TV News: Clarita, 100, Boys, Detective, Timeless

Santa Clarita Diet
Netflix has announced a March 23rd premiere date for the second season of its undead comedy “Santa Clarita Diet” co-starring Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as realtors trying to cope with her undead status.

In the new season, the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it’s no longer going unnoticed. At the same time they are chasing the source of the virus so they can stop it from spreading and save humanity. [Source: Netflix]

100 Code
WGN America has set a May 29th premiere date for the Swedish-American crime thriller series “100 Code” starring Dominic Monaghan and the late Michael Nyqvist. Bobby Moresco (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash”) created the series.

Monaghan plays an NYPD detective is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm PD as he suspects a connection between a series of murders in New York and a death in Sweden which seems to be the work of the same serial killer. He’s partnered with a Swedish cop (Nyqvist) who has an aversion to American culture.

The Dangerous Book for Boys
Amazon Prime has set a March 30th premiere date for “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” a single-camera comedy series from Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston and “Superbad” director Greg Mottola. You can also catch the first trailer below.

Based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden, the series follows the McKenna family as they cope with the untimely passing of Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos), their patriarch and a whimsical inventor who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He left behind a handbook to help his three sons cope with his loss. [Source: Deadline]

True Detective
Sarah Gadon (“Alias Grace”) and Emily Nelson (“Code Black”) are set to recur in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO crime anthology series “True Detective”. Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney and Rhys Wakefield co-star.

The new season deals with a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Gadon will play Elisa Montgomery and Nelson will portray Margaret. [Source: Deadline]

NBC has released two new TV spots for the much anticipated return of its sci-fi series “Timeless” which returns with new episodes from March 11th. The time travel drama was cancelled and then resurrected in the wake of fan outcry.

Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) and Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) created the series following three heroes – the scientist Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), the soldier Wyatt (Matt Lanter), and history professor Lucy (Abigail Spencer) – on a mission to capture a rogue criminal who has ties to the deadly organization Rittenhouse which has been manipulating history.