TV News: Wolf, Homeland, MacGyver, Tale

Wolf Creek
U.S. cable channel Pop has picked up the rights to the six-part “Wolf Creek” psychological thriller miniseries and have set an October 14th premiere date. Greg McLean, who helmed the two films, is back as producer and helmed the final episode.

John Jarratt reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback. Lucy Fry plays nineteen-year-old American college student who survives the massacre of her parents and little brother and sets out to hunt down the killer and avenge her family. [Source: The Live Feed]

Following a strong turn on “House of Cards” as a potential Presidential nominee, actress Elizabeth Marvel is set to play the U.S. President-Elect Elizabeth Keane in the upcoming Washington, D.C.-set sixth season of Showtime’s “Homeland”. In the series, Keane is a former junior senator who’s yet to be inaugurated when the action picks up during the sixth season. [Source: The Live Feed

Tristin Mays (“Supergirl,” “The Vampire Diaries”) has signed on as a series regular opposite Lucas Till and George Eads in CBS’ reboot of the 1980s TV series “MacGyver”. The story follows a resourceful and ingenious agent who improvises his way out of sticky situations using everyday items. Mays will play Riley Davis, a highly unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. Her character will be introduced in the September 23rd series premiere. [Source: Deadline]

The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley (“Orange Is The New Black”) has joined the cast of Hulu’s straight-to-series drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel. Bruce Miller will serve as showrunner while Reed Morano will helm the first three episodes.

Elisabeth Moss, Max Minghella and Ann Dowd also star in the series which centers around Gilead, a totalitarian society once part of the U.S. now ruled by a twisted fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. [Source: Deadline]