Quite a bit has happened since the Olympics have begun…and basically sucked me in. Go Team USA!!!!
Casting News: Hannah Simone, New Girl, has been cast as the lead of the reboot of the Greatest American Hero. In it, an Indian-American woman in her thirties who loves to drink, party, and sing karaoke because she hasn’t found her purpose in life—but everything changes when she’s entrusted with a suit that gives her superpowers for the purpose of saving the world. Jessica Szohr has joined the case of Orville for season #2. AMC’s Preacher has cast a slew of characters for the third season. Betty Buckley will be playing Jesse’s “Gran’ma.” Colin Cunningham will portray TC, a loyal enforcer to Jesse’s Gran’ma. Jeremy Childs will also be a loyal enforcer to Gran’ma. Liz McGeever has been cast as Christina, Jesse’s Mom. Good Omens has its Harmony and Glozier, the myterious book buyers. They will be portrayed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Game of Thrones) and Steve Pemberton (League of Gentlemen).
Timeless will return to the small screen on NBC on March 11th. Synopsis from NBC is as follows:
A new teaser trailer was released for Siren, which will air on Freeform:
TV Line gave us a little head’s up about the second season of FX’s Legion, which will air on April 3rd.
David has to piece his memory back together after getting zapped by that orb, and he ends up forming an unlikely alliance to battle the nefarious Shadow King.
The Shadow King will be portrayed by Abu Nazir.
Fans of Star Trek: Discovey, Ash Tyler will be back in Season 2.
The Walking Dead (AMC) – With news that Scott Gimple has moved up to oversee all of the Walking Dead franchise and that means the cornerstone of the franchise will be getting a new show runner, Angela Kang.
Stan Against Evil (IFC)
The Orville (FOX)
Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu)
We also received some disheartening news from the world of HBO. The prequels for the much heralded and beloved Game of Thrones will not see the light of day until possibly 2020. Screen Rant
NBC has decided to shake things up with their latest cop show. David Heyman’s In Between Lives is about a young woman who uses her special gift (talking to the dead) to help a detective and an ex-FBI agent solve crimes. Deadline
We know that Starz’ American Gods has lost Gillian Anderson, but they have also lost their show runners, Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. At the TCAs, Chris Albrecht stated that they will continue to be involved, but at what capacity…no one is sure. Chalk up all issues to two main factors: 1. Budget and 2. Timing. Fingers-crossed that the second season will be in production sooner than later. Variety
But, Starz did give us some good news. The Continental, which is in the John Wick universe has been picked up by Starz. If you recall from the movies, The Continental is the hotel that John Wick goes to as he seeks refuge or intel and assistance in his revenge plots. So, the show will focus on this safe haven for assassins and give us more details about how this world of assassins works. They did promise that the show will match John Wink in tone and in action. This is a show to keep an eye on. THR
As we are officially in the throes of the Fall TV season, the CW and NBC is planning.
News ha come down the pike that there are two shows that may pop up on your screen in the near future:
NBC is developing a Nancy Drew series. Nancy Drew is an amateur sleuth in the same vein as Veronica Mars, but this series started in the 1930’s and continues to be a favorite series for young girls.
The CW has bought the rights to School For Psychics. The book by K.C. Archer comes out April 3, 2018. The following is from the publisher: An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities—and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or…not.Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic.When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police, a mysterious stranger intervenes. He invites her to apply to the School for Psychics, a facility hidden off the coast of San Francisco where students are trained like Delta Force operatives: it’s competitive, cutthroat, and highly secretive. They’ll learn telepathy, telekinesis, investigative skills, and SWAT tactics. And if students survive their training, they go on to serve at the highest levels of government, using their skills to protect America, and the world.In class, Teddy befriends Lucas, a rebel without a cause who can start and manipulate fire; Jillian, a hipster who can mediate communication between animals and humans; and Molly, a hacker who can apprehend the emotional state of another individual. But just as Teddy feels like she’s found where she might belong, strange things begin to happen: break-ins, missing students, and more. It leads Teddy to accept a dangerous mission that will ultimately cause her to question everything—her teachers, her friends, her family, and even herself. Set in a world very much like our own, School for Psychics is the first book in a stay-up-all night series.