‘Tales From The Loop’: Amazon Studios Orders Genre Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art From Matt Reeves & Fox 21
Amazon Studios has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to Tales From the Loop, an hour-long genre series based on the acclaimed sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag, from writer Nathaniel Halpern (Legion), director Mark Romanek, Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho, and Swedish production and management company Indio. A co-production with Fox 21 Television Studios, Tales from the Loop is slated to premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video. It marks the 20th TV cable/streaming unit… Read
‘Rugrats’ Returns With Nickelodeon Series Revival & Live-Action Paramount Movie
Tommie, Chuckie and his pals are coming back — on both TV and the big screen. Viacom’s Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have set a revival of the iconic kids series Rugrats with a 26-episode order from Nickelodeon and a live-action film featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players. Both the TV series and the movie will include new adventures with the famous characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of… Read
Sacha Baron Cohen Series ‘Who Is America? To Premiere Sunday On Showtime
Mystery show revealed. Showtime has confirmed an order for Who Is America?, a half-hour satirical series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, which premieres this Sunday.
Cohen is writing and directing the seven-episode series which “will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation.” The first episode will debut on streaming, online and On Demand this Sunday, July 15 at 9 PM… Read
Netflix Orders Two Anime Series, Renews ‘Aggretsuko’ & Sets Four Premiere Dates
UPDATED with correct date for Cannon Busters, per Netflix: It’s a busy Fifth of July for Netflix on the animation front. The streamer has ordered a pair of new anime series — Ultraman and Kengan Ashura — renewed rookie Aggretsuko and set premiere dates for three other new series and one sophomore.
Season 2 of Castlevania will kick off October 26, and launch dates are final for the new series Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (July 18), Dragon Pilot (September 21) and Ca… Read
Netflix Orders Salma Hayek-Produced Mexican Drama Series ‘Monarca’, Starring Irene Azuela & Juan Manuel Bernal
Netflix has ordered Monarca, an original drama series from Mexico produced by Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Productions, Lemon Studios and Michael McDonald's Stearns Castle. Irene Azuela (Quemar las Naves) and Juan Manuel Bernal (Capadocia) are attached to star, and production is scheduled to begin in the fall for a 2019 global premiere.
Created by Diego Gutierrez, who also serves as showrunner, and written by Lemon Studios' Fernando Rovzar, Julia Denis, Ana Sofia Clerici and… Read
‘Whistleblower’ & ‘Pink Collar Crimes’: CBS Sets New True-Crime Series For July
CBS is riding TV’s true-crime wave, announcing a pair of new series premiering this month. Whistleblower is set to sound off at 8 PM Friday, July 13, and Pink Collar Crimes will be perpetrated starting at 8 PM Saturday, July 28.
Produced by CBS News for CBS Television Studios, Whistleblower looks into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S… Read
Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘The Loud House’ Spinoff ‘Los Casagrandes’
Nickelodeon is expanding The Loud House universe with the greenlight of Los Casagrandes (working title), a spinoff of the hit animated series. The network has ordered 20 episodes of Los Casagrandes (wt) on the heels of a successful premiere week (June 25-28) of Season 3 of The Loud House, ranking as the top show across television with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.
Los Casagrandes follows Lincoln Loud's friend Ronnie Anne and her extended family, the Casagrandes, living… Read
Netflix Orders Martial Arts Drama Series ‘Wu Assassins’ Starring Iko Uwais From Tony Krantz, John Wirth & Nomadic Pics
Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Wu Assassins, martial arts sci-fi crime drama series starring Iko Uwais (The Raid, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). It hails from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels).
Byron Mann (Altered Carbon) co-stars in the series, slated for an August 8 production start. Stephen Fung will direct the first two episodes, with Krantz… Read
Jordan Peele Sci-Fi Anthology ‘Weird City’ Gets Series Order At YouTube
YouTube has given a straight-to-series order to Weird City, a half-hour comedic sci-fi anthology from Oscar and Emmy winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Emmy-nominated writer Charlie Sanders (Key and Peele). The six-episode series will debut exclusively on YouTube Premium in 2019. Adam Bernstein (Fargo, Scrubs, 30 Rock) is set to direct the first two episodes. Jose Molina (The Tick, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Sleepy Hollow) will serve as showrunner and executive… Read
‘Flip Or Flop’s Christina El Moussa Sets New Series At HGTV
Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa has signed a deal for a new original series with HGTV.
Christina on the Coast will feature the real estate and house flipping expert as she expands her design business in Southern California. The eight-episode series is slated to premiere in early 2019.
In the series, El Moussa will transform clients' outdated properties into high-end showplaces. It also will put the spotlight on her personal journey after her split with husband… Read
‘L.A.’s Finest’: Charter Communications Gives Series Order To ‘Bad Boys’ Offshoot
It’s official: Charter Communications has given a 13-episode series order to LA's Finest, the drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba from writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, Sony Pictures TV, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and 2.0 Entertainment. It is set to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Charter’s Spectrum as the platform’s first major original series.
Former CSI: NY showrunner Pam Veasey has come on board as executive producer/co-showrunner of… Read
Russell Crowe To Star As Roger Ailes In Limited Series Greenlighted By Showtime
Showtime has given an eight-episode order to a limited series about Roger Ailes, with Oscar winner Russell Crowe set to star as the controversial Fox News founder in his US television debut.
The as-yet untitled series (fka Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes), a Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and his extensive reporting for New York magazine about the sordid… Read