TV Talk

Hawkeye: Marvel Studios Releases a First Look at Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner in Series

Plus, Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk is recovering from a health emergency, Jodie Whittaker will leave Doctor Who, Delroy Lindo to star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys, and more of the biggest news in TV and streaming.

by | July 29, 2021 | Comments

Marvel Studios and Disney+ have dropped some new Marvel series intelligence. Bob Odenkirk is on the mend after a heart attack. Delroy Lindo will star in an Amazon Studios adaptation of  Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys. Star Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall are leaving Doctor Who and more of the week’s top TV and streaming news.

Hawkeye First-Look Image and Premiere Date Revealed

Hailee Steinfeld) and Jeremy Renner in HAWKEYE

(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios )

Marvel Studios revealed a first-look at Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner in Hawkeye, while announcing the series’ November 24 release date on Disney+.

Renner reprises his MCU role as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, with Steinfeld debuting as Kate Bishop, another archer from the comics.

The series also stars Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and newcomer Alaqua Cox who will star as Maya Lopez (aka “Echo” in the Marvel Universe). Rhys Thomas and duo Bert and Bertie will direct the series. Jonathan Igla (Mad Men) is showrunner.

Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk Recovering From Heart Incident 

Bob Odenkirk attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

First, and most importantly, he’s recovering. But beloved Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk gave his fans quite a scare this week when he collapsed on the AMC drama’s Albuquerque set, where the Saul gang is filming the Breaking Bad prequel’s sixth and final season. TMZ broke the news Tuesday night that Odenkirk, 58, was unconscious when taken away to the hospital, but until Wednesday afternoon, all anyone could do is share well wishes for the actor across social media, along with celebs like Odenkirk’s Saul and Breaking Bad co-stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Michael McKean, and Michael Mando.

But then a statement was issued from Odenkirk’s team, confirming Odenkirk had suffered a “heart-related incident,” and that he was recovering.

“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident. He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side,” the statement read. “The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery.”

A more personal confirmation came courtesy of Odenkirk’s son, Nate Odenkirk, whose tweet was the ultimate comfort for fans: “He’s going to be okay.”

Which was, to quote the elder Odenkirk’s The Disaster Artist co-star Adam Scott, a big “F—ing whew” for all of us.

UPDATE – Friday July 30, 4pm PT: In a Tweet thread sent out Friday, Odenkirk confirmed he’d had a “small heart attack” and would “take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.” He thanked family and friends, as well as fans for the “overwhelming” outpouring of support.

Doctor Who Star Jodie Whittaker, Showrunner Chris Chibnall Leaving Series After Three Specials in 2022

Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor - Doctor Who

(Photo by James Pardon/BBC Studios/BBC America)

It is now officially the end of the TARDIS-travelled road for Thirteenth Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, as the actress and the current showrunner of the classic BBC series will both leave the show after three Who specials that will air in 2022.

Whittaker  and showrunner Chris Chibnall are set to premiere the six-episode thirteenth season of the series this fall, followed by two previously planned specials in 2022, one on New Year’s Day and one in the spring. But with both leaving Doctor Who, the BBC asked for another, feature-length, special to wrap up their time with the first female Time Lord, and that will air in fall of 2022.

NEW TRAILERS: Jeff Daniels Stars in Pennsylvania-Set Family Crime Drama American Rust

American Rust is another crime/family drama set in Pennsylvania, but instead of Kate Winslet’s  Mare of Easttownmurdur durdur” police detective, Jeff Daniels is small-town police chief Del Harris, who’s caught up in a murder that might involve his girlfriend’s (Maura Tierney) son. Based on the novel by author Philipp Meyer. Also stars Bill Camp. Premieres Sept. 12 on Showtime.

