Caffeine – TV News – May 7th Edition

TV News

We’ve got a bit of a calm before the mid-May storm of TV news, but let’s see what this week brought us …

Renewed: The Handmaid’s Tale, Hap and Leonard, Freakish, Jamestown

Canceled: Pitch, Emerald City

Wrecked will premiere on June 20th.

HBO reportedly has four potential Game of Thrones offshoots in the works.

The second season of The Good Fight will have thirteen episodes.

The BBC has ordered a whole bunch of new dramas, including adaptations of Little Women (a co-production with PBS) and War of the Worlds.

Ion has acquired Canadian crime drama The Detail for the U.S.

The Last Ship is on a production hiatus, but it sounds like it shouldn’t affect the airing schedule.

Keith Eisner has taken over as Designated Survivor showrunner.

Ordered to series:
CBC: A small town legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk
Hulu: Marvel’s Runaways from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Mars drama The First
NBC: Jason Katims high school theater drama Rise, military drama For God & Country
Paramount Network: Taylor Sheridan drama Yellowstone
Syfy: Drama Ghost Wars starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Kim Coates

In development:
Amazon: A musician comedy starring Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum
Hera Pictures: An English language adaptation of Norwegian drama Valkyrien starring Mark Strong
Dancing Ledge: Allergy comedic drama Super Sensitives from Faith Soloway
Hood River Entertainment: Online hatred demon drama The Feed
Lionsgate TV: A series based on Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Jerusalem
STXtv: A scripted drama from Kevin Kwan
TNT: Gambling drama The Collector
TriStar: Hillary Clinton campaign series Shattered

Fox has ordered a second script for vampire pilot The Passage.

Promoted to series regular:
Shut Eye: Dylan Schmid, Havana Guppy

Guest stars:
Ray Donovan: Donald Faison
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard

Returns:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Gabriel Luna

Casting:
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Max Greenfield
The Bold Type: Emily C. Chang
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Izzie Steele
The Looming Tower: Alec Baldwin
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Joel Johnstone, Caroline Aaron
Mayans MC: Efrat Dor
One Mississippi: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Carly Jibson
Outlander: PUPPIES!!!
Sharp Objects: David Sullivan, Reagan Pasternak, Sydney Sweeney, Hilary Ward
Stranger Things: Will Chase

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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