The End of the F—ing World
Channel 4 and Netflix have renewed the critically acclaimed series “The End of the F—ing World” for a second season. Charlie Covell will return to pen season two which will be executive produced by Murray Ferguson, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Charlie Covell, Dominic Buchanan and Jonathan Entwistle.
The series invites viewers into the dark and confusing lives of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) as they embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s father, who left home when she was a child. [Source: Netflix]
Anthony Michael Hall (“The Dead Zone,” “The Dark Knight”) will guest-star in an upcoming flashback episode of The CW series “Riverdale” which will air on November 7th.
The episode sees the young cast members playing younger versions of their parents on the series, with Hall set to play the high school’s Principal Featherhead who is drawn into a game played by his students. [Source: EW]
Graham McTavish (“Preacher,” “Outlander”) is set to recur in the role of Father Kinley during the fourth season of the Fox-turned-Netflix drama series “Lucifer”.
A kind, deeply empathetic and revered priest, Father Kinley is profoundly committed to guarding his flock. That includes doing whatever it takes to keep mankind safe from evil – which doesn’t bode well for a certain devil living in Los Angeles. [Source: TV Line]
Mark Strong is set to star in the new eight-part comic thriller series “Temple” for Sky. Dutch star Carice van Houten and British actor Daniel Mays will also star in the story set deep below the streets of London.
Playwright Mark O’Rowe penned the script in which Strong plays a surgeon working out of an abandoned subterranean network of tunnels. Set to treat anyone willing to pay for medical help outside the system, he is assisted in his work by a guilt-ridden medical researcher (van Houten) and a disgruntled transport employee (Mays). [Source: Variety]
Selma Blair has scored a recurring role in the ten-episode sci-fi drama series “Another Life” for Netflix. The story centers on astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) who is focused on searching for alien intelligence.
She leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artefact and faces unimaginable danger. Blair will play media influencer Harper Glass, who uses journalism, social media and keen intelligence in an attempt to break one of the biggest stories in human history. [Source: Deadline]
A couple of new TV promos have arrived starting with Richard Eyre’s adaptation of the Shakespeare drama “King Lear” starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. The telefilm will premiere on Friday, September 28th exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S.
Also out is the first teaser for BBC One/Masterpiece’s six-part drama series “Press” which kicks off in September in the UK and on Masterpiece next year. Set in the world of competing London papers, the series stars Ben Chaplin and Charlotte Riley and features David Suchet.