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Gillian Anderson Joins ‘The Crown’ as Margaret Thatcher

Season three of “The Crown” has yet to premiere, but we have some casting news for season four nevertheless: Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher on the regal Netflix drama. – Michael Nordine, IndieWire »

‘The First,’ Starring Sean Penn, Canceled at Hulu

The series has a 68 percent rating among critics and 79 percent among viewers on Hulu, like fellow streamers Netflix and Amazon, does not release viewership information. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter »

Netflix Reboots True Crime & Paranormal Series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ With ‘Stranger Things’ EP Shawn Levy

The 12-part show will use re-enactments in a documentary format to profile real-life mysteries and unsolved crimes, lost love, cases involving missing persons and unexplained paranormal events. Each episode will focus on one mystery. In the original series, actors played the victims, criminals and witnesses but family members and police were regularly interviewed. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood »

The Kominsky Method Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

The Kominsky Method centers on once-famous actor Sandy Kominsky (Douglas) and his longtime friend/agent Norman Newlander (Arkin), as they navigate their golden years in the youth-obsessed city of Los Angeles. Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) and Sarah Baker (Young Sheldon) co-star as Sandy’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Lisa and his daughter/business partner Mindy; Lisa Edelstein (House) recurs as Norman’s drug-addled daughter Phoebe. – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine »

‘Spinning Out’: January Jones To Star In Netflix Figure Skating Drama Series

[January] Jones will play Carol Baker, Kat (Scodelario) and Serena’s (Willow Shields) mother. Carol is a former high-level figure skater who had to forfeit her dreams when she became pregnant with her oldest daughter at a young age. The head of the Baker family, Carol fiercely pushes both her girls to become Olympians in order to fulfill the dream she could never achieve herself. Simultaneously, she struggles with personal demons that threaten to ruin her relationship with her daughters, the thing she values about all else. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood »

Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump’s ‘Space Force’

Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order for Space Force, co-created by Carell and his former Office showrunner Daniels. Carell will star in the series, which is described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services — Space Force. Sources note the idea for the series was sparked with Trump’s June order to establish Space Force as the sixth military branch. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter »

US broadcast TV increases female lead representation

The report also found that police dramas were most likely to be accepted for development, regardless of the gender of the lead. And while men are most likely to be cast as police, FBI or CIA officers, women on the other hand enjoy more diversity. Their roles span high-powered professions, from legal to law enforcement, medical to financial and media. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News »

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