Category Archives: Pick-Ups
The Lonely Island boys have a new late night sketch series at Fox and CW orders in bulk with five new shows at the end of last week, while other nets look to add diversity behind the camera. Plus, our recap of the latest developments in this year’s pilot season.
Amazon has signed a multi-year and multimillion dollar deal with Mattel’s American Girl to adapt specials from the popular dolls and books for Amazon Prime. They also have the option to produce full-fledged series of the stories as well.
Another piece of childhood nostalgia is getting a reboot from Hollywood, this time in the form of popular toy Stretch Amstrong in a new series for Netflix. The animated/comedy show is set to bow in 2017.
The series is the eighth freshmen series to get an additional episode order, proving that the network has faith in the Muppet brand. Looks like Kermit and crew are here to stay.
Hannibal series helmer Bryan Fuller to produce a weekly anthology for NBC based on the 1980s series from Steven Spielberg.
Rogen announced the news on Twitter today, confirming that the network will air the series in 2016. AMC has not released any official confirmation, but sources are saying that its a done deal.
While details are scarce, the series will be set in the present and focus on the residents of Crystal Lake as they are forced to confront the return of the infamous killer, as more secrets of his origins surface.
The limited series of The Stand will conclude with a theatrical feature, but will all be shot in one massive production expected to begin early 2016. Sources confirm that casting is already underway, with several A-lists stars in the mix to lead the epic ensemble tale.
The series will take place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 accompanying short “Tangled Ever After”, and will follow Rapunzel re-acquainting herself with her parents and taking the time to know the people that inhabit her kingdom.
HBO has ordered two seasons of the comedy that follows the animals that inhabit NYC. Although they are not human, their struggles and observations are closer to ours than we think.
The series was previously titled “Patient Zero”. It looks at how society acts in the wake of a global life threatening epidemic.
Miller has written the HBO pilot with Josh Martin and Ryan McNeely, who will also direct. Moby, Ed Helms and Johnny Knoxville are among the celebrities that will appear in the first episode.
The stars are joined by Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Tambor, JB Smoove, Robert Patrick, , Stephen Root, Kevin Michael Richardson and Katy Mixon in the story following the adventures of two female bandits in a futuristic, postapocalyptic America.
The independent sci-fi adventure film was written by Jon Wright and Mark Stay, with Wright in the director’s chair. The two are behind the series, which follows a group of survivors following the invasion of Earth by alien robots.
The pilot episode was written by Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of the hit Cinemax original series “Banshee”. Created as a passion project by Lee himself, the series has never been published or produced until now.
The voice cast is comprised of Brittany Snow, Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Natasha Leggero, Nasim Pedrad, John Roberts, Jameeliah Garrett and Jessica Lowe. Schaal and Jason Micallef are executive producers on the project.
The series has been described as a comedic “X-Files”, and follows the mis-adventures of a group of alien abductees. Greg Daniels, executive producer and writer for the NBC hit comedy series “The Office”, is set as executive produce.
Peck will play Stamos’ surprise son, an unemployed techie with a two-year-old daughter, who is the result of a one night stand. The comedy is a single camera format.
Lowe plays Stewart Sanderson, an actor that loses his career. He returns home to join his brother Dean, played by Savage, at the family law firm. The format of the series is single-camera half hour comedy.
The series will star Brandon Routh, Cierra Renee, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz and Franz Drameh. It has been described as a superhero team-up show.
The season will consist of ten episodes. Tandem Productions is set to produce. The story follows a London man that is thrown back into a dangerous life when his outlaw brother comes around.
Supergirl, an adaptation of the DC comics character, follows Kara Zor-El, born on Krypton, but now lives a sheltered life on earth, keeping her incredible powers a secret. But now at age 24, she decides to don the cape and family symbol, using her unbelievable abilities to fight crime and save the world.
Based on an idea by Fincher, the story follows an ambitious filmmaker named Robby, who drops out of college to travel to Hollywood and make a sci-fi film. However, his dreams don’t go exactly as planned when he starts out as an assistant at a music video company.
The project will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. Described as an adult “Harry Potter”, the story follows a grad student that finds a secret upstate New York school for magic called Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy.
Singleton co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Amadio. The story follows three men caught up in the new world of the crack cocaine epidemic in LA in 1981.
HBO has picked up “Brothers In Atlanta”. Riddle and Bashir are known for their work on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as writers and comedians. Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer, with Jeff Field, Doug Griffin and Anna Dokoza producing. Ride Along director Tim Story has directed the pilot.