Caffeine – TV News – March 5th Edition

TV News

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of Marvel casting, renewals, and more.

Premiere dates:
June 7th: Nightcap
June 23rd: GLOW

FX has already renewed Feud, and season two will be about Charles and Diana.

Also renewed: One Day at a Time, Unforgotten, Cardinal (for two seasons)

Canceled: Eyewitness, Incorporated

Amazon has picked up the second season of Fortitude for the U.S. (Season one aired on Pivot, which no longer exists.)

The next bunch of Amazon pilots will be available on March 17th, including Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Sense8 is offering new contracts to some of its cast, which is a sign that Netflix is at least considering another season.

Matt Weiner’s Amazon series, The Romanoffs, will be an anthology about people who believe they’re descended from the Russian royal family.

Alejandro Inarritu’s series The One Percent is no longer at Starz, which had given it a straight to series order, and Greg Kinnear is replacing Ed Helms as the male lead.

Ordered to series:
HBO/BBC One: Anne Lister historical drama Shibden Hall from Sally Wainwright
ITV: Relationship drama Desire
Showtime: Edward St. Aubyn adaptation Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch

In development:
AMC: An adaptation of The Age of Miracles from Shawn Levy
Endemol Shine Studios: An adaptation of Like Water for Chocolate
FOX: 1920s Harlem music drama Cotton Club

FOX has pushed production of its vampire pilot The Passage to summer.

Promoted to series regular:
The Good Fight: John Cameron Mitchell
Insecure: Amanda Seales
The Last Ship: Emerson Brooks
The Man in the High Castle: Michael Gaston

Guest stars:
Altered Carbon: Olga Fonda
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Nathan Fillion
Grey’s Anatomy: June Squibb, Hal Holbrook
Supergirl: Rahul Kohli

Returns:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Kyle Bornheimer

Casting:
The Alienist: Douglas Smith, Ted Levine
Amy’s Brother: Annie Mumolo
Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Arielle Carver-O’Neill
Behind Enemy Lines: Gabriel Chavarria, Melia Kreiling
Big Bang Theory spinoff: Zoe Perry, Iain Armitage
Black Lightning: Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain
Casual: Chace Crawford
The Chi: Armando Riesco
Chicago Fire: Kamal Angelo Bolden
Deception: Vinnie Jones
Doomsday: Claire Holt, Rachelle Lefevre, Taye Diggs
Drama High: Auli’i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth, Rosie Perez, Rarmian Newton
Dynasty: Grant Show
For God and Country: Noah Mills
Get Shorty: Antwon Tanner
Ghosted: Ally Walker
The Good Doctor: Chuku Modu
Gotham: Alexander Siddig
Gunpowder: Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley, Tom Cullen, Robert Emms, Derek Riddell, Sian Webber, David Bamber, Kevin Eldon, Pedro Casablanc
Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices: Alice Eve
Happy!: Patrick Fischler, Zabryna Guevara, Ritchie Coster
Household Name: Mary Holland
Lifeline: Zach Gilford, Sydney Park, Eden Estrella, Usman Ally, Lilan Bowden
Living Biblically: Ian Gomez
Marvel’s Inhumans: Anson Mount, Ken Leung, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, Ellen Woglom
Mayans MC: Antonio Jaramillo, Richard Cabral
Me, Myself and I: Bobby Moynihan
Modus: Kim Cattrall
Power: Ana De La Reguera, Maurice Compte
Raised by Wolves: Lulu Wilson
Ray Donovan: Rhys Coiro, Billy Miller
Real Life: Brenda Song
Redliners: Hannah Ware
Las Reinas: Daniella Alonso, John Corbett
S.W.A.T.: Shemar Moore, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson
The Sackett Sisters: Casey Wilson
Salamander: Allison Miller
Salvation: Shazi Raja, Rachel Drance
Searchers: Josh Kidd
Splitting Up Together: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson
Still the King: Haley Strode
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Peter Fonda
Victoria: Diana Rigg
What About Barb?: Leah Remini, Jessica Gunning
Wisdom of the Crowd: Jeremy Piven
Untitled ABC single dad comedy: Rob Riggle
Untitled CBS hate crimes pilot: Grace Rex, Zach Appelman
Untitled CBS Navy SEAL pilot: Max Thieriot
Untitled FOX college sexual assault drama: Archie Panjabi, Rita Wilson
Untitled Kourtney Kang pilot: Derek Hough
Untitled Matt Nix Marvel pilot: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind
Untitled Mindy Kaling brother comedy: JJ Totah
Untitled Seth Meyers high school pilot: Lyric Lewis
Untitled Shondaland legal drama: Lyndon Smith, Ben Shenkman

(Image courtesy of Pop.)

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