TV News: Twilight, Gangs, Okay, Ratched, Dollar

Tv News Twilight Gangs Okay Ratched Dollar

The Twilight Zone
Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead,” “Burning”) has been tapped to star in an episode of Jordan Peele‘s revival of “The Twilight Zone” at CBS All Access. Yeun will play the title character in the series’ fourth episode “The Traveler” which follows two cops and a mysterious traveler. Peele will serve as host and narrator of the series. [Source: Collider]

Gangs of London
Valene Kane (“The Fall”) has joined the cast of “The Raid” director Gareth Evans’ new UK crime-thriller series “Gangs Of London”. Kane plays the daughter of Michelle Fairley’s character and sister of Joe Cole’s/

Set in contemporary London as it is being torn apart by power struggles involving several international gangs, the ten-part series begins as the head of one criminal gang is assassinated and the power vacuum threatens the fragile peace between the other underworld organizations. [Source: Deadline]

I Am Not Okay With This
Netflix has handed out the green light for “I Am Not Okay With This,” an eight-episode series adaptation of the Charles Forsman graphic novel, from director Jonathan Entwistle (“The End of the F***ing World”), producer Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things”) and writer Christy Hall.

The coming of age story follows a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all the while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken from deep within her. [Source: Netflix]

Finn Wittrock and Jon Jon Briones, both of whom starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” will re-team with him for his Netflix series “Ratched”. The pair join the previously announced Sarah Paulson.

The series is a prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with Paulson playing a younger version of the villainous Nurse Ratched. The series will start in 1947, and chronicle her rise from lowly nurse to one of the most loathsome screen villains of all time. Evan Romansky created the series. [Source: Collider]

One Dollar
CBS All Access has cancelled its rust belt town in post-recession America set mystery series “One Dollar” after one ten-episode season. The news marks the streaming service’s first cancellation since its launch in 2014, but the series will continue to be available for streaming on the service.

The story followed a one-dollar bill that changed hands and connected a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. Each episode painted a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides. John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Chris Denham, Philip Ettinger and Leslie Odom Jr. co-starred. [Source: Deadline]