ICYMI: First looks at ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Fargo’, and ‘American Gods’; and More TV News

Freeform announces premiere dates for Shadowhunters (June 5), Stitchers (June 5), The Fosters (July 11) and The Bold Type (July 11), a new scripted series inspired by the life and times of Joanna Coles, chief content officer at Hearst Magazines, which follows young women working at the fictional women’s magazine, Scarlet. [Deadline]

 

Straight Outta Compton star Marcc Rose will play Tupac Shakur once again for USA’s upcoming pilot operating under the name Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac. The new series is based off a novel called Murder Rap: The Untold Story of The Biggie Smalls & Tupac Skaur Murder Investigations by The Detective Who Solved Both Cases and also stars Josh Duhamel as Greg Kading, the real life detective turned author of the novel. [TV Line]

 

FX releases the first look of Carrie Coon and Ewan McGregor in the third installment of Fargo, set to debut April 19. [Vanity Fair]

 

Starz debuted  the first look of Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy/Anasi in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, scheduled to premiere April 30. [Vanity Fair]

 

Team Ninja Warrior is making the leap from Esquire to USA for its new season, premiering on April 18 after WWE Smackdown. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

Despite being a regular on the current season of Saturday Night Live and scoring a deal to write a book in his Donald Trump persona, Alec Baldwin is considering bringing his impersonation as the current President to an end. (Hollywood Reporter)

 

Patricia Clarkson to star alongside Amy Adams in HBO’s limited-series adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s (Gone Girl) novel Sharp Objects. We follow Camille (Adams) as she returns to her hometown after a stint in a psychiatric hospital and tries to uncover the mystery behind the murder of two preteen girls. Clarkson will play Camille’s mother, Adora, who is a high society queen still struggling with the untimely passing of one of her daughters decades ago, and the sudden return of her estranged daughter brings out hostility that endangers Camille’s new found sanity. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

Retired Yankees’ shortstop, Alex Rodriguez has inked a full-time deal as an MLB analyst for Fox/Fox Sports 1. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent spilled some details about his upcoming role in the 7th season of Game of Thrones. [TV Line]

 

After her CBS legal drama Doubt was canceled after a couple of episodes, Laverne Cox is set to star on the small screen again in The Trustee, a one-hour comedy on ABC. Cox will play Amanda Jones, who is a larger-than-life ex-con finishing her prison sentence doing intern-type work for the police department. [Deadline]

 

Despite less-than-great ratings, Tom Hardy’s moody period drama Taboo has been picked up for second season by FX. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton is set to star across Patton Oswalt in a new NBC comedy from Mike O’Brien (former SNL writer) and Seth Meyers. Howerton will play Jack, a cynical Ivy League professor who fails to secure his dream job but finds work as a biology teacher at a high school ran by Principal Durbin (Oswalt). [Deadline]

 

HBO stirs conversation and speculation around the mysterious upcoming 7th, 7-episode season of Game of Thrones will the release of the first official poster and the premiere date of July 16.. [New York Times]

 

AMC is eyeing the idea of picking up critical darling The Night Manager for a second season. It’s unclear if Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie would reprise their roles. [TV Line]

 

Baskets renewed for a third season at FX. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

Sean Astin cast as Theodore Roosevelt in upcoming TNT period drama The Alienist. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

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