TV News: Sun, Flint, Goldbergs, Princess

Hard Sun
Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn will lead the cast of “Luther” creator Neil Cross’ BBC and Hulu’s pre-apocalyptic six-hour crime drama miniseries “Hard Sun”. Filming begins this month in London.

Sturgess and Agyness Deyn play detectives who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. Sturgess’ character is a corrupt but committed cop, Deyn’s is difficult and damaged. [Source: Variety]

Iconic singer-actress Cher has been tapped to star in the Lifetime telemovie “Flint” which Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric will executive produce. Bruce Beresford will direct from a script by Barbara Stepansky.

The drama is based on events in Flint about the poor management that led to water poisoning as well as the human elements of the residents who suffered. Cher will portray a resident whose family is impacted. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Goldbergs
Filmmaker Kevin Smith is set to direct an episode of the fourth season of the comedy series “The Goldbergs,” an episode dedicated entirely to Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman”. Shooting kicks off next week.

Smith has garnered praise recently for his work on The CW’s “The Flash” and “Supergirl” and said in a statement: “I can’t wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs Universe.” No word on when the episode will go to air as yet. [Source: IGN]

The White Princess
STARZ has brought online the first teaser for its eight-episode event series “The White Princess,” the follow-up to the Emmy award-nominated “The White Queen” and adapted from Philippa Gregory‘s best-selling novel of the same name.

In this one, England is ostensibly united by the marriage of Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII, but their personal and political rift runs deep and the war that rages between them threatens to tear the kingdom apart once again.