TV News: Defenders, Mission, Rattle, Sinner, Oliver

Marvel’s The Defenders
Higher resolution versions of some of the photos for Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming hero team-up series “The Defenders” have gone online in a gallery at the link. The shots include a new one of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) conversing. [Source: Imgur]

Mission Control
CBS has placed orders for two pilots, a Mark Feuerstein multi-camera comedy and a drama from “The Martian” author Andy Weir titled “Mission Control”. Weir serves as writer and executive producer on the latter.

‘Mission’ is an hour-long drama, follows the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists as they juggle both their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error. [Source: Variety]

“The Grudge” and “Red” scribe Stephen Susco has been set to adapt Daily Mirror reporter Fiona Cummins’ debut novel “Rattle” into a six-part TV series.

The story follows a sinister bone collector who has a macabre obsession with his museum of medical oddities. When the time comes for a fresh harvest, it’s up to Detective Etta Fitzroy to hunt down the psychopath before he can add to his collection. [Source: Deadline]

The Sinner
USA Network has handed out a series order to the anthology drama “The Sinner” starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel. Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s best-selling book, the story centers on a young mother (Biel) who is overcome by a fit of rage and commits a public act of violence.

The incident launches a surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the who or the what – but the why. A rogue investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s motive, and together they travel a path into her psyche. Derek Simonds (“When We Rise”) penned the pilot, which was directed by Antonio Campos (“Simon Killer”). [Source: The Live Feed]

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO has released a promo for the upcoming fourth season of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” which will premiere Sunday, February 12th. The promo makes fun of various other HBO series including some special cameos.