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TV News: Sugar, Casual, Quarry, Bates

3 February 2015 3:15 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Queen Sugar

Oprah Winfrey is teaming with "Selma" director Ava DuVernay for a TV series adaptation of Natalie Baszile's novel "Queen Sugar" for Winfrey's Own network. Winfrey will executive produce and appear in a recurring role.

The story follows a "spirited woman" who leaves an upscale Los Angeles life behind to claim an inheritance from her recently deceased dad: an 800-acre sugar cane farm in Louisiana. DuVernay is set to write, direct and executive produce the series with production commencing later this year. [Source: E! Online]

The Casual Vacancy

The BBC has released the first trailer for "The Casual Vacancy," the upcoming mini-series adaptation of J.K. Rowling's first non-"Harry Potter" novel. The three-part tale commences airing on February 15th.

The story is set in a seemingly idyllic English village where the townspeople fight for the spot on the parish council after one member dies. In the process, nasty secrets come to light. »

- Garth Franklin

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Max Allan Collins’ Quarry set for Cinemax Series

2 February 2015 4:52 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Cinemax today officially announced an eight-episode series order to drama pilot Quarry. Production will begin March 30 on location in New Orleans and Tennessee. Created and executive produced by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller. Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, the show will be directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes (Banshee), along with executive producer Steve Golin (True Detective).

Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Damon Herriman co-star, along with Jamie Hector, Edoardo Ballerini and Skipp Sudduth. “This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of Cinemax programming, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Cinemax Orders Drama ‘Quarry’ to Series

2 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cinemax has ordered 1970s period drama “Quarry,” based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, to series.

Greg Yaitanes, showrunner of Cinemax’s “Banshee,” is shepherding the project along with Steve Golin. Creators Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller also exec produce. HBO has given it an eight-epsiode order.

Quarry” revolves around a Marine who comes home from Vietnam to Memphis to find himself shunned and wrapped up in a network of killing and corruption. Logan Marshall-Green stars.

“This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of Cinemax programming,” said HBO Original Programming prexy Michael Lombardo.

Quarry” is lensing in New Orleans and Tennessee. Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Damon Herriman, Jamie Hector, Edoardo Ballerini and Skipp Sudduth also star.


- Cynthia Littleton

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