Discover Channel has ordered an untitled miniseries which will revolve around Scotland’s fight for independence from England. The project is based on the historical books by Nigel Tranter. Ridley Scott, whose Scott Free Productions is producing the show, will exec produce with David W. Zucker.
Fox has ordered a pilot for LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. Based on the books by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (which also inspired the Sean Connery movie of the same name), will be exec produced by Michael Green and Erwin Stoff.
“Fast & The Furious 6” director Justin Lin is officially teaming up with Seven Stars Studios’ Bruno Wu and Bruce Lee Enterprises to craft an untitled one hour drama based on the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee. Details about the plot are extremely scarce, but the show will supposedly center around material written by Lee himself. Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment is currently searching for potential showrunners.
Bravo has brought Warner Horizon executive producers John Wells and Andrew Stearn, and playwright Theresa Rebeck together to craft a new one hour drama. Entitled FORTUNE, the series will focus on a New York family battling over their father’s inheritance after he passes away mysteriously. The series is inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Bleak House”.
NBC has officially brought the guillotine down on Betty White’s OFF THEIR ROCKERS. The hidden camera comedy, which began back in January of 2012, lasted for two seasons. The network decided to end the show after last week’s dismal 0.8 rating.
Brad Furman will direct the pilot of the adaptation of James Patterson’s book PRIVATE, which is being shopped around to networks for a direct-to-series order.The project centers on a CIA agent-turned private detective. Furman, who is repped by CAA, is in post-production on his upcoming film “Runner, Runner”.
Darren Star will direct the pilot of the Lifetime series tentatively titled HR. The project stars Alicia Silverstone as the human resources director of a major company who starts using progressive techniques to run the company after suffering a head injury. Star created the hit series “Sex and the City” and “Melrose Place” and is repped by UTA.
Will Packer has signed an overall two-year deal with Universal TV. This is Packer’s first foray into television after producing films including “Think Like a Man” and “Ride Along”. He is repped by UTA.