Tuesday’s “Dolph Lundgren comes to TV, CW’s modern day Great Expectations and US The Bridge casting” news

Film

Radio

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV shows

  • Carnivale‘s Dan Knauf to run Dracula
  • ABC buys dramedy Dirty Laundry
  • Dolph Lundgren to star in Tribune’s Rescue 3
  • CBS buys Maz Jobrani comedy Nobody Trusts Maz
  • CW buys modern day Great Expectations from Reese Witherspoon
  • Comedy Central orders pilot of Broad City
  • Fox to make TV show based on game ‘Battlefield: Bad Company’
  • NBC to adapt Chilean and modern day Robin Hood shows…
  • …and greenlights medical drama pilot

New US TV show casting

  • Demian Bichir to star, Annabeth Gish and Ted Levine join FX’s The Bridge remake

Author

  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.