Caffeine – TV News – May 1st Edition

Welcome to our first TV news roundup of May, where we’ll find out the fates of some of the remaining bubble shows!

Premiere dates:

May 19th: Kingdom Business

June 1st: Tyler Perry’s Sistas (new date)
June 2nd: This Is Going to Hurt
June 6th: Irma Vep
June 17th: The Summer I Turned Pretty
June 24th: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area


From, Wolf Like Me, Blue Bloods, Single Drunk Female, Pachinko


Batwoman, Raising Dion, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Last O.G., Pretty Smart, Space Force

Other headlines:

David Hollander is also now out at How We Roll.

Director Amy Seimetz has left forthcoming HBO series The Idol.

Joseph C. Wilson and Adam Glass will showrun The Equalizer if it gets renewed for a third season.

Johan Renck will direct the first two episodes of Dune: The Sisterhood.

David Zabel will showrun Norman Reedus’s Walking Dead spinoff.

Ordered to series:

BBC One: Steven Knight ska music drama Two Tone
Disney+: An epic drama set in 19th century Sicily
Freeform: Dramedy While You Were Breeding
Hulu: Holocaust drama We Were the Lucky Ones starring Joey King
Peacock: Semi-autobiographical Pete Davidson comedy Bupkis

Acquired for the U.S.:

HBO Max: BBC crime drama Wolf
Netflix: Historical saga The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

In development:

EMP: An adaptation of sci-fi horror fantasy novel The Warded Man
HBO: An adaptation of Dave Eggers’ dystopian novel The Every
HBO Max: Hasidic hip-hop star comedy Motherland Bounce, weight loss cult drama The Way Down
Netflix: Addiction drama Confessions written by Julie Plec and starring Paul Wesley
Passage Pictures: AirBnB security team drama Enjoy Your Stay
Peacock: Harlem dispensary comedy The Wolves of 125th Street
UCP: Crime podcast adaptation Murdaugh Murders

Not moving forward:

TBS: Kill the Orange-Faced Bear

Leaving their shows:

The Boys spinoff: Reina Hardesty
The Idol: Suzanna Son
The Walking Dead spinoff: Melissa McBride

Promoted to series regular:

Evil: Andrea Martin
Young Sheldon: Emily Osment

Promoted to recurring:

Power Book II: Ghost: Luna Lauren Vélez

Guest stars:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Chad Lowe, Robert Pine
Fantasy Island: Frankie J. Alvarez, Jai Rodriguez, Izzy Diaz
Law & Order: Mariska Hargitay, Terry Serpico
NCIS: LA: Richard Gant
Run the World: Cree Summer, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins
The ’90s Show: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher


Chicago Fire: Jesse Spencer
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Kelly Bishop, Alfie Fuller, Jason Ralph


The Afterparty: Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Poppy Liu, Paul Walter Hauser, Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall, Vivian Wu
American Tragedies: Waco – The Trials: David Costabile, J. Smith Cameron, John Leguizamo, Giovanni Ribisi, John Hoogenakker, Keean Johnson, Abbey Lee
Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire: Maura Grace Athari
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: Annabeth Gish, Tongayi Chirisa, Beth Grant, Erica Gimpel, Jen Richards
The Ark: Lisa Brenner
The Best Man: The Final Chapters: Nicole Ari Parker, Ron Canada, Brandon Victor Dixon, Michael Genet, Yvonna Pearson, Aaron Serotsky, Terrence Terrell, Tobias Truvillion, Eric Scott Ways
The Company You Keep: Catherine Haena Kim
Cruel Summer: Lexi Underwood (replacing Eloise Payet)
Demimonde: Danielle Deadwyler
The Diplomat: David Gyasi, Ato Essandoh, Rory Kinnear, Miguel Sandoval, Nana Mensah, Michael McKean, Celia Imrie, Penny Downie
Echo: Devery Jacobs
The Fall of the House of Usher: Bruce Greenwood
Fantasy Island: Alexa Mansour
Fleishman Is in Trouble: Christian Slater, Josh Radnor
Found: Mark-Paul Gosselaar
History of a Pleasure Seeker: Olumide Olorunfemi, Bebe Bettencourt
Isle of the Dead: Gaius Charles
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Peter Friedman, Chloë Kerwin, Austin Basis, Josh Grisetti, Michael Cyril Creighton, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Lucas Kavner
The Missing: Steven Pasquale, Stephnie Szostak, Tony Curran, Noel Fisher, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Christopher Mann
Poker Face: Adrien Brody
Ramy: Julian Sergi
Run the World: Tika Sumpter, CP, Isha Blaaker
Slip: Emily Hampshire, Whitmer Thomas, Tymika Tafari, Amar Chadha-Patel
Slow Horses: Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan
The Son in Law: Robert Bailey Jr.

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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