August 11, 2020

TV News: Nine, Fall, Heist, Echo, Fargo


Michael Shannon To Play Lakers Owner

Nine Perfect Strangers

Michael Shannon is the latest major name to join Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers” limited series which will begin production in Australia shortly. Shannon plays Napoleon, a man at the resort with his wife following the loss of their twin son.

Based on Liane Moriarty’s novel, the story is set at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Shannon joins cast members Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Manny Jacinto, Luke Evans and Tiffany Boone. [Source: Variety]

Captain Fall

Netflix has ordered twenty episodes of the new “Captain Fall” adult animated comedy series which hails from “Norsemen” creators Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen. The pair will showrun and executive produce. The series follows Jonathan Fall, a wet-behind-the-ears yet good-hearted sea captain who unwittingly finds himself at the helm of a smuggling ship. [Source: Variety]

Money Heist

Netflix’s most successful Spanish-language series “Money Heist” will end with a fifth season which is set to begin soon in Spain, Denmark and Portugal. Miguel Ángel Silvestre (“Sense8”) and and Patrick Criado join the cast for the final run. Showrunner Alex Pina says: “The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.” [Source: Netflix]

Echo Boy

Production company Submarine (“Undone”) has optioned the rights to Matt Haig’s 2014 sci-fi murder mystery novel “Echo Boy” with plans to develop it into a series format that’s a hybrid of live action and animation.

The story is set a century in the future when the life of teenager Audrey Castle is shattered after her parents are murdered by a malfunctioning Echo – humanoid robots designed to assist with every aspect of daily life. When Audrey crosses paths with a thinking, feeling Echo prototype named Daniel, she is forced to grapple with her prejudices, fears, and the idea of what it means to be human. [Source: Deadline]

Killing It

Craig Robinson is re-teaming with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Pontiac Bandit” showrunners Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici for comedy series “Killing It” at Peacock. The series explores class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream – and hunt really big snakes. Robinson will star while Goor and Del Tredici will pen the script. [Source: The Live Feed]


FX has released a new teaser trailer for the fourth season of black comedy anthology series “Fargo” with Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman playing rival crime family heads in the 1950s who battle for complete control of Kansas City. The series is expected to debut on FX and Hulu sometime this year.

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Garth Franklin
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