TV News: Archer, Old, Zero, Premise, Q

FXX’s “Archer,” which returns with its twelfth season on August 25th, will be the last to feature core cast member Jessica Walter, but not necessarily the show’s last. They also confirmed there are no spin-offs in the works.

Eric Schrier, President of FX Entertainment, says: “Jessica was a big loss but I think creatively, they are trying to figure out a way to proceed forward”. FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf says: “Can the show continue? I think that’s a creative question they are working on. I’m optimistic the answer will be ‘yes’.” [Source: TV Line]

The Old Man
FX has set an early 2022 debut for their new drama series “The Old Man” starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat.

Production has been on hiatus since October when the actor revealed that he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Around three episodes remain to be filmed with the hope to begin filming in early 2022 contingent on Bridges’ health. [Source: Deadline]

Zero Fail
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carol Leonnig’s new book “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service” has been acquired to adapt into a television series.

The novel follows the missteps of the Secret Service across eleven presidencies from the night be before the Kennedy assassination to the Capitol insurrection this year. Thomas Tull and Bobby Cohen will executive produce. [Source: Variety]

The Premise
FX has released the trailer for B.J. Novak’s provocative half-hour episodic anthology series “The Premise”. Each episode is a character-driven story dealing with relevant issues of the modern era.

Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Dever, Jon Bernthal, Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Lola Kirke, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Soko, Ed Asner, George Wallace, Jermaine Fowler, Ayo Edebiri, Boyd Holbrook, Eric Lange, and Beau Bridges star

Netflix has released the full trailer for its animated comedy series “Q-Force” starring Sean Hayes, Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Laurie Metcalf, Matt Rogers, Wanda Sykes and Gabe Liedman.

The story follows Steve Mayweather, a gay intelligence service star sent to West Hollywood to disappear into obscurity. He puts together a rag-tag group of LGBTQ geniuses to make the Q-Force squad.

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