TV News: Angel, Genius, Murphy, Wives, Thrones

Strange Angel
CBS All Access has announced a June 14th launch date for its new original series “Strange Angel”. New episodes of its ten-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays.

Mark Heyman created the series, based on George Pendle’s book, about the real-life story of Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor) who was an ambitious blue-collar worker in 1930s Los Angeles. His fantastical dreams led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Bella Heathcote, Rupert Friend, Peter Mark Kendall, Michael Gaston, and Greg Wise co-star. [Source: CBS]

Days before the Pablo Picasso-themed second season premiering, National Geographic has effectively renewed its “Genius” series for a third season and indicated it intends to focus on “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley. Casting has not yet been determined and filming will begin later this year. [Source: THR]

Murphy Brown
Tyne Daly (“Cagney and Lacey”) has signed on to CBS’ revival of the classic early 90s sitcom “Murphy Brown”. Daly will join star Candice Bergen, who is back as the famous investigative journalist and TV anchor at the FYI network.

Daly will play Phyllis, the sister of the beloved, deceased bar owner Phil from the original series, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in this case as she has taken over the bar and is a friend and confidant to Murphy and the gang. [Source: Deadline]

The First Wives Club
Paramount has handed out a ten-episode series order for a remake of their 1996 comedy classic “The First Wives Club”. “Girls Trip” co-writer Tracy Oliver is attached to write and executive produce the series which will film in New York City this Summer and air on the Paramount Network in 2019. [Source: Variety]

Game of Thrones
Actress Emilia Clarke has teamed up with Omaze for a good cause and to allow a fan and a friend the opportunity to be flown out to Northern Ireland to hang out with Clarke over lunch and get a sneak peek of the set of the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Clarke and Kit Harington appear in a clip explaining the campaign which you can see below, while the charity of choice is the Royal College of Nursing Foundation: