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Miranda Otto will star in 24: Legacy, with Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins. Ex-star Kiefer Sutherland, meanwhile, is working a 13-episode political conspiracy thriller called Designated Survivor.
Marijuana-themed programming is the blazinghot new trend in US TV, with Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre developing stoner comedy Disjointed and Broad City star Ilana Glazer’s Time Travelling Bong recently “greenlit” on Comedy Central. They join HBO’s pot-delivery guy comedy High Maintenance and Margaret Cho’s hourlong pot family dramedy Highland on Amazon.
Monica Barbaro ( Hawaii Five-0), Denee Benton, Michael Rady ( Jane The Virgin) and Gentry White ( Turn: Washington’s Spies) have joined season two of “behind the scenes on The Bachelor” drama Unreal. The first season screens on SBS2 this month.
Doctor Who’s Michelle Gomez and The Returned’s Jenna Thiam have joined the cast of Amazon’s first UK series The Collection, set after World War II in a Paris fashion house.
Archie is coming back, with US broadcast network CW picking up the pilot produced by Greg Berlanti ( Arrow, The Flash).
Ex- Home and Away star Andrew Morley (right) has joined Neighbours as a mysterious character known initially as John Doe. Expect to see him making an “explosive” entrance in April.