FX has ordered BRADDOCK & JACKSON for a 10 episode run. The comedy series stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence as Chicago lawyers from different backgrounds who partner up after accidentally meeting in court under unfortunate circumstances.
HBO has picked up drama OPEN CITY from Adam Shankman and David Kajganich. The series is set in New York City in the 1960s and juxtaposes characters from diverse areas of the city including the Mafia and the city’s gay community. Kajganich and Shankman will executive produce.
Netflix is planning to order THE CROWN, a show from UK production company Left Bank Pictures about Queen Elizabeth’s ascent to the British throne. The series is being written by “The Queen” scribe Peter Morgan and will have a 20 episode run.
Netflix has ordered a prequel series based on the film WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. The 10 episode series will feature much of the original cast of the film and will also reunite writers David Wain and Michael Showalter.
Steven S. DeKnight has signed on to board Marvel’s Netflix series DAREDEVIL. DeKnight will serve as showrunner for the series, replacing Drew Goddard who exited the project after becoming attached to “The Sinister Six.” The series centers on a blind lawyer whose other senses are superhumanly enhanced, enabling him to fight crime as a costumed superhero.
Amazon Studios has tapped David Gordon Green and Steven Soderbergh to develop RED OAKS, a comedy series about the inner workings of a country club and the relationship between the clients and the employees. The script is being written by Greg Jacobs and Joe Gagemi.
Fox has aquired single camera comedy THIS IS ME from Matthew Cole Weiss. “NCIS:LA” star Eric Christian Olsen is attached to produce the project which centers on a twentysomething who gets custody of his 11-year-old brother and decides to raise him with the help of his group of roommates.
WGN America and “Justified” writer Graham Yost are developing a war drama based on Alex Kershaw’s novel “Avenue of Spies.” The project is set in Nazi-occupied Paris just before WWII and follows the story of an American doctor who gets involved with the French Resistance, spying for on the Gestapo headquarters a few doors down.
Paramount Television has signed a three year, first look deal with Anonymous Content. Anonymous is the management and production company behind HBO’s hit drama “True Detective” and upcoming Steven Soderbergh helmed miniseries “The Knick.”
Zodiak America has signed a first look deal with Keller/Noll, the company behind the hit cooking show “Chopped.” Under the deal, Cleve Keller and Dave Noll will create new formats to co-produce with Zodiak both in the U.S. and internationally.