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The complex characters, salty dialogue and high production values of cable shows draw a lot of attention, leaving broadcast series with a reputation for tameness.
But several broadcast dramas prove that good writing is network-agnostic.
Despite bigger episode orders, fewer movie stars and a mandate to appeal to a broad audience, shows like CBS’ “The Good Wife” and NBC’s “Parenthood,” “The Blacklist” and “Hannibal” are doing it cable-style, positioning themselves as prestige series that revel in a moral ambiguity. Even the Peacock’s primetime perennial “Law & Order: Svu” experienced something of a creative renaissance this year by coloring outside its established lines.
“I’m just approaching the show as ‘Hannibal,’ ” Fuller says.
“You have to consider yourself the first person in the audience, and just say, ‘What would excite me as a television viewer? »
- Christy Grosz
The project is entitled Damien, centering on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with "a series of macabre events" before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.
The pilot script will be written by Glen Mazzara, who will executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The deal marks the first through his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also serve as executive producer.
The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that »
After a series of sequels and a lackluster remake, I suppose it was inevitable that The Omen would be heading to the small screen, as has recently become the norm for popular horror franchises.
A spin-off made-for-tv flick is indeed in the works, and we've got the latest for ya today. Dig in!
THR reports that former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara is prepping Damien for Lifetime, a series based on the popular franchise that rose from the depths of Hell in 1976. Mazzara will pen the script and executive produce via his 44 Strong Productions banner.
Titled Damien, the drama centers on the film's young boy Damien Thorn. Now an adult and haunted by his past, Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.
The Omen, »
- John Squires
The new drama, it's unclear what form it will take at present, essentially ignores the events of the sequels in favor of its own take.
In the new version, Damien Thorn is now an adult haunted by his past. He is soon faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
4 items from 2014
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