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31st July 2018

Y: The Last Man - Timothy Hutton Joins FX Pilot

Timothy Hutton (American Crime) has signed on for a key role in FX’s Y drama pilot, based on the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series Y: The Last Man.

Hutton will play the U.S. President in the pilot.


One Day at a Time - Season 3 - Gloria Calderon Kellett to Recur and Direct Final Episodes

EXCLUSIVE: One Day at a Time co-creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett will be stepping in front of the camera to bring more drama to the Alvarez family on the upcoming third season of the Netflix comedy series.

Calderon Kellett will do a two-episode arc on the show, a reimagining of Normal Lear’s 1970s sitcom, which she co-created with Mike Royce using her own experience as inspiration.

Additionally, the Cuban-American multi-hyphenate, who helmed One Day at a Time’s episode “Citizen Lydia” this past season, is set to return to the director’s chair. She will direct the final two episodes of season three.

Calderon Kellett will play Nicole, the new woman in Victor’s (James Martinez) life who is more similar to Penelope than she is comfortable with.

MOVIES: Lady and the Tramp - Kiersey Clemons in Talks to Join Disney Streaming Service Live-Action Adaption

Kiersey Clemons is in talks to join Disney’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” movie, in which she would play Darling, the human owner of Lady, sources tell Variety.

Clemons will play one of the few live-action roles, with the majority of the cast playing CGI characters, similar to “Beauty and the Beast” and “Jungle Book.” In the film, Darling is the owner of Lady, who, after having a baby, becomes distant from the dog. Lady eventually ends up wandering the streets, where she meets Tramp.

“The Lego Ninjago Movie” filmmaker Charlie Bean is directing the remake, expected to debut on Disney’s upcoming digital streaming service, which launches in 2019.


MOVIES: The Sandlot - Prequel in Development at 20th Century Fox with Original Writer Attached

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox is in early development on a prequel to the 1993 cult classic The Sandlot, with Austin Reynolds attached to co-write the screenplay with the film’s original writer and director and David Mickey Evans. Details on the film’s plot are under wraps other than it involves the legend of the beast from the first iteration.

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 3 - Goran Visnjic to Guest

Midnight Texas - Season 2 - Trace Lysette to Guest

Trace Lysette (Transparent) will guest-star in Midnight, Texas Season 2 as a dark witch bearing a shocker for the town’s resident good witch, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Wilds - Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards and Shannon Berry to Star in Amazon's YA Pilot

The Wilds, from writer Sarah Streicher (Daredevil), follows a group of very different teenage girls who are stranded on an island, unaware they're part of an "elaborate social experiment." The YA drama about a group of teenage girls forced to survive far from their homes has cast Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards and Shannon Berry in series regular roles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Newcomer Healey will play Shelby, a God-fearing pageant champion from Texas who projects confidence in order to mask her insecurities. Howard (Madeline's Madeline) is Nora, an enigmatic introvert who will be forced to connect with her fellow castaways.

Edwards (Snowfall, The Bold and the Beautiful) will play Rachel, an Olympic-caliber diver who desperately wants to get off the island and resume her athletic career. Berry (Hunters) rounds out the quartet as Dot, a coolheaded country girl with a thick skin.

Disney's Jungle Cruise - Now In Production Video feat Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson

A Million Little Things - Sam Huntington to Recur

Being Human alum Sam Huntington has booked a recurring role on A Million Little Things, DJ Nash’s upcoming hour-long ABC comedy series from ABC Studios, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Written by Nash and directed by James Griffiths, the series revolves around a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances and are now ‘stuck’ in their respective lives. While some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships. When one of them dies unexpectedly, the event serves as a wake-up call the others need to finally start living.

Huntington will play Tom, a mystery man from Maggie’s (Allison Miller) past.


