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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 15th July 2017 *Updated*

15 Jul 2017

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15th July 2017

18:35 - Life Sentence - Nadej Bailey Joins Cast as Series Regular
Thanks to Emily for the heads up.

Congrats to actress Nadej Bailey!

The former Containment and Resurrection star has landed a series regular role on The CW’s new series, Life Sentence.

Starring Lucy Hale, the series centers on her character, a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”

Nadej will play the role of Sadie, an unabashedly candid teenage cancer patient.

11:00 - Akiva Goldsman Projects - Details on The Dark Tower TV Show, Titans, Avengelyne, Ologiesa and Rainbow Six
Thanks to CGS for the heads up. The full article on Deadline showcases all of the projects.

All this comes as Goldsman’s decade-long effort to adapt Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novel series with A Beautiful Mind cohorts Ron Howard and Brian Grazer is about to pay off with the Nicolaj Arcel-directed film that stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Goldsman shares screen credit with Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen and Arcel, and he is the film’s producer with Howard, Erica Huggins and King. The film was co-financed by Sony Pictures and MRC. Another iteration of the King saga, an origin story of Elba’s mythical gunslinger, could materialize on television.

“The first episode of a show has been written, and we hope to retain Ron’s original idea to mix platforms, something that seemed revolutionary 10 years ago but now is something that others have done,” Goldsman said. “Idris for sure is part of this, and if the movie is Roland Deschain the gunslinger, the show is his origin story, based on the fourth novel in the series, Wizard and Glass.

Goldsman’s first-look TV deal is with Imagine, but he has been working with Viacom on the new spinoff Star Trek: Discovery that will launch the CBS All Access streaming service. Goldsman is an exec producer, writer and director on the show. He also is teamed with Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti at Warner Bros on Titans, based on the DC Comics property Teen Titans revolving around Nightwing, Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson after he goes off on his own. Goldsman co-write the pilot with Johns; it has been set for a 13-episode commitment and will launch DC’s new digital platform.

14th July 2017

02:10 - MOVIES: Ready Player One - First Look Photo

02:10 - The Dangerous Book for Boys - Kyan Zielinski Joins Amazon Original Series

Kyan Zielinski is set as a series regular on The Dangerous Book for Boys, Amazon’s new single-camera comedy series, from Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Superbad director Greg Mottola. Created by Cranston and Mottola based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden, the series centers around Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman) and his brothers who are coming to terms with the death of their dad, Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos). Before he passed away, Patrick wrote and crafted a life guidebook for his three boys entitled, “The Dangerous Book for Boys”, hoping to inspire them each to live life to the fullest.

Zielinski will play Liam, the oldest of the three brothers, who’s book smart and spends way too much time on his computer. Forced to move into his brother’s room when his uncle moves in, he’s not thrilled – and gets into frequent disagreements with middle brother, Dash (Drew Logan Powell).

02:10 - Trust - Hannah New to Recur on FX Anthology Series

Black Sails alumna Hannah New has signed on for a key recurring role in Trust, FX’s limited series about the kidnapping of the young Getty heir. The first installment is set in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. Trust charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.

New will play Victoria, the girlfriend of John Paul Getty II (Michael Esper), the father of the kidnapped teenager. Known for her lead role as Elena Guthrie in Black Sails, New will next be seen in a pivotal arc in FX’s The Strain.

13th July 2017

17:40 - MOVIES: A Wrinkle in Time - First Look Photos

17:40 - MOVIES: Kingsman: The Golden Circle - First Look at Julianne Moore
Thanks to MissEllys for the heads up.

17:40 - Mr. Mercedes - Trailer
Catch the premiere on AUDIENCE Network August 9th at 8pm ET/PT on DIRECTV

Thanks to Paweł for the heads up.

12th July 2017

02:55 - MOVIES: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! - Lily James Joins Sequel

Baby Driver star Lily James has signed on to star in Universal's sequel to Mamma Mia, the 2008 adaptation of the stage musical based on ABBA songs that was one of the biggest hits in studio history, grossing more than $600 million worldwide.

Ol Parker, the writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel, wrote and will direct Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, with the new musical being slotted for release on July 20, 2018.

Several stars of the original movie — including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski and Colin Firth — will be returning for the follow-up, which will include ABBA songs not featured in the first film, along with some reprised favorites. James, who sang "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" for 2015's Cinderella, will play the role of "Young Donna." The pic goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.

17:40 - Black Lightning - Interview
Thanks to Emily for the heads up.

At ATX, you guys said you wouldn’t be doing a villain of the week. Why not go that route?

I’m sure you’ve read Moby Dick. When I read Moby Dick, I really understood the whale. No pun intended, but I really did, I got the point of view. So, in my storytelling, I really do want to understand the villain. What is motivating you to be this villain? What’s your backstory? What was your childhood like? A superhero is only as good as his villain, so I wanted to tell the story of the villain and I didn’t feel like I could do that if I was bringing a different villain in every week. I want people to understand, because I grew up around people who were considered villains, considered very horrible people, but because I grew up with them and went to school with them, I knew what their issues and their problems were. That didn’t excuse their behavior, but it did complicate the idea of them being this horrible person. It complicated it, because you knew the human side of them. Some of these people that I knew, who had done horrible things, were also some of the people who had helped me out of horrible situations. I really wanted to have the viewers understand why Tobias Whale is, was, and will be the way that he is. I think that makes the story that more dynamic and that more exciting. So that’s why I didn’t want to do a villain of the week.

