Caffeine – TV News – February 12th Edition

Before everyone’s focus turns entirely to the big game, let’s catch up on the week’s TV news!

Premiere dates:

March 9th: School Spirits
March 17th: Swarm
March 23rd: The Night Agent
March 26th: Great Expectations, Ride

April 7th: Translatlantic


Tehran, The Peripheral


Avenue 5

Other headlines:

Nothing seems to be confirmed yet, but original flavor Yellowstone may be ending soon, with a new show in the franchise starring Matthew McConaughey in the works.

It looks like Shailene Woodley’s Three Women, which was originally ordered by Showtime, is heading to Starz. And Patricia Highsmith limited series Ripley is moving from Showtime to Netflix.

On the other hand, Uncoupled is moving TO Showtime from Netflix.

Terence Winter is stepping down as showrunner of Tulsa King (though remaining as an EP).

Ordered to series:

Netflix: Conspiracy thriller The Madness starring Colman Domingo
Showtime: Prequel Dexter: Origins, political thriller The Department directed by George Clooney

Acquired for the U.S.:

BritBox: British legal drama Vardy Vs Rooney: A Courtroom Drama
Hulu: British comedy horror Wreck

Pilot orders:

CBS: A father/son comedy from Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
NBC: Hospital comedy St. Denis Medical

In development:

Amazon: Spy thriller Butterfly from and starring Daniel Dae Kim, two Bosch spinoffs, a bounty hunter action drama from Joe Barton and Michael Bay, an adaptation of Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta mystery novels starring Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis, a live-action Spider-Man noir series
BET+: A scripted drama about the LAPD’s Mental Evaluation Unit
Castle Rock: A revival of Fawlty Towers starring John Cleese and his daughter
The Cross Brothers: An adaptation of military thriller novel series Tier One
Miramax/Mediawan: An adaptation of René Barjavel’s sci-fi conspiracy novel The Immortals
NBC: Las Vegas casino workplace comedy The Regal
Red Crown Productions: A scripted series based on Philadelphia local TV news article “Lights Camera Crime”
Showtime: A bunch of Billions and Dexter spinoffs
Sony Pictures TV: Limited series Three Identical Starngers starring Ben Stiller
Starz: A Spartacus sequel series
Warner Bros TV: Speculative fiction pilot Souvenir, Alaska

Guest stars:

American Born Chinese: Stephanie Hsu, James Hong, Ronny Chieng, Poppy Liu, Jimmy O. Yang, Leonard Wu, Lisa Lu, Rosalie Chiang
The Equalizer: Berto Colón


Abbott Elementary: Ayo Edebiri
Animal Control: Kevin Bigley
Apples Never Fall: Sam Neill
East New York: Kelly Hu
Eric: Jeff Hephner
Presumed Innocent: Renate Reinsve, Peter Sarsgaard, O-T Fagbenle, Lily Rabe, Chase Infiniti, Nana Mensah, Matthew Alan, Kingston Rumi Southwick
Tehran: Hugh Laurie
Those About to Die: Lorenzo Richelmy, Tom Hughes, Sara Martins, Jojo Macari, Gabriella Pession, Dimitri Leonidas, Moe Hashim
The Venery of Samantha Bird: Henry Czerny, Doug Savant
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon: Anne Charrier, Eriq Ebouaney, Laika Blanc Francard, Romain Levi, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi
The Winter King: Jordan Alexandra, Steven Elder, Andrew Gower, Aneirin Hughes, Emily John, Tatjana Nardone, Ken Nwosu, Billy Postlethwaite

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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