Caffeine – TV News – October 6th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us updates from NYCC and more!

Premiere dates:

November 1st: Atypical, In the Long Run
November 28th: Servant

December 24th: Lost in Space

January 23rd: Star Trek: Picard


The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Elite, Claws (for a final season), Motherland, Dear White People (for a final season), Florida Girls


Grand Hotel

Other headlines:

Snowpiercer is moving back to TNT after all.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna have joined Amazon’s upcoming conquistador drama as executive producers.

As part of Akiva Goldsman’s deal with MGM TV he will write and executive produce Ringworld and produce Aurora Rising.

Lisa Cholodenko will direct Showtime pilot Rita.

Ordered to series:

AMC: Courtroom drama thriller 61st Street, sitcom wife comedy Kevin Can F**k Himself
TBS: Terrorism drama Obliterated

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: Futuristic DC Comics drama DMZ directed by Ava DuVernay

In development:

ABC: Damon Wayans family comedy Let’s Stay Together, plastic surgery drama Plastics, friend group comedy This Is Not a Drill, Lee Daniels comedy Cupcake Man
Amazon: Crime drama Middle West from Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg
CBS: Supernatural mystery drama Soul Survivor, crimes at sea drama Drift, action drama The International starring Dolph Lundgren and directed by Sylvester Stallone, time travel drama Repeat
Davis Films: Vampire adaptation House of Night
Fox: A country music drama inspired by the Romanoffs (?!), military family soap Troubleshooter, classical music drama Opus starring Nicole Ari Parker
Fremantle: An adaptation of journalism memoir El Director
Haut et Court TV: International war mystery series Labor
Hivemind: Horror comics adaptation Gideon Falls
Madefire Studios: Dystopian sci-fi epic Treatment
NBC: Adoption comedy Forever Family, political drama The Hill from Dana Bash, post-apocalyptic drama The Vault
Second Generation: Terrorism thriller The 392
Sky Studios: A Whitey Bulger drama
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of photo book The Endings
Starz: A series spinoff of Blindspotting starring Jasmine Cephas Jones
Two Cities Television/Topic Studios: A Jamal Khashoggi drama
Universal TV: An adaptation of Chelsea Handler’s memoir Life Will Be the Death of Me, Black western event series Boley

Guest stars:

Mad About You: Cloris Leachman
Miracle Workers: Fred Armisen, Anna Drezen, Miles Robbins, Kerri Kenney, Jon Daly, Zeke Nicholson
Shameless: Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Supernatural: Christian Kane
Will & Grace: Joel McHale


Arrow: Colton Haynes
Mad About You: Cynthia Harris
Supernatural: Osric Chau
The Walking Dead: Lauren Cohan


50 States of Fright: Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones, Ron Livingston
68 Whiskey: Linc Hand
The Baker and the Beauty: Georgina Reilly
Batwoman: Rachel Maddow(‘s voice), Sebastian Roché
Boys: Neil Patrick Harris, Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West
Close Up: Millicent Simmonds
Delilah: Arturo Castro
Deputy: Natalia Cigliuti
Elite: Leïti Sène, Sergio Momo
Empire: Alexandra Grey
The Flight Attendant: Sonoya Mizuno
For Life: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Genius: Aretha: Cynthia Erivo
The Girlfriend Experience: Julia Goldani Telles
Katy Keene: Bernadette Peters
Little Fires Everywhere: Jesse Williams
Lost in Space: JJ Feild
Madam C.J. Walker: Cornelius Smith Jr., Keeya King, J. Alphonse Nicholson
Manifest: Leah Gibson, Carl Lundstedt
Miracle Workers: Tony Cavalero, Jessica Lowe, Peter Serafinowicz, Jamie Demetriou
A Moody Christmas: Maria Gabriela de Faria
Never Have I Ever: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Richa Shukla
Party of Five: Garcia, Sol Rodriguez
Punky Brewster sequel: Cherie Johnson
The Rookie: Mekia Cox
Shadow and Bone: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Amita Suman, Freddy Carter, Archie Renaux, Kit Young, Sujaya Dasgupta, Danielle Galligan, Daisy Head, Simon Sears
The Stand: Nat Wolff
Swagger: Winston Duke
Them: Covenant: Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alison Pill, Ryan Kwanten, Melody Hurd, Javier Botet, Percy Hynes White, Derek Phillips
Untitled HBO Lakers pilot: Gaby Hoffman, Hadley Robinson

(Image courtesy of CBS All Access.)

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