Thursday, May 26, 2022

TV Bits: ‘Luke Cage’ S2 Trailer; Cory Hardrict to ‘The Outpost’, Yvette Nicole Brown in ‘Love & Oatmeal’

Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Cory Hardrict, Yvette Nicole Brown
Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Cory Hardrict, Yvette Nicole Brown

*Netflix dropped a new Season 2 trailer for “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” which premieres on the streamer June 22. In the clip, Missy Knight (played by Simone Missick) relearns how to fight after dealing with the loss of her arm, along with some assistance from Colleen Wing (played by Jessica Henwick).

Watch below.

In casting news, Cory Hardrict has been cast in the World War II pic “The Outpost,” joining Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom and Caleb Landry Jones, reports Variety.

Rod Lurie directs the project based on a book from CNN anchor Jake Tapper, which tells the true story of the 53 U.S. soldiers who battled a force of some 400 enemy insurgents in northeastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects, Combat Outpost Keating — located at the bottom of three steep mountains just 14 miles from the Pakistani border — faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban, putting the U.S. soldiers stationed there at significant risk. When the brass finally chose to close the base, the Taliban enemy found out and decided to make a statement.

Production in set to begin in August and is set to be in theaters before a rival project at Sony titled “Red Platoon” that chronicles the same siege.

Hardrict can be seen next in “City of Lies” opposite Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. He also appears on Season 2 of the Crackle show “The Oath.”

“Community’s” Yvette Nicole Brown and “The Middle’s” Alphonso McAuley have joined Tony winner Ben Platt in Black Label Media’s “Love & Oatmeal.”

The story centers on Scott, a 20-something aspiring writer who, in the wake of his father’s sudden death, sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he is forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

Production is set to begin in early summer under “Camp X-Ray” director Peter Sattler.

Brown is best known for her starring role as the opinionated but sweet Shirley Bennett on NBC’s “Community.” She recently appeared on ABC’s “The Mayor” and currently has a recurring role on “Mom.” Brown’s film credits include “Tropic Thunder,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” and “(500) Days of the Summer.” Brown is repped by Innovative Artists.

McAuley, who recurred on “The Middle” for five seasons, was previously on “Girlboss” and Fox’s “Breaking In.” On the film side, he has appeared in “Walk of Shame” and “Glory Road.”

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