TV News: Fist, Renewals, Cruel, Dynamite

Iron Fist
Set photos keep popping up from filming on Marvel and Netflix’s “Iron Fist” series in New York. The new shots today show more of Finn Jones as Danny Rand, and offer a first look at Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum. Click here for the pics. The series only just began production and isn’t expected to begin airing until early next year.

Along with the “Game of Thrones” seventh season renewal announcement today, HBO has also handed out renewal orders for its comedy series “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” which will get sixth and fourth seasons respectively. All three series air on Sundays during the second quarter of the year and are the network’s strongest and most acclaimed current series.

Meanwhile OWN has given its megachurch-set drama series “Greenleaf” a second season renewal – two months before the first season has premiered. Merle Dandridge, Lynn Whitfield and Keith David star in the series which will get a further thirteen episodes, while Oprah Winfrey has committed to a recurring role in the series. [Source: Deadline]

Cruel Intentions
Taylor John Smith, the lead in the upcoming “Cruel Intentions” reboot in the works for NBC, says the series will go even further than the 1999 original film did in terms of boundary pushing. He also says he hopes the network won’t ultimately water it down: “We really got to push the limits, even more than the original. I hope that NBC is willing to go there. It’s edgy and over-the-top type stuff. It’s a roller coaster.” [Source: Variety]

Lady Dynamite
Netflix has premiered the trailer for “Lady Dynamite,” the semi-autobiographical comedy series starring comedian Maria Bamford (“Arrested Development,” “Adventure Time”). All twelve episodes are set to drop on May 20th.