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Below the Line Bookings

25 November 2014 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

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Below the Line Bookings

25 November 2014 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

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- Peter Caranicas

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Global Buyers Board Pirate Series 'Crossbones'

25 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The critics have not been kind to NBC's pirate series Crossbones, but international buyers see the John Malkovich-starrer as a true buried treasure. Networks from around the world have jumped aboard the drama from Luther creator Neil Cross, which stars Malkovich as the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Photos: 2014's New Broadcast and Cable TV Shows Germany's Tele-Munchen Group nabbed rights to the limited series for Germany, Turner International and Polar Star split Latin American rights, while Sohu secured the show for China. Sierra/Engine, which is handling worldwide sales for the series, also closed further deals across Europe, Asia and

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- Scott Roxborough

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Luther Remake In The Works At Fox

18 November 2014 11:51 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Proving that it learned absolutely nothing from Gracepoint, its inferior and low-rated remake of the terrific ITV miniseries Broadchurch, Fox is developing an American remake of the BBC crime drama Luther. To help with the project, Fox has brought in original creator Neil Cross to write and star Idris Elba to exec-produce.

Now, Luther is one of my favorite television series of all time, so I’m not going to pretend to be impartial here – there is absolutely no reason to remake Luther for American audiences, especially with the original series readily available on Netflix. American remakes are almost always inferior to the series they’re based upon, and Luther in particular is a show that worked so well only because of a highly specific mixture that no American remake will be able to recreate. Early news about the remake indicates that Elba won’t reprise his role, which is »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Fox Developing Remake of BBC’s ‘Luther’ with Creator Neil Cross

18 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox is taking a shot at a U.S. rendition of the BBC detective drama “Luther” with series creator Neil Cross.

The network has given a put pilot commitment to the project, which will be written by Cross for 20th Century Fox TV, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Prods.

Original series star Idris Elba is on board as an exec producer but is not expected to star in the Yank version. Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner also exec produce.

Elba has earned praise and kudos for his work as a savvy detective troubled by the brutal murder of his wife. The series ran for three seasons on the BBC, starting in 2010, and has aired Stateside on BBC America.

Cross has said there are no plans for a fourth season in the U.K., but there has been chatter about a possible “Luther” feature.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Fox Plans U.S. Remake Of "Luther"

18 November 2014 8:03 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Despite the failure of "Gracepoint," Fox is taking another shot a remaking a successful British series - this time the already finished BBC detective drama "Luther" which starred Idris Elba.

The network has given a put pilot commitment to the project which is being written by series creator Neil Cross. Cross was also behind NBC's short-lived pirate drama "Crossbones" this past Summer.

Elba played Dci John Luther in the dark and emotionally bleak series which followed the dedicated, obsessive and sometimes violent character on the hunt for brutal killers. The show was never really a whodunnit or even a procedural, with the focus primarily on character drama.

It also boasted a strong supporting cast, including Warren Brown's young partner Justin Ripley, Michael Smiley's fellow cop Benny Silver, and Ruth Wilson's murderous prodigy and twisted love interest Alice Morgan.

Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will executive produce the remake. »

- Garth Franklin

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NBC Recast Scoop: Uma Thurman In, Mary-Louise Parker Out in The Slap

31 October 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In a last-minute switch, Uma Thurman has replaced Mary-Louise Parker in NBC’s upcoming all-star miniseries The Slap, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Parker was forced to step aside due to health reasons (the actress is recovering from a bout of pneumonia).

An eight-hour take on the 2011 Australian series, The Slap is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama.

The Oscar-nominated Thurman takes over the role of Anouk, a TV writer who is dating her show’s young leading man (Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley).

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John Malkovich to receive Zurich honour

30 September 2014 1:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

John Malkovich will head to Zurich later this week to present his latest film and receive the festival’s Golden Eye award.

The star of Dangerous Liaisons, Red and Being John Malkovich will be in town on Saturday (Oct 4) to introduce thriller Cut Bank, which receives a gala premiere screening at the Zurich Film Festival, alongside director Matt Shakman.

The honorary Golden Eye award will be presented later that evening on the festival’s award night at Zurich’s Opera House. Malkovich will accept the honour from German actress Veronika Ferres - his co-star in The Casanova Variations.

