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Formula 1 Scripted Series in the Works at Hulu With Driver Daniel Ricciardo (Exclusive)

Hulu is getting into the driver’s seat. The Disney-backed streamer is teaming with driver Daniel Ricciardo to develop a half-hour scripted series that is set in the world of Formula 1 racing. Details about the project’s logline are being kept under wraps. A search for a writer is under way. The series, which is currently […]

Robin Thede Inks Overall Deal With HBO

Robin Thede is expanding her relationship with HBO. The creator, showrunner, exec producer, writer and star of A Black Lady Sketch Show has inked a three-year overall deal with the premium cable network. The pact expands her relationship with HBO, which recently renewed the sketch show for a fourth season. Thede’s overall deal marks her […]

Mimi Leder Inks Overall Deal With Apple

Mimi Leder is expanding her relationship with Apple. The exec producer and director of the tech giant/streamer’s signature drama, The Morning Show, has signed an overall deal with the company. Under the multiple-year pact, Apple will have a first-look at streaming features and an exclusive deal for series delivered by Leder. LEder has been with […]

‘Hacks’ Breakout Meg Stalter Sets Semi-Autobiographical Comedy at HBO Max

Hacks breakout Meg Stalter is getting her own starring vehicle at HBO Max. The actress, comedian and internet sensation will star in Church Girls, a comedy pilot that is inspired by her true-life experience. Stalter created the series and will star as Beth Parker, a 20-year-old Christian and closeted lesbian who wrestles with her sexuality […]

‘Felonious Monk’ Series in the Works at Fox

The upfronts may have just passed but Fox continues to focus on year-round development. The broadcast network has handed out a script commitment to Felonious Monk, a drama based on the novel by William Kotzwinkle. Written by Michael Brandon Guercio (Treadstone, Code Black), the drama revolves around a disgraced cop with anger issues-turned-monk who returns […]

‘Married…With Children’ Animated Series in the Works

The Bundys may be headed back to television. An animated version of Fox’s foundational sitcom Married…With Children is in the works at Sony Pictures Television, which produced the original series. The studio has signed the show’s core cast — Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino — to reprise their roles in voiceover. […]

HBO Nabs Dave Eggers’ Novel ‘The Every’ for Development

HBO has grabbed rights to Dave Eggers’ novel The Every and is developing a series based on the book. Rachel Axler (Veep, The Daily Show) is adapting the novel, which is a sequel to Eggers’ 2013 book The Circle (which was adapted into a 2017 movie starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks). The potential series […]

Famed Astrologer Walter Mercado Getting TV Treatment (Exclusive)

Walter Mercado, the famed gender nonconforming Puerto Rican astrologer, is getting the TV treatment. Eugenio Derbez’s 3Pas Studios and A Really Good Home Pictures are teaming with the estate of the late entertainer, Shanti LLC, to develop scripted and unscripted programming based on Mercado’s cultural influence and status as an icon within the Latinx and […]

James Wan Adapting Horror Thriller ‘Stinger’ as Peacock Series (Exclusive)

Peacock, the streaming home of Yellowstone, is looking to shake things up on the ranch. The NBCUniversal-backed platform is teaming with James Wan to adapt author Robert McCammon’s horror thriller Stinger as a half-hour series. The project, which is titled Teacup and currently in the development stages, is being penned by Yellowstone writer Ian McCulloch. […]

Juliany Taveras Inks Amazon Film, TV Deal (Exclusive)

Amazon is expanding its relationship with Juliany Taveras. The playwright, fresh off work on Gloria Calderón Kellett’s With Love, has signed an overall television and first-look film deal with the streamer and retail giant. Under the pact, Taveras will develop and produce film and TV scripts for the platform. The first project under the deal […]

‘The Great’ Creator Tony McNamara Inks Overall Deal With ABC Signature

Huzzah! ABC Signature is bringing Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer Tony McNamara in-house. The creator of Hulu’s The Great, who most recently penned Disney’s live-action Cruella, has signed a two-year overall deal with the Jonnie Davis-led TV studio. Under the pact, McNamara will create, develop and supervise projects for the division of Disney Television Studios. “Tony’s […]

Stephanie Allain Inks Overall Deal With HBO, Warner Bros. TV

History-making producer Stephanie Allain is expanding her relationship with Warner Media. Allain, who in 2020 became the first Black woman to produce the Oscars, has renewed her first-look deal with Warner Bros. TV and added HBO to the pact. Under the multiple-year deal, the partnership will see Allain and her Homegrown Pictures banner led by […]