TV News: Gotham, Sweetbitter, Feig, Jones

Even though it appears to be only for a fancy dress party, Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon finally gets a moustache in next week’s episode of “Gotham”. The March 8th episode of the Batman prequel series, which returns from hiatus tonight, sees Ivy (Peyton List) tracks a secret project on which Wayne Enterprises is working and begins to target anyone that can give her information, while Jerome (Cameron Monaghan) becomes obsessed with Penguin in Arkham. [Source: CBM]

Starz has released the first trailer for “Sweetbitter,” their upcoming TV series adaptation of Stephanie Danler’s 2016 novel about a 22-year-old back waitress at an eminent New York City restaurant who begins her education in food and wine and relationships with the help of her coworkers.

It’s a hidden ecosystem of chefs, servers, bussers, and bartenders falling in and out of love as they bring out filets and vintage Syrah to their discerning patrons. Danler serves as creator, executive producer, and a writer on the show which stars Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge and Caitlin FitzGerald. The series premieres on May 6th.

Untitled Paul Feig Series
Lionsgate is teaming with filmmaker and producer Paul Feig (“Spy,” “Bridesmaids”) to create scripted and unscripted series and formats for the Lionsgate Television Group through Feigco Entertainment.

The relationship began with the unscripted half-hour comedy series “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” which kicked off on Netflix last month. Feig executive produces alongside McHale, K.P. Anderson, and Jessie Henderson. [Source: Lionsgate]

Marvel’s Jessica Jones
A new featurette has been released for the second season of Netflix’s “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” which hits the service on March 8th. Krysten Ritter, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg all return for the new season with Ritter playing the New York City private investigator beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave.