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Sense8 star set for lead role in L.A. Confidential pilot

Earlier this week it was announced that Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) has been cast as L.A. police detective Jack Vincennes in the L.A. Confidential TV pilot (played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 movie), and now comes word that Sense8 and Stargate Universe actor Brian J. Smith has been cast in the Guy Pearce role as Detective Ed Exley.

As per THR, Smith’s Exley is described as “as cold (though not without a conscience), brilliant, authoritative and ambitious. He’s a uniformed L.A. cop and, as the son of former hero detective turned real estate developer Preston Exley, he is determined to make his mark and become worthy in his father’s eyes. Competing against the memory of his deceased brother, his father’s favorite, Ed will do anything to prove himself. He wants nothing more than to make detective and is single-minded in his pursuit.”

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Walton Goggins cast in the L.A. Confidential TV pilot

Earlier this month it was announced that CBS has given a pilot order to a TV adaptation of James Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential, and now we have out first piece of casting news.

Deadline is reporting that The Hateful Eight and Vice Principals star Walton Goggins has signed on to appear as 1950s L.A. police detective Jack Vincennes, played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 feature film adaptation.

The character description reads: “All swagger and flash with a movie-star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”

Meanwhile, it has also been announced that Anna Fricke (Being Human) will serve as co-showunner alongside the previously announced Jordan Harper (The Mentalist).

See Also: The First L.A. Confidential TV Show

L.A. Confidential “follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress whose paths intersect
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Walton Goggins to Play Kevin Spacey Role in CBS' L.A. Confidential Pilot

CBS’ new take on L.A. Confidential has booked a big name to star.

Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified) has signed on to headline the buzzy pilot, according to our sister site Variety. Goggins will play the role of Detective Jack Vincennes, the flashy and morally questionable Lapd cop played by Kevin Spacey in the Oscar-winning 1997 film.

Like the film, CBS’ L.A. Confidential — which scored an official pilot order earlier this month — is based on the novel by acclaimed crime author James Ellroy, and follows a trio of homicide detectives, a reporter and an aspiring actress as their lives intersect in 1950s Los Angeles.
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TVLine Items: Harry & Meghan Casts Di, Animal Kingdom Trailer and More

TVLine Items: Harry & Meghan Casts Di, Animal Kingdom Trailer and More
Lifetime has announced who will fill the roles of Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming TV-movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.

New Zealand actress Bonnie Soper (Filthy Rich) will play Princess Diana, while Maggie Sullivun (Fargo) will portray Queen Elizabeth II. The movie will premiere sometime this spring, ahead of the May 19 royal wedding.

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* Peter Mark Kendall (Chicago Med), Michael Gaston (The Mentalist), Greg Wise (The Crown), Rade Šerbedžija (Downton Abbey), Zack Pearlman (Shameless) and Keye Chen (Silicon Valley) have joined the cast of CBS All Access’ Strange Angel,
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ABC Drama ‘The Rookie’ Casts Afton Williamson, Eric Winter

The straight-to-series ABC drama “The Rookie” has cast Afton Williamson and Eric Winter opposite series lead Nathan Fillion, Variety has learned.

Inspired by a true story, “The Rookie” follows John Nolan (Fillion), the oldest rookie in the Lapd. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.

Williamson will play Talia Bishop, a newly promoted training officer whose first assignment is Fillion’s forty year old rookie. Winter will play Tim Bradford, an overbearing training officer.

Williamson previously starred in the VH1 series “The Breaks.” She also had roles in shows like “The Night Of” at HBO, “Banshee” at [link
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CBS gives pilot order to L.A. Confidential TV series

Back in September of last year it was announced that CBS had tapped Jordan Harper (The Mentalist) to develop a TV adaptation of James Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential, and now comes word from Variety that the project has officially received a pilot order.

Described as a modern take on the novel, which was previously adapted for the big screen in 1997, the TV drama will see the lives of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-an-coming actress intersect during the investigation into a sadistic serial killer in the gritty and glamorous 1950’s Los Angeles.

See Also: The First L.A. Confidential TV Show

Along with L.A. Confidential, CBS has also granted pilot orders to legal dramas The Code and Main Justice, as well as the Ava DuVernay-executive produced Red Line, a drama which explores the mistaken shooting of a black doctor by a white police officer
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L.A. Confidential Adaptation Leads CBS' Four New Drama Pilot Orders

Yes, yet another ’90s favorite is getting turned into a new TV pilot. (But hey, at least it’s not an old TV show this time.)

CBS has ordered a quartet of new drama pilots for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned, led by L.A. Confidential, a new take on the James Ellroy detective novel that inspired the Oscar-winning 1997 film. Jordan Harper (Gotham, The Mentalist) will pen the pilot and serve as an executive producer on the project, should it go to series.

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Like the novel and film,
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NBC Orders FBI Drama ‘The Enemy Within’ From ‘Mentalist’ Writer to Pilot

NBC has ordered the drama “The Enemy Within” to pilot.

