HENRY CAVILL TO LEAD
WARHAMMER TV SERIES
If you thought that after being ditched by DC as Superman and leaving Witcher, our Henrylicious Cavill would break down and cry, you thought wrong! He has just announced that he is producing WARHAMMER series adaptation at Amazon and he will also star in the epic series based on a miniature wargame in which players enact battles using miniature models of warriors and fighting vehicles. It is set in the distant future, where a stagnant human civilization is threatened by hostile aliens and supernatural creatures. The models in the game are a mix of humans, aliens, and supernatural monsters, wielding futuristic weaponry and supernatural powers.
MELISSA MCCARTHY TO LEAD
NEW RICHARD CURTIS COMEDY
It's comedy all day today, people, starting with Love Actually's Richard Curtis who is penning new New York set untitled Christmas comedy movie at Universal and Working Title with Melissa McCarthy in the lead. To stream at Peacock, the film will be a fairy-tale comedy about a workaholic man who enlists the help of a magical genie to help win his family back before Christmas. Sam Boyd will direct.
NEW JANUARY SITCOMS
Meanwhile, two multicam sitcoms have been announced for January. NIGHT COURT will start on NBC January 17th with Melissa Rauch starring as Judge Abby Stone (the daughter of the original series’ Judge Harry Stone) and John Larroquette returning as slick attorney Dan Fielding in the sitcom that follows the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court! Hulu has, meanwhile, announced January 24th as the returning date for HOW I MET YOUR FATHER season two with Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Tom Ainsley, Suraj Sharma, Kim Cattrall, and Josh Peck returning to the cast of the new season that will, if I got it right, now have 20 episodes! In other sitcom news, CBS has ordered THEY'RE WITH ME multicam about Jackie and Eli who knew right away they were soulmates… too bad their souls come with so much baggage — each has a messed-up 20-something kid and a dependent parent. It is a modern take on a blended family where, instead of young children, Jackie and Eli both come with two generations of intrusive adults. Forget about an empty nest; the number of birds and eggs has doubled.