TV News: Ship, Legion, LeBron, Novak, Fleabag

The Last Ship
TNT has renewed the drama “The Last Ship” for a fifth season, two months after the series was picked up for a fourth in July. Both seasons will consist of ten episodes each.

The story follows the crew of a U.S. Navy destroyer to navigate life following a global catastrophe that nearly kills off the world’s population. The Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin-led series is one of basic cable’s Top 10 summer dramas among adults 18-49, reaching an average of 7.1 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms. [Source: Variety]

FX has released a brief and rather curious teaser trailer for its upcoming X-Men universe set drama “Legion” from “Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley. Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza star in the project which will premiere sometime next year. Stevens plays David Haller, a young mutant struggling with schizophrenia and psychiatric incarceration, who soon learns from a fellow patient that his voices and visions may in fact be real.

Untitled LeBron James Project
NBA superstar LeBron James will team with renowned sports physician James Andrews on an untitled drama series being setup at NBC by SpringHill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. Matt O’Neill, Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton will pen the script and serve as showrunners should it go to series.

James and Andrews will serve as executive consultants on the series which follows a brilliant doctor who specializes in treating the world’s greatest sports stars. When the doctor undergoes a health crisis, it forces him to rethink his approach to medicine with the help of a gifted sports psychologist. [Source: ]

The world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, Novak Djokovic, is getting his own reality show at Amazon. Djokovic has signed on for his own docuseries with the streamer, letting cameras follow him throughout the 2017 season.

“Novak” will air on the Prime Instant Video platform in the coming year in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan. It was based on a concept by Alberto Scarpetta and Djokovic and a co-production by The WorkShop and Peter Berg’s Film 45. [Source: The Live Feed]

Amazon has released a new trailer for “Fleabag,” a BBC co-production with the streaming giant that has won rave reviews in the U.K. and will hit Amazon on October 16th. The story follows a young London twenty-something as she navigates sex, grief and life. Olivia Colman and Brett Gelman star in the series which has had rave reviews in the UK.