★Goran Visnjic will join the third season of Netflix's Vikings: Valhalla in a muli-year arc as Erik the Red, the legendary Viking father of Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and Freydis (Frida Gustavsson), who is living in exile in Greenland for crimes he committed in Iceland and Norway.
★Crackle Plus will stream the sci-fi action series Salvage Marines in July. The series stars Casper Van Dien as Samuel, who works as a factory laborer on planet Baen 6. When Samuel learns that his wife is pregnant, he does the only thing he can to ensure his child will avoid the same societal debt he has – enlist in the planet’s military ranks as a salvage marine. Armand Assante and Peter Shinkoda also star.
★Hulu has ordered half-hour comedy series Tiny Beautiful Things from ABC Signature and Hello Sunshine. Eight episodes are planned. The series is based on Cheryl Strayed's bestseller of the same name and will star Kathryn Hahn. Tiny Beautiful Things is about a woman who reluctantly becomes Dear Sugar — an anonymous, revered advice columnist — when her own life is falling apart. Told in multiple timelines with astonishing intimacy, nerve and candor, she excavates the beauty, struggle and humor in her own life to show us that we are not beyond rescue, that it’s our stories that will ultimately save us.
★Netflix, as part of its Geeked Week, has announced a second season of Alice in Borderland and Barbarians coming soon.
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★AMC's latest The Walking Dead spin-off, Tales of the Walking Dead, will premiere Sunday, August 14 at 9PM on AMC and AMC+. The series will consist of six one-hour stand-alone episodes featuring existing and new characters. The cast includes Olivia Munn, Samantha Morton, Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Anthony Edwards, Poppy Liu, Jillian Bell, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Jessie T. Usher, Daniella Pineda, and Danny Ramirez among others
★Entertainment Tonight hosts Kevin Frazier & Nischelle Turner will host the Daytime Emmy Awards live on CBS Friday, June 24. The Daytime Emmys honor daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting and legal/courtroom programs, among others. The Young and the Restless leads this year’s nominees with 18.
★Juno Temple, Jon Hamm & Jennifer Jason Leigh will headline the fifth season of FX Network's critically acclaimed Fargo. As usual, details of the storyline are being kept under wraps for the time being.
★Geena Davis and Adam Lambert are starring in Fairyland, an adaptation of Alysia Abbott's Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, produced by Sofia Coppola and directed by Andrew Durham. The story is a a coming-of-age tale account of Abbott growing up with her single father — widowed poet and gay activist Steve Abbott — amid the AIDS epidemic in 1970s and 1980s San Francisco. Cody Fern, Bella Murphy and newcomer Nessa Dougherty also star.
★Actress Linda Lawson died May 18 of natural causes at the age of 86. Lawson's most well-known role was as a mysterious mermaid opposite Dennis Hopper in 1961's Night Tide. Other film credits include Apache Rifles, Let's Kill Uncle, Sometimes a Great Notion, and The Tennants. On TV, Lawson had roles on Mike Hammer, Peter Gunn, The Millionaire, 77 Sunset Strip, Mr. Lucky, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, One Step Beyond, Sea Hunt, The Rifleman, The Bob Cummings Show, Perry Mason, The Real McCoys, Bonanza, It Takes a Thief, Saved By the Bell: The New Class, Arli$$, Without a Trace, and her last credited appearance on ER in 2005. She also had regular and recurring roles on Adventures in Paradise, Don't Call Me Charlie, Ben Casey and That's Life. She also released an album in 1960 titled Introducing Linda Lawson, and was featured on a number of compilation albums including Music for a Bachelor's Den.
★Alex John Such, a founding member of Bon Jovi, died June 5 at age 70. A cause of death has not been released. He departed the band in 1994.
★Synthesizer pioneer Dave Smith died from a heart attack at age 72 while attending the Movement electronic music festival in Detroit which ran May 28-30. Smith created MIDI and the Prophet 5 synthesizer, and founded the company Sequential Circuits in 1974. The Prophet 5 was the first programmable polyphonic synthesizer that used a microprocesor and was used by Michael Jackson and Kraftwerk. After Yamaha bought Sequential Circuits, Smith went to work for Korg and created the Wavestation, which was used by Depeche Mode and Genesis. Yamaha returned the rights to the Sequential Circuits name in 2014 and it is still in operation today.
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