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TVLine Items: John Boyega in Book of Eli Prequel, Bon Jovi Docuseries and More

John Boyega will step into Denzel Washington’s shoes for a TV series based on The Book of Eli.

The 2010 movie starred Washington as Eli, a nomad making his way across America 30 years after a nuclear catastrophe. During his travels, Eli must protect a book that is the key to humanity’s survival.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Star Wars franchise vet Boyega will play a younger version of Washington’s character in the prequel series, which is said to be set 30 years before the film’s story.

The project, created/penned by The Book of Eli movie writer Gary Whitta, does not yet have an outlet attached.

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* Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, a four-part docuseries with full cooperation from all past and present members of the band, will debut Friday, April 26, on Hulu.

* Justine Lupe (Succession) and Timothy Simons (Veep) have joined Erin Foster’s untitled Netflix comedy, starring Kristen Bell and Adam Brody, our sister site Variety reports.

* The Hulu limited series We Were the Lucky Ones, based on the true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive and reunite, will premiere Thursday, March 28 with its first three episodes, followed by weekly installments.

* Jaylen Barron (Blindspotting) has joined the FX anthology American Sports Story as Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancée of NFL player Aaron Hernandez (played by Josh Andrés Rivera), per Deadline.

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