Dimension Television, the TV arm of The Weinstein Co., and Entertainment One Television are teaming up to bring Death In The Modern Age to the small screen. Created and written by Josh Shaffer and Eli Kooris, the original series will be produced by Bob Cooper’s Landscape Entertainment and Michael Fuchs. Death In The Modern Age tells the story of a down-on-his-luck suburbanite who, despite having always played by the rules, faces the implosion of his personal and professional lives in spectacular fashion. He decides to start over and radically reinvent himself by faking his own death. But in today’s age of DNA testing and digital fingerprinting that has all but obliterated the notion of individual anonymity, his escape and ultimate transformation prove to be much easier said than done. “The pilot for Death In The Modern Age blew me away with its original characters and insightful writing. I’m looking forward to working with Landscape and eOne to put together a gripping and original show,” Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company said in a statement.
“The Weinsteins consistently set the bar for creating exceptional, character-driven content, and we are thrilled to expand eOne’s successful relationship with them from film to television,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “We are pleased to collaborate with Landscape again so soon after celebrating a renewal of our first-look arrangement, and to partner with Michael Fuchs to bring this inspired story that offers a fresh take on a classic ‘what if’ scenario to audiences.”
Overseeing production for Dimension TV is SVPProduction and Creative Affairs Matthew Signer and VP of Production and Development, Keith Levine; for eOne Television, John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg, EVP US Scripted Television; and for Landscape Entertainment, Sandy Shenkman, Director of Development.