‘ThunderCats Roar’ Series Set For Cartoon Network From Warner Bros Animation
The ThunderCats are coming back. Cartoon Network has greenlighted ThunderCats Roar, an all-new series from Warner Bros Animation that’s set to premiere next year. Production is underway.
The logline: Staying true to the premise of the original series: Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O… Read
Hulu Orders ‘The Act’ True-Crime Anthology Series From Nick Antosca & Michelle Dean
Hulu has given a series order to The Act, a character-based seasonal true-crime anthology series from writers Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions, Deadline has learned.
Written by Dean and Antosca, The Act, which has been in development at Hulu since last year, is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season is based on Dean's 2016 Buzzfeed article "Dee Dee Wanted Her… Read
‘City On A Hill’: Showtime Picks Up Drama From Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Series
Showtime has handed a 12-episode series order to City On A Hill, its drama pilot starring Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground). The series, executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd, will premiere in 2019.
Written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Affleck, City on a Hill is set in early 1990s Boston when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in… Read
Batman Prequel ‘Pennyworth’ From ‘Gotham’ Duo Gets Series Order At Epix
MGM-owned Epix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Pennyworth, a Batman prequel from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller, executive producer/director Danny Cannon and Warner Horizon Scripted TV.
Written by Heller, based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father… Read
‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ Picked Up To Series At Freeform
UPDATED with trailer: The Pretty Little Liars universe will continue at Freeform. The network has picked up to series drama pilot Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, with a 10-episode order. You can watch the first trailer above.
The spinoff hails from the same auspices as the original series, writer/executive producer I. Marlene King, Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, and it is based on the popular book series The Perfectionists, written by… Read
‘Doom Patrol’ Live-Action Drama Series From Greg Berlanti Greenlighted By DC Universe
King of the DC TV universe Greg Berlanti has a follow-up to his previously announced Titans at DC Universe. The joint venture of Warner Bros Digital Networks and DC Entertainment has given a 13-episode direct-to-series order to hourlong live-action drama Doom Patrol, a reimagining of the beloved superhero DC characters, from Berlanti and Warner Bros TV. Doom Patrol begins production this year for a 2019 premiere on DC Universe..
Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) will pen the… Read
Guillermo del Toro Horror Anthology Series ‘10 After Midnight’ Ordered By Netflix
Guillermo del Toro, creator of Netflix’s Emmy-winning DreamWorks Trollhunters, is expanding his collaboration with the Internet TV network to live-action. Netflix has ordered Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, the streaming service’s first original horror anthology series.
The series is described as a collection of the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s personally curated stories, described as both equally sophisticated and horrific.
The Shape of Water writer-director… Read
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Update: Cast, Seth Meyers, More Exult Over NBC Pickup
UPDATE: The online party continues for Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s rescue by NBC. Actress Katey Sagal has joined the celebration, tweeting ‘Great news! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back for another season.’ Director Guillermo del Toro echoed her, retweeting NBC Entertainment announcements celebrating the acquisition.
The online outpouring of emotion over the cancellation and then the revival of the show has seen fans rollercoastering in their emotions. The campaign to save the show… Read
Tim Doyle’s Pilot ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Picked Up To Series By ABC As Network Sticks To Its Family Comedy Brand
ABC ordered a mix of comedy pilots this season — most revolved around families but some ventured into workplace and even the superhero genre. In the end, the ones that made the cut to series are the 1970s-set The Kids Are Alright (fka untitled Tim Doyle), which just got the nod, and Single Parents, which was picked up earlier today. Both are family comedies, as are all renewed ABC half-hour series.
ABC last year tried to broaden up its comedy field with The Mayor, its… Read
The CW Picks Up ‘Charmed’ & ‘Roswell’ Reboots, ‘TVD’/’Originals Offshoot, ‘In The Dark’ & Greg Berlanti Pilot To Series
The CW has made its new series orders. The network has ordered two reboots, Charmed, from Jane the Virgin creator-showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman; and Roswell, New Mexico (fka Roswell) executive produced by The Originals creator-showrunner Julie Plec. Also picked up are In the Dark, from Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films; and All American (fka untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger) from Berlanti Prods. and L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers.
A late entrant in the race… Read
‘The Fix’ Legal Drama Gets Series Order By ABC
ABC has given a series order to legal drama The Fix, from Marcia Clark, toplined by former Mentalist star Robin Tunney. The series, from ABC Studios, joins previously ordered The Rookie, A Million Little Things and Grand Hotel — all from ABC Studios — and Whiskey Cavalier, from Warner Bros. TV. Here are more details:
Attorney and author Marcia Clark co-writes and executive produces a new legal drama about Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating… Read
‘Grand Hotel’ & ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Dramas Picked Up To Series By ABC
Following A Million Little Things and The Rookie, ABC has picked up two more of its hottest drama pilots — Grand Hotel, starring Demian Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez and executive produced by Eva Longoria, and Whiskey Cavalier, toplined by Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan and executive produced by Bill Lawrence.
The pickup for Whiskey Cavalier means that Cohan won't be able to return to The Walking Dead full time for the life of her new ABC series. But it doesn't mean that she… Read