SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 2nd October 2018 *Updated* By SpoilerTV (October 3, 2018, 10:10 am)
Pilot Shows, Movies, Power, iZombie, Bosch, Lethal Weapon, This is Us, Jack Ryan, Raven's Home, Happy, New Amsterdam, The InBetween, All American, The Act
2nd October 2018
This Is Us - Season 3 - Yetide Badaki to Recur
Yetide Badaki (American Gods) has joined This Is Us in a recurring role. Badaki will play a Nigerian immigrant from William’s (Ron Cephas Jones) past.
Communal Living Comedy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine Producer Justin Nobel in Development at NBC
Written by Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), the untitled half-hour revolves around seven residents who live in a modern, communal living space modeled after college dorm. They come from all walks of life and all have personal reasons for choosing this alternative living situation. While they start out as strangers they soon become each other’s newest and closest friends through the forced interactions that happen when you’re living in close quarters.
All American - Nkechi Okoro Carroll Tapped as New Showrunner as Creator April Blair Exits
“Nkechi Okoro Carroll has been elevated from co-executive producer to executive producer of All American and will work alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter,” Warner Bros. TV said in a statement to Deadline. “Carroll will now serve as the new showrunner for the series. April Blair has left her position as executive producer/showrunner for personal reasons.”
Lazaro will play Louie “The Gute” Gutierrez, who joins Robbery/Homicide after a year of undercover work to bring down a Mexican cartel. Her partnership with Bailey gets off to a rough start: While Sonya is very no-nonsense, The Gute prefers to act first, think later.
The Act - Calum Worthy to Star in Hulu's True Crime Anthology
Calum Worthy (American Vandal) will play Nick. When Gypsy meets him on a Christian dating website, he seems like the perfect match: A good Catholic boy who wants a big family. But what starts as a sweet love affair quickly turns into something darker.
#MeToo-Themed College Comedy Starring Whitney Cummings from Lee Daniels & Whitney Cummings in Development at Amazon
Co-written by Whitney Cummings and Lee Daniels, the half-hour comedy revolves around the staff of the Ombudsman’s office at a college that navigates PC culture and the #metoo climate. The lead character, played by Cummings, must reconcile the dissonance between different generations of feminism, and the struggle to reconcile our primal desires, and socially constructed identities with current ethical obligations regarding race, class, and gender. Cummings will star in the project per Deadline.
Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Fosters) will be playing the love interest of one of the Angels.
Elizabeth Banks is directing the reboot and starring as one of the Bosley characters. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou will play the other two Bosleys. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska will star as the film’s Angels. Jonathan Tucker, Sam Claflin, and Luis Gerardo Mendez round out the cast.
"We have ended Brad Kern's role as consulting producer on NCIS: New Orleans and his overall deal with the studio," a spokesperson for CBS Television Studios said in a statement provided exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter. Kern's termination was effective Monday. Representatives for Kern did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
In a December story, multiple NCIS: New Orleans sources said they told CBS HR that Kern harassed and unfairly penalized women, repeatedly bullied a nursing mother and made racially insensitive statements, among other allegations.
On My Block - Season 2 - Jessica Marie Garcia Promoted to Series Regular
Jessica Marie Garcia has been promoted to series regular on the upcoming second season of Netflix's On My Block. Garcia plays Jasmine. She is confident, full of enthusiasm and swagger and never afraid to share her opinion. She embraces who she is and likes the skin she’s in.
MOVIES: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse - Trailer 2
Constance - Sharon Gless to Star in TNT Pilot
Gless will play Constance’s mother, Raylynn, a tough-as-nails, bitingly witty former beauty queen who does her best to stave off the indignities of age but whose thick makeup and false eyelashes are starting to fail her. Boozy and irreverent, Raylynn is a loving and proud matriarch, despite her deeply complicated relationship with Constance.
Body Cam Cop - Procedural from Madam Secretary Producer & Glenn Geller in Development at CBS
Written by David Grae and produced by former CBS Entertainment head Glenn Geller, Body Cam Cop follows a cop when his heroism inadvertently lands him celebrity status after an on-the-job incident goes viral. He and his new partner are then selected to be part of a pilot program that livestreams body cam footage to the public. However, they soon find their lives complicated when the cameras create unintended consequences on and off the force.
