In today’s roundup, Starz teases the first look at Season 3 of “Ash vs Evil Dead,” as well as announces additional casting for its series “Sweetbitter.”


Starz released the first teaser trailer for Season 3 of the horror-comedy series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The third season finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long-lost daughter who has been entrusted in his care. Meanwhile, Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, and she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Season 3 premieres on Feb. 25, 2018 at 9 p.m. Watch the trailer below:


Starz announced casting for its original series “Sweetbitter,” including Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, and Paul Sparks. Sturridge will portray a recklessly beautiful bartender named Jake, Fitzgerald will play a sommelier named Simone, and Sparks will play the restaurant’s general manager named Howard. The drama is based on Stephanie Danler’s novel of the same name and stars Ella Purnell in the lead role of Tess, who moves to New York and lands a job at a downtown restaurant. Evan Jonigkeit (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Daniyar (“Claws,” “Scandal”), Eden Epstein (“In Between Men,” “Blind”), and Jasmine Mathews (“Blue Bloods,” “Heathers”) will round out the cast as series regulars. Richard Shepard will executive produce with Stu Zicherman, Plan B Entertainment, and Stephanie Danler, who has written the script for the first episode.


ATX Festival set reunions for the writers room of “Nash Bridges” and “Thirstysomething” for the 2018 festival, taking place in June of next year. Former “Nash Bridges” writers attending include Carlton Cuse, Glen Mazzara, John Wirth, Shawn Ryan, and Pam Veasey, who will discuss their time writing together and their subsequent career paths. The “Thirtysomething” reunion will consist of creators Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, along with cast members Ken Olin, Tim Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, and David Clennon. ATX also announced Directors Guild of America president Thomas Schlamme will join the ATX advisory board. On Nov. 1, the festival will open a pitch competition for writers and future showrunners. Participants can submit a 90-second video pitch of their scripted idea, along with a 10-page script sample. The winner will be able to pitch their idea to an ATX studio or network partner.


PBS and Vox Media’s culinary brand Eater announced the launch of a new original television series with the working title, “No Passport Required.” The show will be hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson, who will travel to under-explored parts of American cities to showcase the people, places, and culinary flavors of immigrant communities. The series begins production this year and marks Eater’s first expansion into network television programming. “No Passport Required” will premiere in 2018 on PBS.