Caffeine – TV News – March 3rd Edition

Caffeine – TV News – March 3rd Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a whole bunch of casting updates along with some other bits and pieces!

Premiere dates:

April 5th: Alex Rider

May 2nd: Hacks
May 23rd: Tires


Miss Scarlet (but – shocker – without the Duke, as Stuart Martin is leaving the show), Criminal Record (according to star Cush Jumbo, though I haven’t seen anything official yet), A Body That Works, Professor T, BAMF


Alex Rider (after the upcoming third season), The Brothers Sun

Other headlines:

CBS will air Paramount+ show Tulsa King this summer. The show has also rehired Terence Winter as a writer but apparently won’t have a traditional showrunner.

Jennifer Yale will co-showrun the Simu Liu/James Wan espionage thriller at Peacock.

Tim Southam will direct season three of Foundation.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Music drama The Runarounds, a Spanish/English dual language series based on comic book El Gato Negro starring Diego Boneta, Benito Skinner coming out comedy Overcompensating
Apple TV+: An adaptation of William Gibson’s sci-fi novel Neuromancer
NBC: High-concept crime procedural The Hunting Party
Netflix: Carlton Cuse medical procedural Pulse starring Justina Machado
Paramount+: An NCIS spinoff about Tony and Ziva starring Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo, British thriller Curfew, Ray Donovan offshoot The Donovans from Guy Ritchie
PBS: British cop drama Patience
Prime Video Italy: Crime drama Costiera from and starring Jesse Williams
Screambox: Horror anthology Tales from the Void

Acquired for North America:

Tubi: British comedy Big Mood

In development:

Amazon: Series Jinx, Murder Inc., and Pearl based on comics by Brian Michael Bendis
Participant: A series based on podcast The Forgotten Revolutionary
Riff Raff Entertainment: Several projects in early development including political thriller Foreign Desk starring Jude Law
Universal Television: An adaptation of Jasmine Guillory’s romance novel Drunk on Love
Wiip: An adaptation of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ YA mystery Little White Lies, an adaptation of R.F. Kuang’s fantasy novel Babel
Working Title Television: An adaptation of Scott Alexander Howard’s speculative novel The Other Velley

Leaving their shows:

And Just Like That: Sara Ramírez

Guest stars:

Elsbeth: Keegan-Michael Key, Gina Gershon
Hacks: Helen Hunt, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Bucatinsky, George Wallace, Tony Goldwyn
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Dann Florek
Will Trent: Ricardo Chavira


The Abandons: Nick Robinson, Diana Silvers, Lucas Till, Lamar Johnson, Aisling Franciosi, Natalia del Riego
American Sports Story: Tammy Blanchard
The Bondsman: Beth Grant, Damon Herriman, Maxwell Jenkins, Jolene Purdy
The Chi: Kadeem Hardison, Leon, Brett Gray, Daniel J. Watts
Daddy Issues: David Fynn, Sharon Rooney, Sarah Hadland, Taj Atwal, Arian Nik, Tom Stourton, Susan Lynch, Susannah Fielding, Lauren O’Rourke, Cyril Nri, Cora Kirk, Perry Fitzgerald, Claire Keelan, Damien Molony, Sherrie Hewson, Humphrey Ker, David Reed
Death by Lightning: Nick Offerman, Betty Gilpin
Hysteria!: Garret Dillahunt. Nolan North, Elijah Richardson, Milly Shapiro, Allison Scagliotti, Jessica Treska
The Last Frontier: Alfre Woodard
The Last of Us: Danny Ramirez, Ariela Barer, Tati Gabrielle, Spencer Lord
The Librarians: The Next Chapter: Jessica Green
The Lincoln Lawyer: Merrin Dungey, Allyn Moriyon, John Pirruccello, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
Lockerbie: Catherine McCormack
Long Bright River: Ashleigh Cummings, Callum Vinson, John Doman
Murderbot: David Dastmalchian, Noma Dumezweni
Only Murders in the Building: Eugene Levy
Outer Banks: Pollyanna McIntosh, J. Anthony Crane, Brianna Brown, Rigo Sanchez, Mia Challis
Outlander: Blood of My Blood Rory Alexander, Sam Retford, Séamus McLean Ross, Conor MacNeill
Queen of Tears: Sebastian Roché
The Savant: James Badge Dale
Suits: L.A.: Lex Scott Davis
Teacup: Yvonne Strahovski, Scott Speedman, Chaske Spencer
The Terminal List: Dark Wolf: Dar Salim
Too Much: Richard E. Grant, Stephen Fry, Janicza Bravo, Andrew Rannells, Michael Zegen, Rhea Perlman, Rita Wilson, Leo Reich, Adele Exarchopoulos, Adwoa Aboah, Daisy Bevan, Dean-Charles Chapman, Kaori Momoi, Prasanna Puwanarajah
Virdee: Staz Nair (replacing Sacha Dhawan)
Zero Day: Mozhan Navabi

(Image courtesy of Max.)

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