There’s a lot of exciting TV news out there in the ether, but I’m going to start of with the thing that is most important to me on a deeply personal level…
— The New Pope is filming! Which, OK, isn’t actually news. The follow-up season to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope has been filming for a while now, and we already know that the anthology series is adding new cast members such as John Malkovich, while keeping on other cast members such as… The Young Pope himself, Jude Law. But that’s not why I’m bringing this up. You see, the truly newsworthy nugget I have to share about The New Pope is that I’ve seen some set photos that paparazzi have taken, and in particular I have seen what Jude Law is wearing (or not wearing!) in them, and… y’all, I can’t wait for this show to come back. If you thought those floppy hats and white tracksuits from last season looked good on Mr. Law, get ready to see the man walk down a beach in a Papal White Speedo (TMZ).
Phew. OK, now on to, like, ACTUAL news:
— AMC’s Preacher will end with its upcoming Season 4, which is set to launch August 4th. On the one hand, I’m sort of surprised that weird-ass show made it to four seasons at all. And though it’s frequently been frustratingly, maddeningly imperfect… it’s also had a whole lotta fun along the way. I guess the upshot is that Ruth Negga will have more time to star in movies or something now?
— Julianne Moore is set to star in an 8-episode adaptation of the Stephen King novel, “Lisey’s Story”, which is being written by King himself and produced by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot shingle. Sounds cool, right? Well, here’s the catch: It’s being made for Apple TV+. Which is a thing I still have no idea how to watch. (THR)
— Speaking of standalone digital television services that want all your money, the upcoming CBS All Access series Interrogation has added Vincent D’Onofrio in a recurring role. The true crime series stars Kyle Gallner, Peter Sarsgaard, Kodi Smit-McPhee and David Strathairn, and will unravel the story of a young man convicted of brutally murdering his mother. The episodes, which can be viewed in any order, will be structured around interrogations, and D’Onofrio will play an Internal Affairs officer who ends up becoming the ally of the convicted man (Gallner). It all sounds very interesting, but mostly I’m wondering what will be the final straw that breaks me and makes me sign up for CBS All Access (it’ll probably be The Twilight Zone FOMO, or some Star Trek stuff). (deadline)
— IFC has renewed Documentary Now! for a 4th season. Or a “53rd” season, depending on how you’re counting.
— And finally, AMC’s upcoming series based on the Joe Hill novel NOS4A2 has a premiere date (June 2nd), and a new trailer that shows off the super-creepy turn Zachary Quinto is taking as the villainous Christmas-obsessed vampire, Charlie Manx:
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