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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 6th May 2016 *Updated*

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  • 23:50 - The Path - Season 2 - Paul James Promoted to a Series Regular
    Paul James, who recurred on the first season of Hulu drama series The Path, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Paul plays Sean Egan, a young member of the Meyerist Movement whose tragic past has led him to the New York compound where he finds love in fellow novice Mary Cox (Emma Greenwell). Created by Jessica Goldberg, The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. The series, which launched to strong reviews from critics, hails from Hulu sibling Universal Television and Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods. James currently recurs on TNT’s The Last Ship and played Calvin Owens on Greek. He is repped by Authentic Talent Management, SDB Partners and attorney Hayes Robbins at Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP.

  • 23:50 - The Son - Carlos Bardem Joins AMC Drama Series
    EXCLUSIVE: Carlos Bardem has joined the cast of AMC’s The Son. Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel, The Son is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Production will begin in Austin, TX in June and the 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in 2017. Versatile Brit director Tom Harper (War and Peace) is helming the pilot.

    The Son will mark the first American role of Bardem’s career. He’ll play the patriarch whose family is the last of the wealthy Spanish aristocracy in South Texas. He is a proud American, but must walk a careful line between his fellow ranchers and the Mexican radicals who employ terrorist tactics in an effort to drive the Anglos out of the Rio Grande Valley. Bardem, the brother of Javier, recently completed work on New Regency’s Assassin’s Creed alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, out later this year.

  • 23:00 - Darkover - Amazon Series in Development Taps Elizabeth Sarnoff & Patrick Macmanus as Writers
    Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost) and Patrick Macmanus (Marco Polo) have come on board to write and executive produce Darkover, a TV adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s book series, which is in the works at Amazon Studios from IM Global Television.

    Launched in 1958, Darkover is a mix of fantasy and science fiction comprising 25-books which have been translated into 17 languages. Details of the TV series adaptation are sketchy, but it is described as an ambitious tale tracing the development of a civilization from its inadvertent founding on a distant planet by a group of human colonists through war-torn feudal ages to recontact 2,000 years later with their Earthly descendants.

  • 22:55 - Blooms - Max and Charlie Carver to Star in MTV Drama in Development
    Max and Charlie Carver have set their next starring project. They also co-executive produce the drama from Drew Barrymore.

    The brothers are set to star in MTV drama Blooms, which they're already on board as co-executive producers.

    The drama, included on MTV's upfront slate, is a crime drama/coming-of-age story of 20-something twin brothers, Andrew and Elliott Bloom, who learn of one another's existence upon the murder of their father. In turn, they inherit a hand-crafted secret criminal empire he's left them — with many strings attached. The immorality, corruption and debauchery of their father’s world is deep and every time they think they’ve reached the bottom it gets worse. The young men are inexperienced but not innocent, vastly different but in many ways exactly the same; with each missing something in his life that only the other can supply. The Carver brothers will play Andrew and Elliott.

  • 22:50 - Beyond - Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform Series

    Eden Brolin has joined the cast of Freeform’s one-hour drama series “Beyond.” Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble. Never one to back down from a fight, Charlie encounters Holden (Burkely Duffield) as he tries to unlock the mystery of his lost years. Brolin will appear halfway through the first season of “Beyond,” which is set to premiere on Freeform in early 2017.

    “Beyond” is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?

    Brolin recently starred in the independent feature “I Dream Too Much” executive-produced by Richard Linklater (set for release June 21) and “Manson’s Lost Girls” for Lifetime.

    From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, “Beyond” is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”). Tim Kring (“Heroes”), David Eick, Steven Adelson, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will serve as executive producers.

    The series stars Burkely Duffield (“House of Anubis”), Romy Rosemont (“Glee”), Michael McGrady (“American Crime Story”), Jonathan Whitesell (“The 100”), Dilan Gwyn (“DaVinci’s Demons”) and Jeff Pierre (“Shameless”).

  • 22:50 - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Free Now on iTunes
    Thanks to kaktusz for the heads up.

  • 03:40 - Crowded - Episode 1.13 - Come Back - Promotional Photos

    05/22/2016 (09:30PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday) : The whole family heads to Bob's (Stacy Keach) cabin in the woods where they discover Mike's (Partrick Warburton) mother, Linda, has been hiding from the law. The past gets rehashed and the family gets some closure, but a secret is revealed that could change everything. Carrie Preston, Miranda Cosgrove and Mia Serafino also star. Debra Monk guest stars.

  • 21:30 - Netflix's Marseille - Season 1 Poster
    Thanks to PaweĊ‚ for the heads up.

