The Morning Update for Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Tuesday, July 5, 2016:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

The Russo Brothers Adapting Cult Classic Gang Film ‘The Warriors’ For TV With Paramount And Hulu
The Russo Brothers are taking a breather from the Marvel world to adapt cult classic film The Warriors as a one-hour drama with Paramount TV and Hulu. The brothers will re-imagine Walter Hill’s iconic 1979 film, itself an adaptation of Richard Price’s classic novel of the same name. The Russo brothers will team with writer Frank Baldwin on the series. http://deadline.com/2016/07/the-russo-brothers-cult-classic-gang-film-the-warriors-tv-paramount-hulu-1201782686/

(preview) THR: Take Me to the Pilots ’16: CBS’ ‘Kevin Can Wait’
Kevin James gives the Kevin James fans what they want in an all-too-familiar multicam comedy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fien-print/take-me-pilots-16-cbs-908295

(preview) THR: Take Me to the Pilots ’16: NBC’s ‘The Good Place’
Mike Schur’s new pilot features a terrific Kristen Bell, tons of information and only wisps of a story. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fien-print/take-me-pilots-16-nbcs-908177

(preview) THR: Take Me To The Pilots ’16: ABC’s ‘ ‘Designated Survivor’
In Kiefer We Trust, but ABC’s heavily hyped presidential drama needs to trust in itself. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fien-print/take-me-pilots-16-abcs-907943

(preview) TVLine: Fall TV First Impression: Conviction
Maintaining and mining Hayes’ oft-inappropriate sass will be instrumental to making this show “pop,” while the development of distinct, Gladiator-y dynamics between the other CIU members will be what gets viewers more deeply invested/gives it any legs. http://tvline.com/2016/07/03/conviction-preview-pilot-abc-fall-lineup/

(preview) TVLine: Fall TV First Impression: Fox’s Pitch
Pitch could go so many ways. This much is certain: As one of four (4) dramas in the time slot, and with a soft lead-in that previously benefited from the Empire halo effect, it will need every syllable of its sure-to-be-glowing word of mouth to not get knocked out of the game early. http://tvline.com/2016/07/01/pitch-preview-pilot-fox-fall-lineup/

CASTING NEWS:

‘Code Black’ Adds Nafessa Williams, Noah Gray-Cabey & Emily Tyra For Season 2
CBS’ Code Blackhas added three new major recurring players to the cast — Nafessa Williams(Twin Peaks),Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes: Reborn) and Emily Tyra (Flesh and Bone) — with an eye toward becoming regulars. They will play new residents at the ER of Angels Memorial Hospital. http://deadline.com/2016/07/code-black-cast-nafessa-williams-noah-grey-cabey-emily-tyra-season-2-1201781577/

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

Young Performers Look to Apps for Stardom
Pop stars were once crowned on “American Bandstand” and MTV, but in the YouTube era the connection to fans has been much more personal. The newest talent incubators are apps like YouNow, Musical.ly, Flipagram, Snapchat and Vine, which satisfy millennials’ preference for rapid-fire interactivity. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/business/media/young-performers-look-to-apps-for-stardom.html

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Netflix moves into Korean originals
Netflix is on the verge of producing a number of originals is South Korea as it looks to expand its footprint in the territory. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told local press his firm is considering production in Korea and that more details will be announced later this year The firm is currently working with Korean film director Bong Joon-ho to shoot a movie titled Okja to be release this year. http://www.c21media.net/netflix-moves-into-korean-originals/

ITV Loads Up ‘Lethal Weapon’ Series
The deal marks the return of acquired content to the primetime schedule of the U.K. broadcaster. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/itv-loads-up-lethal-weapon-908255

TWDC NEWS:

(animated) People Are Worried Disney Won’t Renew Its One Cartoon With A Black Female Star
Doc McStuffins, a hugely popular Disney show featuring a young, black, female doctor for sick toys and dolls, has not yet been renewed for its fifth season. Comedian W. Kamau Bell tweeted Friday evening that the show had yet to be confirmed for another season. Bell, who currently hosts a show called United Shades of America on CNN, urged people to tweet at the network using the hashtag #RenewDocMcStuffins. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tamerragriffin/people-are-worried-disney-wont-renew-its-one-cartoon-with-a

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