Star Trek vet LeVar Burton just joined another TV show besides Picard season 3 and his new game show
LeVar Burton is a man of many talents. After it was recently announced that he would be taking back his beloved star trek role of Geordi LaForge in the upcoming third season of Star Trek: Picard, Burton landed another role. And it’s also in addition to his game show concert!
According to DeadlineLeVar Burton set to have a recurring role in Starz’s second season Blind spot. He will join Katlynn Simone Smith, Tamera Tomakili and Tim Chantarangsu, who have also been announced to be reproducing. It’s unclear what Burton’s role will be, but hopefully more news will be revealed soon.
by Starz Blind spot takes place six months after the events of the 2018 film and stars Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman, Benjamin Earl Turner and Atticus Woodward. It will be interesting to see Burton’s dynamic with the rest of the cast and what his role will entail.
Meanwhile, the actor and TV host is pretty busy these days. Season 3 of Star Trek: Picard wrapped filming last month and is set to premiere in 2023. The upcoming season would be the biggest Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion again, with other appearances including Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner.
Asked about the possibility of appearing on Star Trek: Picard in December, he said he didn’t know if he would appear or not, although the third season which will feature him had ended, so he may have just kept it a secret.
In the same way picardBurton will also host Trivial Pursuit, a TV version of Hasbro’s popular trivia game. The gig came after Burton became a fan-favorite host on Peril! during the game show’s celebrity host rotation following the death of longtime beloved host Alex Trebek.
And there is even more! Burton is also set to host the 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee in the televised semi-finals and finals June 1-2. He keeps himself busy with a variety of concerts – scripted and game shows.
Fingers crossed for more information to be revealed about Season 2 of Blind spot sooner rather than later. It is not yet known when the season will air on Starz, but given that the first season took place during the summer of 2021, it is possible that the second season will also air in the summer.
Production on Season 2 is underway in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA; depending on the production status of the new season, fans might not have too much expectation for the next batch of episodes. Still, fans can only speculate at the moment.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates, and in the meantime, check out our 2022 TV schedule to see what else to expect.