Just One Drink
Laura Dern is set to play a bartender in the new Quibi short form series “Just One Drink”. The show will be comprised of a series of one act vignettes between said bartender and the customers she serves, all of whom are in various states of emotional disrepair. Nick Hornby created the series and executive produces. [Source: Variety]
Premium network Epix has ordered “A Column Of Fire,” a series adaptation of Ken Follett’s Elizabethan-era novel and a follow-up to the mini-series “The Pillars of the World” and “World Without End”. They’ve also ordered “The Winter King,” a series adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s trilogy of Arthurian novels “The Warlord Chronicles” which hails from producing team Bad Wolf (“The Night Of”, “His Dark Materials”). [Source: Deadline]
The BBC has released a new ‘mid-season trailer’ for the current twelfth season run of “Doctor Who” which will close out in early March. The show has aired four of its ten episode run for this season (a one-off is also due later in 2020) so far. This Sunday’s episode sees the return of the Judoon, while the new trailer hints yet again at the return of the Cybermen.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys says that Larry David’s long-running comedy essentially has a free pass to continue as long as David wants to keep making them.
Asked about the future of the series, which returns with its tenth season this week, Bloys says: “he tells us when he is ready to go. If he tells us he wants to do more, we’ll do more…. there is nothing that would prevent [more seasons]. He’s thinking about what he wants to do.” [Source: Deadline]
Dispatches from Elsewhere
AMC has released the official trailer for their new anthology series “Dispatches from Elsewhere” from showrunner Mark Friedman (“Believe,” “Wayward Pines”) and starring Jason Segel, Sally Field, André Benjamin, Eve Lindsey, and Richard E. Grant.
The ten-episode first season follows four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, and subsequently stumble onto a puzzle hiding behind the veil of everyday life. The series kicks off with a two-night premiere on Sunday, March 1st and Monday, March 2nd.
The CW has released an official batch of photos from the series finale of “Arrow” which airs next week. The shots confirm almost all the main cast from previous seasons, including at least one previously dead character, returns for the episode which appears to include the funeral for Oliver Queen.
The finale will see the return of Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, and Colton Haynes as Roy Harper along with Susanna Thompson’s Moira Queen and Sea Shimooka’s Emiko Queen. The final episode is scheduled to air January 28th.