More trailers and teasers released this week:
• Billions returns with six new episodes to conclude its fifth season, as powerful billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) sends ripples through Axe Capital and gives Chuck (Paul Giamatti) a potential new weapon in his fight against Bobby (Lewis). Also stars Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile,  Jeffrey DeMunn, Condola Rashad, and Jeanane Garofalo. (Showtime)
• In See, season 2, Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) is struggling to reunite his family while protecting them as the threat of war looms between the Kingdom of Paya and the Trivantian Republic. Also stars Alfre Woodard, Dave Bautista, and Tom Mison. Premieres Aug. 27. (Apple TV+)
• Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, season 2, premieres with two deliciously funny episodes, featuring Nora training a fellow CBD store employee, and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) getting some very unexpected health news. Also starring BD Wong and Bowen Yang. Premieres Aug. 18. (Comedy Central)
• Only Murders in the Building is a murder-mystery comedy starring Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez as true crime–obsessed neighbors who find themselves in the middle of a gnarly murder inside their Upper West Side NYC building. Premieres Aug. 31. (Hulu)
• Untold is the five-part docuseries, from the creators of Wild Wild Country, featuring epic sports tales, from boxer Christy Martin and Caitlin Jenner on winning Olympic gold in the decathlon to the hockey players taking their orders from an alleged mob boss and the legendary 2004 NBA brawl between the Pistons and the Pacers – “The Malice in the Palace.” Premieres Aug. 10. (Netflix)

• American Horror Story: Double Feature: FX’s official, and pithy, description of this 10th series of the anthology series from Ryan Murphy:  “A collision of terror like you’ve never seen.” Stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Macaulay Culkin, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, and Leslie Grossman. Premieres Aug. 25. (FX)
• Nine Perfect Strangers, a limited series set at a health and wellness spa, makes Nicole Kidman officially the queen of the miniseries as she stars in yet another one. Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, and Bobby Cannavale also star in this adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. Premieres Aug. 18. (Hulu)
• Ordinary Joe is a new NBC fall drama starring James Wolk as a man going through three parallel timelines that unfold his life (lives) after college. Also stars Adam Rodriguez and Elizabeth Lail. Premieres Sept. 20. (NBC)
• La Brea is a drama about the mysteries of a giant hole that opens up in the middle of Los Angeles. Is the giant hole actually purgatory? We kid. Stars Natalie Zea, Catherine Dent, and Jon Seda. Premieres Sept. 28. (NBC)

For all the latest TV and streaming trailers subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.

CASTING: Delroy Lindo Will Star in Amazon’s Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman Series

Delroy Lindo

(Photo by George Ligon)

Amazon has confirmed that Delroy Lindo will play the titular role in its upcoming Anansi Boys series, based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel. Lindo will play Anansi/Mr. Nancy, who is “all charm. As far as (Charlie Nancy, his estranged son) knows, (Anansi) was a lazy, charming man who cheated on Charlie’s mother. But Mr. Nancy had another side to him. He was a god of stories and trickery.” The six-episode series begins filming in Scotland later this year.

Shailene Woodley will headline Showtime’s Three Women, based on Lisa Taddeo’s New York Times bestseller of the same name, about three women and how their lives are changed by their messy, complicated love lives. Taddeo spent eight years chronicling their lives, and Woodley will play a writer who’s documenting the women’s stories, just as Taddeo did for her book. Taddeo is also writing the series, which begins filming this fall, Deadline reports. Meanwhile, Showtime announced Jurassic World: Dominion star DeWanda Wise will play Sloane, one of the titular three women, a glamorous entrepreneur in a committed open marriage until two sexy new strangers threaten her  love story.

Matt Bomer and Michelle Monaghan will star in the Netflix mystery thriller Echoes, about identical twins who secretly swap lives, with two homes, two husbands, and a child in the mix. Monaghan plays both twins, Leni and Gina, whose world blows up when Leni goes missing. Bomer plays Leni’s husband, Jack, a veterinarian who may be the one with the most to lose with Leni’s disappearance.

Hamilton Emmy nominee Phillipa Soo has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Shining Girls, a thriller starring Elisabeth Moss as a reporter who’s a victim of a brutal attack and then tries to hunt down her attacker. Soo will play the “intelligent and sure-footed” researcher who works at a planetarium in the series, based on the 2013 bestselling novel by author Lauren Beukes. (Deadline)

The Fringe alum Anna Torv has been cast in HBO’s The Last of Us videogame adaptation, playing Tess, a survivor and smuggler in the post-apocalyptic world of the series.

