TV News Roundup: Tony Hale to Play Twin Brothers in Hulu’s ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’Variety — J. Kim Murphy
In today’s TV News Roundup, Tony Hale was cast in a dual role in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and Epix announced a slew of new series regulars for Season 2 of “Pennyworth.”
Tony Hale has been cast in the upcoming Hulu original series âThe Mysterious Benedict Society.â Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, “The Mysterious Benedict Society” tells the story of four gifted orphans who are recruited to go on a secret mission. Hale has been cast in a dual role, playing the children’s eccentric benefactor, Mr. Benedict, and his villainous twin brother, Mr. Curtain. The show comes from Sonar Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Television. Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin serve as showrunners.
âPennyworthâ has added a slew of new series regulars for its second season on Epix. James Purefoy will play Alfred Pennyworthâs former SAS Captain; Edward Hogg will play a killer pretending to be a civil servant; Jessye Romeo will play an idealistic art student; Ramon Tikaram will reprise his role as Inspector Aziz and Harriet Slater returns as Pennyworthâs on-and-off girlfriend. The new season of the spinoff of DC Comicsâ âBatmanâ property has begun production and will premiere its 10-episode season in the summer. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and Matthew Patnick serve as executive producers.
NBC has shifted the launch of its new drama âCouncil of Dads” to now premiere onÂ March 24 at 10 p.m. following the season finale of âThis Is Us.â Subsequent episodes will shift to Thursdays, with the show returning on April 30 at 8 p.m. âCouncil of Dadsâ is a family drama that starts with a father of five calling upon his friends to serve as paternal figures to his children following a health scare. The show stars tars Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael OâNeill. It comes from Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions. Tony Phelan and Joan Rater write and executive produce along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan LittmanÂ and KristieAnne Reed also executive produce.
Netflix has released a trailer for Marc Maronâs new stand-up comedy special âEnd Times Fun.â Maron has released two previous specials on Netflix before, with âThinky Painâ in 2013 and âToo Realâ in 2017. The new special will become available to stream on March 10.
ATX Television Festival has announced a collaboration with Alamo Drafthouse to expand their nationwide footprint with the new event series “TV at the Alamo Presented by ATX.â The two entertainment companies will bring screenings and panels to cities across the U.S., spotlighting content from AMC and the CW. Coming up most imminently, the partnership will screen AMCâs âBetter Call Saulâ in Los Angeles on March 31.