Category Archives: Attachments (TV)

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Angela Lansbury in Talks to Join BBC’s “Little Women,” Continuing Our Love of Classic Novel Adaptations

Angela Lansbury ExcerptBBC One and PBS’ Masterpiece are developing an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and Angela Lansbury is in talks to join as Aunt March.

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Riley Keough Joins Al Pacino in HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie

Riley Keough ExcerptIt Comes at Night star Riley Keough has been tapped to join Al Pacino in HBO’s upcoming movie about Joe Paterno and the Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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“Supernatural” Sets Backdoor Pilot for “Wayward Sisters”

Long-running CW series “Supernatural” has a new spinoff in the works via a backdoor pilot in the season 13. The potential series, “Wayward Sisters”, would star Kim Rhodes from the original series as Sheriff Jody Mills.

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Netflix Taps Tony Danza to Headline Series “The Good Cop”

Tony Danza ExcerptStreaming giant Netflix is in the works on new series “The Good Cop” with television veteran Tony Danza set to star. “Monk” creator Andy Breckman will serve as showrunner and will executive produce with Randy Zisk and Howard Klein.

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Glenn Close to Headline Zombie Comedy for Amazon

Damages star Glenn Close is set to topline Sea Oak, a zombie-centric comedy series from Amazon that was picked up to series earlier this year. The project was penned by George Saunders and is executive produced Affiliated Pictures’ Jonathan Krauss.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Michiel Huisman Boards “The Haunting of Hill House” at Netflix

michiel huisman excerptStreaming network Netflix has tapped Michiel Huisman to join upcoming drama The House of Haunting Hill. The series is a reboot of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel which was previously adapted into films in 1963 and 1999.

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Sandra Oh Returns to TV with Starring Role in “Killing Eve” from “Fleabag” Creator

Sandra Oh ExcerptAfter departing the Shonda Rhimes medical drama Grey’s Anatomy two years ago, Sandra Oh is returning to the small screen with a starring role in Killing Eve, a new thriller series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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Tala Ashe Boards the Waverider Crew as “Legends of Tomorrow” Adds Muslim American Hero

tala ashe excerptThe CW continues to add diversity to its primetime lineup as it has cast Tala Ashe in the role of Zari Adrianna Tomaz for season three of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The character is a Muslim American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions.

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Julia Roberts Circling “Homecoming” TV Series from “Mr. Robot” Creator Sam Esmail

julia roberts excerptOscar-winner Julia Roberts is in talks to headline Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The project hails from Universal Cable Productions and is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which debuted last November.

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Al Pacino Tapped to Play Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson HBO Movie

attends the UK Premiere of "Danny Collins" on May 18, 2015 in London, England.Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is continuing his working relationship with HBO and is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled movie from Barry Levinson. Paterno, who was regarded as the best coach in college football history, made headlines in 2011 when he became embroiled in Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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Paul Dano Set For Ben Stiller TV Series “Escape at Dannemoro” With Benicio Del Toro

dano-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.

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Julia Roberts Teaming with HBO for Limited Series “Today Will Be Different”

Julia Roberts ExcerptAn adaptation of Maria Semple’s New York Times Bestseller novel Today Will Be Different has landed at HBO with Julia Roberts attached to star and produce. The project is in development at Annapurna Television.

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Kevin Hart, “Get Hard” Co-Star T.I. Team for Music Biz Comedy “The Studio” at Showtime

Kevin Hart T.I. The Studio ShowtimeWritten by Aeysha Carr and produced by Lionsgate TV, The Studio will chronicle the everyday (and every night) antics that take place inside a music recording studio, where people work unusual hours in an unorthodox office environment.

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T.J. Miller Exiting HBO’s “Silicon Valley” as the “Deadpool” Star’s Movie Career Takes Off

TJ Miller Exits Silicon ValleyHBO recently renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season, but Miller won’t be coming back with the rest of the gang. We’ll certainly be said to see him go, but the rest of that ensemble cast is so funny, they should have no problem picking up the slack.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Developing Typhoid Miniseries “Fever” for BBC America

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptThe star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss has picked her next small-screen project: an adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s 1999 novel Fever, which she will star in and executive produce.

