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Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions Hires Lorraine Sullivan To Develop French & European Projects

Lorraine SullivanBig Light Productions is adding to their executive ranks. The independent production company set up by former The X-Files writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz has hired European TV executive Lorraine Sullivan, TVWise has learned. She will be responsible for developing French and European television, film and documentary projects for the London based indie.

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Eyes J.K. Rowling’s New BBC Series ‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’

HBOEXCLUSIVE: HBO is set to re-team with the BBC for a new J.K. Rowling drama. Sources tell TVWise that the premium cable network is circling BBC One's The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, based on the Harry Potter author's Cormoran Strike novel series (published under the pen name Robert Galbraith), with plans to board as a co-producer.

TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Renewed For Fifth Season

Major Crimes S4TNT is far from done with Captain Sharon Raydor and the detectives of the Major Crimes Division. The Turner owned cable network has renewed their hit series Major Crimes for a fifth season, to air in 2016. While a final episode order has not been set, sources tell TVWise that the initial order is for 15 episodes.

Netflix’s Marvel Series ‘Luke Cage’ Adds Sonia Braga

Sonia BragaSonia Braga (Royal Pains) has been tapped for a series regular role in Netflix's upcoming Marvel series Luke Cage, TVWise has learned. Braga, who most recently had a starring role in the NBC pilot The Curse Of The Fuentes Women which did not go to series, will play Soledad Temple, Claire Temple's (Rosario Dawson) mother.
Taboo Cast

Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce & More Join BBC One/FX Co-Production ‘Taboo’

BBC One and FX have set the cast for their upcoming co-production Taboo. Michael Kelly (House Of Cards), Oona Chaplin (The Crimson Field), Jonathan Pryce (Game Of Thrones) and David Hayman (Macbeth) have signed on for co-starring roles opposite Tom Hardy (Peaky Blinders) in the eight period drama from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, TVWise has learned.