Some surprisingly big stories to be had on this week’s edition of TVEnthusiast’s The Week’s News. New shows in development include The Hike, Back, Killing Eve, McMafia, Stranger in a Strange Land, a Game of Thrones spin-off, Criminal Magic, Dr. Mirage, The Building, Henchman, Missing American Woman, The Cut, Treasure, Marvel’s Inhumans, and more.
Frequency and No Tomorrow have failed to get full season orders at The CW, Westworld, One Mississippi, The Night Shift, Berlin Station, and Graves were all renewed for additional seasons. Black Mirror might be getting an additional 4 episodes in its 4th season, and Cloak and Dagger has been delayed until 2018.
Actors Kristin Lehman (The Killing), Rumer Willis (Hostage), Emilio Rivera (Z Nation), Chris Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer), Courtney B. Vance (People v OJ Simpson), Mickaëlle X. Bize (Involuntarily Single), Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Jim True-Frost (The Wire), Alicia Sixtos (East Los High), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Russell Hornsby (Grimm), Raul Castillo (Looking), Zackary Momoh (A United Kingdom),Edward Ashley (In the Heart of the Sea), Liam Garrigan (Once Upon a Time), Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Punam Patel (Kevin From Work), Hina Abdullah (The Last Ship), and more have obtained work. So have Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Adrian Lester (Hustle), as TV Directors.
Also in the news, Hulu has acquired the Video Genome Project, Disney is reportedly interested in buying Netflix, CBS Interactive Media CEO Jim Lanzone says that Star Trek: Discovery was kept at CBS All Access because Science Fiction doesn’t do well on broadcast channels, and HBO is bringing an interactive Game of Thrones experience to New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
This Week’s Question: With the recent rumors of Disney considering a purchase of Netflix, my question is simple. Should Disney buy Netflix? If not, should anyone? If so, who should?
The Week’s News is TVEnthusiast’s weekly roundup of the news that affects the shows you love.