MOVIES: West Side Story - Ansel Elgort to Star as Tony in Steven Spielberg Adaptation
Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort has danced into the role of Tony in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story explores forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Filming is set to begin in the summer of 2019.
MOVIES: Sesame Street - Jonathan Krisel to Direct Live-Action Musical Adaptation
Sources tell Variety that “Portlandia” director and co-creator, Jonathan Krisel, is set to helm the live-action “Sesame Street” movie for Warner Bros. The film will be a musical, according to sources.
Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar. Mike Rosolio penned the first draft, while Chris Galletta wrote the most recent version, which he’s polishing. Sesame Workshop, which holds the rights to the show, will also be involved in the development of the project.
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Musical Dramedy in Development at NBC
EXCLUSIVE: NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, an hourlong musical dramedy from Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Universal Music Group and Lionsgate TV.
Written by Winsberg and to be directed by Feig, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, is described tonally as What Women Want meets La La Land. It follows a whip-smart, socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly given an extraordinary ability to know the deepest desires of the people around her through songs.
MOVIES: Death on the Nile - Gal Gadot to Star in Murder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie Sequel
EXCLUSIVE: Gal Gadot has been set to star in Death on the Nile, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox with Kenneth Branagh directing. The project came together last year as the studio was finding success with its Christie ensemble Murder on the Orient Express.
‘Raven’s Home: Remix,’ THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSICAL EPISODE of The HIT SERIES ‘RAVEN’S HOME,’ PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCT. 12, ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Actress, singer and series executive producer Raven-Symoné leads the multitalented “Raven’s Home” cast in a dynamic musical episode, “Raven’s Home: Remix,” about self-empowerment and self-expression. Directed by Paul Hoen (“ZOMBIES,” “Camp Rock 2,” “Let it Shine”) and choreographed by Will “WilldaBeast” Adams (“America’s Best Dance Crew,” “Glee”), the episode premieres FRIDAY, OCT. 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, in the DisneyNOW app and DisneyVOD. It features eight original songs and dance numbers performed by the cast: Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, Sky Katz and Anneliese van der Pol.
In “Raven’s Home: Remix,” Booker sets out to land the starring role in the school’s musical about a boy who loves playing basketball and performing hip-hop. When Raven has a vision of Booker receiving a standing ovation, she’s convinced he’s perfect for the role and encourages him to go for it. However, when Nia discovers the part requires someone who is great at basketball and can rap – two things Tess excels at – she tries to convince Coach Spitz to let Tess audition for the role. When he refuses because Tess is a girl, a determined Nia takes a stand to prove girls can do anything boys can do.
The original songs featured in “Raven’s Home: Remix” were written and produced by The Heavyweights; the GRAMMY® nominated production team composed of Jamie Jones, Jack Kugell and Matt Wong; along with songwriter Hanna Jones. The multi-platinum team has delivered hit songs that have collectively amassed over 35 million units sold, including music featured in “Descendants 2” and Disney’s “ZOMBIES.”
The”Raven’s Home: Remix, The Musical Episode”digital soundtrack features original songs from the episode and will be available for download and at streaming services Oct. 7 (9:00 p.m. PDT) on Walt Disney Records.
Trashers - Hockey Team Drama from The Expanse EP in Development at FX
FX has put in development drama Trashers, loosely based on Rich Cohen’s The Atlantic article “The Mobster Who Bought his Son a Hockey Team” from The Expanse executive producer Dan Nowak, Deadline has learned.
Written by Nowak, the potential series Trashers follows a minor league hockey team owned by a small town trash hauler with mob ties.
H-Town - Cop Drama Based on Canadian Series 19-2 in Development at CBS
CBS has put in development H-Town, a drama series from writer Samantha Corbin-Miller (Law & Order: SVU, Conviction), Jeffrey Kramer’s Juniper Place Productions and CBS TV Studios.
Written by Corbin-Miller, H-Town is based on the Echo Media/Sphere Media Plus Canadian cop drama series 19-2. In the U.S. version, when two Houston detectives from opposing sides of a multi-generational family feud are paired as partners, they find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other even as they investigate a case that may have far-reaching ramifications for both their families.
MOVIES: Charlie's Angels - Jonathan Tucker Joins Reboot
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Tucker has been added to the Elizabeth Banks-directed Charlie’s Angels reboot, which will focus on the next generation of elite crime-fighting detectives. Tucker joins Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, Luis Gerardo Méndez, as well as both Patrick Stewart and Banks playing Bosley characters.
