The Morning Update for Monday, June 13, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Monday, June 13, 2016:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

(ATX) Marvel Comic ‘Scarlet’ In Development As TV Series At Cinemax
Marvel/Icon title Scarletis headed to television. It is currently being developed as a series at Cinemax.First published in 2010, the series follows a rebellious young Portland, Oregon woman named Scarlet Rue who ends up sparking a second American revolution. Drawing comparisons to (among other things) The Punisher in tone, the series is known for confrontational politics and intense violence. http://deadline.com/2016/06/atx-brian-michael-bendis-scarlet-cinemax-1201770613/

(from Fri) CBS Developing Patty Hearst Limited Series
The scripted series is the latest true crime project in the works. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-developing-patty-hearst-limited-901559

(from Fri) Producer Bruce Margolis Inks Overall Deal at 20th TV
The TV vet’s first job will be on Lee Daniels’ midseason drama ‘Star.’http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/producer-bruce-margolis-inks-deal-901598

(sched) ‘Narcos’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date
Netflix has set the Season 2 premiere date for drama series Narcos. All ten episodes will debut on September 2 at 12:01 AM PST exclusively on Netflix. http://deadline.com/2016/06/narcos-season-2-premiere-date-netflix-1201771649/

(sched) TNT Pushes ‘The Last Ship’ Season Premiere Following Orlando Mass Shooting
The episode features a shooting at a Vietnamese nightclub. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tnt-pushes-last-ship-season-901904

(review) THR: ‘Guilt’
Billy Zane is the standout in Freeform’s fictionalized take on Amanda Knox, which should be cause for concern. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/guilt-tv-review-901023

(animated) Netflix Orders ‘Big Mouth’ Animated Series From Nick Kroll & Andrew Goldberg
Netflix has picked up Big Mouth, a 10-episode, half-hour animated comedy series about teenaged adventures in puberty from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) andAndrew Goldberg(Family Guy). It will premiere everywhere Netflix is available in 2017. Comedians Kroll and and John Mulaney will voice the central characters of Nick and Andrew, respectively, in the edgy surreal comedy, whose voice cast also includes Maya Rudolph http://deadline.com/2016/06/netflix-big-mouth-animated-series-nick-kroll-andrew-goldberg-john-mulaney-1201771662/

(animated) Cartoon Network Orders ‘Mighty Magiswords’ Series Based on Interactive Digital Project
Cartoon Network has given a greenlight to “Mighty Magiswords,” a full-length linear television show developed as a series of interactive short videos on the Cartoon Network Anything app. The linear series is the first project to be developed as a digital-first property by Cartoon Network, then migrate to the company’s linear cable channel. “Mighty Magiswords” tells the story of a brother-sister warrior team who rely on their collection of swords to complete tasks during their comic adventures. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/cartoon-network-mighty-magiswords-1201794225/

CASTING NEWS:

Nicole Kidman Joins Top of the Lake Season 2 Opposite Elisabeth Moss
Nicole Kidman is diving back into the TV waters via Top of the Lake. The Oscar winner — who just wrapped production on the HBO limited series Big Little Lies opposite Reese Witherspoon — will star in the SundanceTV thriller’s upcoming second season in an unspecified role. http://tvline.com/2016/06/13/nicole-kidman-top-of-the-lake-season-2-cast/

(from Fri) ‘13 Reasons Why’: Kate Walsh To Co-Star In Netflix Series, Derek Luke Also Cast
Kate Walsh is set to co-star opposite Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford on Netflix‘s 13-episode series 13 Reasons Why, from producer Selena Gomez, writer Brian Yorkey, director Tom McCarthy, Anonymous Content and Paramount TV. Also cast in 13 Reasons Why is Derek Luke (Empire). http://deadline.com/2016/06/13-reasons-why-kate-walsh-cast-derek-luke-netflix-series-1201770261/

(from Fri) ‘Pretty Little Liars’: Lindsey Shaw to Return for Season 7
Shaw will reprise her role as Paige McCullers, Emily Fields’ ex, after two seasons off the Freeform drama. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/pretty-little-liars-lindsey-shaw-901584

(from Fri) ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Justin Chambers & Kevin McKidd To Return
Days after star Ellen Pompeo closed a new deal to return toGrey’s Anatomyfor the upcoming thirteenth season, the other four cast members who had been negotiating new contracts also have signed new deals. That includes Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr. and Kevin McKidd. http://deadline.com/2016/06/greys-anatomy-justin-chambers-chandra-wilson-james-pickens-kevin-mckidd-to-return-1201770834/

