Category Archives: TV Deals

A place to track and report on all TV deals (Talent, Overall, First Look, etc).

“Wonder Woman” Scribe Reunites with Shondaland for Drama with “Queer as Folk” Creator

allan heinberg excerptShondaland is reuniting with The Catch showrunner and Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg for the drama Adult Behavior. The project comes under Heinberg’s overall deal with ABC Studios where he will develop new series for the studio.

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Damon Lindelof Developing “Watchmen” TV Series for HBO

Watchmen ExcerptRiding high from the success of The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof is teaming with HBO to develop an adaptation of the popular Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen for the small screen.

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“Sherlock” Writers Teaming for New “Dracula” BBC Series

Sherlock ExcerptAfter tackling Arthur Conan Doyle, the team behind the hit BBC series Sherlock are setting their sights on another classic British author: Bram Stoker.

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Feminist Graphic Novel “Brazen” in the Works as Animated Series

Graphic novel Brazen by Penelope Bagieu is headed for the small screen with Agat Films & Cie and Silex Films picking up the project for 30 episodes, each three minutes long, highlighting female figures around the world in history.

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Hit List Alum Brian Duffield & AwesomenessTV Land Pilot Order from USA for “Olive Forever”

awesomenesstvInsurgent and The Babysitter scribe Brian Duffield is reuniting with Awesomeness for the one-hour Olive Forever which has netted a pilot order from USA Network.

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Netflix Nabs CW Pilot “Insatiable” Starring Debby Ryan

debby ryan excerptAfter receiving a pass from The CW, drama pilot Insatiable has been given new life at Netflix with a series order. The project stars Disney Channel alum Debby Ryan and Dallas Roberts.

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Russo Brothers Adapting “Little Nightmares” Video Game with Henry Selick for TV

Little Nightmares ExcerptMarvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo are turning their sights to the small screen. In a competitive deal, they acquired the rights to the video game Little Nightmares and are teaming with The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick to bring the game to life on a new platform.

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Facebook Saves “Loosely Exactly Nicole” from the Chopping Block

nicole byer excerptAfter being canceled at MTV, freshman comedy series Loosely Exactly Nicole has been snagged by Facebook for their growing original video programming lineup. The social media site previously announced their focus on originals and brought in CollegeHumor’s Ricky Van Veen to be the head of global creative strategy.

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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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Adam Pally Developing Comedy Series at Hulu Based on Parody Daycare Twitter Feed

Adam Pally ExcerptStreaming service Hulu is teaming with comedy actor Adam Pally on a new series based on an interesting premise: a parody Twitter account. Specifically, the Los Feliz Daycare account run by Jason Shapiro.

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Netflix Cancels “The Get Down” After One Season, But Don’t Worry, This Cast Isn’t Going Anywhere

Get Down CastWhile today is no doubt a sad day for fans of The Get Down, they shouldn’t worry about this cast being out of work for too long. You’re going to be seeing plenty more of them on the big screen over the next few years. Let us break it down for you…

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“Hanna” Adaptation Receives Series Order from Amazon

Hanna ExcerptThe 2011 film Hanna is making a comeback — but this time for the small screen. Amazon Studios has given an adaptation of the film a series order and original co-writer David Farr will pen the script.

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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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BBC Developing “Diana & I,” TV Drama About the Death of Princess Diana

Princess Diana ExcerptBBC Two is developing Diana & I, a feature-length TV drama about the death of Princess Diana, continuing the entertainment industry’s fascinating with British Royalty, following The Crown and Charles and Diana at the center of Feud Season 2.

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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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“Vampire Chronicles” Series in Development from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content

Vampire Chronicles Excerpthe popular book series The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice has been optioned by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content with the intention of developing a series written by Rice’s son, Christopher Rice.

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Jesse Eisenberg to Write, Direct, and Headline Comedy Series at Bad Robot

jesse eisenbergBad Robot is teaming up with actor Jesse Eisenberg on the single-camera comedy The Market. Eisenberg will star in, write, and direct the project which hails from Warner Bros. TV.

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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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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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“Wheel of Time” TV Adaptation Moves Forward at Sony

Wheel of Time ExcerptAfter several years of being in development, an adaptation of Wheel of Time, the high fantasy book series consisting of fourteen novels by Robert Jordan, is finally moving forward at Sony Pictures Television.

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Netflix Developing Adaptation of Classic Novel “The Haunting of Hill House”

Haunting of Hill House ExcerptFollowing the spooks of Stranger Things and Black Mirror, Netflix is developing a 10-episode adaptation of the classic thriller novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

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Anonymous Content Acquires Upcoming Stephen & Owen King Novel “Sleeping Beauties”

Sleeping Beauties ExcerptAnonymous Content is the latest to get in on the action of adapting a Stephen King property with the acquisition of an upcoming novel King co-wrote with his son, Owen King.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Limited Series “The Underground Railroad” Lands at Amazon

Barry Jenkins ExcerptA month after his big win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has announced his next project: an adaptation of the Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which has landed at Amazon Studios.

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Bad Robot to Produce Dramedy Series on the Life of RuPaul

Rupaul ExcerptBad Robot to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on RuPaul’s rise from being a night club figure in 1980’s New York City to a drag queen and stardom.

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Annapurna TV Developing Raunchy Animated Series “Amberville” About Bad Ass Stuffed Animals

Amberville AnnapurnaAmberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.

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“Heathers” Reboot & “American Woman” to Launch Paramount Network

tv landTV Land’s upcoming series Heathers and American Woman are moving to Paramount Network. The pair of series will launch the new network in January, which is the result of re-branding at Spike TV.

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Gaumont Developing “The Star Shards Chronicles” as Animated Series

star shards chronicles excerptEpic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles has been picked up by Gaumont for a high-concept animated series adaptation. The books were penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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