Amazon was ready to exit New Zealand for the production of its epic “Lord of the Rings” TV show. Following the mass shooting that happened in March, the studio was looking to Scotland as its new location if New Zealand could not assure the safety of its cast and crew.
“Little Mermaid” is getting its own live-action treatment at Disney, following the success of “Aladdin” at the box office and the soon-to-be-released “Mulan” live-action treatment.
Lena Headey, the erstwhile villain of “Game of Thrones” on HBO, has booked her next show after the end of her successful fantasy series. The actress is starring in the pilot production of a drama/comedy titled “Rita.” She will also serve as one of the show’s executive producers.
Superman actor Henry Cavill is playing another iconic role. He’s been cast as Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming adaptation of “Enola Holmes,” the mystery novel about Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes youngest sister.
The biggest badass in Westeros has landed another interesting role. Maisie Williams — best known for her role as Arya Stark, who killed the Night King in “Game of Thrones” — will be starring in an upcoming comedy series for Sky Atlantic.
Showtime has announced that Michael Gladis (Mad Men) has joined “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” the next chapter of the “Penny Dreadful” saga, as a series regular.
Kevin Costner’s television show “Yellowstone” on Paramount Network has reached a record high on its second season premiere. The show started its run on June 19, a year after its debut on the cable channel.
“Jessica Jones” star Krysten Ritter may not be playing the character should the former Netflix show get a revival in Disney’s upcoming streaming platform. The actress expressed that she’s no longer keen on doing the series and that three seasons of “Jessica Jones” might be enough for her.
Demi Moore has joined “Brave New World” on USA Network. The show is an adaptation of the novel from Aldous Huxley.
USA Network will be telling the story of the origins of a CIA black operations programs in the upcoming drama series “Treadstone.” The show has recently rounded up its cast with the addition of Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Shruti Haasan and Tess Haubric.