ICYMI: Dirk Gently cancelled, Michael Pena joins Narcos, Sophia Bush leaving Chicago PD, and more!
If you missed out on any of last week’s Drama After Dark issue, no worries! We’ll give you a quick break down, then you can grab the full article here!
British sitcom The IT Crowd, is being remade by NBC. Tatiana Maslany is leaving Pose. American Crime Story is set to premiere January 17th on FX. Michael Pena and Diego Luna are joining the cast of Narcos. Sophia Bush says she was miserable on the set of Chicago PD, but it’s only part of the reason why she has left the series.
BBC has cancelled Dirk Gently. Netflix’s Love is also being cancelled, with its third season premiering on March 9th, but Netflix has renewed Dark for a second season. Ryan Murphy has gained a series order from FX for his new show, Pose.
Hot Topic: Stephen Dorff will be coming to season three of HBO’s True Detective
Stephen Dorff will be playing the role of Roland West when True Detective returns to HBO for its third season. West is an Arkansas State Investigator that will have a mysterious background. But he won’t be the only new member added to the cast of the upcoming season. Dorff will be joined by Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo. Ali will be playing Wayne Hays, state detective and lead character. Ejogo will be playing a teacher that’s connected to two missing children.
Guess Who: Kate Beckinsale to act in new Amazon original series and Don Johnson to guest star on LA to Vegas!
Amazon will be premiering a new original show titled The Widow. Kate Beckinsale has been cast as the show’s lead and will play the part of Georgia Wells. A woman who sees her supposedly ‘late’ husband on the news and finds herself pulled back into her old life. A life she has tried desperately to break away from.
LA to Vegas, the new comedy that has just hit FOX will be adding a big name guest star to an upcoming episode. Don Johnson will enter the plane as a charming businessman passenger. He can be seen in the eleventh episode of the new series.
TVAD Writers Room: Check out our Good Behavior roundtable to get your drama fix!
The Good Behavior roundtable wasn’t lacking in the drama department this week! The finale showed us Letty coming undone in a way that only Javier could help. But things weren’t smooth sailing after that by any means. Our favorite partners in crime faced problem after problem that kept us all stressed out for the entire episode. Things seemed to end on a fairly good note, but how long will it last? After all, the couple can’t escape their bloody pasts forever.
Interviews: Lena Waithe talks ‘The Chi’, her new show premiering on Showtime!
Lena Waithe has a new ten-part series coming to Showtime all about murder and gun violence. Coming from Chicago herself, Waithe wanted to create something that showed the truth about the city. Here’s what she had to say:
“I think the more the media dehumanizes us, the more people will be desensitized to our deaths; the more people see us as human beings, the more they will value our lives.”
Coming Soon: The End of the F***ing World and a Sons of Anarchy spinoff will be hitting screens soon!
Netflix will be producing yet another miniseries. This one promises to be quite the thriller, with some romance thrown in as well. Alyssa and James set off to find Alyssa’s father. While this seems like the typical opener, James is also fairly positive that he has psychotic tendencies. He’s been spending his time killing animals, but he thinks he is ready to move onto bigger fish. Or humans. Catch The End of the F***ing World Friday, January 5!
The fans have asked, and FX is answering them! Sons of Anarchy is finally getting that spinoff! But this new drama will focus on EZ Reyes and his recruitment into another MC after prison. Mayans MC has been given a ten-episode order for the network.