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Camila Cabello's Cinderella Gets a Trailer and Premiere Date

New trailer showcases star Cabello and Billy Porter in Amazon's Cinderella. Plus: Killer casting for Dexter revival and Monster of Florence, Apple TV+'s Foundation gets a premiere date, and more of the week's top TV and streaming news.

by | July 1, 2021 | Comments

Cinderella stars Camila Cabello

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Put your glass slippers on and get ready to dance — the story of Cinderella has been updated for Amazon and will premiere in September. Apple TV+’s Isaac Asimov adaptation Foundation has also gotten a September premiere date and a new trailer. The Trinity Killer will return to Dexter for the show’s fall revival and more of this week’s biggest news in TV and streaming.


Camila Cabello Croons in Cannon’s Cinderella

The prince’s ball has been set for September 3 and we’ve all been cordially invited. That’s the date that Amazon Prime Video will release Cinderella, a film that offers a musical romantic comedy take on the classic Charles Perrault story of the orphaned girl who cleans up real good but isn’t great about keeping track of her footwear.

Singer Camila Cabello stars in this production, which uses modern pop songs for a tongue-in-cheek soundtrack.

Watch the first trailer for Cinderella, which stars Fifth Harmony alum Cabello and is written and directed by Pitch Perfect and BlockersKay Cannon. Emmy winner Billy Porter also stars as Fab G, who is described as a “genderless fairy godparent” while Broadway legend Idina Menzel will play Cinderella’s (heh … wicked?) stepmother.

Other cast members include Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver as the king and queen, Maddie Baillio and Charlotte Spencer as Cinderella’s stepsisters, Missy Elliott as the town crier and comedians John Mulaney, James Corden and Romesh Ranganathan as footmen. The Craft: Legacy’s Nicholas Galitzine will play the prince.

Killer Casting News: John Lithgow Returns for Dexter

DEXTER, John Lithgow

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It’s hard to truly stay dead on a TV show. In fact, favorite Dexter Big Bad Arthur “Trinity” Mitchell will be back for Showtime’s limited series continuation of the Michael C. Hall series. Although the murderous Trinity — who was played by Emmy winner John Lithgow — was killed in the first iteration of the series, Deadline reports that he’ll make “a short but decisive appearance” in the new episodes. The new take on Dexter premieres this fall.

Trinity isn’t the only serial killer getting the TV treatment. Antonio Banderas will star in a six-hour limited series based on the true-crime best-seller, The Monster of Florence: A True Story. Although no network or streaming service is attached yet, Studiocanal is producing with Denmark’s Nikolaj Arcel directing from scripts written by Arcel and Anders Thomas Jensen. (Variety)

Hello! HBO Max’s Julia Child limited series biopic has cast another famous name: Judith Light will play the chef and author’s publisher, Blanche Knopf. Previously announced cast members include David Hyde Pierce and Sarah Lancaster, who replaced Joan Cusack in the lead role. (Deadline)

The Americans and Homeland’s Costa Ronin will star in an unnamed bank heist pilot for NBC. Written by Nick Wootton and directed by Justin Lin, it also stars Ryan Michelle Bathé and Morena Baccarin (also of Homeland fame). (Deadline)

Nadine Ellis replaces LeToya Luckett in Fox’s upcoming drama, Our Kind of People. Yaya DaCosta, Morris Chestnut and Joe Morton also star in the series created by Karin Gist and executive producer Lee Daniels and that’s set in what is described as the “aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for more than 50 years.” (Deadline)

The Weeknd will star in, and co-write the HBO series The Idol, which “centers on an romance between a female pop singer and an enigmatic club owner who runs a cult.” (The Wrap)

Allison Tolman, J.C. MacKenzie, Chris Bauer, Hamish Linklater and Chris Messina join Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in Starz’s Watergate limited series Gaslit.

Gilmore Girls and Bunheads alum Kelly Bishop joins the fourth season of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in a guest-starring role.

Harry Connick Jr. will play adoptive father Daddy Warbucks in NBC’s Annie Live!, which airs in December. It was previously announced that Taraji P. Henson would play ruthless orphanage manager Miss Hannigan.

Chandler Kinney and Maia Reficco will star in the new version of Pretty Little Liars that’s coming to HBO Max. Set two decades after a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart, PLL: Original Sin focuses on a new set of teens who find themselves tormented by an unknown “A”ssailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed. Kinney will play Tabby, an aspiring director and horror movie buff who harbors a secret. Reficco will play Not, a striving and sardonic track star who’s working hard to get her life back to normal after a summer spent in juvenile detention.

Development News: Noah Hawley Says Alien TV Series “Not a Ripley Story”

ALIEN, Sigourney Weaver, 1979

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In December, it was announced that Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley would be creating a story set in Ridley Scott’s Alien universe for FX. This week, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Hawley elaborates to say that the show will not be associated with Sigourney Weaver’s infamous heroine, warrant officer Ellen Ripley. “It’s not a Ripley story,” Hawley told the outlet. “She’s one of the great characters of all time, and I think the story has been told pretty perfectly, and I don’t want to mess with it. It’s a story that’s set on Earth also. The alien stories are always trapped… Trapped in a prison, trapped in a space ship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a little bit so that the stakes of ‘What happens if you can’t contain it?’ are more immediate.”

TNT is developing a drama based on the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown. Although that film followed a doctor who lost his memory after a car accident and woke up to find his identity taken and the target of mysterious assassins, the series would follow a new lead character. Sean Finegan is writing the pilot and executive produce while Karl Gajdusek and Speed Weed will serve as showrunners and executive produce. Casting details are still … unknown.

13 Reasons Why’s Brian Yorkey is working with Vanessa Gazy and Quinton Peeples on the psychological thriller Echoes for Netflix. The seven-episode limited series follows now-adult twin sisters who have routinely secretly swapped lives. Now they each have double lives: husbands, homes, kids … (The Hollywood Reporter)

Apple has partnered with Gossip Girl team Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on drama series City on Fire. Inspired by the Garth Risk Hallberg novel, it follows what secrets come out after a college student is mysteriously shot in New York’s Central Park.

Discovery+ is developing a spinoff of its hit, Gold Rush. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Trailers: Foundation, The Walking Dead, Loki, and More

Apple TV+’s new sci-fi series Foundation will premiere September 24. The series, which is executive produced by David S. Goyer and stars Jared Harris and Lee Pace, also has released a new trailer.

Loki mid-season trailer (Disney+)
The Walking Dead season 11 trailer (AMC)
Arcane season 1 teaser (Netflix)
Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth Rotten Tomatoes exclusive sneak peek (Discovery)
First Wives Club season 2 teaser (BET+)
The Chair season 1 sneak peek (Netflix)
Awkwafina is Nora From Queens season 2 teaser (Comedy Central)
The Beast Must Die limited series featurette (AMC)
Grown-ish season 4 trailer (Freeform)
Fantasy Island season 1 teaser (Fox)
This Way Up season 2 teaser (Hulu)
Dave season 2, episode 4 trailer (FX)

Visit Rotten Tomatoes TV on YouTube for the latest trailers.

Loki Women Looking Out for Each Other

Sophia Di Martino, who plays variant Sylvie on Disney+’s Loki, is also a working mom to a nursing child. Luckily, her costume designer, Christine Wada, and her team knew just how to allow the star to be both at once: Wada designed Sylvie’s sleek black costume to have concealed zippers that would allow Di Martino to pump and nurse while on set. The actress tweeted a photo of appreciation.

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