Caffeine – TV News – May 6th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of spring and summer premiere dates as well as some exciting renewals and new series orders!

Premiere dates:

May 18th: 13 Reasons Why
May 25th: Picnic at Hanging Rock

June 14th: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
June 15th: Goliath

July 10th: Heathers
July 19th: Snowfall
July 25th: Castle Rock


Westworld, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Good Fight, Empire, McMafia, Poldark, Harrow


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (though there may be a wrap-up movie

Other headlines:

The Netflix Sabrina show is officially called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Arrested Development season four now has a remixed re-release because I guess we’re pretending that’s a thing now. And Jeffrey Tambor will appear in season five despite the accusations against him.

Legion season two is getting an additional episode.

Last Man Standing might be revived because of course.

Pilot/first episode directors:

The Boys: Dan Trachtenberg

Ordered to series:

Apple: True crime podcast drama Are You Sleeping starring Octavia Spencer
BBC Two: British Pakistani family drama Englistan from Riz Ahmed, an adaptation of Irish historical novel Death and Nightingales, Brexit comedy Don’t Forget the Driver legal series Defending the Guilty, family comedy The Other One
Facebook: Dark comedy Queen America starring Catherine Zeta-Jones
FX: Vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Hulu: A Mindy Kaling adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Ramy Youssef comedy Ramy
NBC: Medical drama New Amsterdam
Sky/HBO: Relationship comedy Sally4Ever
Sony Pictures Television Networks: Psychological thriller drama Reckoning
YouTube Red: An Adam Pally sitcom about a rapper

Pilot orders:

Fox: A middle America family comedy from Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell

In development:

ABC Studios International: An international crime drama from and starring Poppy Montgomery
Amazon: An international diplomacy comedy starring Salma Hayek
Berlanti Productions: An adaptation of YA novel The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
DC Universe: A live-action Swamp Thing series
Epix: 1950s female crime drama Shook Up
FremantleMedia North America: A crime thriller based on books by Paulo Coelho
Paramount TV: An adaptation of French crime romance Read My Lips
Sony Pictures Television: An adaptation of Wattpad story Death Is My BFF

Leaving their shows:

Arrow: Paul Blackthorne

Promoted to series regular:

Riverdale: Vanessa Morgan, Charles Melton
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: John Hoogenakker

Guest stars:

Younger: Laura Benanti


NCIS: David McCallum


Arranged: Kiran Deol, Moses Storm
Black Earth Rising: John Goodman, Michaela Coel, Noma Dumezweni, Harriet Walter, Tamara Tunie, Lucian Msamati, Abena Ayivor
Castle Rock: Noel Fisher
Catch-22: Daniel David Stewart, Austin Stowell, Rafi Gavron, Graham Patrick Martin, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky, Gerran Howell, Lewis Pullman
Channel Zero: The Dream Door: Brandon Scott, Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, Steven Weber
The Crown: Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins
Curfew: Billy Zane, Miranda Richardson, Harriet Walter, Michael Biehn
The Feed: David Thewlis, Michelle Fairley, Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint White
Lovecraft Country: Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku
Man of the House: Jimmy Kimmel
Messiah: Michelle Monaghan
The Sinner: Carrie Coon, Natalie Paul, Hannah Gross
Unspeakable: Levi Meaden, Brian Markinson, Aaron Douglas, David Lewis

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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