ICYMI: Alexander Skarsgard joins The Drummer Girl, CBS gets a new action-adventure series, plus more in Drama After Dark!
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TV director, Peter Baldwin, passed away at the age of 86. He was most known for his work on The Wonder Years and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
There has been a lot of hype around TNT’s next big show, The Alienist, starring Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning. A new trailer for this psychological thriller was released, titled “Hide And Seek.” The series will premiere on TNT January 22, 2018.
A straight to series order of 13 episodes was made by CBS for its action-adventure series, Blood & Treasure, set to premiere in summer of 2019.
Big Little Lies alum, Alexander Skarsgard, has joined Park Chan-Wook’s series, The Drummer Girl. Production on the mini-series begins next year.
Jeffrey Tambor’s future on Amazon’s Transparent is yet to be seen following allegations from trans women on who worked on the show and remarks made by him last month about returning.
HBO released the first look at Gillian Flynn’s third book to TV adaptation, Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson.
Showtime is developing a drama, Kilroy County, based on on the Dutch series, Holland’s Hoop. It will be produced by Alexander Payne.
Hot Topic: SWAT and Westworld suspend production, Agents of SHIELD premieres its fifth season, House of Cards to resume production in 2018 plus more!
Agents of SHIELD returned for its fifth season with a shocking revelation that shook the viewers to their core.
Discovery Communications bought a larger stake in Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN, giving them majority control. Winfrey will continue her role as CEO.
Ryan Phillippe is here to stay! At least for now, as Shooter gets a season 3 renewal from USA.
Danneel Ackles, the wife of heart-throb Jensen Ackles, is set to appear in a recurring role alongside her husband in Supernatural. She will be playing “Sister Jo”, whose name is a major throwback for Supernatural fans.
Due to the California wildfires, CBS’ Swat and HBO’s Westworld have suspended production on set until it is safe to resume.
Finally, some House of Cards news! Production will resume in 2018 after it was halted following sexual allegations against Kevin Spacey. The final sixth season will be shorter with only eight episodes and continue without Spacey.
The creator of Masters of Sex, Michelle Ashford, penned an overall production deal with FX.
Guess Who: OWN casts two lead roles for its upcoming drama series, Love Is plus more!
A new upcoming drama series on OWN, Love Is, has cast its two lead roles. Michele Weaver and Will Catlett. The series will tell a story of a power couple navigating their way through Black Hollywood and will be based on creators’ Mara and Salim Akil’s life.
Starz completes casting for its upcoming Latinx drama, Vida. The cast includes Elena-Campbell Martinez (Big Bang Theory), Ramses Jimenez (Fear The Walking Dead), plus many more in recurring roles.
TVAD Writers Room: Our Outlander and Good Behavior roundtables discussed the drama behind this week’s episodes!
This week we had our fair share of amazing roundtables, be sure to check them out in this week’s Drama After Dark!
Letty and Javier continue to struggle in their time apart, each facing life without the other. Our Good Behavior roundtable discusses the fate of their relationship, Letty’s insane acid trip, and more in this week’s episode.
Claire and Jamie visited the ghosts of their past in this week’s episode of Outlander. Our roundtable discusses what to expect in the season finale!
Interviews: The Crown stars discuss all things season 2 plus more!
The Crown stars Vanessa Kirby and Matt Smith discussed the upcoming second season and shared their thoughts on the complex characters they play.
Vanessa Kirby: “It’s more about how Margaret is wrestling with remaining part of her family and not having a choice of the way she wants to live her life — the man and the children she would have had.”
Matt Smith: “He’s a very male character, whatever that means nowadays, and his duty to his wife and the strange conflict it generates in him: the desire to be the head of the family and being usurped.”
Kristen Bell talks about the upcoming documentary-esque special she will be hosting and executive producing, Encore. It follows a high school class 20 years later that will return to perform their senior year musical.
“For me, just speaking personally, the theater community is kind of like the mom community. When you know someone else has been through it, you just know them. You see them more clearly. You kind of have this wink and a smile, like, ‘Me, too.”
Coming Soon: CW releases first look at Riverdale mid-season finale, Marvel to dabble in next-gen animation, plus more!
CW released the mid-season finale trailer for Riverdale, following this week’s episode! It gives a sneak peek into the showdown with the Black Hood.
Marvel is headed into the world of animation with the plan to launch six four minute-digital shorts about Spider-Gwen. These shorts will be followed by a feature film called Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, to be released later in 2018. The shorts will also feature Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and the likes.
AMC released the first trailer for its upcoming anthology drama, The Terror, executive produced by Ridley Scott. The drama is based off a true story about the Royal Navy’s treacherous voyage exploring uncharted territory.
There is a lot of anticipation surrounding Starz next drama, Counterpart, starring academy award winner, J.K. Simmons. Be sure to tune in for a sneak peek of the pilot episode following the Outlander season finale on December 10th.
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