TV News: 49, Wars, Hoops, Conners, Magicians

Tv News 49 Mandalorian Hoops Conners Magicians

Lodge 49
AMC has ordered a ten-episode second season of its Wyatt Russell-led modern fable “Lodge 49” from creator Jim Gavin, showrunner Peter Ocko and executive producer Paul Giamatti. Russell returns as a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. [Source: Deadline]

The Mandalorian
The specifics have been released regarding which directors will be helming which episodes of the eight-episode first season of Disney’s upcoming live-action “Star Wars” TV series “The Mandalorian” for its streaming service. Taika Waititi will helm the eighth episode (season finale), Bryce Dallas Howard helms the fourth, Dave Filoni helms the first and fifth, Rick Famuyiwa the second and sixth and Deborah Chow the third and seventh. [Source: 411 Mania]

Jake Johnson will play the lead role in the ten-episode half-hour Netflix animated comedy series “Hoops” which centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Johnson) who thinks turning around his God-awful team will take him to the ‘big leagues’. Johnson will also serve as an executive producer on the series in addition to voicing the main character. [Source: Variety]

The Conners
Justin Long has scored the recurring role as Neil, a love interest for Darlene (Sara Gilbert) in ABC’s upcoming “Roseanne” spinoff “The Conners” which premieres October 16th.

Long will join previously announced Johnny Galecki who will reprise his role as Darlene’s ex-husband David and Juliette Lewis who will play Blue, David’s girlfriend who was referenced last season on the revival. [Source: Deadline]

The Magicians
Syfy has set a Wednesday, January 23rd premiere date for the fourth season of its acclaimed series “The Magicians”. The announcement came at New York Comic Con today where a clip was screened and has since gone online.

Last season, Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and friends embarked on the epic quest of the seven keys to restore lost magic. Ultimately they each (bar Alice) score a new, magic-free identity. Even then, the group is far from safe: inside Castle Blackspire, an ancient, powerful and unkillable Monster escaped confinement and has jumped bodies to a new host, Eliot.