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Written by Blake Crouch
Directed by M. Night Shymalan
Airs Thursdays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
As even a cursory glance at the TV Tropes page will tell you, the idea of a seemingly normal town with a dark secret is one of popular culture’s most frequently explored ideas. The dichotomy of an idyllic life with lurking horrors underneath it has been deployed by everyone from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King to David Lynch to David E. Kelley, yielding a spectrum of results and interpretations. There’s been so many of them, in fact, that it’s dulled the impact of the genre because the audience is expecting something strange to happen before too long. For a new entry to stand out, it needs to have either an incredibly distinctive voice or a twist on the structure that transcends its stock setting. »
- Les Chappell
Amazon is keeping with its tradition to make orders during upfront week. No official word from the streaming service yet but I’ve learned of four projects that are getting pilot orders. That includes Trial, a new legal drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley, which he co-wrote with Jonathan Shapiro. Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3 screenwriter Shane Black has Edge, a spaghetti Western based on the Edge books by George Gilman. Fred Dekker, who is working with Black on… »
Amazon Studios is at work on a bunch of new projects for its streaming service with several important filmmakers involved in them.
First up, "Iron Man 3" and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" writer/director Shane Black is planning an adaptation of "Edge," George Gilman's spaghetti Western books of the same name. Fred Dekker wrote the teleplay from a story by him and Black will direct while the pair will executive produce with Barry Josephson and David Greenblatt. Dekker is also working with Black on the next "Predator" sequel.
Also in the works, "The Practice" creator David E. Kelley's new legal drama "Trial" and the comedic thriller/family dramedy "The Patriot" from Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness") with pilots for both ordered. The latter follows a father working at the state department and his two sons, a senator and a Iraq war veteran with Ptsd who wants to be a folk singer. »
- Garth Franklin
HBO has acquired its next series, as the channel has given a straight-to-series order to Big Little Lies. The show, being billed as a limited series package in the vein of True Detective, is written by prolific TV scribe David E. Kelley, marking his first return to television since the cancellation of the Robin Williams sitcom The Crazy Ones.
The show, notably, also has two big names already signed to the cast, as Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be playing two of the leads. The series will mark Kidman’s first television role since 1985, and Witherspoon’s first television starring role.
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .
A murder… »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Image credit: The Playlist.
Though the war for quality programming between HBO and Netflix still rages, the premium cable network can claim victory in this battle. HBO has won a bidding war for David E. Kelley’s limited series Big Little Lies, to star Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, which was published in July of last year, the series will tell the dark, twisted tale of three women, all with children at the same preschool in an Australian suburb, whose lives converge and collide in unexpected ways, with deadly results. Moriary’s book was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, and Kidman and Witherspoon have been eyeing the project to star in since August, when their respective Blossom Films and Pacific Standard banners optioned the rights.
- Isaac Feldberg
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are taking a page out of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s playbook. The A-list actresses are headed to HBO for Big Little Lies, a limited series to be written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal). Learn all about the Reese Witherspoon HBO project after the jump. Deadline reports HBO has given […]
- Angie Han
After a bidding war with Netflix, HBO has struck a deal for David E. Kelley's new limited series, Big Little Lies, starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Based on Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name, the drama follows "three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder." Both Witherspoon and Kidman will also serve as producers. Let the battle for the HBO miniseries with the most star-studded cast begin! »
- Dee Lockett
PhotosTrue Detective First Look: Season 2 Posters Deliver an Ominous Message
David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice, The Crazy Ones) will write and executive-produce the project, described as a subversive comedy about three mothers of kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
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David E. Kelley’s limited series adaptation of “Big Little Lies” starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon has been picked up by HBO. Witherspoon’s production company Pacific Standard, along with Kidman’s Blossom Films production banner had optioned the film and TV rights to the New York Times best-selling novel from Australian author Liane Moriarty last year. Also Read: New 'True Detective' Season 2 Character Posters Feature Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell Sporting Brass Knuckles (Photos) “Big Little Lies” follows three mothers of kindergartners, whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea »
- Linda Ge
Witherspoon and Kidman will star and produce the darkly comic drama centering on three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Kelley is adapting the series from the 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty.
The starry pairing of Witherspoon and Kidman is similar to the “True Detective” model that brought Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to HBO with great success last year. The limited-series format gives bigger names a chance to work in the TV arena without making an open-ended commitment to an ongoing series.
Witherspoon and Kidman optioned the rights to “Big Little Lies” through their respective production banners — Pacific Standard Films and Blossom Films. CAA packaged the project with Kelley and shopped it to multiple premium TV buyers including Netflix. »
- Cynthia Littleton
HBO may have found its next True Detective. Following a bidding war with Netflix, the premium cable network has landed David E. Kelley's Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman limited series Big Little Lies, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on Liane Moriarty's book Big Little Lies, Kelley penned the script for the limited series — which was taken out to premium cablers and streaming services in November. Published in July, Kidman and her Blossom Films banner, as well as Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard shingle, optioned the rights to the No. 1 New York Times best-seller as a potential starring feature film in
- Lesley Goldberg
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will star and produce the darkly comic drama centering on three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The number of episodes has yet to be determined.
