AMC has renewed TURN for a second season. The Revolutionary War drama centers on a farmer living in Long Island who recruited a rag-tag group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, risking life and limb to rebel against the King and fight for independence from Britain.
Agnieszka Holland is set to direct two episodes of the third season of HOUSE OF CARDS. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in the political drama centering on a Congressman who works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. Holland is repped by UTA and Field Entertainment.
Disney has given the greenlight to PICKLE & PEANUT, an animated/live action hybrid series about an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut. Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton will voice the characters who are small town underdogs trying to break the mold and be anything but ordinary.
Disney XD greenlights original TV movie PANTS ON FIRE starring Bradley Steven Perry and Joshua Ballard. The project follows a teenage boy who has always skated by on lies and a nonexistent teen who he makes up and pretends he’s tutoring to get out of chores and homework. One day, the imaginary friend shows up in real life, along with all his other lies.
Lifetime is set to bring Stephen King’s BIG DRIVER to the small screen. The adaptation centers on a famous and revered mystery author who takes a shortcut on a long drive home but gets a flat, leaving her stranded. When another driver stops, she discovers her savior is really her assailant, a serial killer who leaves her for dead in a ditch. Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris are all set to star in the project.
Starz has ordered anthology series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE based on the Steven Soderbergh movie of the same name. The project will explore the relationships between the most exclusive call girls who provide their clients with much more than sex. Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman will executive produce the project while filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz will write and direct the series.
Matt Nix signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and Fox TV Studios. The “Burn Notice” creator is also creator of “Complications” for USA and “The Comedians” for FX. Nix is repped by WME and Fuse Management.
Rob Dyrdek has inked a multi-year deal with MTV. Under the deal, Dyrdek will develop a new pilot in addition to continuing his current shows “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness.” He is repped by WME.
Ruben Fleischer has signed a two year overall deal with Universal TV. The “Zombieland” director will create and develop new drama and comedy programming under his new The District banner. Fleisher is repped by UTA.