30th July 2018

Blindspot - Season 4 - Dustin Milligan & Annie Q. to Guest

Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek) and Annie Q. (The Leftovers) both will guest-star on Season 4 of NBC’s Blindspot, TVLine has learned exclusively. No character details are currently available.


Killing Eve - Season 2 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge Steps Down as Lead Writer, Remains Executive Producer; Emerald Fennell Takes Over

As Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer prepare to resume their cat-and-mouse game in the second season of BBC America hit “Killing Eve,” Emerald Fennell is taking over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge as lead writer on the show, and two women have joined the directing team.

Waller-Bridge is in demand as a writer and actor, with her breakout hit “Fleabag” also entering its sophomore season. She landed an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for “Killing Eve.” She will remain actively involved as executive producer on the new season, which has started shooting in Europe.

Lead writing duty now goes to writer-actor Fennell, who will serve as an executive producer and is best-known for her role in the BBC and PBS series “Call the Midwife.” Waller-Bridge brought Fennell on board, and was also instrumental in attaching two new directors to the series, Lisa Bruhlmann (“Blue My Mind”) and Francesca Gregorini (“Electric Dreams”). Damon Thomas returns as a director and executive producer.

The first season was shot across Europe, and the second season will shoot in locations including Amsterdam, London and Paris.


Mr. Mercedes - Season 2 Trailer

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 premieres Wednesday, August 22nd at 10pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239.

Wool - LaToya Morgan Developing Post-Apocalyptic Drama Based on Hugh Howey's Novel at AMC

LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands) is developing a TV series at AMC based on Hugh Howey’s “Wool,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Originally released as a standalone short story, “Wool” tells a post-apocalyptic story that follows a sheriff, his wife, and their larger society forced underground due to toxic air on the surface of the planet.

Queen Fur - Lily Mae Harrington to Star in Drama Pilot Ordered by Showtime

LOS ANGELES - July 30, 2018 - SHOWTIME has announced the pilot order for the hour-long drama series QUEEN FUR, created, written and executive produced by Eileen Myers (MASTERS OF SEX) and starring Lily Mae Harrington (Some Freaks). Sian Heder (Orange Is the New Black) will direct the pilot. Deb Spera (Army Wives) will also serve as an executive producer. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

A co-production between SHOWTIME and Sony Pictures Television, QUEEN FUR is set in a small town in Central Florida - a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. And at the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington) - a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.

"Eileen has created a uniquely twisted female empowerment story that surprises at every turn," said Levine. "I am confident that Lily Mae Harrington, playing this feisty, sexually confident, gun-toting underdog, will have audiences laughing, gasping and, ultimately, cheering for her!"


Kid Fury Developing HBO Comedy Series with Lena Waithe

Podcaster, vlogger, and comedian Kid Fury is developing a half-hour HBO comedy series that boasts Lena Waithe among its executive producers, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled project is described as a surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression.

29th July 2018

Disenchantment - 4 New Promos

28th July 2018

Vida - Season 2 - Roberta Colindrez Joins Cast as Series Regular

Beverly Hills, Calif. - July 28, 2018 - Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2018 Press Tour, Starz announced Roberta Colindrez ("I Love Dick," "The Deuce") will be joining the cast of "Vida" as a new series regular in an expanded 10-episode second season during which series creator and executive producer Tanya Saracho will make her directorial debut.

The STARZ Original series "Vida" from Showrunner and Executive Producer Tanya Saracho ("How to Get Away With Murder," "Looking," "Girls") centers around two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother's identity. Season one received wide critical acclaim and was an official episodic selection of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. The half-hour Latinx series has received a 10-episode second season order. Colindrez will play "Nico" a new bartender at the family bar.


Castlevania - Season 2 - Trailer

27th July 2018

FBI - Craig Turk Exits; Greg Plageman Tapped as Showrunner

EXCLUSIVE: There is a behind-the-scenes change on CBS’ high-profile new fall drama series FBI, from Law & Order and Chicago boss Dick Wolf. Craig Turk, who wrote the pilot episode, has stepped down as executive producer and showrunner of the series over creative differences. He will be replaced by former Person Of Interest executive producer/co-showrunner Greg Plageman in his return to CBS.