Mike Epps takes on the role of the fun-loving but irresponsible guy who ends up babysitting his brother's kids.
Source: Variety & THR »
- Garth Franklin
Superheroes are indeed all the rage on the small screen, and CBS is getting into the game for the upcoming 2015-16 TV season with Supergirl. Per the folks at TV Line, the network has picked up the DC Comics adaptation to series after getting a look at the pilot executive produced by Greg Berlanti, who is also behind sister network The CW’s Arrow and The Flash. The series stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara Zor-El, aka “Supergirl”, and picks up with the character at the age of 24. She’s been hiding her powers since first arriving on Earth from Krypton years ago, but finally decides to embrace her abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Ali Adler (Chuck) wrote the pilot and serve as executive producers for the show, which also stars Mechad Brooks (Desperate Housewives), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Chyler Leigh »
- Adam Chitwood
It was reunion night in Hollywood on Saturday, as the casts of some truly beloved TV series got together for the first time in ages at the TV Land Awards. Picking up the Groundbreaking Award at this weekend's event was the cast of "Ally McBeal," Calista Flockhart stepping out for a rare public event to share the stage with her costars 13 years after the Fox series went off the air. While we'll have to wait for the special to air on April 18th, Flockhart told the audience, "What I remember the most are the friendships, truly." Flockhart was joined at the event by Gil Bellows, Greg German, Lisa Nicole Carson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, series director David E. Kelley, Peter MacNicol and writer Bill D'Elia. They all look great, don't they?! That wasn't the only reunion of the evening though. The stars of "The Wonder Years" were also on hand to accept the Impact Award, »
- tooFab Staff
Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86. Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter. The acclaimed L.A. Law — created by Steven Bochco (who eventually handed off the series to David E. Kelley) and Terry Louise Fisher — aired for eight seasons from 1986
- Mike Barnes, Duane Byrge
On Friday afternoon, CBS released the first full-length shot of Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl costume, eliciting a flurry of both approving cheers and judgmental jeers (plus one awesomely ridiculous anecdote from Arrow‘s Stephen Amell).
So in the spirit of reacting to stuff on the Internet, TVLine is inviting you to play a game of Project Runway: Comic Edition, in which we present four of the most recent, buzziest female costume reveals and you chime in with your critiques, both in terms of fashion and function. »
James Franco now can add “Hulu leading man” to his ever-expanding list of job titles.
The actor has joined the streaming video service’s upcoming series based on Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, Hulu announced Thursday.
Franco will star in/produce the nine-episode project, which follows his character, high school English teacher Jake Epping, as he travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Per the series’ official synopsis, Epping’s mission becomes complicated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a romantic »
Published last year, Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes follows retired cop Bill Hodges as he hunts a killer who used a set of wheels as a lethal weapon. This past summer, King announced that Mr. Mercedes was the first book in a planned trilogy. Finders Keepers, the second installment of that trilogy, is due out in May and its official cover has now been revealed, and we also have the Misery-esque synopsis.
Finders Keepers will hit shelves on June 2nd, 2015. We have the official synopsis for the novel, which is projected to be 448 pages long (via Simon & Schuster):
““Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, »
- Derek Anderson
The honor will be presented at the 52nd Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 20.
.”He has become recognized for creating new avenues of distribution for entertainment content,.” said Henri Bollinger, Awards Committee Chairman. .”He clearly personifies the very essence of showmanship!.”
Past recipients include Jerry Bruckheimer, Les Moonves, Peter Roth, Fred Silverman, Aaron Spelling, Nina Tassler, Grant Tinker, Marcy Carsey, Chris Carter, Chris McCumber, Ted Harbert, Bob Hope, David E. Kelley, Norman Lear, Steven Bochco, Caryn Mandabach, Garry Marshall, Jeff Wachtel and Tom Werner.
- Dave McNary
Mark Gordon will need to brush off mantel space for his latest kudo, the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America. The honor, named for the pioneer behind “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” will be handed out at the 26th annual Producers Guild of America Awards held on Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the prestigious award include Chuck Lorre, J.J. Abrams, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Wells, Lorne Michaels, Aaron Spelling, David E. Kelley and, yes, Lear.
Gordon, the producer behind mega-hit series such as “Criminal Minds,” “Ray Donovan,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and telepic “Warm Springs,” which earned him an Emmy, and “Saving Private Ryan,” for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, is also president emeritus and former prexy of the Producers Guild.
He says he strives to embody Lear’s spirit in his own work. »
- Marianne Zumberge
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