TV News: Blood, Luck, Political, Doctors

True Blood
HBO has unleashed the first teaser poster for the fifth season of its supernatural hit “True Blood” which is scheduled to premiere June 10th. There’s also a clip of Eric interrogating Pam up at HBO.com. [Source: Crave Online]

Luck
HBO has taken a $35 million impairment charge for the early cancellation of its ill-fated gambling series “Luck”. The series was canned midway through production of the second season’s second episode after a third horse had to be euthanized.

A bunch of that money is said to be paying off commitments to the show’s creators and stars, as well as other production costs on the series. [Source: Washington Post]

Political Animals
Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) will play the U.S. President in USA Network’s six-episode series “Political Animals” which is currently in production in Philadelphia ahead of a July 15th premiere.

Sigourney Weaver plays a divorced former first lady, who is struggling to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with the crises of the State Department. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Untitled Doctors Mini-Series
22-year-old “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe and 41-year-old “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm are set to to play the same character in a four-part British TV miniseries for Sky Arts.

The story follows Russian doctors after the first World War. Hamm will will narrate the story but “will still interact with his younger self, Daniel, during some of the scenes”. [Source: The Sun]