The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.09.17)

The Runway — Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: CBS Comedies

This season has a lot of pilots shot, but not a lot of schedule room. How these pilots come in may determine the fate of 2 Broke Girls and The Great Indoors. Let’s see if the network will fare better than last season.


db-neesonLiam Neeson to Star in Retribution, a Thriller in the Vein of Speed

Neeson will play a successful Wall Street executive who’s on his way to work when he discovers that a bomb has been planted in his car. He’s subsequently forced to follow a series of orders throughout the day, or else the mysterious bomber will be detonate the device. The situation is even more dire because the man’s family is in the car with him.


db-HellboyNew Hellboy Movie in the Works With Stranger Things Actor David Harbour in Talks to Star

The well-meaning demon Hellboy is making a comeback on the big screen, sans original director and star. Instead, Neil Marshall is taking the reins to helm this new iteration of the character and Stranger Things’ David Harbour is in talks to star as the titular demon.


More News From Around The Web

  • 12 Years a Slave filmmaker Steve McQueen is directing a documentary about Tupac Shakur. (Rolling Stone)

  • Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy, and Alana Boden are set to star in the Lifetime movie I Am Elizabeth Smart. The film will air later this year as part of a cross-network event along with A&E Network’s new two-part Biography nonfiction special, Elizabeth Smart: Autobiograph. (Deadline)

  • Taken has been renewed for Season 2 at NBC. Executive producer Alexander Cary is departing the show, and a new showrunner is expected to be named shortly. (Variety)

  • Fox has canceled the medical drama Rosewood after two seasons. Stars Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz announced that the series would not be coming back on their social media accounts early Tuesday. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The FX thriller The Strain will premiere its fourth and final season on July 16. (TVLine)

  • Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Benedict Samuel have joined the cast of Sweetheart, an upcoming horror film from Blumhouse. (Deadline)

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