Morning Briefing: 14 March 2014

Killer cast building for HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll drama

The cast for HBO’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll drama being created by Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger is picking up some great names despite not being officially given the green light yet (how could it not?!).  Olivia Wilde will co-star opposite Bobby Cannavale in the drama set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Cannavale) who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Richie is undergoing a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision.

SyFy returning to space

While the b-movies like Sharnado have done well for SyFy as of late, the cable channel is looking to return to its roots in the attempt to find the next Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. More Stargate I say!

Netflix picks up 3 new original series

It seems children’s content is definitely not being overlooked by the streaming services as Netflix pick up 3 new series from Dreamworks Animation. King Julien (Penguins of Madagascar), Puss in Boots (Shrek), and Veggie Tales in the House as well as new episodes from Turbo FAST.

Subscribe to our mailing list

About the author

Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
More from this author »