TV News: Peacock, Silicon, Red, Sheldon, Strange

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“Preacher” and “Agent Carter” star Dominic Cooper is set to headline the Sky comedy pilot “Peacock” from Big Talk Productions (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Baby Driver”). Steve Stamp and Ben Murray (“Cooper”) penned and direct.

Cooper plays Andy Peacock, a physical training instructor in a mid-market gym where the punters are obsessed with selfies and Instagram. The project marks first British TV role in a few years. [Source: Deadline]

Silicon Valley
Production on the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Silicon Valley” has been delayed due to showrunner Alex Berg’s busy schedule with his other HBO series “Barry”.

As a result, Berg will wrap work on the second season of “Barry” before he gets to work on “Silicon Valley” again in Summer next year with the sixth season potentially being the last and not airing until 2020. [Source: TV Line]

Red Stick
NBC has handed out a script commitment plus penalty to the crime drama “Red Stick” from “Venom” producer Matt Tolmach, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and Sony Pictures TV. “S.W.A.T.” and “NCIS: New Orleans” writer/producer Samantha Humphrey is penning the pilot.

The story follows Dr. Annie Dodge who is summoned from New York to her hometown of Baton Rouge after the sudden death of her beloved coroner father. She finds herself reluctantly stepping into her father’s role to solve an ongoing murder while navigating the complicated waters of Bayou politics, Southern hospitality and a simmering past romance. [Source: Deadline]

Young Sheldon
“Young Sheldon” actors Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, and Montana Jordan will jump from the spin-off to the mothership briefly as all three will guest star in an upcoming episode of “The Big Bang Theory” in December. The three characters will make cameos in a December episode, and no storyline details have yet been released. [Source: TV Line]

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
The CW is developing a drama series based on the Theodora Goss novel “The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter”. The series is set in Victorian London and follows two radically different young women- one the daughter of Dr. Jekyll; the other, Mr. Hyde. They discover they’re half-sisters when a series of gruesome murders appear connected to their deceased father. AJ Marechal will pen the adaptation and Glenn Geller will executive produce. [Source: Variety]