The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.10.17)

db-Warner-BrosStrange Things Are Afoot at the WB (STUDIO SERIES)

There was a time, not so long ago, when Warner Bros. was the model studio in town. They had great filmmakers making excellent movies that earned a lot of money and set box office records and produced some of the most beloved films and television shows ever created. Oh, how the people toiling under the iconic water tower long for those halcyon days of yore.

db-deadpoolAnimated Deadpool Series Coming Soon From Donald Glover, His Brother Stephen, and Marvel TV

Donald 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.

db-yorkeRadiohead’s Thom Yorke to Compose Original Score For Suspiria Remake Starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson

It will be Yorke’s first time scoring a feature film, and it’s possible he was encouraged to give it a shot by bandmate Jonny Greenwood, who scored Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and is currently working on the Joaquin Phoenix movie You Were Never Really Here.

More News From Around The Web

  • ABC is expected to announce at next week’s upfront presentation that the Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal starring Kerry Washington will end with its previously announced seventh season. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Stuart Ford’s IM Global is in advanced talks with Uma Thurman to join the cast of Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s next feature directorial effort, Serenity. (Deadline)

  • The 10 stars of the five-time Emmy-winning Modern Family have inked new rich contracts to return to the family comedy, which ABC renewed for a ninth and 10th season. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Greg Kinnear, Alessandro Nivola, and Alex Hassell have joined Chris Evans in Red Sea Diving Resort, a true-life Mossad spy drama written and being directed by Gideon Raff. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Good Universe has boarded international rights to Viola Davis starrer The Personal History of Rachel Dupree and will launch sales on the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week. (Deadline)

  • Oscar nominated and Emmy winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo has joined the cast of writer/director Sara Zandieh’s romantic comedy Simple Wedding. (Deadline)

  • Jack O’Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Josh Gad will star in Academy Award-nominated writer /directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s Party of the Century, a New York romance based around Truman Capote’s infamous Black and White Ball. (Deadline)

  • The Carmichael Show standout Tiffany Haddish is set to co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in the Saturday Night Live alum’s straight-to-series comedy at TBS. (Deadline)

  • Fox has canceled the fantasy cop drama Sleepy Hollow after four seasons. Season 4 was ordered with a shorter run of 13 episodes, after every other season had spanned 18 episodes. (Variety)

  • Amazon has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to fantasy drama Carnival Row, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, and Legendary Television. (Deadline)

  • Blindspot has been renewed for Season 3 at NBC. The series follows a mysterious woman known only as Jane Doe who is found in Times Square with her memory erased and her body covered in a series of coded tattoos. (Variety)

  • The CW has given series orders to a revival of Dynasty from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick and military drama Valor. (Variety)



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