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‘The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince To Headline Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series

EXCLUSIVE: The Florida Project standout, 8-year-old Brooklynn Prince, has been cast as the lead in Apple's upcoming untitled Hilde Lysiak series, directed and executive produced by Crazy Rich Asians helmer Jon M. Chu. The 10-episode mystery drama, which has a straight-to-series order, was inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak. Also described as a family drama, it follows a young girl (Prince) who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her… Read


CBS Nabs Family Comedy ‘The Little Things’ Starring Tom Segura & Christina Pazsitzky As Put Pilot

In a competitive situation, CBS has landed family comedy The Little Things, starring married comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky, with a put pilot commitment. The project hails from Segura, Pazsitzky, The Mick executive producer Scott Marder, 3 Arts and CBS TV Studios. Co-written by Segura, Pazsitzky and Marder, The Little Things focuses on the funny coping mechanisms that get you through the harder parenting dilemmas. Segura and Pazsitzky executive produce with… Read


Fox Buys Adoption Drama ‘The Family Practice’ From ‘Life Sentence’ Creators & Jason Winer As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to The Family Practice, an hourlong adoption drama from Life Sentence and Significant Mother creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, director-producer Jason Winer and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Cardillo and Keith, The Family Practice is an emotional procedural set in the world of adoption, from the point of view of an eclectic group of attorneys and social workers who grapple with their own familial dysfunction while striving to… Read


‘Watchmen’ Is A Go: Damon Lindelof’s Pilot Picked Up To Series By HBO

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HBO has handed a series order to Watchmen, Damon Lindelof’s take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic limited comic series, for a 2019 premiere. The project boasts an A-list cast led by Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr. Set in an alternate history where "superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. As Lindelof… Read


Renée Zellweger To Star In ‘What/If’ Netflix Series From Mike Kelley

In her first major TV role, Oscar winner Renée Zellweger has been tapped to star in What/If, a social thriller anthology drama series for Netflix from Revenge and Swingtown creator Mike Kelley and producer Robert Zemeckis. Written by Kelley, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Page Fright, Atlas Entertainment and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing… Read


‘Sexy Beast’ Prequel TV Series In Works At Paramount TV & Anonymous Content

EXCLUSIVE: The cult British gangster movie Sexy Beast is getting a small-screen prequel. Anonymous Content and Paramount Television have acquired the TV rights to the 2000 film for a TV series that will track the origin story of the Gal Dove, Don Logan and Teddy Bass characters, played in the movie by Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane, respectively.  Writer Michael Caleo, whose TV credits include The Sopranos and Rescue Me, will write the adaptation. Directed by… Read


NBC Buys Music Drama From ‘Nashville’ Alums, Milo Ventimiglia & Craig Brewer

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Former Nashville executive producers Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin are returning to the music industry scene with a new drama series project. The duo has teamed with This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia and Craig Brewer, writer-director of music-themed series Empire and movie Hustle & Flow, for a one-hour series pitch that has landed at NBC with a script commitment plus penalty. The drama hails from Ventimiglia and Russ Cundiff’s DiVide Pictures and 20th Century Fox TV… Read


‘The Royals’ Canceled By E! After 4 Seasons, Shopped By Lionsgate With Pop Eyed As Possible New Home

E! has opted not to renew its first and only remaining original scripted series, The Royals, for a fifth season. I hear the series’ leading producing studio, Lionsgate TV, has been shopping the soapy drama starring Elizabeth Hurley and has been in talks with sister cable network Pop, a co-venture between Lionsgate and CBS, for a possible fifth season pickup. "E! will not be moving forward with another season of The Royals, which launched in 2015 as the network's first… Read


‘Shooter’ Canceled By USA Network After 3 Seasons, Shopped By Paramount TV

USA Network has opted not to order a fourth season of thriller drama series Shooter starring Ryan Phillippe. The decision comes as Shooter has crossed the midpoint mark of its 13-episode Season 3 run. I hear leading producer Paramount Television is shopping the series to other networks. Sibling Paramount Network, recently relaunched as Viacom’s leading brand for original scripted series, is a logical destination and I hear that there have been conversations but they… Read


Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore’s Apple Space Series

EXCLUSIVEFormer The Killing and Altered Carbon star Joel Kinnaman, Patriot star Michael Dorman and Damnation co-star Sarah Jones have been tapped as the leads in Apple’s upcoming space drama series from Battlestar Galactica‘s and Outlander‘s Ronald D. Moore. Dorman has played the lead on the Amazon Studios’ quirky genre-bending spy drama series Patriot, whose second season was ordered 16 months ago but is yet to air. Because of the delay, Dorman was able to book a new… Read


David Dastmalchian & Rhys Wakefield Join Hulu’s Femme Fatale Pilot ‘Reprisal’ From Warren Littlefield & A+E Studios

David Dastmalchian (MacGyver, Twin Peaks) and Rhys Wakefield (True Detective, The Purge) are set as series regulars opposite Abigail Spencer and Mena Massoud in Hulu drama pilot Reprisal, from Warren Littlefield and A+E Studios. Written by Josh Corbin (StartUp) and to be directed by BAFTA-nominated Jonathan Van Tulleken (Off Season), Reprisal hails from A+E Studios and The Littlefield Company. It's a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale (Spencer)… Read


NBC Developing Thriller Drama Series From Chuck Rose & Julie Anne Robinson

NBC has put in development a political murder mystery drama from The Art of More creator Chuck Rose, prolific TV director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and Universal TV, where both Rose and Robinson are under overall deals. Rose will write the as-yet untitled project. In it, when a series of murders are predicted on a radical conspiracy blog, it puts the blogger in the crosshairs of an astute NSA agent. But when they find that they may be the next target, an unlikely… Read