  • 21:30 - Crackle Renews The Art of More, Orders Snath, Releases Start-Up Trailer
    Thanks to mac for the heads up.
    Crackle is pulling from its parent company's film library for its latest original scripted series.

    The streaming service has ordered the series Snatch, inspired by the 2001 Guy Ritchie film of the same name, it was announced Wednesday.

    Released by Sony's Screen Gems label stateside and by Columbia Pictures internationally, the British comedy centered on two interweaving plots about the search for a stolen diamond and a small-time boxing promoter under the thumb of a ruthless gangster. The ensemble film featured Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and the late Dennis Farina, among others.

    In its description of the series, Crackle compares the TV version of Snatch to FX critical darling Fargo, in that it will "carry the spirit" of the original source material, but establish a new world separate from the movie. Informed by a real life London heist, the show centers on a group of twentysomething up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

    The Art of More

  • 21:25 - Foreign Bodies - TNT & E4 Team Up on New TV Show
    *TNT Teams Up with E4 on Foreign Bodies*

    *New Series from Eleven and eOne Television Follows a Group **of Travelers on a Tourist Trip across Asia*

    *Cast includes Anders Hayward, Ade Oyefeso, Brittney Wilson, Alice Lee and Tim Key*

    *TNT*, a division of *Turner*, today announced a new series with *Channel 4* titled *Foreign Bodies**, *a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The two companies have ordered eight episodes of the series from *Eleven* and *Entertainment One (eOne)*. *Foreign Bodies* is scheduled to launch on *E4* in early 2017, followed later in the year by its U.S. debut on TNT.

    Created by actor-writer *Tom Basden* (*Plebs*, *Peep Show*, *Fresh Meat*), *Foreign
    Bodies* is being scripted by Basden, *James Wood* (*Rev, Ambassadors*), *Amy Roberts* (*The Village, Shameless*), *Loren McLaughli**n* (*Coronation Street, Shameless*), *Charlie Covell* (*Banana, Burn Burn Burn*), *Tim Key* (*We Need Answers, Screenwipe*) and *Jonny Sweet* (*Together, Chickens*). The series is being produced by *Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson's *BAFTA-nominated
    production company* Eleven* and global studio *eOne*. Award-winning director *Jonathan van Tulleken* (*Off Season*, *Movie 43*, *Misfits*) has signed on to direct the first block of episodes. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series outside of th e U.K. The eight-part series was commissioned for Channel 4 by *Piers Wenger* and *Roberto Troni*.* Carrie Stein*, executive vice president of global production, will oversee the series for eOne.

    *Foreign Bodies* is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia. British lads Sean (*Ade Oyefeso*) and Dylan (*Anders
    Hayward*) meet American girls May (*Alice Lee*) and Ashley (*Brittney Wilson*) in Beijing and opt to undergo the first leg of their travels together. But they soon find that their journey takes them much further than any of them expected.

    The cast of *Foreign Bodies*, drawn from the U.S., Canada and the U.K., includes newcomer Anders Hayward (*Sistema*) starring as delusional romantic Dylan, who thinks every woman he meets is a potential life partner. BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Ade Oyefeso (*Unforgotten*, E4’s* Youngers*) is Sean, a friendly, easy-going guy hoping for a bit of escapism. They are joined by emerging Canadian star Brittney Wilson (*Bates Motel*), who plays blunt and headstrong Ashley, a young American student who is academically intelligent but emotionally unintelligent. Alongside her is Alice Lee (*Jack, Jules, Esther & Me*, *Faking It*) as May, a highly strung worrier who tends to overthink every situation. British actor, writer, performance poet and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tim Key (*Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa*, *I Give It A Year*) joins them as Greg, a 38-year-old in denial about his marriage, his business and life in gener al. His upbeat energy hides a multitude of problems.

    All the members of our gang have personal quests that have brought them halfway round the world. May wants to meet her extended family in China and reconnect with her roots, Ashley is hell-bent on cramming in a lifetime of exotic experiences before she starts her high-flying career back home, Dylan wants to track down and win back his ex-girlfriend, Sean wants to shed his innocence and forcibly grow up, and Greg, a divorcee who doesn't want to travel alone, hopes to roll back the years and relive the wild hedonism of his youth. In the end, they may or may not get what they hoped for, but they'll all come away with something better: the realization that no matter how far you go, no matter how hard you try, you can't take a holiday from yourself.

