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Less than a week after it was announced Shondaland was developing a comedy for ABC, Variety reports that Shonda Rhimes's production company will also be working on a religious drama for the network. The 60-minute project, which comes from scribe and executive producer Alison Schapker (Fringe, Lost), has no title yet, but it will focus on an ensemble of Catholic nuns that have to keep sketchy secrets and contest the closing of their Bronx convent. (Think Desperate Housewives meets Jesus meets Up, maybe.) Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will also reportedly executive-produce. No other details were immediately available — aside from the fact that Shondaland is officially on a roll this season. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland has sold its first drama project this season, and it’s very much in the company’s wheelhouse of soapy, twisty shows. The untiled one-hour is written by former Lost and Fringe writer-producer Alison Schapker. It revolves around a group of Catholic nuns fighting the closure of their Bronx-based convent who must suddenly deal with three young novices whose arrival unearths long-buried secrets. Schapker, Rhimas and Beers executive… »
Less than a week after ABC put a Shondaland comedy series into development, the network has a Catholic-based drama in the works.
The untitled project from writer-exec producer Alison Schapker revolves around a group of Catholic nuns fighting the closure of their Bronx-based convent who must suddenly deal with three young novices whose arrival unearths long-buried secrets. The ensemble drama will throw into question everything you think you know about the “Brides of Christ.”
The “Brides of Christ”-inspired drama marks the second sale for Shondaland this season. ABC also bought a comedy, titled “Splitsville,” from “Trophy Wife” creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. The laffer follows a group of single residents of a suburban cul-de-sac who join forces to raise their kids together. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Get Your Own Back was one of the most fun children's game shows of the 1990s. The show - which saw kids covering adults in gunge - returned at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and is now eyeing a live tour and TV comeback.
Presenter Dave Benson Phillips's career may have been off-screen since his '90s heyday, but he still has fond memories of classic kids' shows and his great friendship with Fun House 'rival' Pat Sharp.
"A lot of it is because the people of the 1990s were very vocal about the shows they like. We liked the shows then but there were no platforms at the time where you could say to the world, 'I liked that programme, who's with me?'.
"You have in the 1990s, a lot »
The story revolves around two Hollywood special effects artists who are recruited by the CIA to complete seemingly impossible covert ops missions by creatively using the most basic tools from their craft.
Currently untitled, the project has received a script commitment from the network and is being produced by MGM Television. Savage and Hyneman will executive produce along with Gail Berman and writing duo Lilla and Nora Zuckerman ("Suits," "Fringe") who will pen the script.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Set in a future world where companies have unlimited power, the project stars Sean Teale (Reign) as Ben Larson, an executive who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world and save the woman he loves.
TNT has picked up a drama pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer, Variety has learned.
The thriller, titled “Home,” was previously set up at Fox with then-chairman Kevin Reilly, who picked up the project at the cabler where he is now prez.
“Home” delves into the secrets lingering behind the facade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family. The series revolves around Rose Altman, a newly pregnant woman who has a successful business as an accomplished designer and a wonderful home life with her husband Joe, a highly regarded prison psychologist, and his two sons, to whom she’s enjoying being their stepmother. But when she discovers long-buried secrets, Rose’s perfect family and life is shattered.
Aron Eli Coleite (pictured below) wrote the pilot. The writer-producer’s past credits include “Crossing Jordan,” “Hostages” and “Heroes,” on which he served as a writer and producer for the majority of its four-season run, eventually rising to co-exec producer. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Back in November, Universal Pictures' Donna Langley revealed some surprising news. The Universal Monsters Shared Universe being developed by the studio will not be part of the horror movie genre. Instead, this franchise, which will include the upcoming Untitled Mummy Reboot and several of the studio's most iconic horror movie characters, was described as "epic action adventure". This gave many fans pause. While doing press for his new CBS TV series Limitless, Alex Kurtzman clarified that the Universal executive's statement isn't entirely true, and that these will certainly be horror movies.
"Yeah, I think it's a fair response and it's actually not - I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies. It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The tricky part is actually how you combine horror with »
Last summer Universal announced their intention to launch an Avengers-style Universe with its cadre of classic monsters. Dracula Untold was intended as a first step in that process, but the movie’s middling box-office and lukewarm critical reception seemed to halt further discussion of the endeavour. First impressions count for a lot in Hollywood, and the newly rebooted Drac’s wasn’t great.
However, it might not have been quite bad enough to tranquilize the concept permanently. The Tracking Board is reporting that Fringe show-runner Jeff Pinkner has been hired to pen to a remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, with Scarlett Johansson possibly attached to star. It’s not an unequivocal endorsement of the whole Monster Universe thing, but it’s certainly enough to make one reconsider its presumed cancellation.
If you saw Dracula Untold, you’ll know the film struggled with issues of tone and originality, »
- Daniel Kelly
It was reported some time ago now that Universal was looking to press ahead with a classic horror characters cinematic universe. We already know that a new take on The Mummy is high up the agenda, and now we hear of progress on a remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Based around the idea of scientists looking for fossils on a trip up the Amazon river, Creature From The Black Lagoon sees them discover a half-human, half-fish character, who in turn falls for one of the female scientists on the expedition.
