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Media Res Taps Michael McCormick to Lead Physical Production (Exclusive)

The Morning Show and Pachinko producer Media Res has hired Michael McCormick as its head of physical production. McCormick will oversee all production on all of Media Res’ projects, including the next seasons of Apple TV+’s Morning Show and Pachinko. He’ll also head up physical production of series and films under the recently launched Media […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Heads to HBO as a Series With ‘Black Mirror’ Writer, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Director (Exclusive)

Scanners, the 1981 horror cult classic from David Cronenberg, is getting the HBO series treatment. William Bridges, who won an Emmy for co-writing the “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror, is acting as writer and showrunner for the series, which is in development, with Yann Demange, who helmed the pilot for HBO’s Lovecraft Country, directing. […]

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Crossroads’ Lands at Media Res for TV Following Fierce Bidding War (Exclusive)

The battle for Jonathan Franzen’s upcoming novel Crossroads has a winner. Following a highly competitive bidding war, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res has landed the rights to Crossroads, the author’s first in a planned Key to All Mythologies trilogy. Ellenberg, whose Media Res is behind shows like Apple’s The Morning Show, plans to develop Crossroads into […]

Media Res CEO Michael Ellenberg on ‘The Morning Show,’ Its COVID Pivot and Going Toe-to-Toe With Disney

Four years after launching the independent studio Media Res, Michael Ellenberg is crossing the finish line with the very first show he put into development as a studio executive: the limited series Scenes From a Marriage. The Jessica Chastain-Oscar Isaac starrer, premiering Sept. 12, brings the 46-year-old back to his former home at HBO, where […]

‘Binti’ Adaptation From Michael Ellenberg in the Works at Hulu (Exclusive)

Media Res is bringing author Nnedi Okorafor's award-winning book Binti to the screen. Hulu has handed out a script order for an adaptation of the three-part, African futuristic novella. The recipient of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, Binti is set in a technologically and socially advanced future. It tells the story […]

‘Pachinko’ Picked Up to Series at Apple (Exclusive)

The adaptation of Min Jin Lee's New York Times best-selling novel 'Pachinko' has been picked up to series at Apple.

Brie Larson to Star in Apple CIA Drama Series

Brie Larson is returning to TV with a CIA drama for Apple.

‘Pachinko’ TV Series in the Works at Apple (Exclusive)

A 'Pachinko' TV series based on Min Jin Lee's best-selling novel is in the works at Apple, with Soo Hugh ('The Terror') set to pen the script and serve as showrunner.