4 items from 2015
Scream Queens, which received a new trailer this week.
USA Network has formally given a series order to Queen of the South. The series will be based on the 2002 Spanish novel La Raina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which has already been adapted into a Spanish-language telenovela, and will star City of God and Predators‘ Alice Braga in the lead role of Teresa Mendoza. The series synopsis is as follows.
Queen Of The South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
TNT is venturing into both the Gilded Age and the Elizabethan Era, via two new projects announced Wednesday at its Upfront presentation.
The cabler has made a series commitment to an eight-part adaptation of The Alienist, Caleb Carr’s bestseller that is set in 1896 and follows then-New York City police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt as he attempts to solve gruesome murders.
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TNT and TBS will double the volume of original series offered during the next three years as Turner’s flagship entertainment cablers head in a more “daring” and “in-your-face” direction.
Kevin Reilly, who signed on in January as president of TNT and TBS and chief content officer of Turner Entertainment, is promising a big shift in tone for TBS, the comedy-centric channel that is now largely fueled by repeats of “The Big Bang Theory.”
Reilly is to outline the makeovers he intends to implement at TNT and TBS at Turner’s upfront presentation Wednesday morning at Madison Square Garden that for the first time featured all of the company’s cable channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TruTV and Boomerang.
“The new TBS will have a huge slate of originals, awesomely in-your-face and effortlessly diverse live-action comedies, original animation, big unscripted ideas with attitude, latenight talk and, of course, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The makeover of TNT and TBS is underway. At his first Turner upfront, Kevin Reilly, President of TBS and TNT and Chief Content Officer for Turner Entertainment, unveiled his plans for the two networks as well as several pickups. They include a high-profile event series, The Alienist, from True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga;two drama pilots at TNT, Will, from Craig Pearce and Animal Kingdom, from John Wells; as well as two orders at TBS: a series one to pilot Wrecked and a… »
4 items from 2015
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