Country music? Done. Oscar-nominated films? Done. Next, Tim McGraw is taking on the small screen.
Based on Christopher Cook’s 2000 novel, Robbers follows two ex-cons on a crime spree across Texas. McGraw will play Ray Bob, one of the drifters, who is described as the “worst of the worst.”
McGraw is a newcomer to TV, but his film credits include The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, Country Strong and the upcoming George Clooney flick Tomorrowland.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* TNT has pushed the Season 2 premiere of Sean Bean’s Legends to the fall, at which time The Librarians will also return and Agent X will debut. In turn, the new period drama Public Morals will now premiere Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 10/9c (eight days later than originally announced).
* PlayStation has renewed its comic-book drama Powers for a second season, to debut in 2016, per The Hollywood Reporter.
* C. Thomas Howell (Southland) and Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy) will guest-star on Stitchers, ABC Family’s upcoming procedural drama about Kirsten, a young woman who helps a covert government agency solve murders by getting “stitched” into the minds of the deceased. Howell will recur as Daniel, a mysterious person from Kirsten’s past, and Rollins will play Barbiero, a security expert who is pushed to extreme measures.
* BBC America’s upcoming miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — which follows two magicians during the Napoleonic Wars — will debut Saturday, June 13, at 10/9c.