Newsbites 25 Nov – Supergirl, New dramas Fated, Soul Patrol

Episode 13 of Supergirl’s first season will feature a young Superman, as yet uncast, in a series of flashbacks aiming to show the strong bond that lies between Kara and Clark.

NBC have a new hour long drama in development. Called Fated and from the pen of Jessica Mecklenburg (Resurrection) is follows a sex scandal that threatens to unravel at a top Texas University.

The other half of the Drake and Josh Nickelodeon double act Drake Bell will guest on an upcoming ep of Grandfathered, the series which stars his former co-star Josh Peck of course. The duo will be sharing scenes on the episode too.

HBO have a new series in the works called Bastards, it’s based on the Israeli series Nevelot and is about two ageing Vietnam Vets who get caught up in something they weren’t expecting when they make a stand against the youth of today.

CBS have a crime drama in development called Soul Patrol from producer Aaron Kaplan. It’s set in the early 1970s and focuses on a task force made up entirely of African-American cops.

Kevin Bacon is rumoured to part of the team working on a TV series revival of the movie franchise Tremors (which Bacon starred in). Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions are working on a series version. There was a previous short lived (13 episode) tv series made in 2003.

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