Caffeine – TV News – February 17th Edition

This week we have YET MORE TV news from TCA! So much. Forever. (No, not forever, this is the last week of it.) LET’S GO.

Premiere dates:

March 8th: Made in Heaven
March 15th: Catastrophe
March 25th: Knightfall
March 29th: Hanna, Santa Clarita Diet
March 31st: Barry

April 19th: Ramy

May 17th: Catch-22, Fleabag
May 27th: The Hot Zone
May 31st: Good Omens

June 5th: The Handmaid’s Tale


Project Blue Book, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Chesapeake Shores, The Other Two



Other headlines:

There’s going to be another Psych movie on USA Network.

The Breaking Bad movie will air on Netflix and AMC.

The third season of National Geographic’s Genius will be about Aretha Franklin. Suzan-Lori Parks will showrun.

Unaired episodes of Time After Time are now available on CW Seed.

David Slade will EP and direct the pilot of National Geographic’s Barkskins adaptation.

Andrew Bernstein will direct HBO’s Stephen King series The Outsider.

Chris Rock will direct Kenan Thompson pilot Saving Kenan.

Alice Rohrwacher will direct two episodes of Elena Ferrante adaptation The Story of a New Name.

Ernest Dickerson will direct the majority of the series Interrogation.

Zoe Lister-Jones will direct the pilot of her comedy Woman Up.

Pam Fryman will direct pilots Carol’s Second Act and The Us Project.

Larry Teng will direct and Melinda Hsu Taylor showrun the CW’s Nancy Drew pilot.

Susannah Grant will direct pilot Until the Wedding.

Alex Hardcastle will direct and EP the pilot Richard Lovely.

Pilots Less Than Zero and Search and Destroy are not moving foward at Hulu.

Pilot Juicy Stories is not moving forward at E!.

Ordered to series:

Alibi: Crime drama Traces from Val McDermid and Amelia Bullmore
Amazon: An adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power
Hulu: Abigail Spencer revenge drama Reprisal, Elle Fanning Catherine the Great drama The Great
National Geographic: An adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff
Netflix: Miniseries Unorthodox about an ultra-Orthodox woman leaving her community, holiday-themed comedy Merry Happy Whatever starring Dennis Quaid
USA Network: An adaptation of Brave New World

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: Crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries
PBS: Swedish crime thriller Modus

Pilot orders:

ABC: A Chinese-American family comedy from Jessica Gao
FOX: A fertility doctor family drama from Fannie Weisman and Jason Katims
NBC: Musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist starring Jane Levy
TBS: Persian family comedy Chad

In development:

ABC: A black-ish prequel about pre-teen Bow
Annapurna TV: Fantasy adaptation The Ruin of Kings
BBC Studios: An adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s Runestaff fantasy novels
Cartel Entertainment: An adaptation of thriller The Lost Night
Comedy Central: Interracial couple comedy How to Be a Couple, spy comedy The Chameleon, an autobiographical comedy from Samantha Irby
Freeform: Cross-generational immigrant drama Make Your Home Among Strangers
HBO: An adaptation of Adam Silvera’s YA sci-fi novel They Both Die at the End
Hulu: Historical crime series The Devil in the White City from Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese
Kapital Entertainment/Citizen Media: Drama Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher starring Paul Wesley, supernatural crime drama Possessed
Lionsgate: An adaptation of novel The Ones We Choose from Courtney Kemp
MGM Television: Comic book adaptation El Gato Negro: Nocturnal Warrior starring Diego Boneta
Tomorrow Studios: Contemporary India-set Emma adaptation Polite Society

Guest stars:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Lin-Manuel Miranda


Veronica Mars: Ken Marino


Bluff City Law: Caitlin McGee
Chicago P.D.: Nicki Micheaux, Alexis Louder
Claws: Seana Kofoed
Council of Dads: Sarah Wayne Callies, Michele Weaver, Blue Chapman, J. August Richards
Cypher: Gabriel Bateman, Kyla-Drew Simmons
Dollface: Esther Povitsky
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Jessica Collins, Camryn Manheim, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Katie Stevens
Dracula: John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Mark Gatiss
The Eddy: Tahar Rahim
The Emperor of Malibu: Ken Jeong
Evil: Katja Herbers
FBI: Most Wanted: Alana de la Garza, Roxy Sternberg, Kellan Lutz
(Future) Cult Classic: Emily Alyn Lind, Jacob McCarthy, Cayden Boyd, Abraham Juste, Zoe Renee
Good Omens: Benedict Cumberbatch
Grey’s Anatomy: Amy Acker
High School Musical: The Musical: Olivia Rodrigo, Kate Reinders, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Renee, Julia Lester, Frankie Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein, Mark St. Cyr
The Hunt: Tiffany Boone
The Hypnotist’s Love Story: Liza Lapira
Jupiter’s Legacy: Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Matt Lanter, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade
Limetown: Sherri Saum
Nancy Drew: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis
Ottoman Rising: Damla Sonmez
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves
Proven Innocent: Adam Busch
Richard Lovely: Wendie Malick
Sanditon: Rose Williams, Theo Sames, Anne Reid, Kris Marshall
Tommy: Edie Falco
Why Women Kill: Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin
Wu Tang: An American Saga: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander
You: Robin Lord Taylor

(Image courtesy of Channel 4.)

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