11th July 2017

01:55 - Sharp Objects - Lulu Wilson Joins Upcoming HBO Drama Series

11 year-old Lulu Wilson has landed a series regular spot in HBO’s the Amy Adams-starring drama Sharp Objects. The show is from Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television with Jean Marc Vallée directing the eight episodes written by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn.

Based on Flynn’s novel of the same name, the show details Camille Preaker’s (Adams) return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Wilson will play Marian Preaker, Camille’s dead sister, who appears in flashbacks to their childhood.

23:35 - Shooter - Season 2 - Amin Joseph to Recur

Snowfall’s Amin Joseph is set for a key recurring role opposite Ryan Phillippe in Season 2 of USA Network drama series Shooter.

Based on the best-selling novels by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Season 2 of Shooter follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of normalcy. Joseph will play Martin Jacobs, an agent for the ATLAS corporation, who is known and feared amongst all his fellow soldiers.

23:35 - Mozart in the Jungle - Season 4 - Masi Oka to Guest in Multiple Episodes

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Hawaii Five-0 alum, Masi Oka has boarded Amazon’s Golden Globe-nominated Mozart in the Jungle in a guest-starring Season 4 role.

In the half-hour comedic drama about a brash maestro (played by Golden Globe winner Gael Garcia Bernal) who has stirred things up at the New York Symphony, Oka will appear in multiple episodes as Fukumoto Akihiro, the millionaire CEO of a Japanese tech firm who has a strong passion for music. As a supporter of the arts, he represents a possible donor to the Symphony.

18:10 - Luke Cage - Season 2 - Lucy Liu to Direct Premiere

Marvel Television and Netflix announced that multiple award-winning actress and director, Lucy Liu (“Elementary,” Graceland”) is directing the premiere episode of the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” set to premiere in 2018. All 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” are now streaming on Netflix.

In addition to a slew of television and film credits, Liu made her directorial debut in 2011’s short film, Meena and also directed four episodes of the CBS series, “Elementary.”

“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” remarked Lucy Liu. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”

“When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof Director,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”

18:10 - White Famous - Natalie Zea and Kendrick Sampson to Recur in Upcoming Showtime Series

The Detour’s Natalie Zea and Kendrick Sampson (How To Get Away With Murder) are set for recurring roles opposite Jay Pharoah on Showtime’s new comedy series White Famous from Lionsgate TV.

Based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences coming up in the business, White Famous hails from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, director Tim Story and Foxx, who is a recurring guest star. It focuses on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah), whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “white famous.”

Zea will play Amy, a high profile Hollywood agent who used to be Malcolm’s (Utkarsh Ambudkar) boss. She is an expert at guiding careers and Floyd (Jay Pharoah) can’t help feeling drawn to her. Sampson will portray Robbie’ is a very handsome and talented British actor auditioning with Floyd (Jay Pharoah) for Teddy’s project. He also plays guitar in a band.

10th July 2017

23:00 - Roseanne - Latest from TVLine

Although Johnny Galecki’s involvement in ABC’s forthcoming Roseanne revival remains an open question, new details have come to light that suggest his character, David Healy, will at the very least have a strong presence in the eight-episode continuation.

ABC declined to comment for this story, but TVLine has learned that producers — which include Galecki’s onscreen squeeze Sara Gilbert as well as titular star Roseanne Barr, actress-comedienne Whitney Cummings and sitcom vet Brice Heldford — have quietly begun searching for a young actress and actor to portray the children of Gilbert’s Darlene and Galecki’s David.

23:00 - You're the Worst - Season 4 - Raymond J. Barry to Guest

The critically praised comedy from creator Stephen Falk has enlisted Justified grad Raymond J. Barry for the season four premiere.

The actor, whose credits also include Gotham and Ray Donovan, will guest star as Burt, a loner who meets Jimmy (Chris Geere) in the special hourlong season four opener. Burt is an aggressively independent and set-in-his-ways loner who has built a life of solitude in a rural trailer park outside Los Angeles. He and Jimmy, both seeking seclusion from the real world, form an unlikely friendship, bonding over their love of whiskey and old TV shows.

17:45 - Melrose - Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and Anna Madeley Join Showtime & Sky Atlantic's Miniseries

Showtime's forthcoming limited series Melrose continues to add to its impressive cast list.

Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Matrix grad Hugo Weaving and The Crown's Anna Madeley have signed on for the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Each of the five episodes, which will be co-produced by Sky Atlantic, is devoted to one of the five novels. The series will encompass the saga of Patrick Melrose’s life, from his horribly abusive youth at the hands of his father (Weaving) and the mother who tacitly condones the behavior (Leigh), to the outrageous playboy he becomes and the struggles he endures to defy the damage of his own past. The limited series will cover periods including the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000’s.

Meanwhile, Madeley will play Melrose's wife.