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Javier Bardem to Play Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortés in Amazon Miniseries From Steven Spielberg

Bardem Spielberg CortesSpielberg’s Oscar-winning Schindler’s List scribe Steven Zaillian wrote the script, which is based on a 50-year old script by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo.

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Starz Orders Gregg Araki, Steven Soderbergh Comedy Series “Now Apocalypse”

ArakiSoderberghThe surreal L.A.-based coming-of-age comedy is written by author and Vice.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, and it follows Araki directing a number of episodes of the Soderbergh-produced Red Oaks series for Amazon.

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“One Day At a Time” Lands Season 3 Renewal from Netflix

one day at a time The series is a remake of the Norman Lear sitcom and centers on a Cuban-American family. The cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, and Todd Grinnell.

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 Trailer Confirms “Walking Dead” Crossover

LennieJamesFeartheWalkingDeadLennie James’ Morgan heads West for the new season of the spin-off show which premieres on AMC on April 15.

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Mark Gordon, Entertainment One Developing “Street Fighter” TV Series

StreetFighterSeriesJoey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding, who made the popular live-action webseries Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist for Machisma have been retained as exec. producers on the new series.

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Fremantle Media Options “Kurt Busiek’s Astro City” To Develop into Series

FremantleAstroCityThe long-running superhero series was created by Busiek with artists Alex Ross and Brent Anderson back in 1995 with Busiek co-writing the proposed series pilot with Rick Alexander.

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NBC Names 2018 Class for Its Late Night Writers Workshop

nbc bannerAlyssa Feller, Jonathan Giles, Michael Hartney, John Mahone, Cameron Smith, Natasha Vaynblat and Bryan Yang have been named to take part in the six-day program held at 30 Rock meant to help promote comedy writing talent from diverse backgrounds.

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Doug Liman’s YouTube Red Series “Impulse” Gets a Teaser Trailer (Video)

ImpulseBased on Steven Gould’s third book in the Jumper series, the YouTube Originals show stars Maddie Hasson as a teen girl from a small town in upstate New York who discovers she has teleportation powers.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.18) – Jerry O’Connell to Play Sheldon’s Brother on “Big Bang Theory” and More…

jerry o'connellThe Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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“Barry” Review: Bill Hader’s HBO Show Plays Like “Dexter” Goes to Theater Camp, And It’s One of the Best Comedy Pilots We’ve Seen in Years

Barry TV ReviewBarry feels like something Shane Black might’ve written, but rather than being big, broad and commercial like Black’s early hits, it’s more in line with the crime comedies he’s been making of late, such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys,” writes Jeff Sneider.

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The Karate Kid is Back in YouTube Red’s Official Trailer for Spinoff “Cobra Kai” (Video)

cobra kaiIf Cobra Kai is able to balance humor and an honest coming-of-age story in the show as well as they did in this trailer, then they may be able to achieve the win YouTube Red needs.

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“Suicide Squad” Star Karen Fukuhara Joins Amazon Superhero Series “The Boys”

karen fukuharaThe show is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke will serve as showrunner, and Evan Golberg and Seth Rogen are set to direct.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.18) – Sinbad and Jessica Moore Tapped to Star in Fox Comedy “Rel”

sinbadActor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, & Evan Peters to Return for Season 8 of “American Horror Story”

american horror storyKathy Bates did not appear in the last season as she was in the midst of filming her Netflix comedy series Disjointed. Bates and Sarah Paulson have both received Emmy wins for their team ups with executive producer Ryan Murphy in the past.

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“Roseanne” Means Business in the Series Teaser Trailer (Video)

roseanne teaser“I’m on my way… and I mean business!” declares star Roseanne Barr as she slowly glides up familiar stairs on a motorized chair in ABC’s teaser trailer for Roseanne revival premiering later this month.

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“Get Out” Star Allison Williams Boards “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

allison williamsThe show stars Neil Patrick Harris and is based on the popular children series by Lemony Snicket. Williams will guest star in the upcoming third season which will be the show’s last.

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Syfy Unveils First Footage of George R.R. Martin Space Drama “Nightflyers” (Video)

FlyersExcerptThe drama, based on Martin’s 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name, follows eight scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system .

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“Cloak & Dagger” Trailer Has 2 Teenage Superheroes Joining Forces (Video)

CloakExcerptThe series follows Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), two teenagers from very different upbringings who find themselves awakened to newly-discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.19.18) – Jenna Dewan Tatum, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson Board Projects and More…

jenna dewan tatumJenna Dewan Tatum has joined Fox’s untitled musical drama and Ving Rhames has booked a series regular role in the reboot of Cagney & Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Juliette Lewis Joins Jennifer Garner in Lena Dunham’s New HBO Series “Camping”

Juliette Lewis CampingDavid Tennant will co-star in the comedy alongside real-life couple Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman, as well as Bridget Everett, who will have a recurring role as a gun-loving lesbian.

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“Legends of Tomorrow” Promotes Matt Ryan’s Constantine to Series Regular

legends-of-tomorrow-constantineMatt Ryan’s portrayal of the role has found great success following the cancellation of the series Constantine on NBC. In addition to appearances on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, Ryan has also voiced the role in the upcoming series on CW Seed and the animated film Justice League Dark.

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“Nightflyers” Showrunner Daniel Cerone Exits George R.R. Martin’s Space Drama

NightExcerptShowrunner Daniel Cerone, who boarded the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novella when it was officially picked up to series in January, has exited the project over creative differences.

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David Tennant Joins Lena Dunham’s New HBO Comedy Mini-Series “Camping”

DavidTennantGettyThe former Doctor Who and star of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will play the lead character Walt in the American version of Julia Davis’ British series.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Drama “Patrick Melrose” Will Launch Showtime’s Saturday Originals

BenedictPatrickMelroseThe Cumberbatch drama will be the first of Showtime’s original scripted series to air on Saturday night, following other cable networks taking advantage of the lack of network viewing options.

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Nickelodeon Trying to Reboot “Clarissa Explains It All” with Melissa Joan Hart

ClarissaRebootOriginal series creator Mitchell Kriegman and Melissa Joan Hart are both in active negotiations to revive the show that ran for five seasons in the early ’90s. Hart went on to star and even direct the original Sabrina, The Teen Witch.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.18) – Justin Kirk to Recur on Jim Carrey Comedy “Kidding” and More…

justin kirkThe 100 alum Tati Gabrielle joins Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff, Frequency star Peyton List boards Fox’s Gone Baby series, and Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin signs on for a co-starring role opposite Jessica Alba in Bad Boys.

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Dax Shepard Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s “The Ranch”

dax shepardNetflix’s multi-camera sitcom is hoping to fill the space left by Danny Masterson’s departure in December with the addition of Parenthood alum Dax Shepard in a recurring role. The role will be in second position after the Liz Meriwether pilot Bless This Mess.

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“The White Princess” Sequel “The Spanish Princess” Gets Greenlight at Starz

the spanish princessLike its predecessors, the series is based on the bestselling books Philippa Gregory. Emma Frost, who adapted the previous installments, returns to serve as showrunner on the new series with Matthew Graham.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.18) – Amazon Series “Homecoming” Taps Four Actors to Join Julia Roberts

homecomingSydney Poitier, Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, and Jeremy Allen White are joing Julia Roberts-starrer Homecoming and Netflix’s second season of American Vandal has set its two leading men. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Ross Lynch Nabs Role of Harvey Kinkle in Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 1.11.45 PMMad Men star Kiernan Shipka is set to play the titular role in the project from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. TV. Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis also previously signed on to play Sabrina’s aunts.

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