Fox International will be developing a series with Robert Kirkman, based on Kirkman’s upcoming comic book series. The untitled project centers on a man, possessed by demons since his youth, who goes on a quest to seek answers but uncovers a fate that could end the world. Kirkman will exec produce with David Alpert.
Sara Gran will write and exec produce CLAIRE DEWITT for TNT, based on her own book series about a tough female private detective in post-Katrina New Orleans. John Wells, Andrew Stearn and Christopher Chulack will also serve as executive producers. Gran is repped by RWSG Agency and The Karpfinger Agency for books.
Fox has renewed a batch of shows including THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE and THE MINDY PROJECT.
Disney Junior’s SOFIA THE FIRST has landed itself a second season. The show has been a hit for the pre-school themed channel.
Roy Lee and John Middleton have signed a two-year first look deal with 20th Century Fox, under which they will develop cable projects. The duo are the producers behind “Bates Motel” and are repped by WME.
Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener have landed an overall deal with Universal TV, which will see them serve as exec producers on the upcoming show “Assistance” and develop two projects. They are repped by UTA.
Rick Eid has joined CBS’ “Hostages” as an executive producer and showrunner. Eid currently serves as a writer and co-exec producer on “CSI”. He is repped by WME.
Kyle Newacheck has joined the untitled Greg Daniel’s pilot for NBC as director of the pilot. Newacheck is best known for directing (and occasionally guest starring in) “Workaholics” for Comedy Central. He is repped by UTA.
The comedy series THE SPOILS OF BABYLON and THE BIRTHDAY BOYS have been greenlit by IFC. “Babylon” was written by Andrew Steele and Matt Piedmont and centers on a family that made their living off the oil business. Steele and Piedmont will exec produce with Will Ferrell and Adam Mckay. Steele and Piedmont are repped by CAA. Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller are exec producing “Birthday Boys” which is a sketch comedy similar in vein to Upright Citizens Brigade skits.
STAR AND THE FORCES OF EVIL has been given the greenlight by The Disney Channel. Created by Daron Nefcy, the show follows a fun-loving magical teen princess from another dimension who – after a few bold skirmishes with other-worldly monsters – is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth. Nefcy will also executive produce with Jordana Arkin.
SyFy has greenlit HELIX straight to series. Cameron Porsandeh wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda (who will serve as showrunner).