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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 »
Written and executive produced by Petty, the project follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens — werewolves. Delving into the lives of both the Case Officers, and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, “Brooklyn Animal Control” will examine city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy, and tradition.
“Batman v Superman” writer David Goyer, Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert and Rick Jacobs, and Idw Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams will serve as executive producers on the project, which hails from Universal Cable Productions and Idw Entertainment.
“Fans of the comic book know that ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ is a thriller »
- Laura Prudom
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
Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions have signed a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted programming based on Dark Horse’s expansive comic book library, along with new properties, the two companies announced Tuesday.
“Dark Horse Entertainment has an incredible roster of fantastical, witty and mind bending stories,” said Dawn Olmstead, exec VP of development, Universal Cable Productions. “Their brand has conquered multiple media platforms and boasts iconic books that have attracted the highest level of writers. It’s going to be a wild and imaginative ride.”
“As the landscape of narrative storytelling evolves, Dark Horse is thrilled to be working in the golden age of television with Universal Cable Productions. Their creative team has embraced the spirit of the Dark Horse brand and we’re proud to be partnered with them,” added Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson.
Among the projects currently in development under the deal are “Harrow County, »
- Laura Prudom
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… »
The pilot centers around ambitious people striving to get to the top in Hollywood in the ’40s, when the dream factory was at its peak. Little do they know the challenges they’re about to face, including the end of the studio monopolies, the blacklist and the new disruptive technology of television.
“Set against the backdrop of a dramatic transformation in the entertainment industry, ‘Paradise Pictures’ delves into a world that has not yet been explored on television,” said Alex Sepiol, senior VP of original series, USA Network. “We are pleased to continue our successful relationship with Aaron and Rick, as they use this dynamic time to tackle issues which are still very much a part of modern day Hollywood.”
The Universal Cable Productions project is penned by »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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, »
USA Network has given a pilot order to the dream-centric drama “Falling Water,” co-written by the late Henry Bromell and Blake Masters for Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Universal Cable Prods.
Project revolves around three strangers who realize they are dreaming separate parts of the same dream that has big implications for each of their lives. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on board to direct and exec produce the pilot with Hurd and Masters. Bromell will also have an Ep credit.
“People have always been fascinated by the subconscious and ‘Falling Water’ explores that topic in very unique and unexpected ways,” said Jackie de Crinis, USA’s exec VP of original series. “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.”
Bromell was a respected TV and film scribe who »
- Cynthia Littleton
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
- Lesley Goldberg
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