MOVIES: Hellboy - Reboot Release Date Pushed Back Three Months
Hellboy has been pushed back to April 12, 2019, Summit Entertainment announced Wednesday. It previously had been set to open Jan. 11, 2019. It will now open just one week after fellow superhero movie Shazam! from Warner Bros. and DC.
Hellboy stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Daniel Dae Kim.
Bosch - Season 5 - Billy Lush & Juliet Landau to Recur
Billy Lush (Kingdom) will play Stones, a tough, cold-blooded criminal, heavily involved in the opioid trade. Juliet Landau (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will play Rita Tedesco, a court reporter living with a secret.
Patty's Auto - Comedy from The Big C Creator & Elizabeth Banks in Development at FOX
Fox has put in development Patty’s Auto, a multi-camera ensemble comedy from writer The Big C creator Darlene Hunt, Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Written by Hunt, Patty’s Auto is inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic, a Pennsylvania-based auto repair shop with all female mechanics. It centers on Patty and the eclectic women who work for her.
Power - Season 6 - Evan Handler Joins Cast; Mike Dopud & Monique Gabriela Curnen Promoted to Series Regulars
Evan Handler (Californication) will play Jacob Warner, the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, there to clean up one too many messes and not built to play nice. Formidable and powerful, he will use the position and authority to challenge those around him to get answers.
Father-Son Comedy from The Silberman Brothers in Development at NBC
NBC is developing a father-son autobiographical comedy from Jon and Josh Silberman, Ed Helms, Mike Falbo, Marlon co-creator Chris Moynihan and Universal TV.
Written by the Silberman brothers, the untitled comedy based on Josh Silberman’s life, follows a father and son who find themselves starting their midlife and quarter-life crises the same week and make the decision to “move in together, so they can move on together.”
Big Show is set to star in a recurring role on the second season of Syfy’s hit show “Happy!” The World’s Largest Athlete has been cast as Big Pink, the cellmate of Ritchie Coaster’s diabolical character, Mr. Blue.
The InBetween - Justin Cornwell to Star in NBC Drama After Recasting
Justin Cornwell (Training Day) replaces Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) who played the role in the pilot. The character, originally named Damien Parrish, is now called Damien Asante.
The InBetween centers on Cassie Bishop (Dyer) who was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante (Cornwell), need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities.
CBS Extends Deal with The Good Wife Creators Robert and Michelle King; Evil - Science Meets Religion Drama in Development at CBS
CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS EXTENDS OVERALL DEAL WITH ROBERT AND MICHELLE KING FOR AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS
Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-nominated writer/producers Robert and Michelle King, co-creators of THE GOOD FIGHT as well as the previous CBS hit “The Good Wife,” have renewed their overall production pact through their King Size Productions banner with CBS Television Studios for an additional three years. Under the agreement, CBS will have exclusive rights to produce television content created and developed by the Kings across all platforms. Liz Glotzer serves as president of King Size Productions and will executive produce all of their upcoming series.
The Kings, who have been at CBS Television Studios since 2009, will continue to guide the highly successful THE GOOD FIGHT, a series that helped launch the growing CBS All Access streaming service. King Size’s newest production is YOUR HONOR, written and executive produced by Peter Moffat, and has already been picked up to series by SHOWTIME. They also have EVIL in development for CBS. A series about the battle between science and religion, EVIL focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possession and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Additionally, they are developing GIRLS WITH GUNS, also written by the Kings, for CBS All Access in association with Scott Free Productions.
“Robert and Michelle are two of the finest persons I have ever had the privilege of working with,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “Their brilliant writing and ability to create distinctive, successful television is only surpassed by their quality as people. Everyone at CBS TV Studios is thrilled and very proud to be working with them, Liz and their team for many more years.”
“We couldn’t be more delighted to continue our relationship with the fantastic people at CBS Studios,” said Robert and Michelle. “David Stapf has assembled a team of some of the smartest, most thoughtful and supportive executives in the business. Working with them is a dream.”
Girls With Guns - Supernatural Military Drama Set in Israel from The Good Wife Creators in Development at CBS All Access
Girls With Guns was originally set up at Showtime six years ago, It has undergone some changes in its new incarnation at CBS All Access. The drama is about an American girl whose family moves to the one place in the world where women are drafted into the military – Israel. She is stationed at the border where she stats seeing things that venture into the supernatural.