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Hugh Grant Returns to Television as Disgraced Politician in “A Very English Scandal”

Hugh Grant ExcerptBritish actor Hugh Grant is returning to the small screen for the first time since 1993 to star in A Very English Scandal, reuniting him with Florence Foster Jenkins director Stephen Frears.

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“Get Out” Director Jordan Peele to Produce HBO Series “Lovecraft Country” with J.J. Abrams

Jordan Peele ExcerptStill riding the high from the success of his directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, Jordan Peele is set to executive produce the new HBO series Lovecraft Country, which has been given a straight-to-series order.

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Angela Bassett Set to Star in Ryan Murphy Procedural Drama “911” at Fox

angela-bassett-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.

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Animated “Deadpool” Series Coming Soon from Donald Glover, His Brother Stephen, and Marvel TV

Donald Glover DeadpoolDonald Glover’s impressive juggling of Atlanta and Deadpool for FX (not to mention thriving film and music careers) mirrors that of Noah Hawley, who created Fargo for the network before launching the comic book adaptation Legion to great success.

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Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette Eyed to Star in Ben Stiller’s Limited Showtime Series “Escape at Clinton Correctional” (Exclusive)

Clinton Correctional ShowtimeThe Tracking Board hears that Benicio del Toro is in negotiations to star opposite fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette in Escape at Clinton Correctional, an eight-episode limited series about the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York that Ben Stiller will direct for Showtime.

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Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum Teaming for Comedy Series at Amazon

Jeff Goldblum ExcerptVeteran actors Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum are teaming up for an untitled half-hour comedy series in development at Amazon Studios. The comedy comes from Imagine Television and was created by Tim Long.

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“Black Mirror” Recruits “American Gods,” “Twilight” Director David Slade for Season 4 Episode

David Slade Black MirrorSlade is the gifted stylist who directed Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night before landing a job directing the blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Since then, he has focused his attention on television, directing episodes of Breaking Bad, Powers, Hannibal and the new Starz series American Gods.

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HBO Developing “Wag the Dog” TV Series with Barry Levinson and Robert de Niro

Wag the Dog ExcerptThe 1997 political satire Wag the Dog is getting the television treatment from HBO, with original director Barry Levinson and star Robert de Niro returning for this small-screen adaptation. Rajiv Joseph is on board to adapt and executive produce.

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“La La Land” Director Damien Chazelle to Helm Musical TV Drama “The Eddy”

Damien Chazelle ExcerptHot off winning Best Director at the Oscars for La La Land, Damien Chazelle is attached to direct The Eddy, a new TV musical drama set in modern-day Paris. Jack Thorne will write the project.

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Hilary Swank Set For Danny Boyle FX Limited Series “Trust”

swank-excerptAcademy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank is taking her talent to television. She is set to join Donald Sutherland in FX’s 10-episode limited series Trust from the Oscar-winning trio of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson.

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Team for Vietnam War Miniseries “Hue 1968”

Michael Mann Michael De Luca Hue 1968Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden has spent the past five years working on the book, which will be published June 6. It examines the Tet Offensive, which was the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and features characters on all sides of the conflict.

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Queen Latifah to Topline Flint Water Crisis Movie at Lifetime

queen latifah excerptLifetime original movie Flint has tapped Queen Latifa, Betsy Brandt, Jill Scott, and Marin Ireland to star. The project from Sony Pictures TV will also be executive produced by Latifah.

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Donald Sutherland to Play Tycoon J. Paul Getty in Danny Boyle’s FX Series “Trust”

Donald Sutherland ExcerptVeteran actor Donald Sutherland has been tapped to star in the upcoming FX anthology series Trust from filmmaker Danny Boyle, with production set to begin in June in London and Rome.

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John Cleese to Headline BBC Sitcom for First Time Since “Fawlty Towers”

john cleeseFor the first time since the end of Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will star in a BBC sitcom. The project, Edith, stars Alison Steadman in the title role of the six-part series on BBC One.

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