Netflix have announced that Emma Stone (Easy A), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) are teaming up for a dark, new comedy titled Maniac. The series, based on a hit Norwegian show, is set in a psychiatric institution and follows a mental patient who retreats inside a fantasy world in his mind. Stone and Hill will both star, with Fukunaga set to direct all ten half-hour episodes.
Fox have released the first teaser for Wayward Pines, which returns for its second season later this year. The new season of the thriller series, created by M. Night Shyamalan (Signs), will pick up shortly after the events of last year’s finale and see the residents of Wayward Pines coming up against the mysterious creatures known as ‘abbies’ and realising that they may hold a stronger grip on our world than they ever thought possible. Season two also features the arrival of several new cast members including Djimon Honsou (Blood Diamond), Kacey Rohl (Hannibal) and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys).
Fox has also handed out renewal orders for two of its comedies, with both Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Last Man on Earth set to return next year for a fourth and third season, respectively.
Newest Marvel series, Marvel’s Most Wanted, continues to add to its cast with Oded Fehr (The Mummy) and Fernanda Andrade (The Devil Inside). The new show is a spin-off from the hit series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will follow Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) as they are forced to go on the run. Andrade has been cast as the mysterious niece of an adventurer, whilst Fehr is supposedly playing an iconic villain.
Game Of Thrones returns for its sixth series on 24th April and to keep us going until then, Entertainment Weekly have unveiled a whole slew of new images. There’s still no Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) to be seen, but the new photos show off the many women of Westeros, featuring Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 27, 2016
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 28, 2016
Sky1 announced that Lucky Man, the superhero show created by Stan Lee, will return next year for a second series. The show starred James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) as DI Harry Clayton, a man who gained the ability to control his own luck, and proved a huge hit with audiences. Nesbitt has been confirmed to return for the new series, which will go into production later this year.
Sean Harris (Southcliffe) has been cast in American Gods, the television adaptation based on Neil Gaiman’s cult novel. The series is being helmed by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and tells the story of an ex-con, Shadow (Ricky Whittle), who is drawn into a mysterious war waging between the old gods and the new. Harris will play Mad Sweeney, the leprechaun henchman of the powerful Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane).