The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for January 8, 2018
It’s official; FX has officially greenlit the Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC for a 10-episode season. As TVLine reported back in July, the original Mayans MC pilot, which was shot last winter, was scrapped for creative reasons. Norberto Barba (The Bridge, Preacher) was brought in direct a new pilot. Several roles were recast and a handful of new characters were added.
Mayans MC is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes (Revolution‘s JD Pardo, pictured above) fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp.
Mayans MC will premiere later this year.
The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon, has officially been renewed for a 2nd season. Nerds rejoice!
X-Men director Bryan Singer has been removed from the X-Men-themed FX drama series Legion following sexual misconduct allegations. “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” Legion creator/executive producer Noah Hawley told Deadline following the Legion TCA panel. Fox Entertainment is also reportedly “looking into” his status as exec producer on The Gifted in light of the allegations.
Netflix coaxed David Letterman out of retirement for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and his beard came along for the ride. In the new series, he will interview Hollywood bigwigs including Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Malala Yousafzai, Howard Stern and George Clooney. In the first of six episodes President Barack Obama will appear for his first TV talk-show appearance since leaving office. It drops January 12th. See the trailer below.
Fargo’s creator Noah Hawley has found an idea for a fourth season of Fargo, FX’s CEO John Landgraf said on Friday. “Noah Hawley, who’s become quite a busy bee not only with Legion but he’s got a pretty substantial career as a novelist and he’s got a pretty substantial feature career coming up as a writer-director, has told us he has an idea, which excites me enormously for a fourth cycle of Fargo,” Landgraf said. “And the plan is to have that ready for 2019.” Hawley is also toiling away on a Doctor Doom movie.
Finally for today, we have a new #1 at the box office! Congratulations to the team on & off-screen of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for being very consistent for weeks now and finally capturing the top spot! Here’s how it all went down:
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $36M
- Insidious: The Last Key $29.3M
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi $23.6M
- The Greatest Showman $13.8M
- Pitch Perfect 3 $10.2M
- Ferdinand $7.7M
- Molly’s Game $7M
- Darkest Hour $6.3M
- Coco $5.5M
- All The Money in the World $3.55M