Category Archives: TV Sales & Pick-Ups
Amazon has announced today that it has greenlit an original one-hour drama series adaptation of The Boys.
Park Chan-wook will make his TV debut and direct.
The Aniston-Witherspoon series gets a two-season order as distribution plans still remain under wraps in Apple’s first foray into premium scripted content.
Fox has ordered seven additional episodes of their comedy The Mick starring Kaitlin Olson, bringing the season 2 total to 20.
No deal has been set but reports state that CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in negotiations.
The potential series would follow Special Agent Syd Burnett, sister to Martin Lawrence’s character who made her debut in the 2003 sequel “Bad Boys 2.”
“Game of Thrones” actor stars in the three-part historical drama which originally aired on the BBC in the UK.
Peter Moffat and Robert and Michelle King are adapting the Israeli series “Kvodo”
The military drama joins “Young Sheldon” as the first couple of new series to get additional episode orders on the network this season.
The project is in the works at ABC and is based on the Scandinavian series from Mikko Polla and Roope Lehtinen.
The classic Philip K. Dick novella Second Variety has been acquired by Reel One Entertainment.
Starz has picked up a half-hour drama adaptation of Sweetbitter to series, with the novel’s author Stephanie Danler adapting her own work for the screen.
The series will be set in the arid plains of West Texas in a town called the Blinds, where criminals live in cinderblock bungalows surrounded by a 14-foot fence.
The eight episode series will follow Joe, an uhealthy cover band singer. When Joe’s father suddenly dies he must compete in the National Aerobics Championships to claim his families fortune.
The first season will premiere in 2018 with 10 half-hour long episodes.This is the second series Hulu has picked up from AwesomenessTV.The streamer recently renewed Freakish for a sophomore season.
DuVernay will executive produce with Charles D. King, while Victoria Mahoney will write the series. The story centers on an African American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the human race 250 years after a nuclear war.
Set in New York City in the Reagan era in the 1980s, the series is a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.
The series hails from Vin Diesel’s One Race Television and Chris Morgan Productions. Morgan and Diesel previously worked together on the film franchise Fast and Furious.
The project hails from Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor, and is penned by Shawn Wines. This marks Honor’s eighth pilot order for Kapital since joining the company a year ago.
HBO isn’t the only network with a post-Civil War alt-history in the works. After Amazon announced earlier this year that they were developing a project with Will Packer and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, details of the drama titled Black America have been revealed.
ABC is teaming up with Quantico star Priyanka Chopra on a new comedy series about a former Bollywood star. Chopra will executive produce the project which is being written by Sri Rao.
West Wing alum Allison Abner and Orville star Penny Johnson Jerald have teamed up with NBC to develop a political drama following an African American female mayor. Jerald and Abner will executive produce and Abner will also write the series.
The Daily Show‘s spinoff, The Opposition, starring Jordan Klepper has an official start date. The show will be broadcast at 11:30PM, following The Daily Show, on September 25. This is the same time slot held by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert when he hosted The Colbert Report.
Though you could argue that ABC’s fall slate will officially debut in IMAX theaters on September 1 with Marvel’s Inhumans, the launch on the small screen will be September 18 with Dancing with the Stars.
Streaming network Amazon has nabbed the six-episode drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer. The project is based on the Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and is directed by Larysa Kondracki.
Comedy Central continues to play with its late night block with the network announcing that @midnight will end next month. The show is hosted by Chris Hardwick and has been running since 2013.
Julia Roberts-starrer Homecoming has landed a two season order from Amazon. The project is an adaptation of the podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The podcast launched last November.
HBO is giving Steven Spielberg the documentary treatment. The feature-length doc Spielberg will seek to examine Spielberg’s filmography in depth and reveal how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.