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TNT Gives Ridley Scott an Entire Night for Sci-Fi, Casts ‘Hamilton’s’ Daveed Diggs in ‘Snowpiercer’

Upfronts 2017: Drama network also greenlights non-fiction shows from Michael Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker/Morgan Spurlock

TNT greenlit two new non-fiction series on Wednesday, in addition to the Turner drama network announcing it will hand Ridley Scott (pictured above) an entire night for some sci-fi programming.

Initial plans for the evening from the guy behind “The Martian” are for it to serve as a showcase for hour-long series and short-form programs, among other formats.

Here are TNT’s new docuseries:

  • “Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse” from Oscar and Emmy winner Michael Moore
  • “Who Run the World?” from Sarah Jessica Parker, Morgan Spurlock and Refinery29

On the development front, the “Last Ship” home has ordered a pilot for “Highland,” a scripted drama written by Liz Sarnoff and starring actress-comedian Margaret Cho.

TNT also revealed this morning that Daveed Diggs, who earned a Tony for the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” will star in the network’s drama pilot “Snowpiercer,” which will be directed by “Doctor Strange’s” Scott Derrickson.

Click here to read about sister network TBS’ announcements from the morning of Turner’s upfront event.