Caffeine – TV News – August 19th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of big-name casting – read on for Renee Zellweger, Mark Hamill, Mary J. Blige, and more!

Premiere dates:

September 7th: Atypical

October 12th: Light as a Feather
October 21st: Wolf Creek

November 4th: Outlander
November 7th: Clique

December 21st: Marvel’s Runaways


Anne with an E, Castle Rock, Knightfall


Shooter, The Royals

Other headlines:

The Chicago shows will all be crossing over in October.

A Good Witch Halloween movie will air on October 21st.

Phil Abraham will direct the first two episodes of the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Michael Engler will direct the first episode of The Gilded Age.

Ordered to series:

HBO: Graphic novel adaptation Watchmen from Damon Lindelof
Netflix: Arabic-language supernatural teen drama Jinn, social thriller What/If starring Renee Zellweger
Sky Italian/Lux Vide: Financial world thriller Devils starring Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi
Studiocanal: Post-World War II international thriller Shadow Play
TNT: The Alienist sequel series The Angel of Darkness
USA Network: Bourne-world drama Treadstone

Pilot orders:

ABC: A The Middle spinoff about Sue Heck in Chicago

In development:

CBS: Family comedy The Little Things
Echo Lake Entertainment: iPhone creation limited series The One Device
Fox: Adoption drama The Family Practice
Fox 21 TV: A series based on video game Vampyr, opioid crisis series Dopesick
Hulu: Futuristic police drama Old City Blues produced by and starring Kerry Washington
NBC: A conspiracy thriller drama from Chuck Rose and Julie Anne Robinson, a music industry drama from Nashville EPs and Milo Ventimiglia
Paramount TV/Anonymous Content: A prequel series to British gangster movie Sexy Beast
Sky: An adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine
Sony: A Designing Women reboot

Promoted to series regular:

Billions: Kelly AuCoin
SEAL Team: Judd Lormand

Guest stars:

Dirty John: Lindsey Kraft
Killing Eve: Julian Barratt
Magnum P.I.: Ken Jeong, Carl Weathers
The Resident: Tanc Sade


Grey’s Anatomy: Jeff Perry
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Jane Lynch


Bull: MacKenzie Meehan
The Code: Luke Mitchell
The Coroner: Roger Cross
Dare Me: Rob Heaps, Zach Roerig, Paul Fitzgerald, Joyful Drake, Tammy Blanchard, Antonio J. Bell, Alison Thornton
Dynasty: Maddison Brown
The Fix: Abraham Lim
Instinct: Travis Van Winkle
Killing Eve: Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel
Knightfall: Mark Hamill
Law & Order: SVU: Sandrine Holt
Legacies: Chris Lee
Mr. Iglesias: Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Cree Cicchino
One Day at a Time: India de Beaufort, Alex Quijano
Reprisal: David Dastmalchian, Rhys Wakefield
Santa Clarita Diet: Shalita Grant
Scream: Mary J. Blige
Snowpiercer: Jaylin Fletcher, Steven Ogg
Star: William Levy
Star Trek: Discovery: Ethan Peck
This Is Us: Michael Angarano
Unbelievable: Elizabeth Marvel, Liza Lapira
Vida: Raul Castillo, Adrian Gonzalez
Wu Assassins: JuJu Chan, Mark Dascascos
Untitled Apple Hilde Lysiak series: Brooklynn Prince
Untitled Apple Ronald D. Moore space race drama: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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