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Faster than a speeding bullet, Smallville vet, Tom Welling, is headed to the Tiffany network. EW has confirmed CBS is developing the drama Section 13, starring Welling. Welling will also executive produce with Carla Kettner, who is attached as writer.
After Smallville was cancelled (or ended, depending on your perspective), Welling has primarily worked in film. Kettner wrote and produced the Fox TV series, Bones, between 2007 and 2011. She also served as E.P. on The Mob Doctor, which was cancelled by Fox after 13 episodes.
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Beulah Koale ("Shortland Street," "Harry") will join Miles Teller and Haley Bennett in the Ptsd drama "Thank You For Your Service" at DreamWorks. Jason Hall ("American Sniper") is penning and will direct the project which Jon Kilik will produce.
David Finkel's nonfiction book follows a group of U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to integrate back into their civilian lives. Koale will play a Samoan American soldier raised on the streets who feels indebted to the military for making his life better. [Source: Variety]
Catherine Keener has scored a key role in comedian Jordan Peele's thriller feature "Get Out" for QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions. Peele penned and will direct the story which centers on a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend's family estate. Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya also star. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Tom Welling‘s return to TV!
The onetime Clark Kent has found his first post-Smallville TV project in Section 13, a drama series in development at CBS that he will topline and produce.
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According to Deadline, the project centers on a CIA black ops officer-turned-private contractor (played by Welling) who, on the heels of a personal tragedy, joins a covert organization devoted to carrying out the most difficult and dangerous high-stakes assignments.
Former Smallville star Tom Welling is plotting a return to television with a starring role in Section 13, a drama series project at CBS. The drama, now in development, hails from Smallville producer Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Tom Welling Productions. Written by Bones alumna Carla Kettner, Section 13 centers on a CIA black ops officer-turned-private contractor (Welling) who, after a personal tragedy, joins a covert organization devoted to carrying out the most… »
4 items from 2015
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