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USA Network announced a pilot pick-up for the hour-long scripted drama Shooter and has locked in Ryan Phillippe (Secrets & Lies) to star. Shooter is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Mark Wahlberg (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire, Ballers) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, The Real O'Neals). John Hlavin (The Shield) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones (Ballers) is set to direct the pilot.
Ryan Phillippe is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon »
From comic-book adaptations to sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Here are the new geek-skewed shows coming to Us TV in 2016...
The world of TV has never been so crowded and, at the same time, geeks have never had it so good. As saturated as the big screen is with superhero films and sprawling shared universes, that mentality has well and truly bled onto the small screen too.
So there’s a lot of comic-book adaptations coming up in 2016 from Marvel, DC and others, but genre TV is represented across the board with science-fiction, fantasy and horror represented at pretty much every network and cable channel in the Us.
Here's some of the geek TV that will be making its way to us from the Us next year.
Aka Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Part of Netflix’s own connected slice of the McU, there has been a lot of confusion over when we »
Midverse Studios's mobile game, Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, is currently in development and you can sign up for the beta version is going on now. Universal Cable Productions projects update and exclusive Frank Forte and Asylum Press prints are also featured in this round-up.
Penny Dreadful Mobile Game: Press Release: "Midverse Studios, a Silicon Valley mobile gaming company, announced that it is developing a game based on the Showtime hit TV Series Penny Dreadful. The new game called Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, will allow fans of the show to engage with their favorite characters and content from the series.
The game, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is currently under development and will be launched this fall for mobile phones and tablet devices. Penny Dreadful: Demimonde will be released via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Kindle store, with a Facebook version of the game set to follow. »
- Tamika Jones
French actress Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum) has been cast as the female lead opposite David Ajala in USA drama pilot Falling Water, a supernatural thriller from the late Henry Bromell (Homeland), Brotherhood creator Blake Masters and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Written and co-created by Masters and Bromell and directed by Carlos Fresnadillo, Falling Water, from Universal Cable Prods., is described as a mind-bending thriller… »
David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) is set to topline Falling Water, a supernatural thriller from the late Henry Bromell (Homeland), Brotherhood creator Blake Masters and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing. Written and co-created by Masters and Bromell, Falling Water, from Universal Cable Prods., is described as a mind-bending thriller intersecting reality and unconscious thoughts. It tells the story of three unrelated… »
What if you could somehow combine The Walking Dead and Homeland together into one show? Well, while that’s not exactly what’s happening here, USA Network has ordered a pilot for Falling Water, a new thriller that is executive produced by The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd, the late Emmy Award-winning Henry Bromell (Homeland), and Blake Masters (Brotherhood). “People have always been fascinated by the subconscious and Falling Water explores that topic in very unique and unexpected ways,” USA Network Evp Jackie de Crinis said in a statement. “In this story, the immensely talented and prolific storytellers, Blake and Henry, have created an innovative thriller and compelling vehicle to bring the subject of dreams to television.” The potential series, which was co-created by Masters and Bromell (who passed away in 2013), is said to be “a mind-bending thriller that intersects reality and unconscious thoughts, as three unrelated people slowly »
- Chris King
Co-created by Masters and Bromell (who passed away in 2013), the project is described as a mind-bending thriller that intersects reality and unconscious thoughts, as three unrelated people slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.
Each of the three characters on a quest for something that can only be found in their subconscious — a missing girlfriend, »
As we mark the second anniversary of TV writer Henry Bromell’s death, one of his final works is taking a step to the screen. USA Network has given a pilot order to Falling Water, a supernatural thriller from Bromell, Brotherhood creator Blake Masters and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) on board to direct. Masters and Bromell wrote Falling Water — set in the world of dreams and subconsciousness — on spec… »
USA Network is venturing into the dream state. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has handed out a pilot order to drama Falling Water, co-created and co-written by late Homeland Emmy winner Henry Bromell, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Falling Water was co-written and co-created by Bromell and his Brotherhood and Rubicon cohort Blake Masters. The duo co-wrote the script before Bromell's unexpected passing in 2013 following a heart attack. The prolific and beloved writer-producer was 65. Read more TV Pilots 2015: The Complete Guide From Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by The Walking
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