Emmy winner Edie Falco has scored the lead role in CBS’ drama pilot “Tommy” from the “Bull” team of co-creator Paul Attanasio and producer Amblin TV. Falco will play Abigail ‘Tommy’ Thomas is a former high-ranking NYPD officer who’s just been hired as the first female Chief of Police for the LAPD. In her new role, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law. [Source: Deadline]
They Both Die At The End
HBO and Bad Robot are developing a half-hour comedy based on the Adam Silvera novel “They Both Die at the End” with Chris Kelly set to write and executive produce. Kelly, J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson will executive produce.
The story is set in the near-future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them at the start of their last day on earth. A seemingly disparate group of people live their scary, funny, weird, hopeful, romantic, and unexpected final hours – all connected through two teenage boys. [Source: Variety]
FBI: Most Wanted
Roxy Sternberg (“Emerald City”) has scored the female lead opposite Julian McMahon in CBS’ spin-off series “FBI: Most Wanted”. Sternberg will play FBI Agent Sheryll Barnes, an ex-NYPD detective with elevated street smarts.
The story centers on the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on its Most Wanted list. Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Kellan Lutz also star. [Source: Deadline]
Why Women Kill
Lucy Liu and Ginnifer Goodwin have scored two of the three lead roles in the CBS All Access dramedy series “Why Women Kill”. The story details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ’60s (Goodwin), a socialite in the 1980s (Liu) and a lawyer in 2018 (TBD), each dealing with infidelity in her marriage. It will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal has not. [Source: TV Line]
The Umbrella Academy
Having just debuted on the service, Netflix has released a new featurette for their series adaptation of Gerard Way’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series “The Umbrella Academy”. Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper star.
The story follows six adopted thirty-something children of a recently deceased billionaire industrialist. All are amongst forty-three kids born on the same day in 1989 to women who weren’t pregnant when the day started. Previously estranged, they must now work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death and ultimately an impending global apocalypse.