Caffeine – TV News – October 7th Edition

This week we’ve got a whole load of TV news from NYCC, including a bunch of fall and winter premiere dates and some exciting casting!

Premiere dates:

October 25th: Heathers

November 9th: Room 104

December 2nd: Nightflyers

January 8th: Project Blue Book
January 16th: Deadly Class
January 17th: A Discovery of Witches, Star Trek: Discovery
January 23rd: The Magicians
January 24th: Siren

February 15th: The Umbrella Academy


C.B. Strike, Mayans M.C., Queen of the South, Marcella, Titans, Lodge 49



Other headlines:

Jon Favreau revealed details of his new Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. And there are more details including some directors here.

Nkechi Okoro Carroll has taken over as showrunner of All American as creator April Blair is leaving.

The Middle spinoff will be called Sue Sue in the City.

Corin Hardy will direct three episodes of Gangs of London.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An adaptation of The Wheel of Time
HBO: Danny McBride religion comedy The Righteous Gemstones

In development:

ABC: Relationship drama Completeness, siblings dramedy Thicker Than Water from Tig Notaro
The Alliance: Historical drama Leonardo from Frank Spotnitz, an adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, ecological thriller The Swarm, Dubai-set espionage series Mirage, 1960s Rome series Eternal City
Amazon: A college-set #MeToo themed comedy from Whitney Cummings and Lee Daniels
CBS: Drama Body Cam Cop, FBI serial killer drama Apex, parenting comedy Quinta & Jermaine, family comedy The Squeeze, medical drama Nurses, comedy Life Lessons, Billy Gardell comedy Bob <3 Abishola
The CW: A reboot of The L.A. Complex
EntertainmentOne: An adaptation of Masters of the Sun from Will.I.Am
FOX: An FBI cyber security drama, family music comedy An American Band, a faith-based procedural
HBO: Asian-American dark comedy KTown
NBC: A communal living comedy from Justin Noble, comedy Exes in Law, Meg Ryan comedy The Obsolescents
Netflix: A Chronicles of Narnia adaptation, an adaptation of Blake Crouch sci-fi novel Recursion
UCP: Comics adaptation Ice Cream Man, podcast adaptation Dr. Death

Leaving their shows:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Chelsea Peretti
Lethal Weapon: Damon Wayans

Promoted to series regular:

The Handmaid’s Tale: Bradley Whitford
On My Block: Jessica Marie Garcia

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Perrey Reeves
Deadly Class: Ice-T
Empire: Joss Stone


The Walking Dead: Sonequa Martin-Green, Jon Bernthal, Scott Wilson (who filmed his scenes before his recent death)


The Act: Calum Worthy
Black Lightning: Erika Alexander
Boomerang: Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson
The Boys: Simon Pegg
Brockmire: Tawny Newsome
Catherine the Great: Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, Richard Roxburgh, Kevin McNally, Sam Palladio
Charmed: Nick Hargrove
The Conners: Justin Long
Constance: Sharon Gless
Dead to Me: Sam McCarthy
Deadly Class: Isaiah Lehtinen, Brian Posehn, Erica Cerra, French Stewart, Olivia Cheng
Doom Patrol: Matt Bomer
For All Mankind: Jodi Balfour
Godfather of Harlem: Giancarlo Esposito
Happy!: Ann-Margret
The I-Land: Kyle Schmid
Krypton: Emmett J. Scanlan
Lethal Weapon: Paola Lazaro
Marvel’s Daredevil: Lesley Ann Warren
Marvel’s Runaways: Jan Luis Castellanos
Mr. Iglesias: Fabrizio Guido
NCIS: New Orleans: Christina Elizabeth Smith
On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Julie Benz
Panic: Ray Nicholson, Will Chase, Kevin Alves
Run: Merritt Wever
Schooled: Brett Dier
Sneaky Pete: Jeff Ross
Snowpiercer: Aaron Glenane, Fiona Vroom
Sue Sue in the City: Brock Ciarlelli
This Is Us: Yetide Badaki
Untitled Showtime Roger Ailes series: Naomi Watts

(Image courtesy of Sundance.)

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