The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.14.17)


shonda rhimes smallShonda Rhimes’ Shondaland Leaves ABC Studios for Netflix

Shonda Rhimes and her company Shondaland is leaving ABC Studios after a 15-year tenure and moving over to Netflix to produce new properties.

michael sheen david tennant smallMichael Sheen, David Tennant to Star in Amazon’s “Good Omens” Adaptation

Michael Sheen and David Tennant have been set to star in Amazon’s series adaptation of Good Omens.

hoteltrans2excerptSony’s 2018 Slate Could Yield Nice Returns From Relatively Low Risk

Sony took Bad Boys 3 off its calendar and bumped Michelle MacLaren’s directorial debut The Nightingale to 2019 as it puts faith in several titles from its genre label Screen Gems.

More News From Around the Web

  • Split actor Anya Taylor-Joy reunites with Witch director Robert Eggers on the remake of vampire classic Nosferatu. Eggers is writing and directing the film. The original 1922 silent film was an unofficial adaptation of Dram Stoker’s Dracula. (Variety)

  • Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel have joined the cast of Netflix series Haunting of Hill House. The project received a 10-episode straight-to-series order and is based on the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Season 11 of The X-Files has added Barbara Hershey in a recurring role. She will play Erika Price, a powerful figure who represents a mysterious organization. (Deadline)

  • Upcoming Parmount Network series American Woman is switching showrunners shortly before its debut. 30 Rock alum John Riggi is leaving the series and will be replaced by John Wells to finish out the freshman season. (Variety)

  • Netflix has picked up the 8-episode untitled British YA drama. The project is created and written by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. It follows a teenage love story with supernatural twists. (Deadline)

  • Defy Media’s Smosh has announced a new slate of seven series as they rebrand one of their channels to The Smosh Pit. The news follows co-founder Anthony Padilla’s departure from the group earlier this summer. (Tube Filter)

  • Pretty Little Liars grad Shay Mitchell has made an overall deal with Warner Bros. Group with her banner Amore & Vita Productions, Inc. Mitchell and partner David Dean Portelli will develop ideas for new scripted and non-scripted programming under the deal. (Variety)

  • The Originals alum Danielle Campbell and Nathan Kress are set to headline Fullscreen’s digital scripted series Alive in Denver. The project is described as a post non-apocalyptic comedy, created and written by Michael Levin. (Deadline)

  • Faith-based feature I Can Only Imagine has been picked up for North American distribution by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Cloris Leachman. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Nia Vardalos signs on to star in the dramedy series Suburbs Famous from Tony Kranrtz and Flame Ventures. Vardalos co-wrote the project with former Raising Hope showrunner Mike Mariano. (Deadline)


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