Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

All articles written by Emily Jermusyk.

TV Casting Round-Up: “Parenthood” Star Mae Whitman to Top Line “Good Girls” on NBC

mae whitman excerptMae Whitman is a “good girl” in NBC’s pilot, Kiefer Sutherland will reunite with Geoff Pierson on Designated Survivor, and Ilfenesh Hadera has won a lead role in Greg Berlanti’s Deception pilot.

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Starz & BBC Team Up for “Howards End” Adaptation with Hayley Atwell & Matthew Macfadyen

haley atwell excerptE.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End is getting an update as Starz has joined BBC to co-produce a project adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan. The limited series will star Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman.

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14 TV Relationship Goals Worth Bingeing This Valentine’s Day

jessica jonesIn the last few years, television has set a high bar for relationships whether it’s a traditional married couple, best friends, or arch rivals. In honor of the day of love, we’re highlighting fourteen of our favorite couples on television.

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Amazon Orders “Electric Dreams” from Ronald D. Moore & Bryan Cranston

bryan cranston excerptStreaming site Amazon has given a 10-episode order to the sci-fi series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, and Bryan Cranston. Sony Pictures is the studio.

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DC Pilot “Scalped” Books Lily Gladstone

lily gladstone excerptThe long-gestating Scalped at WGN America looks to be on the move as the project has cast Lily Gladstone in the first series regular role. The pilot was first ordered almost a year ago and is based on DC’s Vertigo imprint, first published in 2007.

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HBO Orders “Succession” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

adam mckay will ferrell excerptPolitical drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.

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“Scary Movie” Scribes Ready to Lampoon “Star Wars” on Perilous Path of Fandom Parodies

jason friedberg aaron seltzerScary Movie writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have signed on to write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. The Star Wars spoof is currently in preproduction, but looking back on fandom parodies shows a perilous path ahead.

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We For She Unveils 2017 WriteHer List

we for she excerptFor the third year, We for She has released it’s WriteHer List. The list highlights the industry’s favorite television scripts written by women and depicting female-driven stories. This year, the list even includes one of the Launch Pad Pilot Competition’s own alums.

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“Iron Fist” Announces His Arrival to the Marvel-Netflix Universe in First Trailer

iron fistNetflix has set such a high bar for their Marvel series with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, and now Iron Fist is hoping to find the same level of success. With the release of the first official trailer here, how does the new hero stack up?

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“Katrina: American Crime Story” Casts Annette Bening as Louisiana Governor

annette beningThe highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story from Ryan Murphy, which centers on Hurricane Katrina, has added of Annette Bening in a major role. The four-time Oscar nominee is set to play Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

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The CW Greenlights “Black Lightning” Pilot from Greg Berlanti

black lightning excerptGreg Berlanti has landed his fourth pilot order with Black Lightning. The series, written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, was set up at The CW after a bidding war between multiple networks.

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Hulu Assembles its Heroes for “Marvel’s Runaways”

runaways excerptMarvel has booked its cast for the upcoming Runaways series on Hulu. The series hails from Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Marvel Television, and ABC Signature.

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“Boondocks” Creator Developing Alternate Universe Drama at Amazon

Aaron McGruder, author of "The Boondocks" comic stripAfter finding success with alternate universe drama Man in the High Castle, Amazon is hoping lightning will strike with a second alternate universe series, this one from Aaron McGruder and Will Packer. Plot details on the untitled series are currently being kept under wraps.

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Launch Pad Alum Caitlin McCarthy Named One of the Top 100 Indie Writers

caitlin m excerptLaunch Pad Pilot Competition alum Caitlin McCarthy has netted herself on the Top 100 Indie Writers in the World in a new book out by Del Weston and Theresa Weston. The book is the first of two taking readers on a trip through the minds, creativity processes, and lives of some of the most incredible screen and scriptwriters working today.

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Behind-the-Scenes Movie of “The Godfather” in the Works at HBO Films

the godfather excerptFrancis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is headed to HBO as Francis & the Godfather. The project in development follows the behind-the-scenes making of the 1972 feature. Andrew Farotte penned the script and is currently working on revisions.

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“Supergirl” Books Teri Hatcher in Villainous Role

teri hatcher excerptLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman star Teri Hatcher has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on The CW’s Supergirl. While Hatcher will play a major villain in the back half of season two, further details on the role are being kept under wraps.

