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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 19th March 2018 *Updated*

20 Mar 2018

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19th March 2018

03:55 - Big Little Lies - Season 2 - BTS Photo

Madeline and Renata are back. #BLL2

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22:50 - MOVIES: Sicario: Day of the Soldado - Trailer 2

22:50 - MOVIES: Tag - Teaser feat Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jeremy Renner & More

22:50 - Designated Survivor - Season 2 - Nora Zehetner to Recur

Nora Zehetner (It Happened In LA) is set for a recurring role opposite Kiefer Sutherland on ABC drama series Designated Survivor from Entertainment One/Mark Gordon and ABC Studios.

Zehetner will play Valeria Poriskova. Intelligent, attractive and formidable, Valeria is officially a “cultural attaché” at Russia’s Washington, D.C. embassy. However, her real job is spycraft: running Russian intelligence agents on U.S. soil.


17:50 - 3% - Season 2 - Teaser Promo + Premiere Date

The wait is almost over. On April 27, everything will change.

17:50 - Chernobyl - Stellan Skarsgård & Emily Watson to Star In HBO & Sky’s Miniseries

Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Emily Watson (The Dresser) are set to star opposite Jared Harris in HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, a co-production between HBO and Sky.

Written by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — the April 26, 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then- Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic — and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Skarsgård will play Boris Shcherbina, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and head of the Bureau for Fuel and Energy of the USSR. A relatively minor figure in the Kremlin, he is assigned to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the early hours following the accident, when the government was still unaware the reactor had exploded. As the ranking official in charge of the effort to confront an unprecedented disaster, Shcherbina finds himself trapped between the realities of the political system he serves… and the brutal human costs of battling an escalating nuclear nightmare.

Watson will portray Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the scientific mystery of what led to the disaster at Chernobyl, so that it can be prevented from ever happening again. Her efforts put her on a collision course with those who have buried a terrible secret, and she must risk her freedom… and her life… to see that the truth is told, and justice is done.


17:50 - MOVIES: The Lady and the Tramp - LEGO Ninjago’s Charlie Bean to Direct Live-Action Adaptation for Disney’s Streaming Service

Disney has tapped Charlie Bean (The LEGO Ninjago Movie) to direct the live-action/CG adaptation of the animated classic, Lady And The Tramp, which, as Deadline reported,  was one of the priority projects for the studio’s forthcoming streaming service that is slated to launch in fall 2019.


17th March 2018

The Walking Dead Season Finale & Fear TWD Season Premiere to Air in Theaters

Thanks to 90sbaby for the heads up.

The Walking Dead season finale and Fear the Walking Dead season premiere both just got a lot bigger. That’s because, as EW can exclusively report, both episodes will be appearing on the big screen, as in theatres.

AMC is partnering with Fathom Events to bring both zombie dramas into more than 750 cinemas for one night only on April 15 for “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead.” That means fans can now enjoy their favorite flesh-eating walkers on the big screen for both the season 8 finale of TWD and the season 4 premiere of Fear.

While The Walking Dead season finale will begin airing that same night at its regular 9 p.m. start time on TV, and be immediately followed by the premiere of Fear, the Fathom event will feature “exclusive bonus content” that will begin rolling half-an-hour earlier at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT / 6:30 p.m. MT / 5:30 p.m. PT (and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. for Alaska and 6:30 p.m. for Hawaii). That’s not all. The in-theater event will also be commercial-free.

08:15 - Clarissa Explains It All - Revival in Development at Nickelodeon

The Viacom-owned network is in early talks with the actress and original series creator Mitchell Kriegman for the revival.
Nickelodeon is rebooting another one of its former hits.

The Viacom-owned cable network is in early discussions to reboot sitcom Clarissa Explains It All, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The reboot would see former star Melissa Joan Hart reprise her role as Clarissa Darling, only this time, she would play the mother of the family. Series creator Mitchell Kriegman is also in talks to return to write and exec produce. Hart will also exec produce via her Hartbreak Films banner, which she runs with her mother, TV producer Paula Hart. Nickelodeon declined comment as deals with both Hart and Kriegman are not done. The project, sources say, is in early development at Nickelodeon.

