4 items from 2017
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Universal has acquired the pitch for a historical drama about Queen Amanirenas, titled Warrior Queen.
Mark Rosenthal (Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Mercury Rising) will pen the feature, which will follow the young African monarch who ruled over the wealthy Kush Kingdom of Nubia and successfully led her army into battle against the invading Roman Empire, forcing them to withdraw.
Will Packer is attached to produce via his Universal-based Will Packer productions, along with the company's head of motion pictures, James Lopez. Universal’s vp of production, Sara Scott, will oversee the project for the studio.
Packer had previously worked with Rosenthal on »
- Mia Galuppo
At&T has rounded out the cast of its straight-to-series drama Mr. Mercedes, which is based upon the 2014 Stephen King novel of the same name, and has kicked off production ahead of a premiere in the fall.
Deadline reports that Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) will play Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. They join the previously announced Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Holly Gibney and Breeda Wool (uNREAL) as Lou Linklatter.
- Amie Cranswick
Following the recent news that Mary-Louise Parker has joined the cast of Sonar Entertainment’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, the complete core cast for the At&T Audience Network series has now been announced with production on the show underway in South Carolina.
Mr. Mercedes will debut sometime this year on DirecTV’s Audience Network. We have the official press release with the full core cast list below, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this series as more information is revealed.
Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 — At&T* Audience Network has cast for its new original series, “Mr. Mercedes.” The new series from Sonar Entertainment will premiere 10 hour-long episodes, which are currently in production in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Derek Anderson
Casting is set for At&T Audience Network’s upcoming new drama series “Mr. Mercedes”. Brendan Gleeson (pictured in Harry Potter) leads as Detective Bill Hodges, along with Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield. Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) is cast as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, and Ann Cusack […] »
- Brad Miska
4 items from 2017
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