    "*Foreign Bodies* is a terrific opportunity for TNT to work with eOne, Eleven and E4 on a series that will appeal to young adults not only in the U.S. and the U.K. but also around the globe," said *Sarah Aubrey, executive vice** president of original programming for TNT*. "It's also a great chance to bring Tom Basden's unique voice to our stateside viewers."

    "We are thrilled to be bringing *Foreign Bodies* to audiences in the U.S. and the U.K.," said *Pancho Mansfield, president of global scripted programming, Entertainment One Television*. "TNT and Channel 4 are the perfect broadcast partners for this show. We're also delighted to expand our ongoing partnership with Eleven as we continue making first-rate shows with wide global appeal. We're excited to take this journey and look forward to delivering this standout series to the international market."

    "We're very excited to be working with TNT in bringing *Foreign Bodies* alive," said *Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell of Eleven*. "Along with Channel 4, TNT has shared and supported our vision for the show from the moment we pitched it. It's a great privilege to be working with such a dynamic pair of broadcasters on a show of such scale and ambition. Tom is a true visionary, and we can’t wait to get shooting.”

    *Piers Wenger, head of drama for Channel 4*, said, "Tom Basden and the team of outstanding British writers have created a show that perfectly captures the hilarity of a gap year going wrong when five would-be travellers embark on an epic quest to find paradise…and themselves. I'm thrilled that *Foreign Bodies* will have a U.S. home on TNT and look forward to working with Eleven to bring this fresh and exciting project to both U.K. and U.S. audiences."

  • 00:40 - MOVIES: Empress - Film Based On Comic In Development
    On the heels of selling the movie rights to two of his comics last week, author Mark Millar has jumped back into the crystalline waters of Hollywood once again.

    Millar has partnered with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum to bring the comic author’s latest work, Empress, to the big screen.

    F. Scott Frazier, who wrote the script for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, the Vin Diesel action vehicle currently in production, has been tapped to pen the script for Empress.

    The comic, co-created and drawn by Stuart Immonen, centers on the wife of a galactic dictator (a la Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon) who makes the decision to leave her evil husband and take her three kids with her. With the aid of a bodyguard, she escapes with her brood — Aine, her 15-year-old daughter who wants to be with her father; Adam, her gentle soul of a 10-year-old son who she knows would not survive the trials ahead to be an elite ruler; and Puck, her 18-month-old — to her home world. But the dictator husband, with armies at his disposal, isn’t going to let her go without a fight.

    Empress reunites Millar with Kirschenbaum, the exec who brought in one of Millar’s early creator-owned comics, Wanted, turning it into a hit Angelina Jolie action movie.

    "Nobody creates universes that translate into big movie ideas better than Millar,” said Kirschenbaum. “With Empress, he's raised the bar yet again. Part Star Wars, part Guardians of the Galaxy and part something wholly fresh that only the amazing brain of Millar could spawn."

    Said Millar: “In terms of pure concept, this is the most ambitious story I’ve ever come up with, so it needed the most experienced producers I’ve ever been in business with. Joe Roth is a genuine Hollywood legend and Jeff Kirschenbaum was part of the team that broke every record in the book at Universal last year. Even being on the same poster as these two guys is exciting to me.”

  • 03:10 - The Expanse - Season 2 - Nick Tarabay Cast in a Major Recurring Role
    “Spartacus” alum Nick Tarabay has been cast in Syfy’s “The Expanse” for Season 2, Variety has exclusively learned.

    Tarabay joins the series in a major recurring role and will appear in at least eight episodes. He will play Coyter, a former spy now working in the private sector who is approaed by Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) about working undercover for her.

  • 23:55 - The Odd Couple - Episode 2.13 - The Ex-Factor (Season Finale) - Press Release

    “The Ex-Factor” – When Murph persuades Oscar to try online dating, Oscar finds himself on a blind date with Felix’s ex-wife, Ashley (Christine Woods). Also, Emily is offered a great opportunity abroad and must decide if she will take it, on THE ODD COUPLE, Monday, May 23 (9:30-9:59 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Teri Hatcher returns as Charlotte.

