ICYMI: New ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer; Colton Haynes Joins ‘American Horror Story’; Damien Lindelof Working on ‘Watchmen’; & More TV News

Executive producer Ron Howard announced Pablo Picasso as the follow up innovator to Albert Einstein, the first historic figure National Geographic Channel’s scripted series Genius centered on. [Deadline]

The Girlfriend Experience star Riley Keough joins Al Pacino in HBO’s Joe Paterno film as Sara Ganim, the 23 year-old reporter who first broke the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. [Variety]

 

American Horror Story adds Colton Haynes to season 7, joining Billy Eichner, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Billie Lourd. [Hollywood Reporter]

For season 2 of Taken, NBC has casting overhaul with six cast members bowing out as a new showrunner takes the reigns and refocuses the series on a new vision. [Variety]

With less than a month until the premiere of season six, Game of Thrones releases character posters and a new trailer, teasing the epic battles ahead. [Hollywood Reporter]

Lifetime announces premiere dates for their summer shows: Dance Moms on August 1; Project Runway on August 17; So Sharp on July 26; Little Women LA: Couples Retreat July 26; Story of A Girl on July 23; and Growing Up Supermodel on August 15. [Deadline]

The Leftovers’ Damon Lindelof is now developing a new series for HBO around the beloved DC comic, Watchmen. [Hollywood Reporter]

Misty Copeland to guest judge on NBC’s World of Dance. [Deadline]

Rapper T.I. to star in police procedural drama on FOX from Jerry Bruckheimer. T.I. is set to play Marcus Armstrong, the son of an infamous Atlanta criminal, who is recruited to be apart of a new vice team working to take down the crime running his hometown. [Hollywood Reporter]

Paramount Network — currently operating as Spike TV — is working on a new scripted series called The Interventionist, which will be based on actor Tom Arnold’s life. [Variety]