TV News: Dickinson, Life, Lady, Wish, Castlevania

Tv News Dickinson Life Lady Wish Castlevania

Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is set to co-star opposite Hailee Steinfeld in Apple’s straight-to-series half-hour comedy “Dickinson” which follows 1800s poet Emily Dickinson. Krakowski will play Mrs. Dickinson, Emily’s mother.

Alena Smith penned the series in Steinfeld plays the writer who audaciously explored the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time. Smith, Darlene Hunt and David Gordon Green will executive produce. [Source: Deadline]

Another Life
Blu Hunt has joined the cast of the Netflix sci-fi drama “Another Life” starring Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Justin Chatwin, Samuel Anderson and Tyler Hoechlin. Hunt will play August, the lead engineer and youngest member of the crew aboard the spaceship commanded by astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff).

The story centers on Niko and the crew of the ship Salvare as they undertake a mission to find out the origins of an alien artifact. They face unimaginable danger and the growing realization that they may be making a one-way trip. Aaron Martin created the series and executive produces with Noreen Halpern. [Source: THR]

Our Lady, LTD
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”) has been set as the co-lead opposite Ben Kingsley in the ten-episode modern noir drama series “Our Lady, LTD” at MGM Television. Steve Conrad (“Patriot”) created the series and is writing and co-producing with Bruce Terris with plans for a 2019 premiere.

Simpson plays James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. When James’ plan veers dangerously off track, he must call on strength and fortitude he did not know he possessed in order to survive it all. [Source: Deadline]

The Wish Giver
Producers Brett Carducci and Stephen Laddin have scored the film and television rights to Bill Brittain’s “The Wish Giver” at Aligned Entertainment with plans to produce a series based on the young-adult novel. No network is attached.

Published in 1983, the story follows three children, each granted a wish that, when fulfilled, turns horribly wrong. Each episode will take viewers through the journey of a teenager wishing for something different in his or her own life, and having that wish come true – though not in the way intended. [Source: Variety]

Netflix has premiered the new poster for the second season for “Castlevania,” the animated TV series adaptation of the video game series. The new episodes will be released on October 26th.