TV News: SNL, Fall, Preacher, Legends

Saturday Night Live
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor Adam Driver and MMA champ Ronda Rousey are set to serve as guest hosts on the January 16th and 23rd episodes of “Saturday Night Live”. Chris Stapleton and Selena Gomez will serve as musical guests on the respective episodes. [Source: ESPN]

The Fall
Krister Henriksson, Aidan McArdle, Ruth Bradley, Aisling Bea and Richard Coyle have joined the cast of the third and final season of BBC Two’s psychological thriller “The Fall” which just began shooting its third and final season in Belfast.

Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan and Colin Morgan along with various others return for the final five-episode run of the drama which will air later this year. Picking immediately from the cliffhanger second season finale, the battle between Detective Superintendent Gibson (Anderson) and serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan) will reportedly reach a “terrifying conclusion”. [Source: Deadline]

Preacher
Derek Wilson (“Rectify”) has been promoted to a series regular on AMC’s upcoming drama series adaptation of the 1990s comic series “Preacher”. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve as executive producers on the series about a conflicted Preacher (Dominic Cooper) in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power.

Wilson plays Donny Schenck, a Civil War re-enactor and abusive thug who gets into altercations with Jesse Custer. The decision to elevate the role to regular from recurring was reportedly made after the pilot was shot. The series is slated to premiere later this year. [Source: Deadline]

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Another promo for the DC superhero spin-off series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” has gone online, this one putting the focus on the 1970s scenes along with the humorous tone and Arthur Darvill’s Rip Hunter character. The new series premieres January 21st.