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E.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.
In 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.
Streaming 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.
Political 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.
Scary 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.
For 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.
Netflix 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?
Greg 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.
After 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.
Launch 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.
Francis 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.
Lois & 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.
Freeform’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.
Emmy-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.
A 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.
Parks 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.
Frank 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.
FX 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.
We’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.
Actor 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.
The 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.
James 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.