For Millennials. By Millennials.
News in the modern world has become increasingly complex as you never know which source to trust. Though, many liberal and satirical news shows have surfaced such as the Jon Stewart Show, The Colbert Report, and the Last Week Tonight With John Oliver which shows a somewhat accurate picture of what’s really happening in the world. There’s also a new form of media journalism with shows like the Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. But there’s a new contender in town in the form of the animated series Alien News Desk.
The show focuses on providing an unbiased source of world news. The surefire way to do that is through having an impartial news reporter. Someone who doesn’t need to have emotion. That’s where you get the aliens.
Two news reporters, voiced by Will Forte and Heidi Gardner are here to give you accurate news reporting on Earth. It’s not clear if their intention is pure or whether the show is just a ruse to ultimately conquer the meek planet of ours. But hey, it’s better than fake news you see on Facebook.
SNL a Major Inspiration For the Show
If you recognize the new format which is satirical in nature, this is because it was inspired by Saturday Night Live’s News Segment. This comes as no surprise since SNL’s creator Lorne Michaels and exec producer Erik Kenward serve as the producers of the Aliens News Desk. Along with them, the creators Austin Reading and Chris Prynoski are the main producers of the show. The cast including of SNL’s Will Forte and Heidi Gardner isn’t shocking either.
What Do We Know About Aliens News Desk Season 2?
SyFy, the network that Alien News Desk airs on, has not shared any news regarding a potential season 2. Their marketing has been relatively quiet as well. The only advertising was done through SNL. Though, if the show is renewed, the season 2 release date will come next year.
Who Will Be In The Cast?
We’ll probably see the newscasters Drexx Drudlarr (voiced by Will Forte) and Tiva Van Void (voiced by Heidi Gardner)
Meanwhile, you can check out the trailer for the first season of Aliens News Desk:
You can watch the first season on SyFy’s steaming network SyFy Wire here. Listen to Will Forte and Heidi Gardner tell you news like never before.