TV News: Vampire, Cloak, Block, Wheel, Veep

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The Vampire Chronicles
Dee Johnson (“Boss,” “The Good Wife,” “Nashville”) has been hired as showrunner on the upcoming TV series based on Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” at Hulu. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned the rights to the eleven books in the series in 2017 with both Rice and her son executive producing.

The books center around 18th century French nobleman Lestat de Lioncourt who becomes a vampire. it’s expected the second novel “The Vampire Lestat” will serve as the basis for the first season. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
Freeform has premiered the full trailer for the second season of “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” which returns to the cable network on April 4th. The new season features ruthless antihero Mayhem (Emma Lahana) using her powers and joining forces with Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) to take down a Louisiana sex trafficking ring. However, when it becomes clear that she has no qualms about killing, the alliance is shattered.

On My Block
Netflix’s original comedy series “On My Block” will reportedly premiere its second season this March on the streaming service. The coming-of-age comedy follows four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain, and the newness of their South Central L.A. high school. [Source: Netflix]

The Wheel of Time
Uta Briesewitz (“Westworld,” “Jessica Jones”) is set to direct the first two episodes of Amazon Prime Video’s series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic novel series “The Wheel Of Time”. The series is being produced by “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” writer Rafe Judkins, Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.

The story follows Moiraine, a member of a shadowy and influential all-female organization, and five young men and women as they journey across the world on a quest to find the Dragon Reborn who it is said will help unite forces to combat The Dark One. [Source: Deadline]

HBO has released the full trailer for the seven-episode seventh and final season of its long-running political comedy series “Veep” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The new episodes will debut on HBO on March 31st.