Cinemax is moving forward with Outcast, the dramatic adaptation of The Walking Dead creator's new exorcism comic.
Robert Kirkman, who created the comics that the AMC drama is based on, announced that Cinemax has picked up Outcast to pilot on Friday via Twitter, writing "Demons are the new zombies" before thanking partners Cinemax and Fox International Channels. With several shows in development, this marks his first pilot.
Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are heading West for HBO and J.J. Abrams.
The Silence of the Lambs Oscar winner has been tapped to star in the premium cable network's Abrams-produced Westworld adaptation, which has been formally picked up to pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Wood set to co-star.
ABC Family has cast the two young leads for drama pilot Stitchers.
Newcomers Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris have been tapped to star in the paranormal drama from Overruled's Jeffrey A. Schechter.
Stitchers centers on a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.
It's official: CBS is not moving forward with How I Met Your Dad.
The network confirmed Wednesday at its pre-upfront press breakfast that it has passed on the How I Met Your Mother spinoff from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey. The news follows earlier reports, including one from this publication, that suggested the network had picked up the Greta Gerwig starrer to series. (The network and studio denied the reports at the time.)
USA Network is setting its sights on an international workplace drama.
USA has given a cast-contingent pilot order to the one-hour Universal Cable Productions project Stanistan from writer Andy Parker.
Stanistan is essentially a workplace drama that follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.
Parker would serve as supervising producer, with Richard Scarth, Mary Louise Vitelli and Project Nim's Maureen Ryan as co-executive producers and Steve Scheffer as executive producer.
Additionally, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network is turning to star power for its ambitious development slate, which includes six dramas, two limited series and five comedies (one of which THR previously reported). Jodie Foster, Jessica Biel and Bates Motel's Carlton Cuse are just some of the boldfaced names USA hopes to get into business with.
After only two days of series pickups, some very clear early trends have started to emerge as the broadcast networks are prepared to give the green light to dozens of other new comedies and dramas in the march up to next week's upfront presentations in New York.