    CHEAT TWEET: Oscar finds himself on a blind date w/ Felix’s ex-wife after trying online dating #TheOddCouple #SeasonFinale #CBS 5/23 9:30pm


    Matthew Perry (Oscar Madison)
    Thomas Lennon (Felix Unger)
    Wendell Pierce (Teddy)
    Lindsay Sloane (Emily)
    Yvette Nicole Brown (Dani)


    Geoff Stults (Murph)
    Teri Hatcher (Charlotte)


    Christine Woods (Ashley)
    Judy Kain (Maureen)
    Cynthia McWilliams (Alexis)

    WRITTEN BY: Bob Daily and Ryan Raddatz
    DIRECTED BY: Jeff Greenstein

  • 23:55 - The Odd Couple - Episode 2.12 - All The Residents' Men - Press Release & Promotional Photos


    “All The Residents’ Men” – Oscar and Felix run a heated campaign for President of their building’s tenants’ association, but Oscar doesn’t fully realize everything the position entails, on THE ODD COUPLE, Monday, May 23 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

    CHEAT TWEET: Oscar or Felix for President!...of the building’s tenant association. The residents must decide. #TheOddCouple #CBS 5/23 9pm


    Matthew Perry (Oscar Madison)
    Thomas Lennon (Felix Unger)
    Wendell Pierce (Teddy)
    Lindsay Sloane (Emily)
    Yvette Nicole Brown (Dani)


    Geoff Stults (Murph)


    Lisa Ann Walter (Linda)
    Jerry Lambert (Wayne)
    Vernee Watson (Frannie)
    Don Stark (Mr. Blaustein)
    Krizia Bajos (Peg)

    WRITTEN BY: Stephanie Furman Darrow and Tony Dodds
    DIRECTED BY: Jeff Greenstein

  • 22:20 - MOVIES: Space Jam 2 - Justin Lin to Help Develop Film with LeBron James to Star
    Justin Lin (Fast And Furious 6) has come aboard to help develop a script for Space Jam 2, a project that Deadline first reported back in 2014. The project, which was brought to the studio by Dick Ebersol’s sons, is being put together as a starring vehicle for LeBron James. Sources said it’s a high-profile development deal and it’s not clear whether or when the project will be ready to shoot the hoops. Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello are scripting.

  • 22:20 - Fuller House - Season 2 - Coming Sooner Than Expected
    We see you, Fuller House fans. Netflix finally released its reboot of Full House, and instead of savoring every moment you went ahead and binged the whole thing in an afternoon, leaving you hungry for new episodes. There are no judgments here. This is a safe space. But we would like to inform you that those new episodes are coming sooner than you might've expected.

    "The fans of the show loved the show. They renewed [it] within, like, a day," Fuller House star and executive producer John Stamos tells E! News. "They actually sort of put a rush on it. I don't think they've announced the dates, but they're going to be a lot sooner than we released last year's."

    Hear that? More Fuller House! And soon!

    "Last year we had a very fast prep time to get the scripts and stories done. This year we got ahead of it and I think, out of the 13 I feel like there's already like 10 scripts done," the Grandfathered star says. "The writers are really working hard over there and they're great."

  • 05:15 - Son Of Zorn - Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner Eli Jorne Exits Fox Comedy Series
    There is a second behind-the-scenes change at Fox’s hybrid live-action/animated comedy series Son Of Zorn, from Last Man On Earth executive producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller and former Wilfred showrunners Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne.

    Jorne, who co-created the project with Agnew and had served as co-showrunner, is departing the series over creative differences, leaving Sally McKenna as the sole showrunner at the moment. Production on the series won’t be affected by the change. Son Of Zorn is currently about half-way through its 13-episode order.

    McKenna was brought in when Agnew, originally slated to co-showrun with Jorne, stepped down as co-showrunner but remained on the show as exec producer. McKenna and Agnew exec produce with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Seth Cohen and Eric Appel.

    Son Of Zorn employs a mix of live-action and animated lead characters. Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (Jason Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton), and ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria. Tim Meadows also stars.

  • 05:15 - Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 1.13 - Leviathan - Sarah Nicole Jones Q&A
    Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

  • 05:15 - USA Network Redeveloping ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ Pilot; Passes On ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’ Pilot
    USA Network has made decisions on its two outstanding drama pilots, Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty, and Poor Richard’s Almanack. According to sources, none of the two is going forward.

    I hear Brooklyn Animal Control, from Universal Cable Prods., will be redeveloped with Petty, who also wrote the original pilot and executive produced it with David S. Goyer, Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs & David Alpert, and IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer & Ted Adams. Meanwhile, USA network has passed on Poor Richard’s Almanack, from Legendary TV and UCP, with the two studios expected to shop the pilot elsewhere. Both projects had high-concept, unusual premises.

    Brooklyn Animal Control follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens — werewolves. Delving into the lives of both the Case Officers, and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, the drama will examine city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy, and tradition.

    Written by executive producer Jim Danger Gray and consulting producer Miguel Sapochnik, Poor Richard’s Almanack weaves between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically and revolves around a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers,” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse.