TV News: Cuckoo, Titans, Sinless, Angel

Andie MacDowell (“Four Weddings And A Funeral”) has scored the key role of ‘Ivy’ in the new season of the BBC3 comedy “Cuckoo” about a UK family who deal with a series of interlopers into their home.

Andy Samberg was the lead in the first season, while Taylor Lautner took the spotlight in the second and third seasons. Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Tyger Drew-Honey return for the series which currently airs worldwide on Netflix. [Source: Deadline]

Former “Castle” actor Seamus Dever has joined the cast of DC’s direct streaming service launch series “Titans” for Warner Bros. TV. Dever’s character is being kept under wraps though indications are he could be a villain with Trigon and Brother Blood being rumored candidates.

The series also stars Brenton Thwaites (Dick Grayson/Robin), Anna Diop (Starfire), Teagan Croft (Raven) and more in the story in which Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes. [Source: CBM]

MarVista Entertainment has acquired the rights to Sarah Tarkoff’s new novel “Sinless” with plans to adapt it into a TV series. The novel is the first in the author’s “Eye of the Beholder” series.

The action is set in a near future, dystopian society where one’s moral quality has a direct impact on one’s physical appearance. Good people are blessed with beauty, bad people suffer disfigurement and death. A cleric’s daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems. [Source: Deadline]

Strange Angel
Rupert Friend (“Homeland,” “Hitman: Agent 47”) has been cast opposite Jack Reynor in CBS All Access’ drama series “Strange Angel” at Scott Free Productions. Created by Mark Heyman (“Black Swan,” “The Skeleton Twins”) and based on George Pendle’s book, the story is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor).

Friend will play Ernest Donovan, a drifter and lost soul who is the enigmatic neighbor of Parsons (Jack Reynor) and becomes the young scientist’s tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles. [Source: TV Line]