Caffeine – TV News – April 19th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – April 19th Edition

We have another light TV news week as the industry is still mostly shut down due to COVID-19, but there are a few things you may want to know about . . .

Premiere dates:

May 12th: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend interactive special
May 25th: Barkskins
May 27th: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

June 2nd: Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
June 21st: Perry Mason


911, 911: Lone Star


God Friended Me, Party of Five

Other headlines:

The Good Fight is taking a week off due to postproduction delays.

Pilot The Agoraphobics Detective Society is being shot from the actors’ homes and proceeds will benefit freelancers who have lost income during the pandemic.

ABC has opened a virtual writing room for civil rights anthology series Women of the Movement, which has been in development.

Stephen Dunn will direct Trip.

Ashley Edward Miller will write the Myst adaptation.

Ordered to series:

Netflix: Korean zombie series All of Us Are Dead

Acquired for North America:

Sundance: French espionage series The Bureau

In development:

Amazon Studios: An adaptation of mystery/sci-fi podcast The Left Right Game starring Tessa Thompson, thriller drama The Star Chamber
Endless Media/The Laundromatte: A series based on Joshua Wong’s sci-fi short Invasion
HBO Max: Three series from Bad Robot: The Shining spinoff Overlook, a Justice League Dark series, and 1970s southwest crime drama Duster
Paramount Television Studios: An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex
Quibi: Prep school drama Good Boys and True
Starz: A drama based on novel The Madonnas of Echo Park
Zoic Studios: An adaptation of graphic novel thriller Mnemosyne

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Fire: Annie Ilonzeh

Guest stars:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Enver Gjokaj


The Blacklist: Anthony Michael Hall
Trip: Bowen Yang
Untitled Cassian Andor series: Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller

(Barkskins Image courtesy of Nat Geo.)

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