3 items from 2013
“Complications” hails from “Burn Notice’s” Nix, and is a gritty medical drama that centers on an ER doctor whose life is transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. Fox TV Studios will produce the pilot. Nix’s “Burn Notice” wrapped its run on USA last month after seven seasons.
“Novice,” from the Gayton brothers, follows a young man as he enters a life of crime after repeatedly trying to break into corporate America. The Gayton duo will write “Novice,” while 21 Laps/Adelstein’s Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy and Becky Clements will exec produce. New Wave Entertainment’s Matt Ochacher will also exec produce. »
- AJ Marechal
NBC is going supernatural with Andrew Cosby. The network is developing Strange Fiction, a drama from the creator of Eureka, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Strange Fiction, which stems from a spec script, blends humor, heart and horror and centers on a young book editor drawn into the world of the supernatural by a reclusive and quite possibly insane paranormal investigator. Photos: Faces of Fall TV 2013 Cosby will write and executive produce the Universal Television vehicle alongside Little Engine Productions' Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo and Anonymous Content's Jeff Okin. For Cosby, Strange Fiction comes a year after Syfy wrapped Colin Ferguson-
- Lesley Goldberg
NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt opened his Television Critics Assn. exec session by talking up the Peacock’s “year of improvement” and unveiling four high-profile longform projects in the works.
Greenblatt said the Peacock is working on a miniseries about Hillary Clinton to star Diane Lane; a reboot of “Rosemary’s Baby”; a new version of Stephen King’s “Tommyknockers”; and a historical project with Mark Burnett about the pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock.
Greenblatt emphasized that networks “need to be in the event business…. All of (the new projects) have their own event nature.”
The role of Bill Clinton has not yet been cast, nor is there a completed script yet, Greenblatt said. He said the mini would likely air before Hillary Clinton formally declares herself to be a presidential candidate in 2016.
- Cynthia Littleton
3 items from 2013
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