Caffeine – TV News – July 23rd Edition

We’ve got tons of big TV news from SDCC, but let’s start with the biggest: Jodie Whittaker is Doctor Who‘s new Doctor! She’ll be the first female actor in the role.

Premiere dates:

September 5th: American Horror Story: Cult
September 12th: The Mindy Project

October 6th: Once Upon a Time
October 11th: Chance
October 18th: Freakish
October 22nd: The Walking Dead

November 14th: Future Man
November 21st: Marvel’s Runaways
November 29th: Vikings

December 1st: East Los High
December 6th: Shut Eye

Renewed: Marvel’s Iron Fist, Wynonna Earp

The Originals will end with the upcoming fifth season.

Apparently MTV is working on rebooting Teen Wolf as an anthology show and… podcasts?!?!

The Stargate franchise is launching its own new digital platform with new series Stargate Origins along with other content.

Season two of Legion will be expanded to ten episodes.

Paris Barclay will direct and produce the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff.

New showrunners:
Burden of Truth: Adam Pettle
For the People: Don Todd
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Raven Metzner

Amazon has picked up U.S. rights to seven upcoming Agatha Christie adaptations. They’ve also acquired Australian series Picnic at Hanging Rock and British thriller Tin Star.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: Julia Roberts psychological thriller Homecoming (for two seasons!)
HBO: Alternate history series Confederate from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
MTV: A Faith Evans miniseries
OWN: Relationship dramedy Love Is ____

In development:
Amazon: An adaptation of Jardine Libaire’s White Fur directed by Drake Doremus
AMC: An adaptation of psychological thriller Consumed
FremantleMedia: An adaptation of Heather Lende’s memoirs
Hulu: True crime anthology series The Act
IDW: An adaptation of James Murray’s sci-fi novel Awakened
MTV: Comedic drama Calabasas from Queen Latifah, a female-driven War of the Worlds from Jeff Davis
Paramount/Anonymous Content: A comedy based on web series Stupid Idiots
Starz: A drama series based on Mariah Carey’s life
Syfy: An adaptation of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle novels from Catherine Hardwick and Andrew Miller, an adaptation of Hugh Howey’s post-apocalyptic novel Sand
UCP: Adaptations of comics Mind MGMT and Flutter and podcasts Tanis and The Bright Sessions, an adaptation of Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan, an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s sci-fi novel Lord of Light

Leaving their shows:
Code Black: Melanie Chandra

Promoted to series regular:
Hawaii Five-0: Ian Anthony Dale
Homeland: Jake Weber, Linus Roache, Maury Sterling
iZombie: Robert Knepper
The Originals: Steven Krueger
Shadowhunters: Alisha Wainwright

Guest stars:
Chicago P.D.: Wendell Pierce
Code Black: Chaley Rose
Empire: Forest Whitaker
How to Get Away with Murder: Jimmy Smits
The Originals: Candice King
The Orville: Charlize Theron

Returns:
Arrow: David Nyki
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Neal McDonough, Arthur Darvill, Wentworth Miller
Once Upon a Time: Emilie de Ravin
Supergirl: Calista Flockhart (who will recur this season)
The X-Files: Mitch Pileggi

Casting:
American Horror Story: Lena Dunham
Arrow: Michael Emerson
Being Mary Jane: Sonia Rockwell
Black Lightning: James Remar, Damon Gupton
Chicago Fire: Eloise Mumford
Chicago P.D.: Mykelti Williamson
Code Black: Tyler Perez
Damnation: Zach McGowan
Designated Survivor: Zoe McLellan
Escape at Dannemora: Eric Lange
The Exorcist: Zuleikha Robinson
The Expanse: Elizabeth Mitchell
The Flash: Danny Trejo, Neil Sandilands, Kim Engelbrecht
Gentleman Jack: Suranne Jones
Gotham: Crystal Reed
Happy!: Joseph Reitman, Patton Oswalt (replacing Bobby Moynihan)
The Haunting of Hill House: Carla Gugino
Hawaii Five-0: Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale
Legion: Saïd Taghmaoui
Lethal Weapon: Michelle Hurd (so she’ll no longer be a regular on Blindspot)
Lucifer: Tom Welling
The Oath: Sarah Dumont, Billy Malone, Aaron Abrams
The Originals: Danielle Rose Russell
Psych: The Movie: Jimmi Simpson
Scream: Tyga, C.J. Wallace
Shades of Blue: Nick Wechsler
Star Trek: Discovery: Wilson Cruz
Supergirl: Adrian Pasdar, Carl Lumbly, Yael Grobglas, Emma Tremblay
Troy: Fall of a City: Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Louis Hunter, Christian Schoombie, David Gysai, Lex King, Bella Dayne
Westworld: Neil Jackson, Jonathan Tucker
Workin’ Moms: Amanda Brugel, Angela Asher, Christopher Redman
Young Sheldon: Annie Potts
Untitled David O. Russell Amazon series: Michael Shannon

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

About Kate

Kate Linnea Welsh is a New Hampshire-based writer and taxonomist. (No, that doesn't involve dead animals.) She keeps us up to date on TV news in her weekly column "Caffeine." She writes about other TV shows, books, and more at her blog and her site Read the Screen. She'd love to talk to you on Twitter: @katelinnea