Related: Everything We Know About The Last of Us HBO Series

Emmy, Oscar, and Tony winner Ellen Burstyn has joined the cast of Showtime’s The First Lady, where she’ll play Sara Delano Roosevelt, the mother of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who will be played by Kiefer Sutherland in the series. PS: someone get Burstyn a great audiobook project, so she has a shot at completing that EGOT! (Deadline)

David Makes Man alum Nick Creegan will play Marquis Jet, Jada Jet’s (Robin Givens) son on Batwoman. (Deadline)

True Blood alum Joe Manganiello has joined AMC’s moon-set series Moonhaven, playing Tomm, the assistant to the Earth’s diplomat to the moon. Tomm’s plans are changed, though, when he’s shot up with a Moon drug. (TVLine)

Reno 911! star Thomas Lennon has joined The Big Leap, the Fox dramedy that’s a show-within-a show about a group of down on their luck people trying to change their lives by competing on a reality show that ends with a production of Swan Lake. Scott Foley stars in the series, while Lennon will play the head of unscripted programing at the TV network airing the show-within-the show. (Deadline)

RuPaul, Ike Barinholtz, and Lauren Ash will star in the Netflix animated comedy Chicago Party Aunt, about life of the party Diane (Ash), whose motto is, “When life gives you lemons, turn that s— into Mike’s Hard Lemonade.”

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT: Issa Rae, J.J. Abrams, and Lovecraft Country Writers Teaming on Vampire Drama at HBO

Issa Rae

(Photo by Amy Sussman/FilmMagic)

Issa Rae and J.J. Abrams are executive producers on Fledgling, an HBO adaptation of the 2005 novel of the same name by the late author Octavia E. Butler. Lovecraft Country writers Sonya Winton-Odamtten and Jonathan I. Kidd are writers on the project, which tells the story of a young woman who comes to the conclusion that she’s a vampire, and has to deal with that while also trying to find out how to save herself and her loved ones from the being who wants to destroy her. (Variety)

Universal Pictures and Peacock have reportedly spent more than $400 million for the rights to a trilogy of The Exorcist movies that would reboot the classic horror series. Original star Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil, whose daughter Regan (Linda Blair) was the subject of a demonic possession, while Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. will also star in the trio of films, with the first one released in theaters, and the second and third movies planned to debut on Peacock, which just hit 54 million subscribers.

Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves are teaming with British filmmaker Oscar Sharp to develop The Human Conditions, a series about a doctor who has to treat her patients’ emotional problems in order to heal their “impossible, fantastical” physical ailments. Sharp will write and direct the project, and act as an executive producer alongside Lindelof and Reeves. (Deadline)

Netflix is developing a live-action series based on the Pokemon cartoon, trading cards, and video games. Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson has opened a writers room for the project, THR reports.

FX has extended its partnership with The New York Times for the documentary series The New York Times Presents, which has included the Emmy-nominated Framing Britney Spears and The Killing of Breonna Taylor.


(Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)

Michael B. Jordan is rumored to be developing a Black Superman limited series at HBO Max, based on the version of Superman from Earth 2, a.k.a. the Val-Zod story. Collider reports Jordan’s production company Outlier Society has hired a writer to develop the project, which he could also possibly star in. The news comes as J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are developing a Black Superman movie for Warner Bros., with Coates writing the script. Jordan had previously worked with the studio to develop a Black Superman film.

Producer Mark Gordon, who produced the Oscar-nominated 2015 biopic of Steve Jobs that was adapted from Walter Isaacson’s 2011 book Steve Jobs, is reuniting with Isaacson on a limited series adaptation of the author’s recent book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, about the Nobel Prize–winning Doudna and her work creating technology that makes it possible to edit DNA.

