Former “Iron Fist” star Finn Jones has joined the cast of the second season of the Apple TV+ original series “Dickinson” starring Hailee Steinfeld as a young Emily Dickinson. Jones has been spotted in a just-released cast photo taken by showrunner Alena Smith during the production of the new episodes which will hit sometime next year. [Source: Twitter]
Joan Allen (“The Bourne Supremacy”) is set to co-star opposite Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in Apple’s eight-hour limited series “Lisey’s Story” to be written and executive produced by Stephen King, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Pablo Larraín will direct the series.
King wrote every episode of the deeply personal thriller (based on his 2006 novel) that follows Lisey (Moore) two years after the death of her husband (Owen). A series of events causes Lisey to begin facing certain realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten. Allen will play Amanda, the oldest of Lisey’s sisters. [Source: Deadline]
Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci have joined the cast of the Karyn Kusama-directed Showtime pilot “Yellowjackets”. Ella Purnell, Sophie Nelisse, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Steven Krueger and Amy Okuda will also join the previously announced Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown.
Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the story centers on wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness where they descend into warring, cannibalistic clans. The show also tracks the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later. [Source: The Wrap]
Riley Keough has scored the title role in the Amazon musical drama series adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel “Daisy Jones & The Six”. Additionally, Niki Caro has signed on to direct multiple episodes along with executive producing the series.
The story details the rise and fall of a renowned Los Angeles rock band in the 1970s. Jones, born into privilege but ignored by her selfish parents, is a spirited and enigmatic singer/songwriter who comes of age and rises to rock superstardom. [Source: Variety]
James Fleet (“Outlander”) and Anna Chancellor (“Pennyworth”) have joined the cast of BBC America’s “The Watch” based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, the eight-part series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.
Chancellor stars as Lord Vetinari, The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, and architect of the city’s normalized wrongness and ramshackle system of governance. Fleet is The Archchancellor, a wizard, magical advisor, and the Head of the Unseen University. Ingrid Oliver, Ruth Madeley, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Bianca Simone Mannie co-star. [Source: Deadline]