Caffeine – TV News – September 19th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some fall premiere dates for long-awaited shows and seasons!

Premiere dates:

October 7th: One of Us Is Lying
October 13th: Twenties
October 17th: Succession
October 22nd: Locke & Key
October 28th: Love Life

November 5th: Narcos: Mexico
November 21st: Power Book II: Ghost
November 24th: True Story


High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Only Murders in the Building


Narcos: Mexico (after the upcoming third season), Genera+ion, The Outpost

Other headlines:

SEAL Team will have its final episode on CBS and first episode on Paramount+ both on October 31st.

Matt Long says he will return for some of the new season of Manifest, though it’s not certain yet for how many episodes.

Netflix has ordered a Luther continuation movie.

Éric Rochant will showrun the adaptation of Harlot’s Ghost.

Sanaa Hamri has joined The Wheel of Time season two as an executive producer and director.

Ordered to series:

CBC/Paramount+: Ambulance rescue drama Skymed
ITV: Drama Redemption from and starring Vicky McClure
Netflix: An adaptation of Helen Wan’s lawyer novel Partner Track starring Arden Cho, Dark Horse comic adaptation Grendel starring Abubakr Ali, thriller limited series Devil in Ohio starring Emily Deschanel, heist drama Jigsaw starring Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Jordan Mendoza, and Niousha Noor
Peacock: Thriller miniseries Last Light starring Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt

Acquired for the U.S.:

The CW: International action series Professionals starring Brendan Fraser and Tom Welling

Pilot orders:

ABC: A Tom McCarthy Alaska newspaper drama starring Hilary Swank
Freeform: A nanny thriller starring Andrea Londo, Warren Christie, Kelly Bishop, Amy Acker, Jon-Michael Ecker, Lex Lumpkin, Henry Joseph Samiri, and Aliyah Royale
Hulu: Ocean liner mystery drama Career Opportunities in Murder & Mayhem starring Mandy Patinkin and Violett Beane

In development:

A+E Studios: Jerusalem-set psychological thriller The Malevolent Bride
Amazon: A live-action She-Ra series, an adaptation of Charlie Jane Anders’ Victories Greater Than Death
Andrew Cole-Bulgin & Patti Stanger: A 1970s Jewish matchmaker drama
Binge: A live-action series based on video game Driver
CBS: Drop Dead Diva reboot Drop Dead Dave
HBO Max: A spinoff about Batman character Penguin, an adaptation of Maulik Pancholy’s queer Indian American middle grade novel The Best at It
Lionsgate TV: Workplace comedy Day Job from Clea DuVall and Mary Holland
Netflix: WWII refugee drama Transatlantic
Revolution Media: Irish historical epic The O’Neill starring Aidan Gillen
Sony Pictures TV: A live-action adaptation of Twisted Metal starring Anthony Mackie
Wiip: An adaptation of nonfiction Atlanta history book Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn

Guest stars:

Leverage: Redemption: Romy Sethna, Sara Wells, Auden Wyle
Super Pumped: Richard Schiff, Jessica Hecht, John Michael Higgins
We Own This City: Jermaine Crawford, Nathan E. Corbett


Anansi Boys: Malachi Kirby
Bel-Air: Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones, Simone Joy Jones
Departure: Eric McCormack
Dollface: Chelsea Frei
The Dropout: LisaGay Hamilton, Michaela Watkins, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kevin Sussman, Sam Straley, Shaun J. Brown
From: Corteon Moore, David Alpay, Elizabeth Saunders, Elizabeth Moy
A League of Their Own: Patrice Covington, Lea Robinson, Andia Winslow, Rae Gray, Lil Frex
Love & Death: Krysten Ritter
Monarch: Joshua Sasse, Meagan Holder, Inigo Pascual
The Resident: Miles Fowler
Snowfall: Devyn Tyler
Super Pumped: Elisabeth Shue
Tokyo Vice: Ito Hideaki, Kasamatsu Sho, Yamashita Tomohisa
We Own This City: Thaddeus Street, Tray Chaney, Chris Clanton
Wednesday: Gwendoline Christie

(Image courtesy of Peacock.)

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