Latest Projects for Shatner, McNeill, Woodard and Meaney

Latest Projects for Shatner, McNeill, Woodard and Meaney

Colm Meaney, Robert Duncan McNeill, Alfre Woodard and more Trek stars have new projects on the way. Meaney, who played Miles O'Brien on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, co-stars with Timothy Spall in Nick Hamm's new film, The Journey, with Meaney as Martin McGuinness and Spall as Ian Paisley, old political enemies who engage in a fictional conversation while riding together in a limo. The film co-stars Freddie Highmore and Toby Stephens, and it's currently on the film festival circuit.

Robert Duncan McNeill, late of Star Trek: Voyager, will likely be busy for a long time to come with the popular show Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. McNeill serves as a producer and frequent director on the series, which stars Lisa Edelstein and which Bravo recently renewed for a third, fourth and fifth season. Production is underway now on season three, which will likely premiere this winter.

Alfre Woodard, Trek fans will recall, portrayed Lily Sloane in Star Trek: First Contact. Her latest project is the acclaimed new Netflix series Luke Cage. In it, New York's Harlem is introduced to its reluctant superhero and protector, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), while, in a very different, occasionally ruthless and/or illegal way, the politician Mariah Dillard (Woodard) tries to help the citizens of Harlem. All 13 first-season episodes will be available on Sept. 30.

Oh, and let's not forget the man himself, William Shatner. Trek's legendary Captain Kirk just released Zero-G, a new sci-fi novel written in collaboration with Jeff Rovin and available from Simon & Schuster. Zero-G is set in the year 2050 and follows 80-year-old FBI deputy director Samuel Lord and his quest to stop the Chinese from using a weapon that, unknown to them, could destroy the earth.

 

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