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TV Briefs : Bel-Air, Charlie Cox series, Yellowjackets, Wednesday, Good Omens & more…

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Sam Waterston is returning for his 17th season as District Attorney Jack McCoy on NBC’s “Law & Order,” which premieres its 21st season on Thursday, Feb. 24.

“Very few casting announcements have ever given me this much pleasure,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “Since day one, Sam has had perfect pitch when it comes to Jack McCoy as a character who both reflects and expands our ability to understand the law. He is the ultimate conscience of the show and I look forward to him emulating the career of New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who served until he was 90. With both Sam and Anthony (Anderson) returning, it shows that the 21st season is merely a continuation of where we left off.”


Showtime has renewed the critically acclaimed survival drama “Yellowjackets” for a second season. The premiere of the Melanie Lynskey/Christina Ricci-starrer has been seen by over 4 million viewers across platforms to date.

“Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime,” said Showtime co-president Gary Levine. “We are overwhelmed by both the acclaim and the audience response to our series, including several ‘Best of 2021’ lists, a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and snowballing viewership. Clearly there is a hunger for originality and audacity, and our incredible showrunners Ashley, Bart and Jonathan, along with their pitch-perfect cast, have delivered that and so much more. I can’t wait to see the surprises they have in store for us in season two.”


Peacock’s “Bel-Air” will Premiere on Super Bowl Sunday (February 13, 2022) with New Episodes Released Weekly. Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show.


Amazon Studios today confirmed that Jon Hamm will be returning as the Archangel Gabriel in the Prime Video series Good Omens 2, currently in production in Scotland. Gabriel will be aided and abetted by the Angels Michael, played by returning cast member Doon Mackichan, and Uriel, played by the previously announced Gloria Obianyo. They will be joined by new angels, Saraqael, played by Liz Carr and Muriel, played by Quelin Sepulveda . Another key character from Hell this season will be played by Shelley Conn.


“Batman” alum Danny Elfman is once again teaming up with director Tim Burton to compose the theme for Wednesday, the upcoming live-action, comedic coming-of-age tale from Netflix and MGM. Elfman will also create themes and score episodes throughout the entire season of Wednesday, working alongside Emmy(R) nominated composer Chris Bacon, who has collaborated with Elfman on past projects.


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Netflix has cast “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox in new spy series “Treason”.Olga Kurylenko and Oona Chaplin will also star. “The drama follows Adam Lawrence, trained and groomed by MI6, whose career seems set. But when the past catches up with him in the form of Kara, a Russian spy with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life. A triangular relationship forms between Kara, Adam and his wife, Maddy; three people who are trying to expose each other’s secrets, navigate political and diplomatic relationships, whilst hanging onto their personal lives, and those they love most.” [More…]


A new trailer has been released for Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father” starring Hilary Duff.

In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2022 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. “How I Met Your Father” premieres on Hulu on January 18, 2022.

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