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Starz, the home of Outlander and The Girlfriend Experience, is developing your next TV obsession: Sweetbitter. The network announced on July 31 that it is working on a half-hour drama adaptation of this 2016 bestselling novel, so here's everything you need to know about the project so far. 1. There is source material. Sweetbitter is based on Stephanie Danler's novel of the same name, which NPR named one of the best books of 2016. The book follows the life of 22-year-old Tess, who moves to New York from Ohio and begins working at a renowned downtown restaurant, which leads her to a life of drugs, alcohol, love, dive bars, and fine dining. 2. It is inspired by Danler's own story. Danler wrote her novel while waitressing at Union Square Care and attending The New School for her Mfa, so she very much drew on her own experiences, though Tess is not a carbon copy of the author. »
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On Legends, Barnum is “the villain of our story,” but he is also “just a guy who wants to put on a good show,” executive producer Phil Klemmer previews.
After more than a decade, the Jeepers Creepers franchise is getting ready to make its return to the big screen. We recently reported that Jeepers Creepers 3 has finally started filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with original director Victor Salva back at the helm. Now it has been revealed that actor Brandon Stacy has been brought on board the cast of Jeepers Creepers 3 to lead the charge on the hunt for the Creeper.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the 34-year-old actor, who had bit parts in big movies like The Big Short and Terminator: Genisys, will be playing a major role in Jeepers Creepers 3. According to the report, Brandon Stacy will be playing a police deputy named Miller who leads a group of people on the hunt for the Creeper in his off hours. He will be joining original Jeepers Creepers star Gina Phillips, who will also be looking »
Tick-tick-tick… NBC is taking 24‘s real-time gimmick and setting it in the eye of a hurricane.
The Peacock Network has ordered a pilot for an untitled medical drama (formerly known as Salvation) from former Law & Order: Svu showrunner Warren Leight and Oscar-winning writer Paul Haggis, TVLine has learned. In it, the doctors and nurses at an understaffed Brooklyn hospital have to cope with being the only trauma center open when a devastating hurricane hits during a holiday weekend. And it will all play out in real-time, in what NBC is calling an “extreme event” series.
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4 items from 2017
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