TV News: Thrones, SNL, Legion, Crushed, CIA

Game of Thrones
It has been confirmed that “Sherlock” star Mark Gatiss is playing Tycho Nestoris in the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

The character is a banker representing the Iron Bank of Braavos, who travels to Westeros in order to reclaim the money which the bank has lent King’s Landing. The role is a small one which Gatiss shot over a couple of days. [Source: Curtis Brown]

Saturday Night Live
“Saturday Night Live” will kick off its new season September 28th with Tina Fey hosting the season premiere. Miley Cyrus will take over the next week, while Bruce Willis will host the October 12th show. [Source: NY Daily News]

UKTV has ordered the 10-part series Legion for its flagship channel Watch. Tony Jordan (“Life on Mars,” “Death in Paradise”) is developing the project.

The story follows a criminologist who makes a deal with the devil to save the life of his ten-year-old daughter. When he finds he’s been tricked, he fights the devil’s work on Earth which leads to a revelation that will change the world. [Source: Deadline]

HBO is developing the comedy “Crushed” which “Peeples” director Tina Gordon Chism will pen and executive produce alongside Stephanie Allain Bray.

The series will follows an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa thanks to an unorthodox approach to wine making and their unique life style. [Source: THR]

Untitled Katherine Heigl CIA Series
NBC has offered a put pilot order to Alexi Hawley’s CIA hourlong drama series starring former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl.

Heigl will play key CIA analyst whose job is to debrief the U.S. prez on the most pressing national and global issues. Rodney Faraon, who debriefed several presidents, will also executive produce. [Source: Variety]