‘Homecoming’ Drama Series Starring Julia Roberts Lands At Amazon With Two-Season Pickup
In a very competitive situation, with production offers from multiple streaming and cable outlets, I have learned that Amazon has nabbed the hot drama series project Homecoming starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts. I hear the half-hour drama from Universal Cable Productions and Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, who is directing and executive producing, has received a two-season straight-to-series order.
Homecoming, based on Gimlet Media's breakout fictional… Read
The Deadline Podcast #4: Netflix Vs. Theaters, R-Rated Summer Movies & More
In Episode 4 of The Deadline Podcast, Mike Fleming Jr joins me to review the options facing filmmakers in creating movies for streaming services versus for theaters. How do audiences respond to a major Netflix comedy-satire like Brad Pitt's War Machine, viewing it at home compared sharing it with a crowd of filmgoers? Netflix opens possibilities for making films that studios may consider too risky and too expensive, but filmmakers may lose out on awards… Read
Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast #10: Too Much TV, ‘Big Little Lies’ Nicole Kidman & Betting On Robert De Niro
Summer has officially begun, but there is no small-screen rest as the networks, cablers and streaming service are rolling out new and returning series. This week alone sees the rebirth of The Gong Show on ABC tonight, the launch of the great GLOW on Netflix tomorrow, and Power back Sunday for its fourth season.
Still, as Emmy voting continues, we ponder on this week’s TV Talk podcast: Is there too much TV out there? As we try to be of public service despite sounding like… Read
How The ‘Once Upon A Time’ Musical Episode Came Together – Emmys Podcast
The musical episode for ABC’s Once Upon A Time, “The Song In Your Heart,” was a long time coming.
Over the past few San Diego Comic-Cons, fans would line up and rally creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis to have their favorite Storybooke characters do what they’ve been born to do: sing in a Disney production.
Songwriters Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary heard fans’ call, and lobbied their manager Richard Kraft to get them in the door at ABC, so they could pitch their… Read
Deadline’s Peter Bart Podcast #2: Roman Polanski, ‘The Godfather’ & ‘Get Out’
The latest episode of The Deadline Podcast with Peter Bart today explores the off-camera intrigues that shape movies but never make headlines — how great lines are improvised (or blown), and last-minute scenes added or changed in new films and classic ones. A key scene in The Godfather is changed at the eleventh hour. A star threatens Roman Polanski because he is over schedule. Did Bogart really improvise some of the classic lines in Casablanca?
Also, the burgeoning world… Read
Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast #9: Best Episodes, Carrie Coon + Emmy Comedy Actor & Actress Race
What a week on and off the small screen. Amid no verdict yet in Bill Cosby's criminal trial, the latest tweet from Donald Trump and the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals, the big hometown news in Hollywood is that Emmy voting has begun.
To that end, this week on Deadline’s TV Talk podcast, we decided to take the notion of the Emmy episode (you know, the episode that producers and networks tailor for consideration) and look at some of our favorites this year. So… Read
Deadline’s Crew Call Podcast: DP Paul Cameron On Harnessing The Western In ‘Westworld’
Given the long-standing history of the Western on the big screen, how does a director of photography make the genre his own? You certainly don’t dismiss history, but rather embrace it, which is what cinematographer Paul Cameron did during the pilot episode of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO TV series adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld.
Filming in such classic oater locations as the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, CA, Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, CA… Read
The Deadline Podcast: Peter Bart On Spielberg, Coppola & CEOs
For Episode #1 of our new The Deadline Podcast, we explore the conundrum of summer tentpoles — too many and too familiar. The major studios are writing ever bigger checks to support their summer franchises but are worried whether the overseas market is as buoyant as it seemed a few years ago. Still, foreign ticket buyers seem to be supporting some provocative films like Get Out that in the recent past would have been considered problem pictures.
Given all this, filmmakers… Read
Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Episode #8: Shocking Emmy Never-Wins, Limited Series Actress Race & More
You have to admit that pink-slipped FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before Congress today would be right at home on Netflix's House Of Cards. Can't you see Kevin Spacey's perpetually scheming President Frank Underwood watching the proceedings on TV and then breaking the fourth wall with bitter remarks about circuses without ringmasters?
On our TV Talk podcast this week, we also get pretty Spacey — especially about the fact the two-time Oscar winner has never won an… Read
Exclusive Podcast: From ‘Hamlet’ To ‘Groundhog Day’, Keegan-Michael Key & Andy Karl Talk Shop
A few days ago, Keegan-Michael Key took time off from rehearsals for director Sam Gold’s production of Hamlet at the Public Theater – in which he plays Horatio, the best friend of Oscar Isaac’s melancholy prince – to see the Tony best-musical nominee Groundhog Day. After the show, Key chatted with Andy Karl, the Tony-nominated star, in Karl’s dressing room at the August Wilson Theatre. They talked shop and compared notes, discussing everything from the nuts-and-bolts of… Read
Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Episode #7: ‘Underground’ Cancellation, Elisabeth Moss, Keri Russell & Emmy Bids
As Netflix's cancellation today of Sense8 displays, show business can be a hard affair, and series can have the plug pulled if ratings are too low, or costs are too high. This week in our TV Talk podcast, we talk about the end of the road for the likes of the Emmy-winning American Crime, the once-hyped The Get Down and the powerful and original Underground. We also look at some of the new series on the horizon including Star Trek Discovery, Law & Order True Crime: The Mene… Read
Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Episode #6: Big Screen To Small Screen Emmy Contenders, Roger Moore + Best Limited Series Hopefuls
The sad passing of Roger Moore earlier this week was, among many other things, a reminder to us both of how recent the breaking down of the barriers between the big screen and the small screen truly is.
The former Saint and James Bond made the leap up but until the last few years many were reluctant to make a commitment to TV. Well, as we discuss today in our TV Talk podcast, just ask Jessica Lange how well that can work out – as the multiple Oscar and Emmy winner looks… Read