Stewart, the 13-year-old dog portraying Captain Raymond Holt’s beloved corgi Cheddar on the sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” has died reports EW.
Stewart’s owner made the announcement on Instagram. Cheddar has been the focal point of various comedic sequences in the series, especially the annual Halloween heist competitions between Captain Holt and Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg).
Katherine McNamara (“Shadowhunters”), who played Mia Smoak in the flash-forward scenes in “Arrow” last season, has been upgraded to a series regular for the upcoming eighth and final season of the DC Comics adaptation. The casting news comes as production begins on the shortened final season which is expected to wrap up with the DC Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover episodes this Fall. [Source: Deadline]
The Walking Dead
Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston will star in the second spinoff of the popular AMC zombie franchise “The Walking Dead”. The new series will shoot in Virginia, will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Writer/producer Matt Negrete will serve as showrunner on the ten-episode series alongside Scott M. Gimple. The show will premiere in 2020. [Source: The Wrap]
Untitled Mindy Kaling Comedy Series
Canadian newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has scored the lead role in Mindy Kaling’s upcoming and untitled ten-episode Netflix comedy series. Ramakrishnan will play Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. The series will follow her life as a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. Universal Television will produce while Kaling and Lang Fisher will executive produce. [Source: Variety]
HBO has released the official trailer for the second season of its darkly comic drama “Succession” which follows the members of the Roy family as they struggle to maintain control of their conglomerate empire, and all the interpersonal chaos within. Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, and Nicholas Braunstar with Holly Hunter joining the cast for Season 2 which returns August 11th.