Ryan Murphy‘s next TV project has been revealed!
12.02.2024 - 21:41 / deadline.com
EXCLUSIVE: Simone Kessell (Yellowjackets) is set as a series regular opposite Jason Clarke in The Last Frontier, Apple TV+’s upcoming drama series from Jon Bokenkamp (The Blacklist) and Richard D’Ovidio (The Call). The series received a 10-episode series order in February 2023.
Starring Clarke as US Marshal Frank Remnick, The Last Frontier follows Frank, the lone Marshal in charge of the quiet, rugged barrens of Alaska, whose jurisdiction is turned upside-down when a prison transport plane crashes in the remote wilderness, setting free dozens of violent inmates. Tasked with protecting the town he’s vowed to keep safe, he begins to suspect the crash wasn’t an accident, but the first step of a well-crafted plan with international political implications.
Kessell will play Sarah, Frank’s wife.
Haley Bennett and Dominic Cooper also star.
The series is produced by Apple Studios. Sam Hargrave (Extraction) directs the pilot and serve as executive producer alongside Bokenkamp, D’Ovidio and Clarke.
Kessell, a Māori actress from New Zealand, is best known for her portrayal of Lottie in Emmy-nominated Showtime series Yellowjackets, as well as her work on Obi-Wan Kenobi. She’s repped by Buchwald, Goodman Genow Schenkman, and 42West.
Ryan Murphy‘s next TV project has been revealed!
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The live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is here!
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Avatar: The Last Airbender is heading to Netflix this week!
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J. Kim Murphy “Masters of the Air” launched with more viewers in its opening weekend than any Apple TV+ series ever has in its first season, according to the streamer. Though an exact number of viewers was not made available, that puts the epic war miniseries launch above other high-profile original titles like “Hijack,” “The Morning Show” and “Severance.” Remarkably, following the premiere of “Masters of the Air,” viewership across all of Apple TV+ climbed by 65% worldwide when compared to the previous seven-day period.
Christopher Vourlias Greek filmmaker Yorgos Zois, who’s set to bow his sophomore feature, “Arcadia,” in the competitive Encounters strand of the Berlin Film Festival Feb. 18, is developing his first TV series. “Play” follows a lone cinephile who joins a mysterious group of strangers that reenact scenes from movies in real life.
Joe Otterson TV Reporter Dallas Goldtooth has joined the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series “The Last Frontier,” Variety has learned exclusively. Goldtooth joins previously announced series lead Jason Clarke in the show as well as cast members Haley Bennett, Dominic Cooper, and Simone Kessell. Apple has given the show a 10-episode order.
EXCLUSIVE: The Last Frontier continues to round out its main cast, adding Tait Blum (Home Team) as a series regular alongside Jason Clarke in Apple TV+’s drama series from Jon Bokenkamp (The Blacklist) and Richard D’Ovidio (The Call). The series received a 10-episode series order in February 2023.
The stars of the upcoming live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series are stepping out for the premiere of their new Netflix show!
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While there were many who were shocked and upset that “Reservation Dogs” ended its run after only three seasons, it appears FX isn’t done with the show’s co-creator, Sterlin Harjo. In fact, the network is already gearing up for production on a pilot for his next show, “The Sensitive Kind.” READ MORE: ‘Reservation Dogs’ Review: FX’s Critical Darling Will Be Dearly Missed As It Wraps Up With Great Final Season According to Deadline, FX has ordered a pilot for Sterlin Harjo’s new series, “The Sensitive Kind,” starring none other than Ethan Hawke.
K.J. Yossman “One Day” star Leo Woodall and “Black Adam’s” Quintessa Swindell are set to lead a new thriller series for Apple TV+ titled “Prime Target.” Created by Steve Thompson (“Sherlock”) and produced by New Regency with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free, the eight-episode drama follows a mathematical genius as he’s plunged into a troubling conspiracy just as he’s about to make a major computational breakthrough. Woodall plays math post-graduate Edward Brooks, who’s on the verge of working out how to access every computer in the world via a unique mathematical pattern when he realizes an someone is trying to stop him.
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The Last Dinner Party have scored the biggest Number One debut album in nearly a decade with their breakthrough LP ‘Prelude To Ecstasy’.News of the milestone was announced today by the Official Charts Company, who confirmed that the rising indie rock band had earned 32,800 chart units in just one week with their debut album.It is the biggest opening week for a chart-topping debut album by a band in nearly a decade. Prior to this, it was Olly Alexander-led band Years & Years who also reached the milestone by selling 55,000 copies of their debut LP ‘Communion’.Releasing ‘Prelude To Ecstasy’ last week (February 2), the five-piece – comprised of Abigail Morris, Lizzie Mayland, Emily Roberts, Georgia Davies and Aurora Nishevci – have also gone on to achieve some other impressive feats with the LP.These include the album being the best seller in UK independent record shops this week, and going on to secure the Number One spot on the Official Record Store Chart.