Genevieve Angelson (“House of Lies,” “Good Girls Revolt”) has been cast as Dr. Eve Watson in the second season of streaming service DC Universe’s “Titans”. Watson is described as a research doctor with conflicted feelings about her recent work at Cadmus Laboratories, a genetic engineering hub which is also the birthplace of the clone called Superboy. The first season finale of “Titans” depicted the Superboy’s escape from captivity at Cadmus, Joshua Orpin takes on the role in the new season. [Source: Deadline]
Giancarlo Esposito has teased his role in the upcoming Disney+ “Star Wars” live-action series “The Mandalorian”. Of his character, he says: “you might call him an underworld character. You may also look at him as a savior, as someone who might bring back some order to the world after it’s all collapsed.” He confirms he’s not seen any finished footage at this time. “The Mandalorian” premieres November 12th. [Source: Slashfilm]
Aubrey Plaza (“Legion”), Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”) and Sarah Gadon (“Dracula Untold”) are set to star in the suspenseful meta-drama “Black Bear” for Productivity Media and Oakhurst Entertainment. Filming is underway in the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, New York.
Filmmaker Lawrence Michael Levine pens and helms the project which centers on an expecting couple (Gadon and Abbott) who are confronted with an out-of-town guest Abigail (Plaza), a filmmaker suffering from writer’s block who seeks solace in the woods but finds herself at the center of a twisted love triangle. [Source: Deadline]
Made for Love
Cristin Milioti (“30 Rock,” “Fargo,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) has been cast in the lead role of the HBO Max comedy series “Made for Love” which is being adapted from the Alissa Nutting novel by series showrunner Patrick Somerville. S.J. Clarkson is attached to direct and executive produce for Paramount Television.
Milioti will play Hazel Green, a woman who escapes her marriage to Byron Gogol, a sociopathic-trending tech billionaire after he implants a chip in her head. The chip allows Byron unprecedented access to Hazel’s brain as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her ageing widowed father and his sex doll. [Source: Variety]
Netflix has renewed the young adult comedy series “Trinkets,” based on the book by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, for a second and final season of ten episodes. Sarah Goldfinger will take over as showrunner, replacing Linda Gase. Set and filmed in Portland, the series revolves around three vastly different high school students who form an unlikely friendship after meeting at a mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous session. Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira and Quintessa Swindell star.