TV News: Scruggs, Mack, Umbrella, Mom

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, amongst the last bastions of shooting film on traditional film, are switching to digital for the first time for their next project – their upcoming Western anthology Netflix series “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”.

Bruno Delbonnel serves as cinematographer on the series as opposed to their regular go-to man Roger Deakins who was busy at the time with “Blade Runner 2049” commitments. Delbonnel previously worked with the Coens on “Inside Llewyn Davis”. [Source: Twitter]

Andi Mack
Disney Channel has renewed its tween series “Andi Mack” for a third season ahead of the remainder of the show’s second season premiering in June. Episodes from the third season are scheduled to debut late in 2018.

Elizabeth Lee stars in the series about a girl discovering that her sister is really her mother and recently had a key moment with the 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman (Joshua Rush) coming out as gay – Disney Channel’s first depiction of a coming-out journey. [Source: Deadline]

Umbrella Academy
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”), Colm Feore (“Gotham”), Adam Godley (“Breaking Bad”), and Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) have all joined Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the comic “The Umbrella Academy”. Godley will play a talking chimpanzee, Britton a time-traveling hitman, and Madekwe a police detective.

Written by Jeremy Slater, the story follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes known as the Umbrella Academy as they work together to solve the mysterious death of their eccentric billionaire father (Feore) while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities. [Source: Deadline]

I Mom So Hard
Freddie Prinze Jr. and David Fynn (“Undateable”) have scored the male lead roles opposite Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley in the multi-camera comedy pilot “I Mom So Hard” from CBS. “2 Broke Girls” executive producer Michelle Nader and “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas will produce for Warner Bros. TV.

The story focuses on two moms who show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers. Fynn plays a hard-working affable school teacher and fun father. Prinze Jr. is a work-from-home former athlete with a dry sense of humor. [Source: TV Line]