Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “Sons of Anarch”) has reportedly scored a major role in “24: Legacy” for FOX. Corey Hawkins plays a military hero who returns to the U.S., with trouble following him and causing him to ask CTU for help to stop a major terror attack.
Smits will play John Donovan, a senator running for president and married to Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), the former head of CTU who has second thoughts about leaving the agency. Manny Coto and Evan Katz will pen the script and executive produce the series which begins filming mid-March in North Carolina. [Source: The Live Feed]
House of Cards
Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese have been promoted and will serve as co-showrunners on the fifth season of Netflix’s Beltway drama “House of Cards” which will debut next year.
The pair take over from series creator Beau Willimon who departs at the end of the fourth season which will hit the streaming service on March 4th. [Source: Variety]
USA Network has canceled its Matt Passmore-led escort drama “Satisfaction” after two seasons. The series was quietly moved to Fridays for its second season which aired late last year.
Former “Suits” executive producer Sean Jablonski was behind the series, he has now jumped over to Netflix to serve as executive producer and co-showrunner on their new original drama “Gypsy”. [Source: The Live Feed]
Lenny Jacobson (“Nurse Jackie”) is set as a series regular opposite Peyton List and Riley Smith in The CW’s small screen reimagining of the timeline altering mystery thriller “Frequency”. List plays a police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via ham radio with her deceased father (Smith) in 1996.
Jacobson will play Gordo, the next-door neighbor and lifelong friend of List’s character. He grows deeply concerned for her as she tries to prevent a long-ago tragedy. “Supernatural” showrunner Jeremy Carver produces the series. [Source: Deadline]