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Netflix Orders ‘Shadow And Bone’ Series Based On Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Novels From Eric Heisserer & Shawn Levy

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has greenlighted Shadow and Bone, an eight-episode series based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows Grishaverse fantasy novels, from Eric Heisserer, writer of Netflix’s smash hit feature Bird Box, and Shawn Levy, executive producer of the Internet network’s mega hit series Stranger Things. The project falls under the Netflix overall deal for Levy’s 21 Laps. Bardugo also serves as an executive producer on the show, produced by… Read


‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!’ Reboot Ordered By Travel Channel; Bruce Campbell To Host

Bruce Campbell

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is making yet another return, 100 years after Robert L. Ripley launched the brand. Travel Channel is rebooting the iconic series, with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) as host and executive producer. Travel Channel has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the series “that will showcase the most astonishing, real and one-of-a-kind stories,” according to the channel. Currently in production, the series will be shot on location at the famed… Read


Sci-Fi Series ‘Dream Raider’ Set On HBO Asia For 2019

HBO Asia has ordered Dream Raider, an eight-episode sci-fi original drama series for premiere in 2019. Filmed and set entirely in Taiwan, the hour-long Mandarin series features an all-star Taiwanese cast including Vivian Hsu (徐若') (The Devil Fish 《人面魚:…衣小女孩–傳》), David Wang (王耀…) (Project Gutenberg 《無雙》)  and Jason Wang (王識賢) (GATAO 2-The New Leader Rising 《'頭2:王…再起》). Principal photography is under way on the series, which is executive produced by Hong Kong filmm… Read


Netflix Orders Coming-Of-Age Series ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ From Jonathan Entwistle & Shawn Levy Based On Comic

British director Jonathan Entwistle once saw a copy of Charles Forsman’s self-published microcomics series The End of the F***king World in a trash bin. The find led to him creating the cult comedy-drama series for Channel 4 which became a Netflix original in the rest of the world. Now Entwistle is taking another series of self-published Forsman microcomics, which channel the teenage ethos, I Am Not Okay With This, to make it into a coming-of-age TV series for Netflix. He… Read


E! Orders ‘Dating #NoFilter’ Blind Dating Series For January Premiere

E! has ordered 20 half-hour episodes of Dating #NoFilter, a new comedy blind dating series from Lime Pictures and All3Media America, for premiere next month. Dating #NoFilter will air Monday through Thursday starting January 21 at 10:30 PM, for five weeks on E! Dating #NoFilter is described as a fresh and hilariously honest take on the modern dating scene for the socially savvy, right-swiping generation. In each episode, three pairs of outspoken comedians will serve up… Read


Apple Picks Up Kevin Durant Drama Series ‘Swagger’ From Imagine & CBS Studios

Apple has ordered to series Swagger, a basketball-themed drama from NBA superstar Kevin Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures, Shots Fired co-creator Reggie Rock Bythewood, Imagine Television, and CBS TV Studios, where Imagine TV has a first-look deal. Written and directed by Bythewood, who also serves as showrunner, Swagger is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences. It explores the world of AAU basketball in the nation's capital, and the players, their families… Read


HBO Orders ‘The Outsider’ Drama Series Based On Stephen King Novel Starring Ben Mendelsohn From Jason Bateman & MRC

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HBO has given a series order to supernatural drama The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star and produce. The project, which marks Mendelsohn’s return to TV following his Emmy-winning turn on Bloodline, hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC. Ozark star/director/executive producer… Read


‘Blade Runner’ Anime Series Inspired By Movie Heads To Adult Swim’s Toonami

Blade Runner – Black Lotus, an animated series inspired by the Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049, is coming to Adult Swim. Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment, has teamed with WarnerMedia’s Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute the new anime series. Blade Runner – Black Lotus will feature 13 half-hour episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman). The series plot is being kept under wraps, but producers have… Read


Disney Junior Preps ‘Mira, Royal Detective,’ Toon Series Inspired By Culture & Customs Of India

Disney Junior has launched production on Mira, Royal Detective, an animated series set for 2020 that will give young’uns a look at Indian culture and customs. With voice work by such familiar names as Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Aasif Mandvi and Sarita Choudhury, the series follows Mira (newcomer Leela Ladnier), a brave and resourceful commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective after solving a mystery that involves saving the kingdom’s young prince. She travels… Read


Elvis Mitchell, Actors & Filmmakers Seek Inspiration In New Epix Docuseries

Elvis Mitchell is hitting the road next for a new Epix docuseries. Premiering on February 4, Elvis Goes There features the veteran journalist traveling with A-list filmmakers and actors to places of inspiration around the world, exploring how each location shaped their work and identity. Guests set for the four hourlong episodes are Paul Feig, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler and Guillermo del Toro. Mitchell creates the series and executive produces alongside Cheri Barner and… Read


Netflix Orders Innovative Animated World War II Drama Series ‘The Liberator’ From A+E Studios, Unique Features & Jeb Stuart

The Liberator

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has given a green light to The Liberator, a four-part animated World War II drama series based on the book by Alex Kershaw, from writer Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive), A+E Studios, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne’s Unique Features and School of Humans. It marks A+E Studios’ first series for Netflix as the A+E Networks’ production unit has been branching out. The Liberator will be the first project produced in Trioscope, a new enhanced hybrid animation… Read


Netflix Finds ‘The One’, New Drama Series Where Love Meets DNA Science

Netflix has met its match, so to speak. The streaming service has greenlighted The One, a 10-episode drama series from writer-creator Howard Overman based on the sci-fi novel by John Marrs. Here’s the logline: The One is set five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you're genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with. No matter how good your relationship, which one of us can honestly say we haven't… Read