16th March 2018

23:10 - MOVIES: Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Trailer feat Melissa McCarthy

23:10 - Claws - Season 2 - Sherry Cola to Recur

Sherry Cola (I Love Dick) has been tapped for a recurring role on the second season of Claws, TNT’s darkly comedic series about the lives of five diverse and treacherous manicurists in a South Florida salon. Cola will play Special Agent Lucy Chun. One tough cookie, intimidating and threatening, this FBI special agent has her eye on the pain clinic.


15th March 2018

05:10 - The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 - James Maslow to Guest

21:05 - The Ranch - Season 3 - Dax Shepard Cast as Recurring Guest Star

Parenthood alum Dax Shepard has booked a recurring guest star role in the upcoming third season of the streaming giant's comedy.

Shepard will play Luke Matthews, a former soldier who has come to Garrison with some history concerning the Iron River Ranch. There, he meets the Bennetts and forms an immediate bond with Colt (star Ashton Kutcher) and Beau (Sam Elliott), but Luke's past has a way of catching up with him.

21:05 - Kidding - Justin Kirk to Recur in Jim Carrey's Showtime Comedy

Weeds alum Justin Kirk is returning to Showtime for a recurring role opposite Jim Carrey and Judy Greer in the premium cabler’s upcoming half-hour comedy series Kidding.

Created by Dave Holstein, and directed by Carrey’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer Michel Gondry, the 10-episode Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Kirk will play Peter, the new boyfriend of Jill (Greer) who is Jeff’s (Carrey) estranged wife.


14th March 2018

03:15 - MOVIES: Pale Blue Dot - Jon Hamm to Star With Natalie Portman in Astronaut Drama Directed by Fargo & Legion Creator

Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

Jon Hamm is in negotiations to star opposite Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight’s “Pale Blue Dot,” sources tell Variety.

“Fargo” and “Legion” creator Noah Hawley is directing from a script by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. Reese Witherspoon, who was attached to star at one point, will produce with Bruna Papandrea.

“Pale Blue Dot” follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect life. The film explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time in space lose their sense of reality when they return home.

Hamm will play Portman’s fellow astronaut who she aggressively pursues after returning to Earth.
With “Legion” wrapped and Hawley’s other FX series, “Fargo,” not shooting until next year, production on “Pale Blue Dot” is expected to start in the spring.


19:10 - American Housewife - Season 2 - Nathan Fillion to Guest as Himself in 2 Episodes

18:50 - Winx Club - Netflix Developing Live-Action Show Based On Italian Animated Series

Netflix is adapting the franchise as a series in which, for the first time, the popular six fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school.

Winx Club was created and produced in Italy in 2004 by Iginio Straffi, founder and CEO of Rainbow Group. After its launch, it became one of the most successful animated series in Europe and one of the first Italian series to be sold in the U.S.
In 2016, Netflix globally and exclusively released two seasons of World of Winx, a spinoff from the successful Winx Club.

Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals at Netflix, says: “Winx is a global phenomenon and through this exciting series we are thrilled to reinforce our relationship with Rainbow and to develop the next chapter of Winx. The famous fairies will grow up with their audience and will explore complex themes as real-life teenage super heroines in a live action show”.

“We are very pleased that our successful collaboration with Netflix continues with ever more ambitious projects,” said Iginio Straffi – Winx Club’s author, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Group. “Netflix’s young adult series have touched a chord with audiences around the world and we are looking forward to seeing the Winx fairies in this new exciting live action adaptation.”


18:20 - Younger - Season 5 - Christian Borle to Guest

TV Land comedy “Younger” has booked Christian Borle in a guest starring role for its upcoming fifth season, Variety has learned exclusively.

Borle will portray journalist Don Ridley, a man who intrigues Liza (Sutton Foster) with his charm. Liza will take “interest” in Don and later confide in him.

Borle is scheduled to appear in two episodes of the season, which premieres in the summer of 2018. His debut will be in the fourth episode.


18:20 - MOVIES: Adrift - Trailer feat Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin

18:20 - MOVIES: Life Itself - Trailer feat Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde & More

13th March 2018

21:00 - Take Two - Aliyah O'Brien & Alice Lee Join Upcoming ABC Series

Aliyah O’Brien (Beyond) and Alice Lee (Gap Year) have booked series-regular roles opposite Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian in Take Two, ABC’s straight-to-series light crime procedural from created by Andrew W. Marlowe and his wife, former Castle executive producer Terri Edda Miller. The series is an international co-production between ABC Studios and StudioCanal’s Tandem Prods.