Cut Bank, which played at Toronto and receives its European premiere in Zurich, centres on a young man played by Liam Hemsworth who dreams of escaping his small town. But his efforts to do so set a deadly series of events in motion. The film also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Dern.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Spike TV Names ‘Crossbones’ Producer Ted Gold as Svp, Scripted Original Series

2 September 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike TV has hired Ted Gold as senior vice president, scripted original series. Gold, who will lead a newly created scripted development team and oversee all scripted program for the network, previously had served as president of television and executive producer at Parkes +Macdonald/Universal Television. Under his overall deal with NBCUniversal, Gold developed projects for HBO, Showtime, NBC and others, and produced the NBC pirate drama “Crossbones.” Also read: Spike TV, Pierce Brosnan to Take on the Crusades With New Event Series Spike's vice president, original series Justin Lacob will report to Gold. Lacob will continue to work on non-scripted projects. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Looking Finds Season 2 Gigs for Crossbones Co-Star, Late Night Comic

30 August 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Looking has tracked down a pair of new love interests for two of its six regular characters — but which ones?

Related Looking Finale Post Mortem: Jonathan Groff Talks the Big Richie-Patrick Cliffhanger 

First up, Crossbones actor Chris Perfetti is set to recur on the HBO dramedy in the recurring role of Brady, an opinionated San Franciscan who writes for the weekly paper when he’s not busy managing its classifieds. He’s also set to romance a current series regular whose named I’ve been asked not to reveal.

Former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon personality Bashir Salahuddin, »

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‘Crossbones’ Series Finale Review: Too Little, Too Late

3 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This is a review of the Crossbones series finale. There will be Spoilers.]

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The two-part Crossbones series finale puts on display all that was good and bad with Neil Cross’ (Luther) pirate-themed series about a man named Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach.

Two-time Academy Award nominee John Molkovich was poised to lead this crew of relatively unknown actors to summertime television success, but sadly, this ship never quite knew which direction it wanted to sail in.

There were moments, especially during its premiere, where Crossbones appeared to be hanging its hopes and dreams on the relationship between Teach and Lowe. Next to Malkovich, Richard Coyle (Lowe) has proven himself a worthy supporting star, by standing toe-to-toe with the acting legend effortlessly. Unfortunately, ...

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- David Griffin

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Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Sarsgaard Board NBC Miniseries The Slap

25 July 2014 3:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard now have a hand in The Slap.

The Weeds and Killing stars, respectively, have joined NBC’s miniseries about a family that falls apart after one man slaps another couple’s naughty child, our sister site Deadline reports.

Related Fall TV 2014: Your Handy Calendar of 99 Series and Season Premieres

Sarsgaard will play Hector, cousin to the slapper. Hector is a husband and father tempted by his wife’s teenage receptionist during a party.

Parker’s role, Anouk, is a head writer who’s dating the series’ young leading man. Anouk and Hector are good friends. »

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Crossbones: Cancelled? NBC Series Shipped to Saturdays

25 July 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC has decided that their low-rated Friday night drama, Crossbones, will now wrap with a pair of episodes on Saturday August 2nd. The installments had previously been set for Friday, August 1st and Friday, August 8th.

Though the network hasn't said that Crossbones has been cancelled, the ratings have been terrible and it's highly unlikely to return for a second season.

Crossbones revolves around the life of Edward Teach (John Malkovich), better known as Blackbeard the pirate, and his desire to aquire a valuable invention called the longitude chronometer. Others in the cast are Yasmine Al Massri, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, David Hoflin, Tracy Ifeachor, and Chris Perfetti.

Here are the schedule notes:

Updates-nbc Primetime Schedule - Friday August 1, 2014 - Friday August 8, 2014

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NBC to Air Crossbones' Final Two Episodes On a Saturday Night

24 July 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ahoy! There’s been a change in course for Crossbones‘ final two episodes.

Related Fall Preview 2014: Your Handy Calendar of 99 Premieres

NBC has announced that following this Friday’s regularly scheduled outing, the pirate drama’s final two episodes will drop anchor on a Saturday night — Aug. 2, starting at 8/7c.

Occupying Crossbones‘ Friday-at-10 pm time slot on Aug. 1 (aka my birthday, gift cards are always welcome) will be the NBC News special Hannah Anderson: Anatomy of a Kidnapping, while a second hour of Dateline will fill the void on Aug. 8.

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‘Crossbones’ Gives Antoinette a Voice

19 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This is a review of Crossbones season 1, episode 6. There will be Spoilers.]

