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This week in tv news: Marvel’s Luke Cage finds its showrunner

4 April 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini in Bloodline, which was renewed for a second season this week.

On the eve of the premiere of the first Netflix/Marvel tv series, another one has found its showrunner. Cheo Hodari Coker has been formally tapped as the showrunner of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third in the series of four tv shows by Marvel that will air on Netflix.

Coker joins the show having worked on a number of series, from Southland to Almost Human to Ray Donovan. He also co-wrote the 2009 Biggie biopic Notorious. The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter has been tapped to play the titular character, who will also be appearing in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones. A premiere date for the series has yet to be set, although it has been confirmed for 2016.


The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this week. The ABC soap opera General Hospital led the charge with 28 nominations, »

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Montauk: Netflix Orders New Mystery Series

2 April 2015 6:40 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Netflix has ordered another new drama series -- Montauk. The eight episodes will revolve around the 1980 supernatural disappearance of a Long Island boy.

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Netflix Announces New Original Series Montauk Written And Directed By The Duffer Brothers

Beverly Hills, Calif., April 2, 2015 – Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, has ordered Montauk, a new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden). Eight one-hour long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.

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Netflix Orders Mystery Series 'Montauk'

2 April 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Netflix's latest newly ordered drama will be a mystery-themed series set in Long Island and billed as a "love letter to the '80s classics." Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer are set as the writer-directors for Montauk, which will have eight episodes debut on the streaming service next year, Netflix announced on Thursday. The Duffer brothers previously shared writing duties for several horror shorts, including 2005's We All Fall Down. The duo will also exec produce the series along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The series centers around the disappearance of a boy in Montauk, Long Island,

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Netflix Orders Supernatural Drama Series From Matt & Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy

2 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has given a green light to Montauk, a 1980s drama series written and directed by young genre filmmakers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) and executive produced by Shawn Levy. The streaming service has ordered eight hourlong episodes to premiere in 2016. Described as a love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, the series is set in 1980 Montauk, Long Island, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and… »

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