Caffeine – TV News – August 18th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some fall premiere dates as well as casting news for fan-favorite shows and adaptations!

Premiere dates:

September 6th: The Spy

October 4th: Peaky Blinders, Raising Dion
October 25th: The Kominsky Method
October 27th: Silicon Valley

November 17th: The Crown




Krypton, Instinct

Other headlines:

Ewan McGregor is reportedly in talks to do an Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+, but as of this writing it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

NBC has ordered an additional three episodes for the third season of Good Girls, bringing the total to 16.

Several shows are looking for new homes as YouTube continues to step away from scripted programming.

Tim Doyle is taking over as Schooled showrunner.

Chris Grismer will direct multiple episodes of Deputy and serve as co-exec producer.

The Queer as Folk reboot in development has moved to the NBCUniversal streaming service.

Krypton spinoff Lobo is not moving forward at Syfy.

Ordered to series:

AMC/ITV: Game show cheating scandal drama Quiz starring Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, and Sian Clifford
BBC Three/HBO Max: British movie star comedy Starstruck from Rose Matafeo
BBC Two: Historical crime drama Vienna Blood
HBO: Skater girl comedy Betty
Netflix: Mother/daughter YA series Ginny & Georgia starring Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey

Pilot orders:

NBCUniversal streaming service: YA mystery One of Us Is Lying

In development:

ABC Signature Studios: An adaptation of Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling books from Rebecca Serle
BBC Studios: Snowboarding thriller Shiver
CBS: A mother/daughter comedy from Corinne Kingsbury
Fox: 1850s western drama Go West, jury-focused legal drama The Twelve, an adaptation of Australian comedy Mr. Black, paranormal crime drama Dead Eddie
NBC: A modern adaptation of St. Elmo’s Fire
Quibi: Historical drama Charlemagne from MIchael Hirst, tech billionaire comedy Last Resort from Dwayne Johnson
Showtime: A Gormenshast adaptation from Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman
Storied Media Group: A series based the Jeffrey Epstein case from Patricia Heaton
TriStar TV: Silicon Valley drama Alpha Girls
Village Roadshow: An adaptation of Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

Guest stars:

Flack: Martha Plimpton
Supergirl: Kate Micucci


9-1-1: Ronda Rousey
Awkwafina: Jennifer Esposito
Ballers: Catherine Haena Kim
Bosch: Julie Ann Emery
Cherish the Day: Cicely Tyson
City of Angels: Piper Perabo
Emily in Paris: Ashley Park
Empire: Keesha Sharp
Firefly Lane: Ben Lawson, Sarah Chalke
Hawaii Five-0: Katrina Law
Homeland: Cliff Chamberlain, Hilary Jardine
Love Life: Scoot McNairy, Sasha Compere, Zoe Chao, Peter Vack
Love, Simon: Michael Cimino, Nick Robinson (narrating), James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Johnny Sequoyah, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, Mason Gooding
Mad About You: Abby Quinn
A Million Little Things: Jason Ritter
A Moody Christmas: Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins
Mrs. America: Niecy Nash
The Nevers: Kiran Sonia Sawar, Elizabeth Berrington, Ella Smith, Viola Prettejohn, Anna Devlin, Martyn Ford
Power: Donna Murphy
Sacrifice: Paula Patton
The Sinner: Jessica Hecht, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Eddie Martinez
Sistas: Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin Walton, Anthony Dalton
Siren: Tiffany Lonsdale
Tell Me a Story: Caleb Castille, Christopher Meyer
Underground Railroad: Damon Herriman
The Walking Dead spinoff: Joe Holt
The Wheel of Time: Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins, Barney Harris, Madeleine Madden

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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