WWE honcho Vince McMahon will also be the subject  of a limited series, a Blumhouse TV drama about McMahon’s legal woes when he was accused of giving wrestlers steroids. The United States of America vs. Vince McMahon will follow the story that began with a series of columns in the New York Post that alleged McMahon was doling out steroids, and led to federal prosecutors to put him on trial. This was all happening in the ’90s, when the WWE was on the verge of bankruptcy, though McMahon was eventually acquitted. He will also be an executive producer on the project, which is not yet attached to a network. (THR)

Country music legend Willie Nelson is participating in a docuseries that will use into his personal archives to tell the history of his decades-long career. Willie Nelson and Family is currently in production from filmmakers Thom Zimny, who frequently works with Bruce Springsteen, and Oren Moverman (The Messenger).

Netflix will release the Kenya Barris–produced documentary Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, about the relationship between Ali and Malcolm X, on Sept. 9. Based on the book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by authors Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, the film will include previously unseen footage. (Deadline)

B.J. Novak’s upcoming comedy anthology series, The Premise, created, written, and hosted by The Office alum, will combine “comedic premises with dramatic performances” to address timely topics, with a cast that includes Kaitlyn Dever, Jon Bernthal, Ed Asner, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, Eric Lange, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ben Platt, George Wallace, Lucas Hedges, Boyd Holbrook, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. The premise premieres on FX on Hulu on Sept. 16.

The Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman do-over starring Schitt’s Creek alum Emily Hampshire has landed at TBS. The remake of Norman Lear’s 1976-77 cult classic comedy will feature the just-turned-99-years-old Lear as an executive producer, alongside Hampshire, who is also writing the script with Letterkenny star and writer Jacob Tierney.

Watch the Series, Play the Games

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Clue finds the Nine-Nine gang hunting around the precinct for a hidden trophy, and Sopranos Monopoly includes tokens of a baby duck, Tony’s boat (The Stugots), the Satriale’s pig, Dr. Melfi’s chair, a Barone garbage truck, and Bobby Bacala’s toy train engine.

On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.

