News Roundup | Lucifer’s Tom Ellis to Star in Netflix Rom-com, ‘Players’, with Gina Rodriguez and Damon Wayans Jr.; ‘The Boys’ Untitled  Spinoff Adds Jaz Sinclair and Lizzie Broadway 

Lucifer’s Lead Actor, Tom Ellis to Star in Netflix Rom-com, ‘Players’,  with Gina Rodriguez and Damon Wayans Jr.

Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Damon Wayans Jr. (Love, Guaranteed) and Tom Ellis (Lucifer) have landed roles  in a new Netflix rom-com, Players. The director of Pitch Perfect 3 and The Sleepover, Trish Sie will direct the romantic comedy.

Image via Netflix Tom Ellis, Gina Rodriguez and Damon Wayans Jr.

Rodriguez stars as a Chicago sportswriter, Mack, who has spent years planning successful hook-up “plays” with her best friend, Adam (Wayans Jr.) and their crew. But when she unexpectedly falls for one of her targets, played by Ellis, they must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps. Whit Anderson will be the scriptwriter for the rom-com and has also written for shows like Ozark and Marvel’s Daredevil. The producers are Platt and Ryan Christians for Marc Platt Productions and Ross Dinerstein for Campfire.


‘The Boys’ Untitled  Spinoff Adds Jaz Sinclair and Lizzie Broadway 

Lizzie Broadway (L) and Jaz Sinclair (R)

Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) has been cast as a lead in Amazon’s The Boys spinoff. Sinclair will play  Marie, with Lizzie Broadway playing the role of Emma as they join the cast of the superhero drama. The series is written by The Boys executive producer, Craig Rosenberg. 

Image via Amazon Studios
A picture of The Seven from the original series

The original series of The Boys follows the story of two groups; The Seven, Vought’s superhero team against some vigilantes who head out to expose the dark secrets of the multi-billion dollar company. It is another angle to superhero movies; corrupt superheroes versus the powerless minority. 

The untitled The Boys Spinoff is set at America’s only college ( run by Vought International) exclusively for the Supes. It is a R-rated series that delves into the lives of hormonal competitive Supes as their physical, sexual and moral boundaries are put to test. The untitled spinoff, just like the original series, is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film. 

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