Monday, April 19, 2021

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Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira Join Lucy Hale in AMC, Alibi Series ‘Ragdoll’

Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira will star alongside Lucy Hale in the AMC-Alibi series “Ragdoll,” Variety has learned. The six-episode show, which was ordered to series back in February, is set to begin production on April 19 in London. The...

Christina Jackson Joins FX Pilot ‘Spook Who Sat by the Door’

Christina Jackson has been cast in a leading role in the FX pilot based on the Sam Greenlee novel “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” Variety has learned. The project was ordered to pilot at FX in February....

Serena Williams Sets Docuseries, First-Look TV Deal at Amazon

Serena Williams has signed a first-look TV deal with Amazon, which includes a docuseries about her personal and professional life. “I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios – they are developing some of the most inspiring and...

Demi Lovato Comedy Among Two NBC Pilot Orders

NBC has given out a pair of comedy pilot orders, including one starring music superstar Demi Lovato. The Lovato project is titled “Hungry.” NBC had previously given the single-camera show a put pilot commitment back in January. In the...

NBC Orders Two Female-Led Drama Pilots, Including One Produced by Julie Plec

NBC has ordered two more drama pilots for the 2021-2022 broadcast season. The first is an untitled project co-created by Nick Wootton and Jake Coburn, with Wootton having written the pilot. The project is described as a high-stakes two-hander...

Showtime Orders Public Domain Anthology Series ‘Cinema Toast’ From Jeff Baena, Duplass Brothers

Showtime has ordered the anthology series “Cinema Toast” from creator Jeff Baena and executive producers the Duplass brothers. The series is described as a post-modernist reinvention of older movies that turns pre-existing imagery from the public domain on its...

Michael Cera Joins Amy Schumer in Hulu Series ‘Life & Beth’

Michael Cera will star opposite Amy Schumer in the upcoming Hulu comedy series “Life & Beth.” Formerly known as “Love, Beth,” the show received a 10-episode order in July 2019 as part of a first-look deal Schumer signed with...

Chi McBride Joins Pete Holmes in CBS Pro Bowling Comedy Pilot

Chi McBride has joined the untitled CBS multi-cam comedy pilot based on the life of pro bowler Tom Smallwood, Variety has learned. In the series, after being laid off from the assembly line at the GM factory, seemingly ordinary man...

‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Star Adepero Oduye Joins Hurricane Katrina Series at Apple

Adepero Oduye has been cast in the upcoming Apple series “Five Days at Memorial.” Oduye joins previously announced cast member Vera Farmiga. The series is based on the Sheri Fink novel of the same name. It chronicles the first...

Madea Prequel Series in Development at Showtime From Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is developing a drama prequel series about the early life of his iconic character Madea for Showtime, Variety has learned. Showtime has ordered multiple scripts for the projects, which is titled “Mabel.” Per the official description of the...

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