Tag Cloud

Mary poppins dogs fresh USA worst series Amazon Prime Paramount Classic Film Freeform American Society of Cinematographers Trivia ghosts Fall TV jurassic park kids indiana jones witnail Disney+ Disney Plus Fantasy VOD OneApp dceu Countdown HBO 21st Century Fox Logo video on demand suspense documentaries Masterpiece Tomatazos ESPN high school Sundance films Comics on TV Rocketman Starz french satire teaser zombies Spring TV revenge renewed TV shows Crackle spider-man SXSW X-Men Teen TV Land Walt Disney Pictures Pacific Islander game show movie Wes Anderson Universal hispanic heritage month television Binge Guide Academy Awards crossover pirates of the caribbean CBS Family crime drama prank Ghostbusters BBC One spain President Writers Guild of America Election Hallmark best police drama LGBTQ rt labs MCU women period drama Marathons monster movies cats Rocky Broadway italian HBO Max Exclusive Video werewolf YouTube Elton John versus ITV PaleyFest sports theme song Pet Sematary kaiju true crime Hear Us Out Disney streaming service blaxploitation 45 debate biography hist latino 1990s Awards international godzilla facebook TV movies Set visit space children's TV E! target Emmys book adaptation jamie lee curtis indie dexter Comic Book History Apple TV+ cars spanish language Image Comics Opinion movies canceled cancelled TV series Apple TV Plus Box Office streaming movies AMC Musicals TV renewals telelvision laika Women's History Month Pirates Oscars Shondaland chucky Black Mirror ABC Family YouTube Premium comedies vampires El Rey robots Rom-Com science fiction criterion Sony Pictures VICE Action Lifetime Christmas movies CNN ViacomCBS ID Watching Series reviews what to watch golden globes worst movies ABC Signature San Diego Comic-Con 2019 basketball Columbia Pictures Marvel New York Comic Con TCA Winter 2020 The Witch hispanic GIFs video PlayStation heist movie Tubi all-time japanese DC streaming service Certified Fresh christmas movies Emmy Nominations Tokyo Olympics Stephen King Sci-Fi psycho 007 Black History Month action-comedy cartoon A&E Funimation justice league CW Seed joker MTV Biopics Amazon Studios child's play docuseries Creative Arts Emmys rt archives Netflix Christmas movies screenings Amazon finale National Geographic Endgame TNT Holidays Rock breaking bad Music PBS 72 Emmy Awards hidden camera comic book movies TIFF Interview foreign 2016 Mindy Kaling First Reviews Bravo Extras nbcuniversal new zealand directors Infographic Cosplay DGA TLC TCM james bond superman See It Skip It Mary Poppins Returns remakes strong female leads mockumentary BET trailers stand-up comedy green book thriller Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt The Walt Disney Company aliens Peacock Grammys festivals hollywood Avengers dc Marvel Television new york adventure nature concert FXX Premiere Dates Brie Larson political drama festival Chilling Adventures of Sabrina VH1 Sundance Now Awards Tour Britbox king arthur BBC universal monsters slashers boxing comic books Valentine's Day cinemax TCA Marvel Studios adenture quibi Comic-Con@Home 2021 cancelled Showtime social media obituary Character Guide reboot Anna Paquin 2017 Ellie Kemper emmy awards A24 docudrama Drama SundanceTV natural history Alien batman fast and furious aapi Pride Month Adult Swim Hallmark Christmas movies FX serial killer Legendary Esquire Mystery Netflix young adult LGBT Cartoon Network E3 Amazon Prime Video archives Podcast diversity game of thrones Paramount Plus Martial Arts scary movies south america 93rd Oscars NBA award winner Ovation name the review Star Trek football supernatural YouTube Red Dark Horse Comics CBS All Access a nightmare on elm street HBO Go cooking ratings rt labs critics edition Country anime canceled TV shows The Arrangement Tumblr classics blockbusters TV historical drama dark cults comic book movie Captain marvel Polls and Games Pop TV TV One The Purge animated franchise Heroines Arrowverse Holiday Video Games The Walking Dead Song of Ice and Fire doctor who Disney Channel zero dark thirty singing competition japan Superheroe Cannes news Toys Vudu composers BAFTA Star Wars anthology Red Carpet biopic WarnerMedia FX on Hulu spinoff Pixar venice Film Festival book rom-coms Hulu NYCC TCA 2017 comics adaptation casting Travel Channel cancelled television popular Lucasfilm Food Network richard e. Grant Pop IFC Films The Academy scorecard saw transformers Chernobyl Turner Classic Movies comic marvel comics Paramount Network DirecTV 73rd Emmy Awards spy thriller elevated horror Animation Television Critics Association live action 2020 CMT Trailer critic resources mutant dramedy GLAAD Summer lord of the rings 99% crime thriller nfl toronto 24 frames travel Film Photos disaster sag awards sitcom Nickelodeon legend zombie Turner Winners king kong superhero Schedule blockbuster miniseries FOX Reality Competition SDCC documentary streaming The CW twilight halloween tv Sneak Peek psychological thriller medical drama WGN Apple Baby Yoda TBS stoner TruTV BET Awards Thanksgiving Year in Review stop motion based on movie black boxoffice posters RT21 marvel cinematic universe 71st Emmy Awards Winter TV Comedy deadpool Crunchyroll romantic comedy crime Super Bowl DC Comics die hard parents Warner Bros. know your critic gangster Fox Searchlight NBC royal family dragons wonder woman Syfy razzies Calendar comiccon discovery slasher First Look Quiz war sequel unscripted IFC australia 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Trophy Talk 4/20 kong mission: impossible USA Network 2015 Western olympics Christmas Nat Geo 20th Century Fox Horror Sundance TV harry potter 90s asian-american halloween free movies scene in color TCA Awards feel good RT History binge Epix Disney Plus romance mcc YA Lionsgate Tarantino critics Kids & Family politics rotten movies we love talk show rotten Lifetime GoT Disney Reality Television Academy Musical OWN Comedy Central BBC America ABC tv talk golden globe awards Superheroes 2021 screen actors guild cops 2018 Mudbound Discovery Channel toy story sequels Spectrum Originals Mary Tyler Moore Best and Worst Shudder cancelled TV shows technology new star wars movies Fox News independent Spike spanish Acorn TV APB Nominations MSNBC DC Universe