Written by Marlowe and Miller, Take Two stars Bilson as Ella, the former star of a hit cop series who’s fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though lonewolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella’s role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.

O’Brien will play Detective Christine Rollins, an experienced investigator and Eddie’s chief contact at the LAPD. Lee will portray Monica, Ella’s long-suffering assistant, incredibly competent and loyal, she does her best to stand by her star through the best of times and the worst of times.


21:00 - MOVIES: 6 Balloons - Trailer feat Abbi Jacobson & Dave Franco

12th March 2018

00:45 - Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth to Star in Series Loosely Based on Beverly Hills, 90210 in Development at CBS

Tori Spelling is headed back to Beverly Hills!

Years after starring together on Beverly Hills, 90210, PEOPLE can share that the 44-year-old actress and longtime pal Jennie Garth are working on a new show based loosely on the series, which ran from 1990 to 2000, and was later rebooted as 90210 from 2008 to 2013.

The show is in development with CBS and will feature Spelling and Garth, 45, playing exaggerated version of themselves.

00:45 - Half-Empty - Cazzie David to Right & Star in Amazon Comedy in Development

Cazzie David is setting her sights on the small screen.

David is set to star in, write and executive produce comedy Half-Empty for Amazon Studios. The project was taken out as a spec script and landed at the streamer in a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding. Amazon has committed to a script plus sizable production penalty for the project.

Half-Empty follows a sardonic girl in her final year of college whose overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and hilarious mishaps. David penned the script alongside her writing partner Elisa Kalani. Both will exec produce the project alongside Sarah Heyward (Girls), with the latter set to serve as showrunner should Half-Empty move forward. Half-Empty will be produced by Annapurna TV and Endeavor Content. Annapurna TV's Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle will also exec produce.

00:45 - Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists - Filming Begins on Pilot

Day 1, pilot shoot. #plltheperfectionists It’s happening! #Portlandfam

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9th March 2018

02:15 - Fallet - Comedy Series Based on Scandinavian Series from Shameless EP in Development at Showtime

Showtime has put in development Fallet, a comedy series based on the Scandinavian format, from former Shameless executive producer Etan Frankel, Keshet Studios and Universal TV.

Written by Frankel, Fallet is a take-off on the popular Nordic crime dramas, more offbeat and darkly comedic in tone (think Shaun of the Dead). Based on the Swedish series of the same name created by FLX, Erik Hultkvist & Rikard Ulvshammar, Fallet starts out as many series do with a gruesome murder in a quaint town and the pairing of an FBI special agent with a police detective who are brought in to investigate. But this is a comedy and the two investigators are far from the best of the best; truth be told, they’re inept. If they can somehow find a way to overcome their glaring personal issues and obvious lack of chemistry, this case might just redeem their failing careers.


02:15 - Paradise Cove - Darkly Comic Mystery Drama in Development at FOX

Fox is developing a one-hour drama titled “Paradise Cove,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The network has given the project an off-cycle script development order with a penalty attached. Described as a darkly comic mystery series, it will follow Evelyn Fox as she abandons her Malibu life to start fresh in the eclectic Paradise Cove trailer park. But Evelyn’s new world is quickly upended by eccentric neighbors, risky romances, a drug ring, a “blue fish” cult, and a murder victim right under her feet.

Steve Yockey will write and executive produce, with the Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley also executive producing.


19:00 - SMILF - Season 2 - Raven Goodwin Promoted to Series Regular

SMILF standout Raven Goodwin has been promoted to a series regular for the Golden Globes-nominated Showtime comedy’s upcoming second season.


19:00 - MOVIES: The Sopranos - Prequel Film in Development

David Chase will be returning to the world of the Sopranos for a feature prequel.

New Line has purchased the screenplay The Many Saints of Newark, which Chase co-wrote with Sopranos writer Lawrence Konner.

The story is in the era of the Newark riots in the '60s, when African-Americans and Italians of New Jersey were at each other's throats, and among the gangsters of each group, it became lethal.

While other plot details are currently sleeping with the fishes, some fan favorite Sopranos characters will be seen in the film. A search for a director is under way.

19:00 - MOVIES: The Grinch - Trailer feat Benedict Cumberbatch