Fanatic Feed: Doogie Howser Reboot Finds Its Lead, Sopranos Movie Delayed, and More!

Here is a wrap-up of all of the information it’s essential to know from Thursday, January 2021.

The forthcoming female-led reboot of Doogie Howser has discovered its lead in Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack).

The collection is titled Doogie Kameāloha, M.D., and is a female-led reimagining of the traditional ABC medical dramedy, the streamer introduced Thursday.

The streamer additionally dropped the logline:

Set in modern-day Hawaii, the 10-episode comedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, a blended race 16-year-old woman, juggling a budding medical profession and life as a youngster.

Guiding Lahela (and additionally complicating issues) is her household, together with her spit-fire Irish mom who’s additionally her supervisor on the hospital, and her ‘Local Boy’ father struggling to just accept that his daughter is not his little woman.

The unique Doogie Howser starred Neil Patrick Harris, and aired on ABC from 1989 to 1993.

The remainder of the cast will probably be introduced at a later date.

Over at Netflix, the streamer has dropped the full-length trailer for its Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke drama collection, Firefly Lane.

The two TV veterans star as finest mates, who take care of no matter life throws at them.

“The best love story of all might be between mates. When unlikely duo Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) meet at age fourteen, they could not be extra totally different,” reads the official logline of the collection, which relies on the e-book collection from Kristin Hannah.

“Tully is the brash and daring woman you’ll be able to’t ignore, whereas Kate is the mousy shy woman you by no means discover. But when a tragedy brings them collectively, they’re bonded for all times — eternally inseparable finest mates.”

“Together they expertise thirty years of ups and downs — triumphs and disappointments, heartbreak and pleasure, and a love triangle that strains their friendship.”

“One goes on to fabulous wealth and fame, the opposite chooses marriage and motherhood — however by means of the a long time, their bond stays — till it faces the final word check.”

Creator Maggie Friedman serves as showrunner and government producer together with government producers, Peter O’Fallon, Katherine Heigl, Shawn Williamson, and Lee Rose.

The cast additionally consists of Ali Skovbye (When Calls the Heart) and Roan Curtis (The Magicians) as younger variations of Tully and Kate, plus Ben Lawson (Doubt), Yael Yurman (The Man within the High Castle), and Beau Garrett (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce).

The trailer actually offers us a glimpse on the BFFs by means of the years as they transfer on to new chapters, however their friendship turns into strained at some factors.

Elsewhere, The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark has been pushed again from a March 12 big-screen launch to Sept. 24, per Variety.

The film can also be slated to debut on HBO Max the identical day it hits theaters, following within the footsteps of Wonder Woman: 1984.

The superhero film launched on HBO Max December 25 concurrently with theaters to provide followers extra choices on tips on how to navigate watching films in these pandemic-filled occasions.

The flick stars Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Berntha,l Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga.

Finally, Lifetime is headed again to the world of V.C. Andrews.

The four-movie occasion collection V.C. Andrews’ The Landry Family is about to air on Lifetime over two weekends, Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, and then on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 (starting at 8/7c every night time).

Starring within the films are Kristian Alfonso (Days of our Lives), Marilu Henner (Taxi), Richard Harmon (The 100), Jennifer Laporte (V.C. Andrews’ Web of Dreams), and Evan Roderick (Spinning Out).

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.



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