We’re hearing from multiple sources that there are several offers coming in on this newly repackaged TV spec, which has new writer Andrew Godoski, CAA, Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver, and producer Jonathan Krauss at the center of what sounds like an inevitable bidding war.
As TB members will recall, we broke an announcement back in July on Godoski, when he signed with Energy off his gritty feature spec EDEN. Now it looks like after setting up half a dozen A-list director packaging plays, Weaver must have pulled an audible on the feature-play, and pivoted the script into a TV spec. The spec most likely contains the detailed character points, mythology arcs, and plot-turns already present in the project, which could easily set Eden up as an elevated cable series with the inherent biblical elements not dissimilar to Children of Men. The move from feature to TV will likely propel the project along the same TV blueprint lines employed by Mickey Fisher’s freshman series success, Extant.
Stay tuned to the Tracking Board for more info on this exciting project as we keeps our ears to the ground and we also research if a feature spec has ever been retro-fitted mid-play in what seems to be a seamlessly-executed business-play. This move – and its potential – speaks to the tough competition for great voices between the film and TV platforms, which are fueled by the content-overlap dynamic!