Caffeine – TV News – March 13th Edition

We’ve got lots of spring premiere dates, new show orders, and other TV news this week, so let’s dive right in!

Premiere dates:

March 18th: The Newsreader

April 6th: The Hardy Boys
April 15th: Outer Range
April 20th: Russian Doll
April 28th: Under the Banner of Heaven

May 5th: Girls5eva
May 6th: Bosch: Legacy
May 19th: Angelyne

June 10th: Peaky Blinders (on Netflix for all countries where it has the rights)


grown-ish, Never Have I Ever (for a fourth and final season), Power Book IV: Force, Domina


The Baby-Sitters Club

Other headlines:

Twenty-four episodes of Vikings: Valhalla were originally ordered, but it’s now been confirmed that they will take the form of three 8-episode seasons.

George R.R. Martin has given updates on the titles and showrunners for various upcoming Game of Thrones spinoffs.

Zakiyyah Alexander and Courtney Lilly will co-showrun season five of grown-ish.

Gary Lennon is taking over as showrunner of Power Book IV: Force.

One of HBO Max’s potential The Batman spinoff shows is on hold, and it sounds like the focus would probably change from Gotham P.D. to Arkham Asylum if the project moves forward in the future.

The Shuggie Bain adaptation in development has landed at the BBC.

Hikari will direct Beef.

Chris Van Dusan will co-write and EP the adaptation of Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End.

Norman Lear and Brent Miller will EP Gamergate.

Gillian Robespierre and Mathilde Dratwa will write and EP the adaptation of Separation Anxiety.

Ordered to series:

AMC: The Walking Dead spinoff Isle of the Dead starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, crime drama The Driver starring Giancarlo Esposito
BET: Family drama limited series Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons
Disney+: Comedy series The Muppets Mayhem starring Lily Singh and the Muppets
HBO Max: The Batman spinoff The Penguin starring Colin Farrell
Hulu: Detective drama Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem starring Mandy Patinkin
Netflix: Shondaland White House murder mystery drama The Residence
Paramount+: British thriller The Blue
Screen Media: Supernatural horror series Safehaven, Michael Rapaport dramedy Flagrant

Pilot orders:

IMDb TV: Period comedy Western

In development:

Amazon Prime: A live-action adaptation of video game God of War
Funny or Die: A scripted series based on John Paul Brammer’s memoir ¡Hola Papi!
ITV: Relationship drama Maryland from Suranne Jones
Matthew Carnahan, Nadia Hallgren & Ben Crump: Legal series Stokes based on Crump’s experiences as a civil rights lawyer
Netflix: A series adaptation of Guy Ritchie movie The Gentlemen
Peacock: WWI female pilot drama Avenger Field starring Renée Zellweger
UCP: An adaptation of Lan Samantha Chang’s novel The Family Chao from Sam Esmail
Universal Television: Pete Davidson comedy Bupkis

Leaving their shows:

The Boys spinoff: Aimee Carrero, Shane Paul McGhie

Promoted to series regular:

BMF: La La Anthony

Guest stars:

Beef: Maria Bello, Ashley Park, Justin H. Min, Andrew Santino, Rekstizzy, Mia Serafino, Remy Holt
Bel-Air: Daphne Maxwell Reid, Vernee Watson-Johnson
Call Me Kat: Laura Bell Bundy, Madisyn Shipman
The Good Fight: Alan Cumming
L.A. Law: Jill Eikenberry
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Dann Florek
Young Rock: Arlyn Broche


Beef: David Choe, Patti Yasutake, Young Mazino, Joseph Lee
BMF: Kelly Hu, Christine Horn
Cal Fire: Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway, Stephanie Arcila, Jules Latimer
The Consultant: Aimee Carrero
Fleishman Is in Trouble: Ava Yaghmaie
The Good Fight: André Braugher
Gotham Knights: Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Oscar Morgan, Olivia Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson
grown-ish: Marcus Scribner
Hello Tomorrow!: Michael Paul Chan
Hungry: Ariel Winter
Industry: Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, Katrine De Candole
National Treasure: Breeda Wool
Night Court: India de Beaufort (replacing Ana Villafañe)
One Piece: Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III, Vincent Regan
Quantum Leap: Ernie Hudson, Nanrisa Lee, Mason Alexander Park, Caitlin Bassett
The Resort: Nick Offerman
The Rookie: Kat Foster, Felix Solis (setting up a potential spinoff)
Tom Swift: Ward Horton
Unbroken: Anna Wood, Oluniké Adeliyi, Amanda Payton, Delon de Metz
Walker: Independence: Greg Hovanessian, Lawrence Kao
Untitled CBS mother/son legal drama: Geena Davis

(Image courtesy of Peacock.)

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