Netflix has released the trailer for its newest series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp ahead of its premiere on Friday 31st July. Set as a prequel to the film Wet Hot American Summer, the series begins on the first day at Camp Firewood, a camp in Maine, which will see friendships formed and hormones battled during the summer of 1981. The show boasts a ridiculous cast including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofolo, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni and Michael Ian Black.
The second season of Transparent has yet to premiere on Amazon Prime, but the series has already been handed a third season order, with Amazon also inking a further development deal with show creator Jill Solloway.
Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal) has been cast in A+E Network’s Roots remake. The new series, which will air on A+E, History and Lifetime simultaneously, is a revival of the iconic 70’s series which tells the story of one African American’s family history. Fishburne will star as Alex Haley, the author of the novel that the series is based on.
Gotham has found one of its new villains in James Frain (The Tudors). Frain has signed on to star as Theo Galavan, an industrialist who appears to be the saviour that the city has been waiting for, but his philanthropy is just a front for he and his sister, Tabitha, to pursue a centuries-old vendetta.
USA Network has renewed Suits for a 16-episode sixth season, set to premiere in 2016. The American legal drama airs on Dave in the UK.
Neve Campbell (Scream) is coming to House of Cards. The actress will join Netflix’s political drama for its fourth series, though details surrounding her character are being kept firmly under wraps.
NBC has renewed Aquarius for a second season. The David Duchovny (The X-Files) starring show tells the story of a police detective in the 1960s investigating the growing cult run by Charles Manson. A further thirteen episodes have been ordered, with an eye to a premiere sometime in mid 2016.
James D’Arcy (Broadchurch) and Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) have signed on to appear in the next instalment of Marvel’s Agent Carter. They will reprise their roles as Edwin Jarvis and Agent Daniel Sousa, respectively, in the show’s second season, which sees the action relocated from New York to Los Angeles.