Caffeine – TV News – April 2nd Edition

We’ll start this week’s TV news off with a reminder/warning: yesterday was April Fool’s Day, but to the best of our knowledge everything we’ve mentioned here is real. Stay safe out there!

Premiere dates:

April 19th: Pretty Stoned
April 26th: Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

May 1st: White House Plumbers
May 4th: Sanctuary
May 12th: Black Knight
May 24th: Mayans M.C.

June 15th: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds


Blue Bloods, The Night Agent, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds


Brittania, The Rising, Billions (after the upcoming seventh season), Grown-ish (after the upcoming sixth season), BBC’s Ghosts (after the upcoming fifth season)

Other headlines:

This honestly does not sound like firm enough news to go in our “in development” section but apparently Ryan Coogler may be rebooting The X-Files.

Bruce Miller is stepping down as showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale to focus on sequel The Testaments.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Hate group infiltration limited series The Savant starring Jessica Chastain
Disney+: An adaptation of Tudor mystery novel series Shardlake
Netflix: Action thriller Man on Fire
Paramount+: An adaptation of Sarah Pinborough’s thriller Insomnia, teen-focused show Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Stan/Lionsgate: Megachurch drama Prosper starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney
Starz/Channel 4: Thriller The Couple Next Door starring Eleanor Tomlinson and Sam Heughan

In development:

Amazon Studios: An adaptation of Aaron Foley’s Black gay millennial novel Boys Come First
Apple: A scripted series about the life of Lou Gehrig
Expectation Entertainment: South Asian mother/daughter dramedy Wasted from Ambreen Razia
FX: A Snowfall spinoff potentially starring Gail Bean
Netflix: An adaptation of scripted podcast Princess of South Beach from Gina Rodriguez
Netflix/CBC/APTN: A comedy set in the in the Canadian Arctic from Indigenous creators
Peacock: Telenovela adaptation Queen of Flow starring Becky G
Tomorrow Studios: An adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ historical novel Hang the Moon
Universal TV: An adaptation of Diane Marie Brown’s multigenerational novel Black Candle Women
Vertigo Films: 1970s police drama The Dirty Squad

Guest stars:

Abbott Elementary: Taraji P. Henson
FBI: Most Wanted: Colette McDermott


Law & Order: Organized Crime: Ellen Burstyn


The Abandons: Lena Headey
Apples Never Fall: Jeanine Serralles, Dylan Thuraisingham
Daredevil: Born Again: Arty Froushan
Duster: Corbin Bernsen
Feud: Capote’s Women: Chris Chalk
Interview With the Vampire: Delainey Hayles (replacing Bailey Bass)
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Karen David
Mary & George: Tony Curran, Nicola Walker, Niamh Algar, Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilder, Simon Russell Beale
The Neighborhood: Kevin Pollak
Only Murders in the Building: Don Darryl Rivera, Allison Guinn, Gerald Caesar
The Perfect Couple: Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Eve Hewson, Billy Howle, Dakota Fanning, Meghann Fahy, Ishaan Khattar, Jack Reynor, Sam Nivola, Mia Isac, Donna Lynne Champlin, Isabelle Adjani, Omar Epps
The Residence: Barrett Foa
Sinking Spring: Kieu Chinh
St. Denis Medical: David Alan Grier
Wonder Man: Demetrius Grosse

(Image courtesy of Paramount+.)

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