Caffeine – TV News – August 21st Edition

Things in the TV news world are a bit quiet in the lead-up to the fall season, but we’ve got some exciting casting news and more!

Renewed: Mr. Robot

Netflix will co-produce Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and stream the series outside the U.S.

Creator Ben Queen has left Powerless.

Carlton Cuse will direct the season finale of The Strain.

Kathleen McGhee-Anderson is joining Greenleaf as an EP for Season 2.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski
ITV: Legal thriller Fearless starring Helen McCrory
Seeso: Therapy comedy Shrink

Pilot orders:
FX: Futuristic comedy Singularity from Seth Rogen
Hulu: Marvel series Runaways from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
Lifetime: Modern Shakespeare anthology psychological thriller A Midsummer’s Nightmare

In development:
Amazon: A musical comedy from Jill Soloway
CMT: A Varsity Blues adaptation
The CW: A Lost Boys series from Rob Thomas
Fox: Workplace comedy Mattress World, exorcism comedy Amy Damnation
Freeform: Epic military fantasy drama Motherland, comedy Santa Monica Shores
FX: Horse jockey comedy Ridin’ Dirty
HBO: A Perry Mason show from Robert Downey Jr. and Nic Pizzolatto
NBC: Thriller Blackmail from Aaron Paul
RatPac Entertainment: Humanitarian scripted anthology minseries In Harm’s Way from Brett Ratner and the United Nations
Starlight Media: Chinese historical drama Empress

Guest stars:
Bones: Ed Asner, Hal Holbrook
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Yael Grobglas
Doubt: Haley Strode
The Flash: Joey King
Fuller House: New Kids on the Block
Once Upon a Time: Jonny Coyne
The Real O’Neals: Susan Sullivan

American Crime: Connor Jessup
Pretty Little Liars: Ed Kerr

Alias Grace: Anna Paquin
American Gods: Corbin Bernsen
Arrow: Wil Traval
Bosch: Arnold Vosloo, Jeffrey Pierce
Claws: Carrie Preston
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Brittany Snow
Famous in Love: Tanjareen Thomas
Feud: Catherine Zeta-Jones
The Flash: Ashley Rickards
Genius: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn
Goliath: Diana Hopper
Gypsy: Billy Crudup
The Handmaid’s Tale: Madeline Brewer
Homeland: Robert Knepper
Ice: Judith Shekoni, Ella Thomas, Rey Gallegos, Chloe East
Into the Badlands: Nick Frost
Issues: Sam Page, Melora Hardin
The Leftovers: Katja Herbers
Major Crimes: Jaime Ray Newman
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Mallory Jansen
Masters of Sex: Rondi Reed, Camryn Manheim
Orville: Peter Macon, J Lee
Shadowhunters: Nick Sagar
Shameless: Zack Pearlman, June Squibb
The Son: Manuel Uriza
This Is Us: Janet Montgomery
Time After Time: Will Chase
Transparent: Molly Bernard

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

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