Based on the comic book series, the story follows an Apache ex-Army Ranger who, while on a personal/spiritual mission, investigates the disappearance of young women and in the process uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving local gangs, human slavers, oil companies and corrupt government officials.
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Logline: In this world, Sinbad is not a man but is a title held by the world’s greatest adventurer… passed down through the ages from one man to another. When the 13th Sinbad is kidnapped, his adopted daughter must assume the title and captain her father’s ship and unite its motley crew, to voyage across a world not yet ready for a female Sinbad.
Over the past several days, two networks, ABC and CBS, as well as the cable channels TNT and MTV, have picked up four brand-new drama series, continuing the Peak TV trend that’s gotten bigger and bigger in the last couple of years.
Religious and faith-centric dramas are becoming a big trend this development season as ABC has just put into development Grace from Mandeville TV, written by Eyal Podell and Jonathan E. Stewart.
Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist is the latest classic to get the television treatment with NBC giving the contemporary take a script commitment. Joel Silver and Lionsgate are behind the adaptation with scribes Chad Damiani and J.P. Lavin penning the pilot.
The Three Misfortunes of Gepetto scribe Michael Vukadinovich has been tapped to write a fresh take on the beloved children’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth for Tristar Pictures. The book, first published in 1961, was written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer.
The Amy Adams dramedy An Object of Beauty has tapped screenwriter Mike Goldbach to adapt Steve Martin’s 2010 book. Goldbach inherits the writing duties from scribe Ned Benson, who penned the first draft of the adaptation.
Adrianne Palicki has been cast opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new hourlong comedy-drama for Fox. Scott Grimes, who has collaborated with MacFarlane on various projects (Family Guy and American Dad), will also appear in the series.
Logline: Bailey is a well-meaning sweetheart who’s dumped by his girlfriend and learns he has testicular cancer (again). Darla is a cynical reporter whose sex addiction is getting in the way of her sex column. Then Darla has an idea, taking Bailey on an impromptu road trip across the U.S., recreating each of her myriad sexual experiences from state to state. She’s looking for a story and he’s looking for a last hurrah; what they find is something neither expected.
David Strathairn is set to star opposite Brenton Thwaites in a new Christian drama An Interview with God. Perry Lang will helm the project with a script from Ken Aguado.
The Possibility Of Fireflies has found its leads in Courtney Love and Joey King. The film is an adaptation of Dominique Paul’s popular novel.
Stephenie Meyer is bringing Kendare Blake’s YA novel Anna Dressed In Blood. Cameron Monaghan and Maddie Hasson are set to star.
Pearl Mackie has won the role of the new companion opposite Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who for the 10th season. This is Mackie’s first major television role.
Friedlander’s script centers on a married couple who are on the verge of divorce, and after wishing that they’d never met, begin to see what life would have been like had they never gotten together.
Sam Elliott will lead a cast that includes Katharine Ross, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, and Krysten Ritter in a new dramedy from director Brett Haley.
Brad Garrett has been tapped for a guest starring role in the two-part season finale of Law & Order: SVU this season, while Bella Heathcote has joined Amazon’s hit series The Man In The High Castle.
Jeffrey Tambor, Paul F. Tompkins, and M.C. Gaines lend their voices to Disney Channel’s animated series Tangled: Before Ever After. They join previously cast Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Banks.
Jonathan Herman has signed on to adapt Chris Pavone’s The Travelers for DreamWorks. Herman was nominated for an Oscar alongside Andrea Berloff for penning last year’s Straight Outta Compton.
Vanessa Williams to star in a new series based on the book from former The View host Star Jones, Jason Lee signs up for CBS comedy, Katie Aselton joins Noah Hawley’s FX pilot Legion, and more in our daily casting round-up!
Sarah Shahi has been cast as Nancy Drew; David Spade will team up with fellow SNL alum Tina Fey; Gabriel Iglesias’s The Fluffy Shop is hiring and more in today’s TV casting round-up.
Bill Paxton joins Training Day, Judy Greed to lead Laura Steinel’s comedy, T.R. Knight returns to ABC in new pilot, and more in our daily TV casting round-up.
Another day gearing up for pilot season, another onslaught of casting news. Luke Perry, Elisabeth Shue, and Dermot Mulroney have all landed new roles in new series.
Demi Moore has signed on to lead the series 10 Days In The Valley from Skydance Television while Powerless has added Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, and Christine Kirk. The trio joins previously cast Vanessa Hudgens.
Supergirl is about to meet…Supergirl. Smallville‘s Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort, is joining the CBS drama. Big Little Lies adds three. Jeffrey Donovan taking lead in new Hulu drama.