Turk’s departure, which is said to be amicable, will not impact production on FBI, which is slated to begin next week in New York.


Chicago PD - Season 6 - Rob Morrow to Guest

Rob Morrow (Numb3rs and Northern Exposure) will guest-star in Season 6’s third episode, titled “Bad Boys,” as a rich, liberal entrepreneur, TVLine has learned exclusively. Morrow’s character, Evan Gilchrist, is an outspoken critic of the police department who is forced to call on CPD for help when his teen daughter goes missing.


Time Bandits - Apple Closing Deal to Acquire Rights to Turn Terry Gilliam's Fantasy Film into TV Series

EXCLUSIVE: In its latest series play, Apple is closing a deal for the rights to turn the beloved Terry Gilliam-directed fantasy film Time Bandits into a TV series. I’m told the series will be developed as a co-production between Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital. Gilliam will be a non-writing executive producer alongside Anonymous Content and MRC.

Released in 1980, Time Bandits is a dark, irreverent adventure about imagination, bravery and the nature of our dreams. It follows the time-traveling adventures of an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin who, one night, stumbles on six dwarfs who emerge from his closet. They are former workers of the Supreme Being who have stolen a map that charts all the holes in the space-time fabric, using it to hop from one historical era to the next in order to steal riches. Throughout the movie, they meet various historical and fictional characters, including Napoleon Bonaparte and Robin Hood, while the Supreme Being simultaneously tries to catch up to them and retrieve the map.


Norman Lear To Reimagine All In The Family, The Jeffersons & More via Deal with Sony Pictures TV

Norman Lear continues to defy convention about career longevity and age. The TV icon, who today celebrates his 96th birthday, and his Act III production company have signed a two-year first look deal with Sony Pictures TV. The pact includes the option to re-imagine titles from Lear’s extensive library including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, among others.


MOVIES: Rumpelstiltskin - Peter Dinklage to Star in Sony Fairytale Adaptation

With his “Game of Thrones” days coming to an end, Peter Dinklage now has his eye on a classic fairytale character. Sources tell Variety that Sony is in development on “Rumpelstiltskin” with Dinklage attached to star and produce.

Patrick Ness has been brought on to pen the script with Karen Rosenfelt, Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith and David Alpert, David Ginsberg, and Josh Weinstock also producing.

MOVIES: Mowgli - Netflix Acquires Andy Serkis' Live-Action Warner Bros Adaption to Globally Distribute in 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Welcome to the jungle that is this fast-shifting movie meld between theatrical release and streaming. In the biggest acquisition of a finished film it has made so far, Netflix has acquired from Warner Bros the worldwide rights to Mowgli, the CGI live action film directed by Andy Serkis based on the Jungle Book stories of Rudyard Kipling. Instead of an October 19 theatrical release by Warner Bros, the film will be released globally on Netflix next year, with a theatrical component built in so that audiences can see the 3D version that Serkis has been working so hard on.

The film has a cast that includes Christian Bale as the cunning panther Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as the sinister snake Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as the deadly tiger Shere Khan, Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris as the female wolf Nisha, and Serkis as the wise bear Baloo. Surrounding them in live action roles are The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto and Rohan Chand, who after appearing in the films The Hundred-Foot Journey and Bad Words, plays Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves.


MOVIES: Sadé - Disney Acquires Live-Action African Princess Fairytale Pitch

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has acquired a pitch for Sadé, a live-action fairytale film about an African Princess, based on an original idea by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, which has Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is attached to produce, while Scott Falconer will serve as exec producer via their Verse production shingle.

Shokunbi and Palmer will co-write the screenplay. It centers on a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people. With the help of the kingdom’s prince, Sadé embarks on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom.


