TV Bits: ‘Good Omens’, ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Brave New World’, ‘Utopia’

/Film | 4/20/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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In this edition of TV Bits:

Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens.

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Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series.

Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood.

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Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series.

John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia.

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Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman‘s Good Omens is coming to Amazon as a new series, and a new behind-the-scenes look highlights how crazy the show is going to be. “It’s quite possibly even madder than you imagine,” Gaiman says in this video. The video also showcases the big cast – David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson and Nick Offerman. There’s something for everyone here in this story of the apocalypse. Good Omens premieres May 31, 2019.

Oklahoma!, the 1943 Broadway musical that was also turned into a film in 1955, is becoming a TV series…somehow. Deadline reports John Lee Hancock and Bekah Brunstetter are writing a new present-day adaptation for Skydance Television. The show will “be set in America’s heartland and include music by the legendary team of Rodgers & Hammerstein as well new tunes as it is reimagined for a contemporary audience.” The original musical was set in 1906. Musical TV shows aren’t common, but they’re not unheard of, either. Cop Rock was famous, or perhaps infamous, as a musical series. And the musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend earned rave reviews and attracted a passionate fanbase. Will that same thing happen with Oklahoma? Who knows. The original musical tells the story of “farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain and the sinister farmhand Jud Fry.”

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The Deadwood movie is finally happening, and almost the entire original cast is back. But according to star Timothy Olyphant, it wasn’t an...
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