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The eight-episode limited series will tackle the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.
The original film’s screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are behind the reboot, with Brill writing the pilot script.
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi will serve as executive producers on this reboot of their own cult hit movie.
21st Century Fox Global Inclusion announced the eight participants in its seventh annual Fox Writers Lab.
Sources say the writer/producer, who wrote the pilot episode, left the show due to creative differences.
Sarah Baker, Emily Osment and others have signed on to round out the cast of the Hollywood-set comedy.
Grown-ish has been renewed for a second season on Freeform.
The network also set a March 29 premiere date for new mermaid drama Siren and April 4 for Season 2 of Bella Thorne drama Famous in Love.
The new take on the sibling drama hails from original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and Sony Pictures TV, and this time the Salingers become the Mexican-American Buendias.
The supernatural cop drama from Flightplan writer Peter Dowling follows LAPD officer Steven “Coop” Cooper, who must relive his past life as he hunts down a mass murderer.
Endeavor Content has purchased the rights to Wolff’s book and will shop it to studios and networks.
Apple has picked up its first scripted comedy series featuring yet another A-list package, with Kristen Wiig set to star and Reese Witherspoon executive producing.
“I’m sure if I had done it in an origin story, you know what people would say? ‘Eh, it’s another fucking origin story,'” Salim Akil tells Tracking Board about his new CW superhero series.
“Why did we go with Waco first? Because we believe it’s a big, broad show and everybody will watch it, but we think it will still have some resonance with the Spike viewers,” added Kevin Kay, president of Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT.
“We talk about what we call the ‘white knight syndrome,’ the idea that you should save women,” Sera Gamble said regarding her new series starring Penn Badgley.
The Butcher is a supernatural murder mystery and Rob Riggle’s Jet Ski Academy stars the comedian as a fictional version of himself.
“Without giving too much away, some of the cast would have to change,” showrunner Dan Futterman told reporters.
“As you can see, we are having some trouble getting the second season underway,” Chris Albrecht said during his executive session at the Television Critics’ Association’s winter press tour.
Keanu Reeves, who starred in the film franchise which is now on its second sequel, will serve as an executive producer on the series and could guest star.
“Almost instantly after we sold the rights last April, we knew we were working with some of the finest producers television had to offer. And those producers knew that Bryan would be a perfect addition to our creative team,” Christopher Rice said.
“[Bradbury] was worried about reader’s digest, he was concerned about quick short soundbites. He thought all that was going to destroy concepts of reading, thinking, knowledge. And of course we see that now,” Ramin Bahrani said.
Chu is also behind Warner Bros’ Crazy Rich Asians, the first Asian-led studio film since The Joy Luck Club in 1993.
The original 1985 film starred Daniel Day Lewis and followed a Pakistani man and his boyfriend who ran a laundromat in London.
See marks the fourth high profile scripted series pickup for Apple, who is jumping into the premium TV pool with a huge splash.
“I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho’s epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.
“The door is open for anything,” executive producr David S. Goyer said.
“When we were prepping the episode, I realized I was not the guy to write this. So I called Jeffrey Sellers, and and I was like, you know I would love to get someone to write this. And I was saying, ‘somebody like Lin-Manuel Miranda,'” Jason Katims told Tracking Board.
“Half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t. So it’s just realistic,” the star and executive producer said about depicting politics on the show.