Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”) has been cast as the lead in Damien Chazelle’s new eight-part Netflix musical drama series “The Eddy” which debuts in 2020. The story revolves around a club in Paris, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. Stenberg will play Julie, the teenage daughter of club owner Elliott (Andre Holland) who shows up suddenly in Paris and forces him to face his past. Joanna Kulig (“Cold War”) also stars in the multi-lingual series which begins production this spring in France. [Source: Variety]
Actors Virginia Madsen and Henderson Wade have confirmed that production has officially wrapped on DC Universe’s upcoming live-action “Swamp Thing” series which is scheduled to make its debut on May 31st. Last month came the news the series was temporarily shutting down production as the tenth episode was retooled to not just shorten the season but also serve as a series conclusion. [Source: ComicBook.com]
Jon M. Chu
Filmmaker Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra”) has signed a four-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The deal marks the first TV overall that the “Step Up” helmer has inked in his multi-format and multi-genre career. Chu will executive produce, develop and perhaps even direct new projects and maybe get behind the camera for already set up at the company. [Source: Deadline]
SYFY has premiered a new featurette for the second season of “Krypton,” this one exploring Brainiac’s influence on Seg-El with both having to rely each other to survive in the Phantom Zone. Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The new season kicks off June 12th.
The fifth season of Starz’s period drama “Outlander” has officially begun production with the network releasing a behind-the-scenes video featuring the cast and crew at work. The fourth season found time-travelling 20th-century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.