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Whoopi Goldberg Joins ‘The Stand’ at CBS All Access

“The Stand” presents an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old other Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/MpCYb73
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Netflix Anoints Swedish Actor Adam Pålsson As ‘Young Wallander’ Alongside ‘Argo’s Richard Dillane & ‘Black Mirror’s Leanne Best

The six-part series, which has just started filming, tells the story of detective Kurt Wallander’s first case and is produced by Banijay-backed Yellow Bird UK. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Wallander as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. It launches on Netflix in 2020. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCsW2v

‘Hawkeye’ Disney Plus Series Eyes Hailee Steinfeld for Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)

The limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprise the role of the titular bow-wielding hero that he has played through multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in “Avengers: Endgame.” Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton (Renner). She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/iGWxy0T

‘The Boys’: ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic & Claudia Doumit To Recur On Season 2 Of Amazon Series

Visnjic will portray Alistair Adana, the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church. Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman. Additionally, Malcolm Barrett will be returning as Seth Reed, a Vought Marketing executive,m who in a season 1 moment revealed he had his own very personal run in with a Supe. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2ZPYlQH

’13 Reasons Why’: Gary Sinise To Star In Fourth & Final Season Of Netflix Series

Sinise, who is expected to appear in every episode, will play Dr. Robert Ellman, a compassionate, incisive, no-nonsense adolescent and family therapist who works to help Clay Jensen (Minnette) battle anxiety, depression, and grief. Formidable, intense, and deeply humane, Ellman is steadfast in guiding Clay to accept the help he needs so desperately, to come to terms with the trauma in his past, and begin the process of healing. – Nellie Andreeva & Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCXSXp [photo: Apollo 13/IMDb]

‘Lord of The Rings’ Series at Amazon Casts Will Poulter (EXCLUSIVE)

Will Poulter has been cast in one of the show’s lead roles, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The exact nature of Poulter’s character is being kept under wraps. Variety reported in July that Australian actress Markella Kavenagh was in talks for a role in the series as well. – Joe Otterson & Justin Kroll, Variety » https://trib.al/QKLYMNf

Christoph Waltz Joins Liam Hemsworth Quibi Series

The series centers around Dodge Maynard (Hemsworth) who, desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he’s not the hunter, but the prey. Waltz will play the character of Miles Sellers. The series explores the limits of how far someone would go to fight for their life and their family. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/NnzIiU7
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