Showtime Picks Up ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ Series Starring Kirsten Dunst In Turnaround From YouTube

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Showtime Picks Up ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ Series Starring Kirsten Dunst In Turnaround From YouTube
Showtime has picked up On Becoming A God in Central Florida, a one-hour dark comedy series starring Kirsten Dunst. The project, from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sony’s TriStar Television, was ordered to series last year by YouTube to debut this year.

Sony TV started conversations about moving the show elsewhere earlier this year, following the Google-owned company’s programming shift that involves making all original series, originally earmarked for Svod platform YouTube Red/Premium, available as Avod offerings, as well as putting a pin in all new scripted development. According to sources, YouTube and Sony TV were not able to negotiate an Avod deal for On Becoming a God in Central Florida. YouTube Originals’ brass, who are said to be proud of the show, then worked closely with Sony TV to find a new home for it. Sony TV also has hit Cobra Kai at YouTube,
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