Caffeine – TV News – January 26th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – January 26th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of casting for upcoming shows, and also a look at the pilots in contention for next season!

Premiere dates:

February 21st: Gentefied
February 26th: I Am Not Okay with This
February 27th: Altered Carbon

March 6th: Amazing Stories

April 24th: Defending Jacob

May 1st: Trying


Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Home Before Dark, Baptiste



Other headlines:

Paul Wesley will direct an episode of Batwoman.

Quibi’s Liam Hemsworth/Christoph Waltz action-thriller will be called Most Dangerous Game.

The Shōgun adaptation is back in the works at FX.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is reportedly still in the works but being overhauled.

Richard Shepard will direct and EP Impeachment: American Crime Story.

Nina Raine will write Hulu’s Tender Is the Night adaptation.

Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell will write Courteney Cox’s series Last Chance U.

Ordered to series:

Quibi: Comedy anthology Florida Man

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: British drama Gold Digger
Hulu: British comedy drama Brassic
PBS: British gossip-centric series The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Spectrum Originals: British medical thriller Temple

Pilot orders:

ABC: Feminist western comedy Prospect, family restaurant drama Harlem’s Kitchen, Erin Brockovich-inspired drama Rebel from Krista Vernoff and starring Katey Sagal, Kari Lizer empty nester comedy My Village
CBS: Chuck Lorre kidney donation comedy B Positive, legal comedy We the Jury
FOX: Mob drama The Cleaning Lady from Shay Mitchell
NBC: African-American family drama At That Age, sci-fi crime drama Echo, Jim Jefferies autobiographical comedy Jefferies, workplace comedy American Auto, dating comedy Crazy for You, romantic comedy Someone Out There, an ensemble comedy about black friends from Dan Goor and Phil Jackson, life crossroads drama Ordinary Joe

In development:

Amazon: A series based on James Patterson’s Alex Cross mystery novels
Apple TV+: Climate change anthology Extrapolations
Baby Cow: Historical novel adaptation Miss Austen
Character 7: An adaptation of non-fiction spy book Russians Among Us
Disney Channel: Superhero action comedy Ultra Violet & Blue Demon
Fox 21: An adaptation of college town mystery virus novel The Dreamers from Marta Kauffman and Warren Littlefield
Gaumont: An adaptation of Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street
Quibi: Nick Hornby series Just One Drink starring Laura Dern
Reel One/Capa Drama: Israeli-set thriller Band of Spies
TNT: Thriller dramedy Liars Club
Universal: Latina ensemble drama Tias from Will Packer and Eva Longoria

Not moving forward:

ABC: A Nate Bargatze comedy
Amazon: Whitney Cummings/Lee Daniels comedy pilot Good People

Leaving their shows:

Black Lightning: Damon Gupton

Promoted to series regular:

The Expanse: Keon Alexander, Nadine Nicole, Jasai Chase Owens

Guest stars:

Deputy: David Arquette
How to Get Away With Murder: Lauren Bowles


61st Street: Tosin Cole, Bentley Green
Baptiste: Fiona Shaw
Big Shot: Jessalyn Gilsig (replacing Shiri Appleby)
DMZ: Rosario Dawson
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Noah Mills
Good Trouble: Priscilla Quintana
Impeachment: American Crime Story: Billy Eichner, Betty Gilpin
L.A.’s Finest: Orlando Jones
Legacies: Charles Jazz Terrier
The Pembrokeshire Murders: Luke Evans
The Power: Eddie Marsan
Ripley: Johnny Flynn
Rita: Paprika Steen, Isabella Crovetti, Glo Tavarez, Jade Payton, Connor Falk
Saved by the Bell: Dexter Darden
Severance: Britt Lower
Tommy: Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
The Underground Railroad: Lily Rabe
United States of Al: Dean Norris
Untitled NBC L.A. mayor comedy: Vella Lovell

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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