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Details being kept under wraps. Described as a female-driven epic in the vein of Braveheart that’s based on a massive IP.
Blindspot taps MMA fight Ronda Rousey in guest starring role and Tim Robbins is returning to television has he lands the lead role in Alan Ball’s family drama on HBO.
American distiller and businessman Jack Daniel is getting the small screen treatment as WGN America is in the works on Blood and Whiskey. The drama is based on the life of Daniel and will star Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.
Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson, and Matthew Porter have teamed up to create Penchant Entertainment. Their inaugural project is The Scrawl written by Zach Crawly and executive produced by the Oscar-nominated writer Eric Heisserer.
Warner Bros. dropped a new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer today that brings great tunes but loses much of Guy Ritchie’s style from the one released last summer.
Suicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us
Television creatives have the President on their mind as the 2016 election has become the subject of a handful of scripted dramas, but while many in Hollywood look a year behind, it may have more of an impact if they instead look to what is happening today.
E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End is getting an update as Starz has joined BBC to co-produce a project adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan. The limited series will star Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman.
In the last few years, television has set a high bar for relationships whether it’s a traditional married couple, best friends, or arch rivals. In honor of the day of love, we’re highlighting fourteen of our favorite couples on television.
Streaming site Amazon has given a 10-episode order to the sci-fi series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, and Bryan Cranston. Sony Pictures is the studio.
The long-gestating Scalped at WGN America looks to be on the move as the project has cast Lily Gladstone in the first series regular role. The pilot was first ordered almost a year ago and is based on DC’s Vertigo imprint, first published in 2007.
Political drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.
Scary Movie writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have signed on to write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. The Star Wars spoof is currently in preproduction, but looking back on fandom parodies shows a perilous path ahead.
For the third year, We for She has released it’s WriteHer List. The list highlights the industry’s favorite television scripts written by women and depicting female-driven stories. This year, the list even includes one of the Launch Pad Pilot Competition’s own alums.
Netflix has set such a high bar for their Marvel series with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, and now Iron Fist is hoping to find the same level of success. With the release of the first official trailer here, how does the new hero stack up?
The highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story from Ryan Murphy, which centers on Hurricane Katrina, has added of Annette Bening in a major role. The four-time Oscar nominee is set to play Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.
An abused mother and daughter seek refuge at a seemingly safe place until they’re entrapped with a holy terror by the deadliest blizzard of the century.
Greg Berlanti has landed his fourth pilot order with Black Lightning. The series, written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, was set up at The CW after a bidding war between multiple networks.
After finding success with alternate universe drama Man in the High Castle, Amazon is hoping lightning will strike with a second alternate universe series, this one from Aaron McGruder and Will Packer. Plot details on the untitled series are currently being kept under wraps.