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TV News Roundup: ‘Outlander’ Gets Extended Finale, Pierce Brosnan to Star in AMC’s ‘The Son’

In today’s news roundup, Pierce Brosnan has been cast in AMC’s drama “The Son,” “Outlander” announces an extended finale and DJ Erick Morillo is developing his own show.

CASTING

Pierce Brosnan is set to star in AMC‘s drama series The Son.”

The former James Bond star replaces Sam Neill, who was originally cast in the series in March. Brosnan will take over as Eli McCullough, the patriarch of a wealthy Texas family. Eli was born on the day that Texas declared itself an independent Republic from Mexico, earning him the nickname of “First Son of Texas.” The show is based on the novel by Philipp Meyer and follows the clan’s rise and fall over multiple generations, concurrent with America’s birth as a superpower. The news was first reported by Deadline.

The role marks Brosnan’s first major television gig since he starred in NBC’s “Remington Steele” in the 1980s.

Maya and Marty has enlisted Drake, Tina Fey, Sean Hayes and Steve Martin for the June 7 episode. Their previous episode featured celebrity guest-stars like Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks and Kate McKinnon.

DEVELOPMENT

DJ Erick Morillo is developing a scripted series with Primary Wave Entertainment, based on his early life and rise to stardom, Variety has learned exclusively.

Morillo, the platinum-selling artist, who’s best known for his hit “I Like to Move It,” will serve as a co-producer on the project that will be shopped around to different platforms. The potential series will prominently feature his music.

Morillo is not the first DJ to team with Primary Wave for a series. The company is also developing a series with Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello.

DATES

Starz announced the air date of the Outlanderbook two finale, which will introduce audiences to Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin). The finale, titled “Dragonfly in Amber” after the name of the second “Outlander” book, will feature an extra 30-minutes, bringing the episode to a total of 90 minutes. Leading up to the finale, Starz will be showing marathon of the first twelve episode beginning on July 2 at 12 p.m. The finale will premiere on July 9 at 9 p.m. on Starz.

Amazon has announced the premiere date for their Arizona Cardinals centered docu-series “All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals” produced by NFL Films. The eight-episode series will be narrated by Jon Hamm and will follow the Cardinals from the 2015 draft up to the NFC Championship, which they lost to the Carolina Panthers. “All or Nothing” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 1.

On June 14, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up for a conversation about “Trailblazing the Path for the Next Generation of Women” during The White House’s United State of Women Summit. The conversation will focus on inspiring the next generation of women, remarking on the progress the First Lady and Winfrey have seen women achieve and to encourage young women to take action so that progress can continue. Viewing of the conversation between the First Lady and Winfrey can be viewed at on June 14 at 5 p.m. here.

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