(ATX) Kiefer Sutherland Could Return As Jack Bauer On ‘24: Legacy’

24 is returning next season with 24: Legacy, a spinoff featuring all-new characters led by a new hero, played by Corey Hawkins. Original 24 star Kiefer Sutherland serves as an executive producer on the Fox series. He has no deal to act on the show as he toplines high-profile new ABC drama Designated Survivor. But there is a chance for him to guest star on 24: Legacy as Jack Bauer, according to executive producer Howard Gordon. http://deadline.com/2016/06/kiefer-sutherland-reprise-jack-bauer-character-24-legacy-1201770600/

FEATURE NEWS:

‘Warcraft’ Shatters Records With $156 Million China Debut
“Warcraft” racked up a massive $156 million over its first five days in China, setting a new record for the biggest debut for a foreign release in the country’s history. It’s good news for Legendary and Universal, the backers of the $160 million video game adaptation. “Warcraft” bombed during its stateside premiere this weekend, eking out a $24.4 million debut. http://variety.com/2016/film/box-office/warcraft-china-box-office-2-1201793829/

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

Legendary Entertainment Plans Streaming Service With Nerdist And Geek & Sundry
The market of subscription video streaming services is about to become a little more crowded: Legendary Entertainmentsays today that it will launch a platform, called Alpha, “later in 2016” using content from its pop culture production services Nerdistand Geek & Sundry. Pricing is still being set, but could go as high as $7 a month. http://deadline.com/2016/06/legendary-entertainment-plans-streaming-service-nerdist-geek-sundry-1201770334/

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

(from Fri) Helena Bonham Carter to Star in, Produce Miniseries ‘Saint Mazie’
Helena Bonham Carter is to star in miniseries “Saint Mazie,” which will be adapted by Clara Brennan from Jami Attenberg’s novel. Bonham Carter will star as Mazie Gordon-Phillips, the real-life character who Joseph Mitchell first wrote about in the New Yorker in 1940, and who Attenberg brought to life in her book “Saint Mazie.” Mazie spent her days selling tickets at a movie theater which she eventually inherited, and in her spare time she walked the streets of New York, giving the homeless soap and sips of liquor from her flask. http://variety.com/2016/tv/global/helena-bonham-carter-miniseries-saint-mazie-1201793019/

EXECUTIVE / TALENT NEWS:

CBS Taps Jim Lanzone To Be Chief Digital Officer Overseeing All Web Operations
CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone needs to find more room on his business cards this morning as he picks up an additional title: He’s now also Chief Digital Officer, a newly created job that reports to CEO Les Moonves. http://deadline.com/2016/06/cbs-names-jim-lanzone-chief-digital-officer-1201771661/

(ATX) TV Execs & Producers Talk the Risks & Benefits Of Peak TV, Competing With HBO & Netflix
FX boss John Langraff coined the term Peak TV, referring to the extraordinary amount of original programing across traditional networks and streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon that saturated the market with more than 400 scripted television shows last year. http://deadline.com/2016/06/atx-peak-tv-panel-abc-hbo-hulu-cbs-1201771054/

AWARDS NEWS:

Tony Awards: The Winners List
The awards struck a somber tone in the opening moments as host James Corden paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/tony-awards-2016-complete-list-901959

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

Vulture: How Comedy Usurped Drama As the TV Genre of Our Time
We’ve left the age of Difficult Men — to borrow the title of Brett Martin’s 2013 book about Sopranos–Mad Men–Breaking Bad–style drama — and entered an age of Difficult Shows. You’re the Worst, Orange Is the New Black, Lady Dynamite, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, The Carmichael Show, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Baskets, Veep, Silicon Valley, Archer, Catastrophe, Mom, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat — there’s infinitely more tonal and aesthetic variety in these mostly-funny-but-not-always comedies than in any comparable list of dramas you could put together. http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/comedy-tv-genre-of-our-time.html

Amazon to Launch Paid Streaming Music Service this Summer: Report
Amazon is looking to launch a standalone streaming music service this summer to more directly compete with Spotify and Apple Music, according to a Reuters report. http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/amazon-paid-music-service-1201793285/

Microsoft Buying LinkedIn for $26.2 BillionThe professional networking service will keep its name, and Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/microsoft-buying-linkedin-262-billion-902223

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