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Marc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.
Suicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us
Ryan Murphy reunites with Glee‘s Darren Criss for the highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta returns to NBC for the drama Good Girls
Star and producer of the YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen,” Hannah Hart, has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate, further showcasing the increasing power and influence that YouTube stars have beyond the realm of free online videos.
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.
Details kept under wraps, but the story takes place on a super yacht at sea.
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.
Cable giant HBO has put into development Edison, a new dark comedy musical from the minds of John Roberts and H. Jon Benjamin, who both provide voices on the popular Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers. They’ll also executive produce alongside Amy Poehler.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet, even (especially?) rich people! To that end, STX Films has optioned the spec script The New Neighbors and attached Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) to direct the psychological thriller.
Tracks several relationship stories all taking place in a group of neighboring high-roller villas in Las Vegas, similar to The Mansion at the MGM Grand.
UTA also signed two up-and-coming leading ladies in Claire Foy, who just won a Golden Globe for The Crown, and The Good Wife/Hamilton actress Renée Elise Goldsberry.
Two policemen, one an old-timer, the other his volatile younger partner, find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media’s cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due.
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.
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.
The worldwide rights to Alex Litvak’s forthcoming untitled heist thriller have landed at LeVision Entertainment in a pre-emptive strike. Litvak wrote the script which is being described as “an international high-octane thriller in the vein of Ocean’s Eleven about seven rival thieves chasing after one heist.”
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.
Seven competing thieves take on the same heist.
Amazon Studios lands festival favorite The Big Sick at this year’s Sundance. The romantic comedy has received plenty of praise since premiering on Friday and sold to Amazon in one of the festival’s biggest deals to date.