The series is described as a character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence. It focuses on former CIA agent Erica Wolfe, the most notorious traitor in modern history and most hated woman in America, who is brought out of a federal supermax prison by the FBI to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States today.

Ken Woodruff will serve as writer and executive producer with Vernon Sanders also executive producing. Universal Television will produce. Woodruff has worked as an executive producer and writer on Fox’s “Gotham” as well as writing for and co-executive producing “The Mentalist” at CBS. Sanders is currently under an overall deal at Universal Television.

Woodruff is repped by Wme.

This marks the fifth pilot order for NBC for the 2018-2019 season. Most recently, the network gave out such an order to a series
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Eliza Dushku's Sexual Molestation Allegations Denied by Joel Kramer

Eliza Dushku's Sexual Molestation Allegations Denied by Joel Kramer
Eliza Dushku says stunt coordinator Joel Kramer, who worked with her on the 1994 action movie True Lies, lured her to a hotel room and sexually molested her when she was 12 years old. Kramer, also known for his work on a slew of other films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as Westworld, Star Trek: Discovery, The Mentalist, The O.C., has denied the allegations, telling the Hollywood Reporter they are "atrocious lies." He said he was "floored" by Dushku's claims and added, "I'm already getting emails that people want to kill me." The Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Bring It On star in a Facebook post published on Saturday...
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Exclusive: first look at the trailer for Simon Baker's film adaptation of Tim Winton's Breath

Winton’s award-winning coming of age novel had a ‘profound effect’ on Baker, who translated it for the big screen in his directorial debut

An image of two teenage boys suspended in a murky ocean opens the trailer for Breath, the new film adaptation of Tim Winton’s Miles Franklin award-winning novel, featuring Richard Roxburgh, Elizabeth Debicki and Rachael Blake.

The trailer’s launch on Sunday offered the first glimpse into The Mentalist star Simon Baker’s filmic interpretation of Winton’s 2008 coming-of-age novel, which follows two risk-taking teenage boys, Pikelet and Loonie, inhabitants of a small coastal Western Australian town, whose chance encounter with an older local surfer, Sando, opens them up to new ways of understanding the world.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Boss: Season 5's Space Odyssey Is the 'Craziest Roller Coaster Adventure We Could Think Of'

S.H.I.E.L.D. Boss: Season 5's Space Odyssey Is the 'Craziest Roller Coaster Adventure We Could Think Of'
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. find themselves thrust into the great unknown when Season 5 of the ABC series blasts off tonight at 8/7c with a two-hour premiere.

Ok, maybe the outer space environs aren’t unknown to everybody.

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Simmons, for one, “is thinking, ‘I’ve done this before! How did I end up here again?’ Like, that’s just clumsy,” Elizabeth Henstridge shared with a laugh during our visit to the set this week. “Once, you know… that’s just the experience. But two is just stupidity.”

Even so, the
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Opioid Epidemic Drama from “Gotham” Writer-Producer Rebecca Cutter Headed to Starz

Like “Svu’s” Olivia Benson, “P-Town’s” protagonist is a complex woman working in criminal justice

Rebecca Cutter is turning her gaze from the fictional world of Gotham to the very real opioid epidemic in Provincetown, Ma. The writer-producer of Fox’s Batman prequel “Gotham” has a new show in development at Starz, Deadline confirms. “P-Town” is about a federal Fishery Service Agent who gets drawn into Provincetown’s (aka P-Town) world of heroin-related crime and addiction.

“P-Town’s” protagonist is Jackie Quinones, “a hard-partying lesbian … who uses her gun and badge to seduce tourist chicks,” the source summarizes. “She’s none-too-enthusiastically putting in her time until she can draw a federal pension — but everything changes when she discovers a body in Cape Cod Bay, and finds herself at the center of the Cape’s gruesome heroin epidemic.”

Cutter will write and executive produce the series. Gary Lennon (“Power”) will serve as showrunner.
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Timeless Enlists Michael Rady to Recur as Wwi Soldier Rescued by [Spoiler]

Timeless Enlists Michael Rady to Recur as Wwi Soldier Rescued by [Spoiler]
Timeless fans, we have our first bit of casting news for Season 2.

Michael Rady — who most recently appeared in arcs on UnREAL and Jane the Virgin — will recur on the NBC drama as Nicholas Keynes, an American soldier in World War I, TVLine has learned.

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After getting badly injured during battle, Keynes is carried to a farmhouse, where he is cared for by Emma (Annie Wersching) and Carol (Susanna Thompson), who want to save his life. Though he seems helpless at first, Keynes is much more formidable than he initially appears.

