TVLine Items: Donald Sutherland Joins FX Drama, GH Vet's Exit Date and More

FX is placing their Trust in Donald Sutherland.

The prolific actor will star in FX’s 10-episode limited series Trust as J. Paul Getty, patriarch of the Getty family oil dynasty. Sutherland’s character is described as a mysterious and contradictory man, but is most notably famous for negotiating the release of his ransomed grandson.

Set in 1973, Getty’s grandson, John Paul Getty III, is kidnapped and held for ransom by the Mafia while visiting Rome. The show follows the struggle of Paul Getty at the hands of his bewildered captors. (The Italian police believe the kidnapping is a prank, and with both Paul Getty’s dad and grandfather involved with their own problems, his mother is left as negotiator to the desperate captors.)

Sutherland’s previous TV roles include Commander in ChiefDirty Sexy Money, The Pillars of the Earth and Crossing Lines.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well… 

* General Hospital vet Jane Elliot will make her last appearance as Tracy Quartermaine on Thursday, May 4, according to tweets from the ABC sudser. The daytime icon will have “a month-long story” arc that chronicles her “last escapade” on the show, starting today. Elliot won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1981.

* Amazon has ordered The Forgotten Army, a series revolving around the true story of Indian nationalist Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army during World War II, when India was under British colonial rule, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

* CBS Television Studios has acquired the rights to Meg Gardiner’s mystery novel UNSUB, inspired by the unsolved case of the Zodiac Killer, to be adapted for television, according to our sister site Deadline.

* A new trailer for Season 2 of TNT’s Animal Kingdom has been unveiled, as first shared by EW.com. The new season will premiere on Tuesday, May 30. Check out the trailer below:

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10 Comments
  1. Yolanda says:

    Great! I hope they can get Sarah Michelle Gellar to play Abigail Harris. It’s such a baity role.

  2. Tomm Huntre says:

    Jane Elliot is, rightfully, a daytime icon! She has been on so many daytime shows! She is one of the rare actresses I’ve followed from show to show over the years. Good for her, choosing the timing of her own exit. And good for GH for keeping her upfront for that exit.

    Good luck and God bless, Jane!!

    • MMD says:

      Couldn’t agree more. I haven’t watched GH in decades but when I caught a glimpse she was always chewing up the scenery, the last couple of times with Tony Geary.

      I also wish Jane good luck and God bless!

    • jp says:

      I agree. She will be missed. I’ve watched GH since the 60’s when I was a kid. I remember a story from the 70’s where The Donny and Marie show had the sound stage next to GH. Donny and Marie used to do some ice skating sequences and Jane used to go over there and ice skate!

  3. Billy meacham says:

    Can’t wait for animal kingdom to come back!!!

  4. LT says:

    Losing Jane Elliot in daytime is going to leave a HUGE hole in my heart. What a dynamic woman!

  5. courtney says:

    The Quartermaines won’t be the same without Jane Elliot as Tracy. I am so excited to watch her final hurrah.

  6. kirads09 says:

    Donald Sutherland still brings his A game (see Crossing Lines). I will watch this. It never ceases to stun me as Kiefer gets older, he looks more and more like dad.

  7. Janet says:

    I was interested in the GH article on Jane Elliott leaving. I love GH!! Also great news about Major Crimes being renewed.