The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.16.17)


dany excerptIs the “Game of Thrones” Ultimately Only for Men?

Is Game of Thrones betraying the empowering storylines of Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark so they can further the storylines of the male characters?

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky Good BoysLee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky to Make Directorial Debut With Seth Rogen-Produced Comedy “Good Boys”

In the vein of R-rated comedies such as Superbad and Sausage Party, the film follows four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

Channing Tatum BloodlinesChanning Tatum to Star in Universal’s “Bloodlines,” a Drug War Drama Involving Horse Racing

The Logan Lucky star will play Scott Lawson, a rookie FBI agent assigned to a sleepy Texas border town where he writes reports about the drug war… until he’s presented with an opportunity to infiltrate the cartels themselves.

More News From Around the Web

  • Blake Lively-starrer The Rhythm Section has been nabbed by Paramount Pictures, who will handle worldwide distribution rights. The project is directed by The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Reed Morano. (Variety)

  • ABC has snagged the dark dramedy Kristy Kottis from The Strain executive producer Regina Corrado, Felicity Huffman, Rachel Winter, and Working Title. The project has been given a put pilot commitment and hails from NBC Universal International Studios. (Deadline)

  • Lionsgate is developing a female-driven adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, the classic novel written in 1890 by Oscar Wilde. (Variety)

  • USA series Suits has announced the upcoming season 7 will use the finale as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff starring Gina Torres as her character Jessica Pearson. The series stars Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, and Meghan Markle. (Variety)

  • N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning fantasy novel The Fifth Season is in the works as a television series at TNT. Leigh Dana Jackson is attached to adapt the project with Dan Friedkin, Tim Kring, and Justin Levy acting as executive producers. (Deadline)

  • Rizzoli & Isles creator Janet Tamaro is developing a female police drama series at Fox, currently titled Smoke and Mirrors. The project would follows a seasoned former detective who is now a mom stuck behind a desk who is unexpectedly pulled back into the field to work alongside a young, rookie, female detective who has been deep undercover. (Variety)

  • The Lying Game by Ruth Ware has sold the film rights to The Gotham Group. The book debuted in the number three spot on The New York Times‘ Bestseller List. (Deadline)

  • AT&T has tapped digital stars to headline their Hello Lab series Guilty Party. The Series centers around high-school bullying and will be told through a combination of weekly episodes and daily character vlogs.

  • Upcoming Shondaland drama For the People has booked Jasmin Savoy Brown in a lead role. She is the second major cast replacement after Britt Robertson signed on earlier this summer. (Deadline)


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