TV News: Schitt, Good, Plebs, FBI, Boys, Rellik

Schitt’s Creek
Pop TV has renewed its Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara-led original comedy series “Schitt’s Creek” for a fifth season. The network has ordered fourteen more episodes, up from the standard thirteen, with a Winter 2019 premiere planned.

The series, currently in the midst of airing its fourth season, is up double digits in viewers and young adults compared with last season and the finale is set for April 11th. [Source: Deadline]

Good Omens
Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) is joining “Good Omens,” the Amazon Prime Video adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman book. He will play the U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock.

The six-parter will star Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, and Miranda Richardson, among others and has been filming in South Africa. [Source: Variety]

Seth Rogen has announced plans for a U.S. remake of the British comedy series “Plebs” following his obtaining the rights from Rise Films. No network or streaming platform has been announced just yet.

The story follows Marcus, Stylax and their slave Grumio who get up to wacky adventures as young, hot-blooded men living in the cosmopolitan metropolis of ancient Rome. [Source: Variety]

Connie Nielsen (“Wonder Woman,” “Gladiator”) has been cast in a lead role in Dick Wolf’s CBS drama series “FBI”. The show will detail the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Nielsen will play Ellen, the highly organized and disarmingly direct FBI Special Agent in Charge. She joins previously announced cast member Zeeko Zaki. Shooting is slated to begin next spring on a pilot, with subsequent episodes set to film in the summer. [Source: Variety]

The Boys
Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games,” “Rampage”) is set as a lead in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama “The Boys” from “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke and “Preacher” producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Based on the Garth Ennis comic, the story follows a group of vigilantes who set out to take down corrupt superheroes.

Quaid will play Hughie whose girlfriend was killed by fast-moving Superhero A-Train (Jessie Usher). Hughie is approached by a mysterious agent who drags him into a covert war against a group of superheroes who are not what everyone thinks they are. [Source: Deadline]

Following its airing in the UK, Cinemax is set to broadcast the time manipulated dark murder mystery series “Rellik” in the U.S. starting April 13th and have just released the U.S. trailer. Richard Dormer stars as DCI Gabriel Markham, who was seriously disfigured on the job when an assailant threw acid on his face. Like “Memento,” the series begins at the end and works its way back in an effort to not only understand the who’s and why the main crime was committed.