 30 second teaser.