Caffeine – TV News – March 20th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch more spring and summer premiere dates and some exciting casting updates!

Premiere dates:

March 24th: Starstruck

April 8th: Élite
April 15th: Swimming with Sharks
April 21st: The Flight Attendant

May 1st: I Love That for You
May 9th: Candy
May 13th: The Essex Serpent
May 20th: Night Sky

June 2nd: Borgen – Power and Glory
June 8th: Ms. Marvel
June 22nd: The Umbrella Academy

July 14th: Resident Evil


Abbott Elementary, Before We Die


New Amsterdam (after the upcoming fifth season)

Other headlines:

Marlee Matlin will direct an episode of Accused.

Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro will showrun CBS’s mother/son legal drama pilot.

Doug Liman will direct an adaptation of Russian corruption book Red Notice.

Ordered to series:

Amazon Studios: YA action-thriller Harlan Coben’s Shelter
Apple TV+: Spanish-language medical drama Familia de Medianoche
BBC One: Disability drama Best Interests starring Michael Sheen and Sharon Horgan
ITV/BritBox: Horror series Passenger written by Andrew Buchan
Netflix: Paranormal detective drama Lockwood & Co. starring Ruby Stokes, erotic thriller Damage starring Richard Armitage and Charlie Murphy

Pilot orders:

ABC: A new version of its National Parks procedural, this time without Kevin Costner involved
Hulu: Magical realism comedy Bammas

In development:

Atmosphere Entertainment: Historical drama The 18th
BET Studios: An adaptation of French series Unlikely Stepmom from Jeni Rice-Genzuk Henry
Docsville Studios: A limited series about Reverend Jesse Jackson
Fox: Missing person procedural drama Alert
FX: An adaptation of Blitz Bazawule’s novel The Scent of Burnt Flowers starring Yahya Abudl-Mateen II
HBO: A limited series adaptation of sex therapy novel Big Swiss starring Jodie Comer, a new season of True Detective called True Detective: Night Country with Barry Jenkins as EP
Moxie 88: Comedy/action series Coyotes M.C. starring Omar Chaparro
Peacock: Latina teen comedy series 15 Candles
Showtime: Plastic surgery dramedy Snatched from Jeni Rice-Genzuk Henry
Studiocanal/The Picture Company: An adaptation of C.J. Cooke’s supernatural novel The Lighthouse Witches
TBS: Amputee comedy Stubs

Leaving their shows:

Good Trouble: Maia Mitchell, Beau Mirchoff

Promoted to series regular:

Chicago Med: Jessy Schram

Guest stars:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Angela Bassett
The Crown: Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Hacks: Margaret Cho
High School: Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer
The Mandalorian: Christopher Lloyd
Queer as Folk: Lukas Gage, Megan Stalter, Olli Haaskivi, Calvin Seabrooks


All the Queen’s Men: J. Marques Johnson
Anansi Boys: CCH Pounder, Jason Watkins, Fiona Shaw
Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire: Eric Bogosian
Bad Monkey: Natalie Martinez (replacing Ana Villafañe)
BMF: Leslie Jones
The Boys spinoff: Chance Perdomo (replacing Shane Paul McGhie)
The Changeling: Adina Porter, Clark Backo
Disclaimer: Hoyeon
Early Edition: Alice Eve, Charles Michael Davis, Jay Ali, Fiona Rene
East New York: Amanda Warren, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Richard Kind, Lavel Schley, Olivia Luccardi
GenZeroes: Nicole Muñoz, Praneet Akilla, Jesse Stanley, Mark Hildreth
Girls5eva: Amy Sedaris, Neil Flynn
Hacks: Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen
High School: Railey and Seazynn Gilliland
Immigrant: Juliette Lewis
Josep: Kaden Alejandro, Kimee Balmilero, Tess Paras, Jason Rogel
Last King of the Cross: Lincoln Younes
Let the Right One In: Jimmie Saito, Josh Wingate, Caroline Neff
Lioness: Laysla De Oliveira
Mayfair Witches: Alexandra Daddario
Ms. Marvel: Anjali Bhimani
P-Valley: John Clarence Stewart, Shamika Cotton, Miracle Watts
Power Book II: Ghost: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Kyle Vincent Terry, Caroline Chikezie
Resident Evil: Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, Turlough Convery
The Rookie spinoff: Frankie Faison
The Son in Law: Chris Sullivan
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Paul Wesley
Transatlantic: Cory Michael Smith, Gillian Jacobs, Corey Stoll, Grégory Montel, Lucas Englander, Ralph Amoussou, Deleila Piasko, Amit Rahhav
Treason: Ciarán Hinds
Unbroken: Scott Bakula
Walker: Independence: Philemon Chambers, Katherine McNamara, Katie Findlay
The White Lotus: Sabrina Impacciatore, Beatrice Grannó, Simona Tabasco
The Winchesters: Nida Khurshid, Jojo Fleites
Young Rock: Sean Astin
Untitled CBS mother/son legal drama: Skylar Astin, Madeline Wise, Inga Schlingmann

(Image courtesy of Apple.)

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