Rady — who
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5: First Details on Four New Space Faces

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5: First Details on Four New Space Faces
Season 5 of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally starting to come into focus, four weeks ahead of its delayed premiere (Friday, Dec. 1 at 9/8c). on Thursday released the first photos of four new characters that will figure into the new, outer space-set storyline. (If you can think back, Season 4 ended with Coulson & Co.’s Framework-foiling victory celebration being cut short by stone-cold agents of some sort. Afterward, we saw Coulson aboard some sort of space station, where he apparently has been toiling for some time.)

RelatedAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Natalia Cordova-Buckley Promoted to Series Regular in
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First cast details revealed for The Last of Us: Part II

Naughty Dog have revealed the first names casted in the forthcoming The Last of Us: Part II, along with the characters they’re set to portray.

In a series of posts on their social media, the acclaimed studio one-by-one unveiled the names of three of the characters featured in the brand new trailer released yesterday during Paris Games Week.

Ian Alexander, a teenager actor known for starring in The Oa TV series, will portray Lev, Victoria Grace, who starred in the 2013 film 47 Ronin, is Yara, and Emily Swallow, a TV actress known for The Mentalist and The Good Wife, will be Emily.

Laura Bailey, who has also starred in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4, will also portray a character not revealed by the studio.

Writer-director Neil Druckmann revealed shortly after the release of the new trailer, that the sequel to the 2013 critically acclaimed The Last of Us is now in “full
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New Casting News For Fox’s Upcoming ‘9-1-1’ From Creator Ryan Murphy

Oliver Stark (“Into The Badlands”), Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Underground”), Kenneth Choi (“The People v. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Rockmond Dunbar (“Prison Break,” “The Path”) have been cast in series regular roles in Fox’s provocative new drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. The series will premiere in 2018 on Fox.

Academy and Emmy Award nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”) and Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”) star in the series, which explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
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TVLine Items: Malcolm McDowell Visits Med, NBC's Trolls Holiday and More

TVLine Items: Malcolm McDowell Visits Med, NBC's Trolls Holiday and More
Malcolm McDowell is checking into Chicago Med.

The veteran film and TV actor will guest-star on Season 3 of the NBC drama as Dr. Jaffrey, a world-renowned heart surgeon who is the mentor of Dr. Rhodes’ new rival, Dr. Bekkar (Norma Kuhling), per The Hollywood Reporter.

PhotosFirst Look: Chicago Med Season 3 Poster

McDowell’s TV credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Franklin & Bash, The Mentalist and Community.

Chicago Med returns Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10/9c on NBC.

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* NBC will air the half-hour animated musical special DreamWorks Trolls Holiday on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 pm.
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NBC Developing Legal Drama from Actress Maya Dunbar

Dunbar: IMDb

Former “Banshee” star Maya Dunbar has sold a family legal drama to NBC, Deadline reports. The actress, whose credits include Ava DuVernay’s second feature “Middle of Nowhere,” “The Mentalist,” and “Southland,” is collaborating on the project with producers Demetrius Spencer and Michael Rosenberg (“Hung”) and Universal TV.

Still untitled, the show centers centers around “the country’s most successful African American civil rights attorney and his family-run law firm,” the source summarizes. “When tragedy strikes they’re forced to dive into their own dark pasts, walking the murky line between the law and self-preservation to save their future and the legacy of their powerful family name.”

Dunbar penned the script. In 2012 she received her first writing credit for an episode of “For Richer or Poorer,” a series she starred in. According to Deadline, this project marks her first network script sale.

Other women-created series in the works at NBC include an untitled female-led doctor comedy from actress Sugar Lyn Beard (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”) and “Good Girls,” a drama about suburban moms who decide to rob a store from “The Family” creator Jenna Bans.

Back in August the network announced “Female Forward,” a new annual initiative. Led by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in partnership with TV director Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland,” “Mad Men”), the program will provide 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow episodes of an NBC series as well as an in-season commitment to direct at least one episode of the series they shadow.

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Daily Binge: Your Daily Dose of TV News You Need to Know (Wednesday October 4, 2017)

Welcome to Your Morning Binge, the TV Addict’s daily guide to everything important going on in the world of television today. What’s On Tonight: The Blacklist (8Pm NBC) Not to be confused with “The Thomas Crown Affair,” comes this week’s big bad (The Mentalist’S Owain Yeoman) who moonlights as an art thief! Modern Family (9Pm […]
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Idina Menzel Is a Princess Bride In Her Wedding Dress — See the Photos!

Idina Menzel Is a Princess Bride In Her Wedding Dress — See the Photos!
Idina Menzel celebrated her wedding day in true princess style.

The Wicked star, 46, shared photos of her big day on Twitter and Instagram, thanking those who made her wedding possible, as well as sharing photos of herself and the groom, Aaron Lohr, 41.

Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) September 25, 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped make my wedding day so special.

Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) September 25, 2017

The event was planned by Lover Is by Jo Gartin, with photographers Amy & Stuart capturing the couple’s special day.

Menzel wore a romantic off-the-shoulder lace gown created by
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