The role of said scientist has reportedly been offered to Scarlett Johansson, as Universal looks to move forward on the project. Furthermore, it's now hired The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Jeff Pinker to do a rewrite on the screenplay. »
The political thriller, produced by Matchbox Pictures, begins shooting in Canberra this month.
.Weaver will play Senator Catriona Bailey, Attorney-General and Australian Labor Party powerbroker.
"Set in the backdrop of the nation.s capital, Secret City will be a compelling and intriguing Australian political drama and we are very proud of the cast and creatives we are assembling for this program.. . ..
- Inside Film Correspondent
Because Abby still has a few levels of public embarrassment she hasn’t experienced, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has decided to introduce her parents in Season 2.
Related NeNe Leaks Parts Ways With Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta
At present, the pair are slated to appear in one episode. They join a Season 2 guest roster that includes Megan Hilty (Smash), Maury Sterling (Homeland), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation) and »
Ormond, who also recently completed an acclaimed stint on AMC’s Mad Men, will star in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Syfy drama Incorporated, a thriller set in a future where corporations have limitless power.
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Ormond will play Elizabeth, an executive who relishes her power but also finds herself at the mercy of the corporate system’s demands. Her son-in-law Ben (Reign‘s Sean Teale) takes on that system to save his wife, »
Transformer 5 is making announcements that the writing team has been selected. Now so far we know that Michael Bay has said he will not be involved with the directing but we’ve heard such announcements before. Mark Wahlberg has not said if he’ll return or not but it’s a sure bet he will. We know we will have a release date of 2017 and Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman have taken the helms as the writing team.
Steven DeKnight who was a showrunner on Daredevil announced this confirmed this and also that the franchise would be splitting for spinoffs and other projects as well. Jeff Pinkner has previously been attached to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and shows like Alias and Fringe. Akiva Goldsman has also worked on Fringe, The Losers, I am Legend, and Deep Blue Sea.
While the franchise hasn’t been that well received with the latest »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jason The X)
Director Tom McCarthy's intense drama follows the Boston Globe's legendary investigative unit as it seeks to uncover systemic child abuse within the Church's clergy.
The Boston Globe's real-life coverage of the scandal earned the paper a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service 12 years ago.
Spotlight bows on November 6 in the Us. A UK date has not yet been set. »
John Legend‘s Egot plan is continuing right on schedule.
The multiple Grammy-winner — who also picked up the 2015 Best Original Song Oscar for Selma‘s “Glory” — along with his production company Get Lifted, has signed on to executive-produce and oversee all music aspects of Wgn America’s upcoming slavery drama Underground. As TVLine reported when the project was greenlit in February, Kanye West originally was eyed for the position.
Is it too early for 2016 Emmy buzz for Legend in the Original Music category? »
Each year, a lot of filmmakers make a lot of movies. Some of them are noteworthy, some become celebrated award-winners, while a rare one or two enter into the annals of history – taking place alongside great works by artists such as Alan J. Pakula. Part of the fun is predicting which film – if any – will fall into the latter category, and this year, all eyes are on Spotlight.
It’s not an outlandish idea to compare the upcoming drama to Pakula’s legendary All The President’s Men, since the subject matter shares the theme of presenting a fictionalized account of some of the most important and remarkable journalism of the 20th century. Where Pakula’s Oscar winner focused on The Washington Post’s work on the Watergate scandal, Spotlight depicts the work of The Boston Globe in uncovering the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal of 2001.
In a further connection, »
- Sarah Myles
Fade in on a girl with a husband named Frumpkis…
Related Bravo Renews Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce for Season 2
Sterling will play Frumpkis himself — who comes to Los Angeles to be closer to his daughter — while Staton will play Jd, a new love interest for one of the ladies. Both roles are recurring. »
Hey, Lucious — I think I found your “Get out of jail free” card.
The Wire‘s Andre Royo has been cast on Fox’s mega-hit Empire in the recurring role of Thirsty Rawlings, a sharp lawyer with a charming disposition who impresses the currently-incarcerated Lucious with his unethical moves and equally shady past.
PhotosEmpire First Look: The Claws Are Out In Official Season 2 Poster
Royo, whose recent credits include Showtime’s Happyish and Amazon’s upcoming Hand of God, joins a Season 2 guest cast that also includes Marisa Tomei (as a billionaire venture capitalist) and Kelly Rowland (as Lucious mom »
Looking for news, casting, rumours and more about the next season of HBO's Game Of Thrones? Then you've come to the right place...
This is news we were all expecting, but welcome nonetheless. After a season's absence, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, aka Bran Stark, will be returning in Game Of Thrones season 6. Presumably, that means catching up with Hodor and Meera, too.
The last we saw the second-to-youngest Stark boy, he had finally completed his quest to meet the Three-Eyed Raven and was about to begin another, a training journey with the Children of the Forest which would teach him more about his Warg powers.
Here's what Hempstead-Wright told The Irish Examiner about Bran's return to the show:
“I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions."
"I missed the whole of »
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