Caffeine – TV News – March 8th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – March 8th Edition

We’ve got a TON of pilot casting in this week’s TV news, but first, let’s catch up on some spring premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

March 11th: Boomerang
March 19th: Tyler Perry’s Ruthless

April 10th: Brews Brothers
April 27th: I Know This Much Is True

May 12th: Stargirl (CW airing)
May 20th: The 100
May 28th: In the Dark


Truth Be Told, Ragnarok


Almost Family, The Magicians, Flack, Florida Girls, Best Intentions, The Rook, AJ and the Queen

Other headlines:

Season two of Boomerang will be directed wholely by women of color.

Tom Ellis has finalized a deal to continue with a potential season six of Lucifer.

Doctor Who will have another holiday special this year.

Here’s the huge list of content that will be on Quibi when it launches on April 6th.

Elisabeth Moss will direct an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.

And Melanie Scrofano will direct an episode of Wynonna Earp.

The Jerusalem’s Lot adaptation is now called Chapelwaite.

CBS drama pilot Out the Door has been rolled off cycle.

Ordered to series:

CBS All Access: Dark comedy Guilty Party starring Isla Fisher

Acquired for the U.S.:

BritBox: ITV mystery series The Pembrokeshire Murders

Pilot directors:

Kung Fu: Hanelle Culpepper
My Village: Pam Fryman
Republic of Sarah: Kat Candler

In development:

Amazon: An adaptation of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ The Inheritance Games
Disney+: A Beauty and the Beast prequel series with Josh Gad and Luke Evans
Freeform: Dark comedy Asian Descent
HBO: A show from Jeremy O. Harris, a series adaptation of game The Last of Us, a limited series based on Judy Blume’s Wifey from Frankie Shaw
Heyday Television: An adaptation of Greg Howard’s Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk!
New Slate Ventures: An adaptation of insider trading book Den of Thieves
Playground: A series based on supernatural thriller The Stranger Times
Vendôme/Pathé: A miniseries by William Boyd based on the New York Times’ coverage of the Notre-Dame fire

Promoted to series regular:

The Flash: Brandon McKnight, Kayla Compton
Good Trouble: Beau Mirchoff
Stranger Things: Brett Gelman

Guest stars:

9-1-1: Rumer Willis
Chad: Thomas Barbusca
NCIS: Christopher Lloyd
Schitt’s Creek: Victor Garber
Westworld: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss


NCIS: Los Angeles: Catherine Bell
Supernatural: Genevieve Padalecki, Danneel Ackles


At That Age: Emayatzy Corinealdi
B Positive: Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Thomas Middleditch
Big Deal: Tami Sagher
The Big Sky: Brian Geraghty, Kylie Bunbury
The Brides: Gina Torres, Katherine Reis, Sophia Tatum, Chris Mason
Call Me Kat: Cheyenne Jackson
Chapelwaite: Emily Hampshire
The Cleaning Lady: Shannyn Sossamon, Ginger Gonzaga
Dr. Death: Grace Gummer, Molly Griggs
Echo: Reid Scott, Wesam Keesh, Richard Brooks
The Equalizer: Tory Kittles
Evel: Michael Chernus
Ghosts: Rose McIver
Good Girls: Lauren Lapkus
Good Sam: Jason Isaacs
The Goonies: Ramon Rodriguez
Gossip Girl: Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, Jason Gotay
Harlem’s Kitchen: Delroy Lindo, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Miguel Gomez
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Derek Hough
In from the Cold: Ivana Sakhno, Cillian O’Sullivan, Lydia Fleming, Charles Brice, Alyona Khmelnitskaya
Kevin Can F*** Himself: Eric Petersen, Mary Hollis Inboden, Alex Bonifer
La Brea: Jon Seda
Langdon: Ashley Zukerman
The Lord of the Rings: Maxim Baldry
The Lost Boys: Rochelle Aytes
Maverick: Christopher Meyer, Zayne Emory
My Village: Kyra Sedgwick, Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg, Emma Caymares, Austin Crute
New Amsterdam: Daniel Dae Kim
Night School: Ian Gomez, James Earl, Joe Massingill, Collette Wolfe, Josh Segarra
The Old Man: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Heck (replacing Austin Stowe)
Ordinary Joe: Charlie Barnett, Natalie Martinez
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Hailey Kilgore, Annalynne McCord, Lovie Simone, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Shanley Caswell, Toby Sandeman, Joey Bada$$
The President Is Missing: Ann Dowd
Prospect: David Alan Grier
Raised by Wolves: Julie Bowen
Republic of Sarah: Luke Mitchell, Izabella Alvarez, Nia Holloway, Hope Lauren
Rust: Maura Tierney, Bill Camp, David Alvarez, Alex Neustaedter, Julia Mayorga
Sex/Life: Mike Vogel, Adam Demos, Margaret Odette
Someone Out There: Ryan Hansen, Aimee Carrero, Neil Casey, Kimia Behpoornia
thirtysomething(else): Kendrick Sampson
This Country: Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley, Taylor Ortega, Krystal Smith
Turner & Hooch: Vanessa Lengies
The Upshaws: Kim Fields
Walker: Jeff Pierre
Ways & Means: Troian Bellisario
Untitled CBS mother/daughter comedy pilot: Hannah Simone, Elizabeth Hurley
Untitled NBC friendship/wine comedy pilot: Carl Tart, Echo Kellus, Justin Cunningham

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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