TVLine Items: Legends Vet to Benoist Series, Orphan Black Casting and More

Tala Ashe trades Legends on the Waverider for The girls on the bus.

The Legends of Tomorrow vet joined fellow Arrowverse alum Melissa Benoist (Super Girl) in the aforementioned HBO Max series, which tells the story of four female journalists who follow every move of the parade of flawed presidential candidates while finding friendship, love and scandal along the way. The comedy-drama is inspired by a chapter in Amy Chozik’s 2018 novel. Pursuing Hillarywhich is based on the author’s time covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as a political reporter.

According to our sister site’s Deadline, Ashe will re-emerge as an unconventional but approachable progressive who is one of the reporter’s clear favorites in the presidential race. Additionally, Griffin Dunn (This is us) joined the recurring ensemble, which also includes recently cast Scott Foley (Scandal), while Brandon Scott (13 Reasons Why, Dead to Me) is selected as a regular series.

Chozik and Julie Plec developed the series and will executive produce alongside showrunner Rina Mimun, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Productions.

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* Keeley Hawes (It’s a sin, bodyguard) joined the cast of Orphan Black: Echoesthe new series, which takes place in the world of Orphan Black and will debut in 2023.

* Trying has been renewed for Season 4 on Apple TV+, ahead of the comedy’s third season finale on Friday, September 2.

* Netflix released a trailer for Thai Cave Rescue, a six-episode limited series inspired by “the incredible true story of a Thai youth soccer team who became trapped in one of the most dangerous cave systems on Earth.” It premieres on Thursday, September 22.

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