Caffeine – TV News – July 4th Edition

Happy Independence Day to our U.S. readers – let’s catch you up on the relatively modest batch of holiday week TV news!

Premiere dates:

August 18th: Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
August 22nd: Chapelwaite, Work in Progress

September 24th: Foundation


Made for Love, Good Omens


Lovecraft Country, The Crew, Country Comfort, Mr. Iglesias, Bonding

Other headlines:

BD Wong will make his television directorial debut on Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens.

Ben Watkins will showrun Dick Wolf’s On Call.

ABC has based on pilots National Parks Investigation, Triage, and Dark Horse. NBC has passed on its Jim Jefferies comedy.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: An adaptation of crime novel City on Fire
Netflix: Psychological thriller Echoes, a series based on YA novel My Life with the Walter Boys, women’s prison mockumentary Hard Cell from and starring Catherine Tate

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: Lifeguard drama Ken Nui Road

In development:

Amazon: Black tech CEO thriller Syd from Janine Nabers
Apple: A series about the Negro Baseball League from Magic Johnson
Concordia Studio/Killer Films: An adaptation of AIDs activism history book Let the Record Show
I’ll Have Another Productions/Wise Entertainment: Reality show dramedy The Sisters Are Alright from Gabrielle Union
HBO: Music cult series The Idol from and starring The Weeknd
Netflix: Addiction thriller drama series The Craving
Orion Television: An adaptation of Max Barry’s novel The 22 Murders of Madison May
Range Media Partners/Orangery Productions: WWII series Leningrad from Michael Hirst
Red Table Talk Productions: Sports agent drama The Free Agent
Smokestack Films: An adaptation of Barry Unsworth’s historical novel Sacred Hunger
Studiocanal: Italian crime drama The Monster of Florence starring Antonio Banderas
TNT: An Unknown sequel series from Liam Neeson
UCP: Alternate history drama The American Throne

Leaving their shows:

Batwoman: Dougray Scott
FBI: Most Wanted: Nathaniel Arcand

Promoted to series regular:

Superman & Lois: Sofia Hasmik

Guest stars:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Kelly Bishop


Dexter: John Lithgow


Dangerous Moms: Telma Hopkins, Linda Park, Vanessa Marano
Deceit: Eddie Marsan, Harry Treadaway, Sion Daniel Young, Rochenda Sandall, Nathaniel Martello-White
Gangs of London: Waleed Zuaiter, Jasmine Armando, Salem Kali, Aymen Hamdouchi, Fady El-Sayed
Gaslit: Chris Messina, Allison Tolman, J.C. MacKenzie, Hamish Linklater, Chris Bauer
Joe Exotic: Joel Marsh Garland, William Fichtner (replacing Dennis Quaid)
Julia: Judith Light
The Last of Us: Nico Parker
A League of Their Own: Nick Offerman
Let the Right One In: Kevin Carroll, Jacob Buster, Ian Foreman
Lord of the Rings: Charles Edwards, Will Fletcher, Amelie Child-Villiers, Beau Cassidy
Our Flag Means Death: Ewen Bremner, David Fane, Joel Fry, Guz Khan, Matt Maher
Our Kind of People: Debbi Morgan, L. Scott Caldwell, Nadine Ellis (replacing LeToya Luckett)
Ozark: Veronica Falcón, Ali Stroker
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin: Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco
The Staircase: Michael Stuhlbarg, Tim Guinee
The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Gissette Valentin
We Own This City: Wunmi Mosaku
With Love: Andre Royo
Yellowstone: Jacki Weaver, Piper Perabo, Kathryn Kelly, Finn Little
Untitled Apple Maya Rudolph comedy: Joel Kim Booster
Untitled NBC bank heist pilot: Costa Ronin

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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