Crazy how TV has become the go-to medium for today’s biggest stars! We’ve got Kevin Costner on TV, Al Pacino has headlined a series, and soon, Arnold Schwarzenegger rechristens the term ‘FUBAR’ for small-screen audiences.
Today, news on a quartet of other stars that have opted to port their respective talents over to the box.
Firstly, Robert De Niro has signed to star in and executive produce Netflix limited series ”Zero Day”. This one, says the press release, “Asks the question on everyone’s mind – how do we find truth in a world in crisis, one seemingly being torn apart by forces outside our control? And in an era rife with conspiracy theory and subterfuge, how much of those forces are products of our own doing, perhaps even of our own imagining?”. The Oscar winning star of Taxi Driver and Meet the Parents will front 6 episodes.
Next, Mission : Impossible alum Ving Rhames is a lock to star in BET+ series “Legacy”, a three-episode original series kicking off March 2. Rhames, says Deadline, “will star as Guy Simmons, a notorious mobster and patriarch of the Simmons family, the ruling crime family in the southern underworld. Simmons owns the streets, but as he fights for his life, a sibling rivalry ignites that could jeopardize his legacy and criminal enterprise.” AJ Johnson, Lisa Raye and Clifton Powell also star.
Star Wars‘ Daisy Ridley will star in new Amazon Prime series “The Better Life”, Deadline reports. Based on the debut novel by Tanen Jones, the series sees The Last Jedi actress playing a woman who “hires a lookalike in an effort to conceal her sister’s death and claim their shared inheritance,” but “her deception exposes a web of dangerous secrets,” per the official synopsis.
Last but not least, Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Kristen Bell will star in a new untitled comedy for Erin Foster. The series, produced by 20th Television in association with Steven Levitan Productions, tells of “the unlikely relationship between an irreverent, outspoken, agnostic woman and an unconventional rabbi.” Bell plays the woman.