Caffeine – TV News – May 30th Edition

It’s Memorial Day weekend for our U.S. readers, and this week’s TV news gets us ready for summer with a few more premiere dates and a bunch of casting.

Premiere dates:

June 17th: Generation
June 20th: Evil
June 30th: Somos

July 8th: Gossip Girl
July 9th: Virgin River

August 13th: Modern Love

September 3rd: Money Heist


Firefly Lane, Breeders



Other headlines:

We’ve got our final fall schedule grid: Here’s the CW!

The CW pilot Powerpuff is being reworked, and Tom Swift is also still in contention. Our Ladies of Brooklyn and Painkiller are not moving forward.

This isn’t official yet, but Danai Gurira is reportedly returning as her Black Panther character Okoye for a Disney+ series.

Adam Milch is set to showrun Naomi and Wynonna Judd series Icon.

Shining Girls will be directed by Elisabeth Moss, Michelle MacLaren, and Daina Reid.

Amanda Segel is writing Game of Thrones spinoff 10,000 Ships.

Lee Toland Krieger will direct the first two episodes of Green Lantern.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Romantic comedy With Love from Gloria Calderón Kellett
Apple: Comedy The Big Door Prize
BritBox: ML Longworth adaptation Murder in Provence starring Roger Allam, Nancy Carroll, and Keala Settle
The CW: Spinoff All American: Homecoming, Ava DuVernay superhero series Naomi
Netflix: Contemporary Russian Anna Karenina adaptation ANNA K starring Svetlana Khodchenkova
Peacock: Faith vs. technology drama Mrs. Davis from Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof
Showtime: Business world anthology series Super Pumped with its first season about Uber and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Acquired for the U.S.:

IMDb TV: British comedy Timewasters

In development:

ABC: Filipino American nurse sitcom Josep starring Jo Koy
Amazon: K-pop comedy Neon Machine
AMC Studios: A show based on Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! from Norman Reedus
Blumhouse TV: An adaptation of podcast The Battersea Poltergeist
Buddy Club Productions: A miniseries about the 1999 London nail bombings from Keeley Hawes
CBS Studios: An adaptation of historical cookery novel Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen
Eleventh Hour Films: A limited series based on Jane Casey’s thriller The Killing Kind
Kapital Entertainment: An adaptation of upcoming thriller I Don’t Forgive You
MTV Entertainment Studios: A limited series about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 from Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
New Regency: Thriller podcast adaptation Gaslight
Peacock: An adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s YA fantasy Red Queen from and co-starring Elizabeth Banks
wiip: Civil rights limited series Levittown

Leaving their shows:

NCIS: Emily Wickersham
NCIS: Los Angeles: Renée Felice Smith, Barrett Foa

Promoted to series regular:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Brianna Baker
Emily in Paris: William Abadie
The Good Doctor: Noah Galvin, Bria Samoné Henderson

Guest stars:

Emily in Paris: Jeremy O. Harris, Arnaud Binard
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Josh Charles


4400: TL Thompson, Cory Jeacoma, Ireon Roach, Derrick A. King, Autumn Best
And Just Like That…: Chris Noth
Bridgerton: Rupert Evans
Cobra Kai: Thomas Ian Griffith
Echo 3: Michiel Huisman
Emily in Paris: Lucien Laviscount
Expats: Ji-young Yoo
First Kill: Aubin Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Dominic Goodman, Phillip Mullings, Elizabeth Mitchell, Will Swenson, Gracie Dzienny, Dylan McNamara, MK xyz, Jonas Dylan Allen, Robert Mendez
From: Catalina Sandino Moreno
Gossip Girl: Lyne Renée
Iron Mike: Trevante Rhodes
Joe Exotic: Nat Wolff
Just Beyond: Cyrus Arnold, Arjun Athalye, Malcolm Barrett, Gabriel Bateman, Jack Gore, Logan Gray, Tim Heidecker, Elisha Henig, Cedric Joe, Christine Ko, Riki Lindhome, Rachel Marsh, Sally Pressman, Jy Prishkulnik, Megan Stott, Henry Thomas, Izabela Vidovic
The Last of Us: Merle Dandridge
Love and Death: Jesse Plemons
Mayor of Kingstown: Hugh Dillon, Pha’rez Lass, Tobi Bamtefa
Miracle Workers: Quinta Brunson
Modern Love: Sophie Okonedo, Tobias Menzies
Moon Knight: Oscar Isaac (now confirmed)
Motherland: Fort Salem: Victor Webster, Mellany Barros, Praneet Akilla, Ess Hödlmoser, Arlen Aguayo Stewart
Now and Then: Rosie Perez, Marina de Tavira, José María Yazpik, Maribel Verdú, Manolo Cardona, Soledad Villamil, Željko Ivanek
The Offer: Miles Teller (replacing Armie Hammer)
Our Kind of People: Alana Bright
Peacemaker: Freddie Stroma (replacing Chris Conrad)
The Sandman: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, Patton Oswalt
Secret Invasion: Christopher McDonald
Shōgun: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis
Someone Out There: Gabrielle Dennis
The Spook Who Sat by the Door: Lucas Till, Nafessa Williams, Nathan Darrow, Tom Irwin
The Staircase: Parker Posey
Super Pumped: Kyle Chandler
The Terminal List: Tyner Rushing
The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Robert Palmer Watkins
Wu Tang: An American Saga: La La Anthony
Untitled HBO 1980s Lakers drama: Rory Cochrane, Danny Burstein, Austin Aaron, Ta’Nika Gibson, Edwin Hodge, Terence Davis, Ja’Quan Cole

(Image courtesy of HBO Max.)

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