Caffeine – TV News – July 21st Edition

We’ve got a lot of big TV news from San Diego Comic-Con this week! First of all, if you hadn’t heard, Veronica Mars dropped a week early and the new season is all on Hulu now!

Premiere dates:

September 6th: Titans
September 13th: Unbelievable
September 29th: Poldark, The Durrells in Corfu

October 6th: Press, The Walking Dead

November 15th: The Man in the High Castle

December 13th: The Expanse


Doom Patrol (which will now stream on both DC Universe and HBO Max), Fear the Walking Dead, The Boys, NOS4A2


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (after upcoming season seven), She’s Gotta Have It

Other headlines:

The Orville is moving to Hulu.

NBCUniversal’s streaming service has revived A.P. Bio.

Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh will both appear as Superman in this year’s Arrowverse crossover.

Melissa Benoist will direct an episode of Supergirl.

Caity Lotz will direct an episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Katie Cassidy Rodgers will direct an episode of Arrow.

Colton Dunn will write an episode of Superstore.

Prentice Penny will co-write and EP HBO’s fantasy pilot The Untamed.

Ordered to series:

HBO Max: A Gossip Girl reboot
ITV: Ghost murder drama Because the Night from Neil Cross
NBC: An untitled Ted Danson city politics comedy

Acquired for the U.S.:

BritBox: BBC crime drama The Victim
Netflix: BBC serial killer drama The Serpent

In development:

Amazon: A series based on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books, Lev Grossman sci-fi series The Heavens
Big Light Productions: Warhammer drama Eisenhorn from Frank Spotnitz
eOne: An adaptation of generation gap thriller Precious You
Quibi: Thomas Lennon comedy Winos, Veena Sud thriller The Stranger
Showtime: A Detroit musical drama series from Alicia Keys, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul
USA Network: A Nash Bridges revival with Don Johnson returning

Leaving their shows:

The Good Fight: Rose Leslie
Supergirl: Mehcad Brooks
The Walking Dead: Danai Gurira

Promoted to series regular:

Arrow: Ben Lewis
Dynasty: Michael Michele
The Good Doctor: Jasika Nicole
A Million Little Things: Chance Hurstfield
Mom: Kristen Johnston
Supergirl: Andrea Brooks

Guest stars:

Arrowverse crossover: Burt Ward
Dear White People: Yvette Nicole Brown, Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox, Flavor Flav, Justin Simien
iZombie: Chris Lowell
Law & Order: SVU: Ian McShane


Empire: Vivica A. Fox
Jane the Virgin: Brett Dier
Supergirl: Jeremy Jordan


Animal Kingdom: Joseph Morgan
Arrow: Charlie Barnett
Away: Josh Charles
Awkwafina: Chrissie Fit
BH90210: Natalie Sharp
The Boys: Aya Cash
Chicago P.D.: Paul Adelstein
Dispatches from Elsewhere: André Benjamin (aka André 3000), Tara Lynne Barr
Evil: Christine Lahti (replacing Dierdre O’Connell)
Fargo: Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruon, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, Emyri Crutchfield, Amber Midthunder
Fear the Walking Dead: Colby Minifie, Peter Jacobson, Colby Hollman
The Flash: Sendhil Ramamurthy
The Haunting of Bly Manor: Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Legacies: Thomas Doherty
Merry Happy Whatever: Garcelle Beauvais
Ozark: Madison Thompson
The Resident: Morris Chestnut
The Rookie: Ali Larter, Harold Perrineau
The Serpent: Tahar Rahim
Star Trek: Discovery: David Ajala
Star Trek: Picard: Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Del Arco
Supergirl: Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair
Us: Tom Hallander, Sofie Gråbøl, Saskia Reeves, Tom Taylor, Iain De Caestecker, Thaddea Graham
The Walking Dead: Thora Birch, Kevin Carroll
We Are Who We Are: Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Kid Cudi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Tom Mercier, Jordan Kristine Seamon, Spence Moore II, Corey Knight, Francesca Scorsese, Sebastiano Pigazzi, Ben Taylor, Faith Alabi
Untitled Walking Dead series: Annet Mahendru, Aliyah Royale

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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