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Crossbones finally delivers its best episode since the premiere, revealing important insights into character motivations, which set up events nicely as we sail towards the finale.

In recent weeks, it’s felt like the characters were just waiting for events to happen, as opposed to organically developing into something interesting to consume on a weekly basis. ‘A Hole in the Head,’ found that perfect balance between action, drama and suspense that one would expect from Luther series creator Neil Cross.

Antoinette, the beautifully horrific Woman in White plays an important role this week, instead of just showing up in Teach’s hallucinations. Apparently, she and the commodore lived in the Carolinas for over two ...

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David Slade to direct first two episodes of Powers

10 July 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers comic book series heading to PlayStation Network this December, Sony Pictures TV has secured its first director for the show in British filmmaker David Slade. Slade’s feature films include Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, while his previous television work includes Awake, Crossbones, Hannibal and Breaking Bad.

A police procedural / superhero fantasy, Powers “is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder. The series follows Detective Christian Walker, who is in charge of protecting humans like us and investigating cases involving the God-like men and women, referred to as ‘powers,’ who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below.”

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- Gary Collinson

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Crossbones: Season One Ratings

28 June 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A couple years ago, NBC aired Crusoe, an adventure series based on the classic Robinson Crusoe novel and character. It was quickly cancelled. Now, the network is trying Crossbones, another adventure series about the same era. Will this one be a success and be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled as well? We'll have to wait and see.

Crossbones revolves around the life of Edward Teach (John Malkovich), better known as Blackbeard the pirate, and his desire to aquire a valuable invention called the longitude chronometer. Others in the cast are Yasmine Al Massri, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, David Hoflin, Tracy Ifeachor, and Chris Perfetti.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as »

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‘Crossbones’ Forces Blackbeard into Action

28 June 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This is review of Crossbones season 1, episode 4. There will be Spoilers.]

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In its fourth outing, entitled ‘Antoinette,’ Crossbones continues to astound and baffle in a seamless fashion. There are moments of brilliance, only to be followed by perplexities that defy explanation. What does creator Neil Cross (Luther) want us to take from this series?

As with the premiere, Crossbones excels during its more intimate moments, which sadly take place primarily with the male leads, while our leading women are stuck performing acts suited for a mostly-male viewing audience. These strong beautiful ladies are capable of so much more, if only Mr. Cross would give them something interesting to do.

Before focusing too intently on the negatives, let us examine the moments where Crossbones sparkles. ...

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- David Griffin

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'Girl Meets World' premieres strong on Friday, while 'Rake' limps off for Fox

28 June 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The long-awaited series premiere of "Girl Meets World" did big numbers for Disney Channel on Friday (June 27) night, but it still couldn't keep up with its lead-in, the original movie "Zapped." Airing at 8 p.m., "Zapped" drew 5.7 million viewers, including 1.3 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic. "Zapped" became the top cable telecast of 2014 in several of Disney Channel's key demos, including kids 2-11 (2.9 million), kids 6-11 (2.3 million) and tweens 9-14 (2.1 million).  Airing at 9:45 p.m., "Girl Meets World" drew 5.2 million viewers. Again, Disney Channel accentuated the young demos in which this was the top series launch of 2014, as the "Boy Meets World" spinoff drew 1.7 million viewers in the tween demo and 2.3 million among kids 2-11. Both "Zapped" and "Girl Meets World" have been available on the Disney Channel Watch ap and on iTunes since June 23. As a point of comparison, NBC's "Crossbones" started off reasonably strong a month ago, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘Crossbones’ Reveals Its True Villain

21 June 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This is a review of Crossbones season 1, episode 3. There will be Spoilers.]

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After taking a week off, Crossbones returns with another solid, albeit episodic adventure, entitled ‘The Man who Killed Blackbeard’. Edward Teach (Blackbeard), at times proves himself to be the frightening menace we know from legend, but his ruthlessness is nothing compared to that of William Jagger (Julian Sands).

Sands (Dexter), along with several other supporting cast members, has his moment to shine, proving that he’s a worthy foe for Blackbeard and his people. While both men are equally guilty in all manners of debauchery, Jagger appears to find joy in the torturing of his prisoners, especially women.

Blackbeard, on the other hand, contemplates philosophical paradoxes, like evil and the ...

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- David Griffin

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