Caffeine – TV News – February 20th Edition

Grab your coffee and settle in for another big batch of TV news from TCA press tour events and more!

Premiere dates:

February 27th: Peaky Blinders (BBC One premiere)
February 28th: The Good Doctor (new date)

March 3rd: Our Flag Means Death
March 31st: Julia

April 11th: Chad
April 17th: The First Lady
April 24th: Barry
April 25th: We Own This City

May 27th: Stranger Things

July 1st: The Terminal List, Stranger Things (part two)


The Gilded Age, How I Met Your Father, Peacemaker, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (for a fifth and final season), Fargo, Halo, Super Pumped, Billions, Stranger Things (for a fifth and final season), Dave, Harlem, Transplant


Atlanta (after the upcoming fourth season)

Other headlines:

Paramount+ has ordered more episodes of 1883.

ABC is pulling Promised Land from the schedule and it will finish the season on Hulu.

Paramount+ has ordered a standalone SEAL Team movie

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will direct most of season two of Loki.

Ordered to series:

HBO Max: Clinton campaign journalist drama The Girls on the Bus from Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti (with Melissa Benoist reportedly in talks to star)
Paramount+: Australian spinoff NCIS: Sydney, Yellowstone prequel 1932, a Sexy Beast prequel series, an adaptation of Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow, German crime series Simon Beckett’s The Chemistry of Death, Korean sci-fi series Yonder
Peacock: True crime series A Friend of the Family starring Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, and Lio Tipton

Pilot orders:

ABC: A drama about therapists in Philadelphia from Kay Oyegun, obituary writer comedy Not Dead Yet
CBS: High school newspaper comedy Rust Belt News, comedies Sober Companion and The Hug Machine

In development:

Blackbox Multimedia: 17th century Italian crime drama Aqua Tofana
Hulu: A limited series based on Adrian McKinty’s upcoming thriller The Island
Lincoln TV: Eichmann hunt thriller The Capture
Lionsgate: Political drama Downing Street
Muse/Pop Fiction Entertainment: An adaptation of Carolyn Arnold’s Madison Knight detective novels starring Hélène Joy and Orion Lee
Paramount TV Studios: Sci-fi drama Welcome to Oxhead
Westbrook Studios: An English-language remake of Japanese celebrity relationship comedy We Can’t Work Together
Wiip: An adaptation of romantic podcast Meet Cute
ZDF Enterprises: Historical drama The Bronte Girls

Not moving forward:

FX: A Matthew Weiner dramedy, spy drama The Spook Who Sat by the Door
HBO Max: Family comedy Camp Friends

Promoted to series regular:

P-Valley: Morocco Omari, Dominic DeVore, Jordan M. Cox

Guest stars:

Law & Order: SVU: Jake Weber, Diane Farr
The Neighborhood: Tracy Morgan


9-1-1: Bryce Durfee
All American: JoJo, Christian James
Blockbuster: Melissa Fumero
Blue Lights: Siân Brooke, Katherine Devlin, Nathan Braniff
The Chi: Nia Jervier, Carolyn Michelle Smith
Chicago Fire: Caitlin Carver
The Crowded Room: Amanda Seyfriend
Culprits: Gemma Arterton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, Tara Abboud, Kevin Vidal, Ned Dennehy, Eddie Izzard
The Diplomat: Keri Russell
Fallout: Walton Goggins
Good Sam: Victoria Rowell
Great Expectations: Olivia Colman, Fionn Whitehead, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle, Matt Berry
Land Man: Billy Bob Thornton
Lioness: Zoe Saldaña
The Missing: Karen Robinson, Michael Mosley
The Mosquito Coast: Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Ariyon Bakare, Ian Hart
Nautilus: Georgia Flood, Thierry Frémont
Reboot: Paul Reiser (replacing Michael McKean)
Super Pumped: Quentin Tarantino (as narrator)
Tales of the Walking Dead: Olivia Munn, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Jessie T. Usher, Gage Munroe
Tom Swift: Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones, Albert Mwangi
You: Lukas Gage

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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