ICYMI: Trailers released for AMC's The Night Manager, History's Roots series remake; Lego Star Wars Series Coming To Disney XD; and More TV News

Feb 12, 2016 by Sling Staff

Colm Meaney (Hell of Wheels) has joined the cast for Will, a scripted show from TNT about William Shakespeare in his 20s. The show centers around young Shakespeare and his arrival into the world of 16th century theatre in London, where he faces rioting audiences and religious fanatics. Meany will play James Burbage, a carpenter with a vision to build the first theatre in London since the Roman era that becomes so famous it’s only referred to as The Theatre. (Deadline)

Joining A&E’s already extensive reality prison shows is a new docuseries called 60 Days In. The series is meant to expose the wrongdoings and corrupt behavior happening inside of Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Seven innocent people go undercover at Clark County Jail, which houses 500 inmates from first time drug dealers to murderers. 60 Days In is set to premiere March 10. (New York Daily News)

Cheers to Khloe Kardashian for finding something to do separate from the rest of the Kardashian clan. FYI has nearly tripled its original order of Kocktails with Khloe by ordering 15 additional episodes of the new talk show. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, considering it was the highest-rated series premiere in network history with the next two episodes giving the network its highest-ranked digital viewing days on record. (Deadline)

Former Sons of Anarchy producers are working together on a series adaptation Lawrence In Arabia for HBO. The series is based off of Scott Anderson’s novel, Lawrence In Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly And The Making of The Modern Middle East. This is the first project under the overall deal the father-son duo signed with HBO. (Deadline)

Once Upon A Time creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have tapped into some of the show’s past guest roles to fill casting slots for the upcoming Freeform horror series Dead of Summer. Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail are set to play reoccuring roles in the new series, both of whom were cast as Ingrid and Anna in the Frozen season of Once. (Dealine)

The trailer is finally here for AMC’s six-part miniseries The Night Manager. Tom Hiddleston stars as a former British soldier who has been recruited by an intelligence operative to take down the inner circle of an international businessman who dabbles in arms trade played by Hugh Laurie. (Deadline)

You may have worried that there are not enough post-show recap shows on AMC’s schedule, but in the proud tradition of Talking Dead and Talking Bad, Chris Harwick will chop up each new episode of Better Call Saul immediately after the credits roll on Talking Saul. (Deadline)

Director, podcaster, and hockey sweater model Kevin Smith will host a new late-night talk show on AMC.. Co-starring actor and fellow geek Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Firefly), the show is tentatively titled Geeking Out and promises to focus on pop culture through a fanboy lens. (Deadline)

Season 6 of Game of Thrones continues to refuse to premiere before April, but frustrated fans desperate to know where the story is headed can scour HBO’s newly-released photos for clues. (Deadline)

HISTORY’s remake of the classic 1977 miniseries Roots has been slotted for a Memorial Day premiere, and will air over four consecutive nights. The series, an adaptation of Alex Haley’s historical novel about American slavery, stars Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, and newcomer Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte, and will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime. (Deadline)

When things were at their darkest for the Star Wars franchise, the carefree LEGO Star Wars spoofs of the Galaxy Far Far Away were a light in the darkness, and Disney XD is applying the same sensibility to a totally new story with the upcoming series The Freemaker Adventures, premiering this summer. (Deadline)

Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls, the wildly popular early-aughts animated series about three candy-colored little girls who save the world between homework assignments, is getting a reboot, and the first clip has arrived to tickle your nostalgia sensors. (Deadline)

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