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The “Dynasty” Reboot and Marvel’s “Cloak & Dagger” Find Their Stars

nathalie kelley excerptFreeform’s Cloak & Dagger and The CW’s Dynasty reboot made big casting announcement’s today as the former has booked Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph in the title roles and the latter has tapped UnReal‘s Nathalie Kelley in a lead role.

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Steve Shill to Helm Historical Series “All the Queen’s Men”

steve shill excerptEmmy-winning director Steve Shill has been tapped to helm the epic historical series All the Queen’s Men based on the novels The Wild Irish and The Queen’s Bastard by Robin Maxwell. The series was adapted by Steward Harcourt and being developed by Tayox TV and Ingenious Media.

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“Will & Grace” Co-Creator and “Friends” Alum Team Up for “Happy Peppers at NBC

max mutchnickA new multi-camera comedy from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and veteran sitcom writer Jeff Astrof is in the works at NBC. The series Happy Peppers is the seventh comedy pilot order from NBC this season and the first multi-camera.

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Fox 2000 Scoops Up “The Beauty Inside” Pitch with Emilia Clarke to Star

emilia clarke excerptThe Fault in Our Stars writer Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have sold a pitch to Fox 2000 for The Beauty Inside with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke attached to star. Fox scooped the project in a $2 million deal, over five other bidders including Universal, Sony, STX, Lionsgate, and New Line.

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Fox Orders Sitcom “Ghosted” Starring Adam Scott & Craig Robinson

craig robinson excerptParks and Rec star Adam Scott and The Office alum Craig Robinson may be headed back to the small screen as Fox has given a pilot order to the single-camera comedy Ghosted. This is the third comedy pilot order for the network who after Liz Meriwether’s Thin Ice and Linda from HR.

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Peter Landesman Tapped to Direct “The Last Battle”

peter landesman excerptStudiocanal and The Picture Company are handing the reins of The Last Battle to Concussion writer-director Peter Landesman. The production, with a script from Bryce Zabel, is set to bow this summer.

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NBC Greenlights Pilot Order for Female-Led “What About Bob?”

what about bob excerptFrank Oz’s hit 1991 comedy What About Bob? is receiving the television treatment with NBC giving a pilot order to What About Barb? The series adaptation features female actors taking over the roles originally played by Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus.

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“Rampage” Adds “Moonlight” Star Naomie Harris

naomie harris excerptOscar nominee Naomie Harris has lined up her next role with Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, from New Line. The project is based on the 1980s video game of the same name.

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Fox Greenlights X-Men Drama from Matt Nix

matt nix excerptFX may not be the only network with an X-Men series any longer as sister station Fox has given a pilot order to Matt Nix for a new drama based on the X-Men. The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel TV.

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The Internet Voices Their Theories on “Star Wars VIII” Title

star wars the last jedi excerptWe’re not even a month into the new year but we’ve already had calls for the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII, not due out until this December. Yesterday, Disney and LucasFilms gave the public their first taste of what to expect with the official title: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Naturally, the internet exploded with excitement and theories on what the title could possibly mean.

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Alec Baldwin Sets “SNL” Record Booking Hosting Duties for 17th Time

alec baldwin excerptActor Alec Baldwin is breaking a new record next month as he is set to host Saturday Night Live for a record 17th time. Baldwin has appeared on several episodes this season already portraying President Donald Trump but this will be his first time hosting since he opened the 2011 season.

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CBS Taps Stephen Colbert to Host 2017 Emmy Awards

stephen colbert excerptThe Late Show star Stephen Colbert has booked hosting duties on this year’s Emmy Awards which will air on CBS. This is the first time the late night host has taken the gig, though he won several statues while running the desk at The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

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“The Detour” Star Daniella Pineda Joins “Jurassic World” Sequel

daniella pineda excerptUniversal Pictures anticipated Jurassic World sequel continues to assemble its cast as Daniella Pineda has been tapped to star. She joins returning castmembers Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and previously announced cast Rafe Spally, Toby Jones and Justice Smith.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJames Cameron could be partnering with Deadpool director Tim Miller on an exciting project and two True Blood alums are re-teaming for a film. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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