The upcoming third season of The Chi won't feature one of the series' leads, Jason Mitchell, who was let go in May over allegations of inappropriate behavior. The abrupt exit after Season 2 already had been finished did not allow for Mitchell's character, Brandon, to get a proper ending. When asked by Deadline after the […]
The planned "American Rust" series has found new life at Showtime, with the premium cabler giving the show a straight-to-series order, Variety has learned exclusively. In addition, Jeff Daniels has come onboard to star in and executive produce the show, which is based on the Philipp Meyer novel of the same name. Now simply titled "Rust," […]
Sacha Baron Cohen is expressing gratitude to a number of people who contributed to the success of "Who Is America" — including Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.
Just over a week after her "Game of Thrones" brother-lover Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joined a pilot at FX, Lena Headey has been a cast in a pilot of her own. The actress, who was most recently seen under a pile of rubble in the final episode of the HBO mega hit, will play the title character […]
"Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" is rounding out its cast with the addition of six new actors. Michael Gladis has joined the show as a series regular, while Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, and Dominic Sherwood will appear in recurring roles. Ethan Peck will guest star in multiple episodes. The six join previously announced […]
The '90s-set show will debut at the end of summer after originally being slated as a YouTube Premium show.
At least one thing will be different about The L Word when it returns to Showtime later this year: its title. The drama’s forthcoming revival will be called The L Word: Generation Q, the premium cabler announced Wednesday. As previously reported, the sequel series — which received an eight-episode order in January — will reunite original series […]
"Billions" has been renewed for a fifth season at Showtime. The news comes as the hit drama series is still in the midst of its fourth season, with the fourth season finale set to air on June 9. The series was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. […]
Philadelphia native Kevin Bacon tackles a Boston accent in the latest trailer for “City On a Hill,” the Boston-set drama executive produced for Showtime by locals Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.The Golden Globe-winning actor plays a corrupt FBI veteran who forms an unlikely alliance with assistant district attorney, played by Aldis Hodge.“I treat everyone the same way — bad,” Bacon says in the teaser released Friday. “I wanna rip out the f—-‘d up machinery in this bulls–t city,” Hodge tells him in return.Also Read: Jaden Smith to Play Young, 'Alternate Reality' Version of Kanye West in Showtime Anthology 'Omniverse'Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Kevin Chapman and Jere Shea also star in the 10-episode series set to premiere on Sunday, June 16.Created by Chuck MacLean (“Boston Strangler”), the drama is set in early 1990s Beantown, which Showtime reminds us was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. That all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.”Also Read: HBO Orders 'Showtime' Pilot About '80s LA Lakers From Adam McKayPer the network, the fictional account driving that change is Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhor (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.“City On a Hill” premieres Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on Showtime.Read original story Kevin Bacon Tackles a Boston Accent in New ‘City On a Hill’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
Showtime has announced it is renewing "The Chi" for a third season. The news comes only four episodes into the show's second series, which is slated to run for 10 episodes. Produced entirely in Chicago, “The Chi” is a coming-of-age story which centers on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence, but bonded […]
We'll be seeing more Desus & Mero come this summer. Showtime is expanding Desus & Mero, it's first late-night talk show, to two nights a week for a special summer run. Beginning Monday May 6, Desus & Mero will air two nights a week, on Monday and Thursday nights at 11 PM, until its August […]
The Georgina Play lives on: Showtime has renewed Wall Street comedy “Black Monday” for a second season.Starring and executive produced by Don Cheadle, the sophomore run will have 10 episodes and is slated to debut in 2020.“Black Monday” also stars Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall, both of whom are producers. The series was created by showrunners David Caspe and Jordan Cahan. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also producers.Also Read: 'Black Monday' Producers Tell Us That Stretch Lamborghini Is Actually 'a Huge Piece of S--'“‘Black Monday’ mines big comedy from the greed, the style, the music, and the excess of the ’80s, but it’s also sneaky smart in its social commentary about that era – and indirectly, our current era as well,” Gary Levine, Showtime’s president of entertainment, said in a Monday statement. “We can’t wait to see what inspired depravity David and Jordan will cook up in Season 2.”The Showtime and Sony Pictures Television co-production takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who “caused” the worst crash in stock-market history … until now. “Black Monday” is the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling, per Showtime.By the way, we ruined that whole Lambo limo thing a long time ago here.Read original story ‘Black Monday’ Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime At TheWrap
Hail to the (master) chief: Orange Is The New Black alum Pablo Schreiber will star in Showtime’s live-action Halo series, based on the Xbox video game franchise, TVLine has learned. The actor is set to play Master Chief, the games’ central character, described as Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century. He’s also the only […]
Crowe will tackle the first major portrayal of the late architect of the cable news network, alongside a cast that also includes Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, and Seth MacFarlane.
Good news for Ian Gallagher, not to mention “Gallavich” ‘shippers: Noel Fisher will reprise his role as Mickey Milkovich during Season 10 of Showtime’s Shameless. UPDATE: The actor will be a series regular next season. The show’s official Twitter announced the return with a shadowy video of Mickey attempting to break his way out of […]
Emmy-nominated "Hannibal" actor Hugh Dancy will star opposite his wife Claire Danes in "Homeland" season eight, Variety has learned. Dancy will appear in the recurring guest role of John Zabel, a savvy Washington consultant who joins the White House as a new foreign-policy advisor to the President and a formidable opponent to Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). […]
As Showtime prepares its Emmy submissions for 2019, one of its contenders is a bit of an outlier: Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America?" The seven-episode series, which premiered last July, mixes elements of comedy, satire, sketch, reality, talk and variety — making it the kind of hybrid that could be entered in several categories. […]
It's an adaptation of James McBride's novel, with "People vs. O.J." director Anthony Hemingway behind the camera.
Nathan Lane is officially the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming Showtime series "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels," Variety has learned. Lane will play Lewis Michener. A veteran officer in the LAPD, wise to the ways of the world and ruthless in pursuit of his goals, Lewis becomes the partner and mentor of fellow […]
Natalie Dormer has been cast in upcoming drama series "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" in a lead role, Variety has learned. Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega is embroiled in a story that […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed what she sees as the silver lining in Trump's presidency and in the constant vitriol that comes her way online.
Otto Bathurst, who directed the anthology series' first episode, was also behind the camera for last year's "Robin Hood."