Empire - Season 5 - Toby Onwumere to Recur

Toby Onwumere (Sense8) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Fox’s hit musical family drama Empire.

Onwumere will play Kai, a war correspondent and also Jamal’s (Jussie Smollett) love interest.


26th July 2018

MOVIES: To All The Boys I've Loved Before - Trailer feat Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Noah Centineo & More

MOVIES: Lady and the Tramp - Justin Theroux in Talks to Star in Disney Streaming Service Live-Action Adaptation

Theroux is in talks to voice star in Disney's live-action/CG hybrid remake of Lady and the Tramp, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

He will voice the streetwise mongrel Tramp, who in the 1955 original falls in love with a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady. In the Disney classic, Lady ends up on the street after her owners have a baby. She is saved from a pack by Tramp, who shows her how much fun it can be to be a dog living collar-free. The film features one of Disney's most iconic scenes ever: a romantic spaghetti dinner held in an alley way.

The Lego Ninjago Movie filmmaker Charlie Bean is directing the remake, expected to debut on Disney's upcoming digital streaming service, which launches in 2019. Andrew Bujalski wrote the script for Lady and the Tramp, and Jessica Virtue and Chaz Salembier are overseeing for Disney. Disney has also cast Extras star Ashley Jensen to play Scottish Terrier Jackie.

Siren - Season 2 - Garcelle Beauvais to Recur

Garcelle Beauvais has joined Season 2 of Freeform’s mermaid thriller drama Siren in a recurring role. Production on the sophomore season got underway today in Vancouver.

Garcelle plays Susan Bishop, Maddie’s (Evans-Akingbola) mom and Dale’s (Gil Birmingham) wife, who abandoned her family for the past ten months. She is back in Bristol Cove and ready to make amends with her family.


MOVIES: Charlie's Angels - Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott & Ella Balinska Confirmed to Star in Reboot

Naomi Scott, who is starring as Jasmine in Disney's upcoming Aladdin remake, and British newcomer Ella Balinska are set to join Kristen Stewart in the studio's new Charlie's Angels reboot.

Elizabeth Banks, who is directing the project, will also take a role in front of the camera: She will play Bosley, the face of the enigmatic and never-seen owner of the detective agency, Charlie Townsend.

The new story takes the detective agency premise of the original television series and turn-of-the new century movies and takes it global, with the Townsend Agency now a worldwide security and intelligence service that has teams around the planet. The movie will focus on one of those teams and the next generation of Angels.

Sony is setting a Sept. 27, 2019, release for the new movie.

Unbelievable - Danielle Macdonald Joins Netflix Limited Series

Patti Cake$ star Danielle Macdonald has been cast opposite Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever in Unbelievable, an eight-episode Netflix limited series from Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant, CBS TV Studios, studio-based producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Masters of Sex, Elementary) and Katie Couric.

Co-written by Grant, who will serve as showrunner, Michael Chabon (John Carter) & Ayelet Waldman (Applebaum), Unbelievable is based on The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning December 2015 article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the “This American Life” radio episode about the same case, “Anatomy of Doubt.” It tells the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.


Speechless - Season 3 - John Cleese to Guest in Double Premiere Filmed in London

The entire cast — including stars John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler and Kyla Kenedy — of the ABC family comedy from 20th TV will head to London and begin production on the two episodes starting Monday, Aug. 30. Filming will take place all over London, from tour buses to Fitzroy Square and Kensington Gardens.

SPEECHLESS (Fridays, 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Season Premieres Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

Maya DiMeo is the mom who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As season 3 begins of this amusing and often unexpected comedy, the family – along with JJ’s, aide Kenneth – head to London to meet up with Maya’s long-estranged father, Martin, to ask him to help them in their time of need. Will they even reconcile? Maya grapples with the fact her children are growing up fast and JJ will be heading off to college soon, leaving her a lot more free time on her hands to focus on Ray and Dylan.


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