×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV News Roundup: ‘Descendants 3’ Casts Cheyenne Jackson as Hades

In today’s roundup, USA cancels drama series “Falling Water” and “The Daily Show” will publish a book on Donald Trump’s tweets. 

CASTING

Cheyenne Jackson has been cast in Disney’s “Descendants 3,” in the role of Hades, the underworld ruler from the 1997 Disney animated film “Hercules.” The movie is set to begin production shortly for a scheduled debut in 2019, and Jackson will join the cast of Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart.

CANCELLATIONS

USA Network has cancelled the drama series “Falling Water” after two seasons. The series followed three unrelated people whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilities to manipulate dreams, and by extension, the dreamers themselves. The series starred David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, and Lizzie Brochere.

DATES

The Daily Show” is immortalizing one of its long-running bits in print, releasing “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” book on July 31. The book will be written by “Daily Show” writers with a forward by Noah, and will include categories “The Greatest Battles,” “Sad! A Retrospective,” “The Hall of Nicknames” and “Trumpstradamus.”

Fauda,” a political thriller ​that ​depicts the two-sided story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, returns for Season 2 on Netflix May 24The series stars Lior Raz, Rona-Lee Shimon and Laetitia Eido, and in the new season will further explore internal Palestinian rivalries and ISIS recruitment in the region. Watch the trailer below. 

FIRST LOOKS

HBO and BBC released the first look at their new eight-episode drama series “Gentleman Jack.” The show, which stars Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle, centers on the real-life story landowner Anne Lister (Jones) turning Halifax, West Yorkshire on its head in 1832 when she married a wealthy woman. See the first look photo below.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 21/05/2018 - Programme Name: Gentleman Jack - TX: n/a - Episode: Gentleman Jack - First look (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, MONDAY 21ST MAY, 2018* Anne Lister (SURANNE JONES), Ann Walker (SOPHIE RUNDLE) - (C) Lookout Point - Photographer: Matt Squire
CREDIT: Lookout Point

DEVELOPMENT

Netflix has ordered two stand-up comedy specials from actor and comedian Vir Das, the first of which will be shot in San Francisco on July 14. Das was the first stand-up comedian out of India to have a Netflix original special, with “Aboard Understanding,” which debuted on the streamer in April 2017.

Tele München Group and AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and Sundance Now have partnered up for “The Name of the Rose,” a limited series which will launch in 2019. Based on Umberto Eco’s 1980s novel, the show will star John TurturroMichael Emerson and Rupert Everett and follow two monks who are witness to a series of mysterious murders.

More TV

  • "We Turn Up This Music Louder

    TV Review: 'The Red Line'

    For all that broadcast TV’s power has attenuated in recent years, what they choose to put on still means something — and, from a certain point of view, something more than the choices made by prestige outlets. After all, the reach of broadcasters is without parallel. They’re simply in that many more homes than prestige [...]

  • Grey's Anatomy Season 15

    Broadcast Bubble Shows 2019: What's Coming Back, What’s Not

    While many broadcast shows have already been picked up for next season, plenty of favorites are still waiting to learn their fates. Given that the broadcasters are currently evaluating this year’s crop of comedy and drama pilots, some current shows will unfortunately have to shuffle off to that great network in the sky, where they [...]

  • Elizabeth Olsen Wanda Vision

    Elizabeth Olsen Says Disney+ Series 'WandaVision' Is Set in 1950s

    “Avengers: Endgame” star Elizabeth Olsen tells Variety that “WandaVision,” the forthcoming Disney+ series about her superhero character, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, will be set in the 1950s. “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they [...]

  • CBS HEADQUARTERS

    CBS Chiefs: Former Exec's Claim Network 'Has a White Problem' Is 'Disheartening,' 'Painful'

    Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News, and Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, sent emails to staff Tuesday expressing concern over claims made in an essay published in Variety in which CBS veteran Whitney Davis detailed racist discrimination and sexual harassment she witnessed and was subjected to at the network. In response, Zirinsky said Davis’ [...]

  • BBC Studios Making Prince Charles Series

    BBC Studios Making Prince Charles Series for ITV

    ITV has greenlit a BBC Studios-produced series about Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne. “Inside the Duchy” (working title) will follow the Prince of Wales over two one-hour episodes to mark his 50th year as the holder of the title of Duke of Cornwall. The producers said the series will give an unprecedented [...]

  • Catch-22 Episode 101

    TV News Roundup: Hulu Releases Trailer for George Clooney's 'Catch-22' (Watch)

    In today’s roundup, Hulu releases the official trailer for George Clooney’s “Catch-22,” and Disney Channel announces its “Andi Mack” series will end after season 3. DATES Gabriel Iglesias will star as a high school history teacher in the Netflix multicam comedy “Mr. Iglesias,” launching on June 21. The comedian teaches gifted, but misfit students and helps them [...]

  • Jussie Smollett

    Jussie Smollett Scandal: 'Empire' Cast Inks Letter Supporting Actor

    “Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are appealing to Fox for their embattled co-star Jussie Smollett to return for the show’s sixth season. Henson, Howard, and the rest of the drama series’ top cast, penned an April 19 letter to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content