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TV News Roundup: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Producing HBO Miniseries, ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Reboot Casts Young Star

In today’s news roundup, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is set to produce an HBO miniseries, plus Nickelodeon’s “Legends of the Hidden Temple” reboot has cast one of its stars.

CASTING NEWS:

Nickelodeon’s recently announced Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot has cast young actor Jet JurgensmeyerVariety has learned exclusively.

Jurgensmeyer will play Dudley, the youngest brother in the family who has the ability to talk to animals, sans snakes, and befriends a green monkey named Mikey who accompanies the kids through the temple.

His former credits include “Black-ish,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “American Sniper.” Up next, he will be seen in Disney’s “Adventures of Babysitting” revival movie. He is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency and Discover Management.

DEVELOPMENT:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is attached to exec produce “Soldier Girls,” a miniseries in development at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

Based on “Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War” by Helen Thorpe, the story tells the tale of three real-life women who enlisted in the National Guard and served during the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. The “Veep” star will executive produce with her husband Brad Hall. The project, first reported by Deadline, will be written by Nicole Riegel, who is also a veteran.

GREENLIGHTS:

Disney XD has ordered two original animated series.

“Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer” hails from Emmy-winning director Aaron Springer, known for his “Mickey Mouse” shorts and “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The show follows an eccentric science-obsessed seventh grader whose summer break takes a turn when he discovers a new world underneath the Earth’s surface.

“Country Club” comes from Chris and Shane Houghton. The series follows a mischievous country boy who moves to the big city; his curiosity takes him and his out-of-place family on unexpected journeys.

“Animation is strongly resonating with the Disney XD audience, and we are dedicated to expanding our roster of world-class creators including Aaron, Chris and Shane,” said Marc Buhaj, Disney XD senior VP of programming and general manager. “Our audience will be treated to engaging, original comedic storytelling through the unique visions of each of our creators.”

The shows are slated to debut in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

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