Fanatic Feed: Legacies and Manifest Get New Cast Members, Big Mouth Premiere Date, and More!


Here is a wrap-up of all the news you need to know from Wednesday, August 21 2019. 

Legacies is adding another new addition to its ranks for Season 2. 

Deadline is reporting that The Fosters veteran Bianca Santos has been added in a recurring capacity. 

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She will play a “sharp-tongued and flirtatious” Mystic Falls High School student named Maya. 

She will be the daughter of the new Sheriff in town, who goes by the name of Mac. There’s no telling what became of Matt Donovan, but given that he’s survived every deadly scenario in Mystic Falls, he may be off taking some much-needed respite. 

Related: Legacies Adds Thomas Doherty 

Maya also has a brother named Ethan, so there’s that. 

The good news here is that it sounds like we’ll be spending more time in the town as opposed to just the high school setting. 

Alexis Denisof and Thomas Doherty were previously added to the Season 2 cast. 

In other casting news, Manifest is adding some new faces to its sophomore run. 

Deadline has revealed that Yasha Jackson (Blue Bloods) has joined the cast as Suzanne, the ex-girlfriend of Ben Stone. 

Yes, really. So, we should probably expect some relationship drama thrown in. 

One of the biggest complaints about Manifest Season 1 was the relationship drama. 

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The other new addition is Garrett Wareing (BH90210), whol will play TJ, a college freshman. 

He was a passenger on the ill-fated Flight 828. Sounds intriguing. 

Related: Big Mouth Scores Two-Season Renewal

Manifest is slated to return to the air in 2020. 

Over in the land of Netflix, a return date for Big Mouth has been set. 

The wildy popular comedy series will return to the air for Season 3 on October 4.

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Big Mouth is a half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg about the glorious nightmare that is teenage puberty. Comedian John Mulaney lends his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll (who serves as co-creator, executive producer) voices many including best friend Nick.

Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein are among those who lend their voice to the series.

Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are all creators and executive producers on the series.  

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The series recently scored a three-season renewal, keeping it on the air through its sixth season. 

Over in the premium cable world of Starz, Shining Vale, a new half-hour horror-comedy has landed a pilot order. 

Deadline first reported the news

Written by Sharon Horgan and  Jeff Astrof, Shining Vale is a about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town, but the new house has had some crazy things happen in it. 

“No one seems to notice except for Pat, the mom, who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed — turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same,” per the logline. 

“Everyone has their demons — but are Pat’s real? Or is this the portrait of a typical family torn apart by mental illness.”

What are your thoughts on this news?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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