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Future Shows (News/Casting)

  • 25-04-2011 9:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    This thread has been set up to alleviate the excessive amount of news stories - or more specifically, on new shows still in development or in early casting stages.

    These threads, while they are appreciated, don't tend to invoke a whole lot of discussion in the forum.

    We'd ask that any news on shows still in development (whether it's casting stages, pre-production or filming) be posted here.

    Ideally, we would ask that a show should have at least have an air-date and / or footage before it's warranted to be be posted for discussion / it's own thread.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    :eek: this could be the new Rome!!!!!!!


    Synopsis : Pharaoh will be set in Ancient Egypt, during the XVIIIth Dynasty (Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun). Season 1 takes place in 1500 BC. Egypt was ruled by a king whose mission was to make sure the harmony between humans and gods remained strong. When he died, instability and uncertaintly began to emerge among the people. The fight for power raged between two pharaohs : the young Thutmosis III, who will ultimately become one of the greatest egyptian conquerors, and his stepmother, Queen Hatchepsut, one of the most influential women of all Egypt. Thieves, soldiers, priests, scribes and servants will all be a part of History and affect it through alliances, betrayals and manipulation.

    - It will be shot in english.
    - Canal+ won't have to assume the gigantic cost of the show alone : italian and middle-eastern broadcasters recently joined and will finance the project as well.
    - John Milius (writer of Dirty Harry, Apocalypse Now, Conan the Barbarian and creator of HBO's Rome) and Daniel Knauf (creator and showrunner of HBO's Carnivàle) started working on the show in March 2011.
    - John Milius will be the showrunner of Pharaoh. He wrote the first draft of the pilot. Daniel Knauf wrote the second draft of the pilot and he wrote the second episode as well (the second draft of episode 1.02 was completed last month).
    - On July 28, Daniel Knauf met with french writers and intents to hire some in the staff.
    - Pharoah will be shot in 3D, this is the first series ever to be shot with this technology.
    - The show will be shot on location in Morocco. Pre-production is already undergo and a french production team is working with a moroccan team to establish usable locations over there.
    - Pharoah will feature a lot of sex, violence, romance and drama and will premiere on Canal+ in 2013


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/01/13/starz-announces-epic-new-original-series-marco-polo/116378/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tvbythenumbers+%28TVbytheNumbers%29

    "Marco Polo" is Fusco's fantastical martial arts epic, chronicling the famous adventurer's early years in the court of Kublai Khan. Acting as the ruler's spy, ambassador and explorer, Marco treks across the Far East and returns with tales of his journeys. In a court filled with political betrayal and forbidden relationships, Marco must use his martial arts training to survive, but it is his ability to enchant Khan with imaginative tales of his kingdom that is often his best tool to stay alive.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    I'm basically pulling out pilots i *think* will go to series and posting updates. Just based on general buzz, twitter and industry blurb, so The Selection i one i think has a shot along with The Carrie Diaries.

    Castings news etc.


    The Selection. Ethan Peck, is set to star opposite Aimee Teegarden in the project, which draws parallels to The Hunger Games. Based on the upcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is described as an epic romance set 300 years in the future. Written by Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain and directed by Mark Piznarski, it centers on America Singer (Teegarden), a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to marry Prince Maxon (Peck) and become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads. Maxon has an unusual run-in with potential bride America and is impressed and intrigued with her honesty and moxie. Peck’s credits include feature In Time, a regular role on ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You and an arc on the CW’s Gossip Girl.

    http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/02/selection-ethan-peck-is-prince.html

    http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/02/selection-aimee-teegarden-cast-as-lead.html

    http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/02/selection-cover-for-upcoming-novel-of.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    erm didnt they try and fail at this already?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    Nothing to do with the 1984 movie :)

    http://www.digitalspy.ie/ustv/news/a368919/pillars-of-the-earth-follow-up-labyrinth-to-air-on-channel-4.html

    Labyrinth is based on a novel by Kate Mosse and intertwines stories from the present day and the Crusades, as two heroines from the different periods have to work together to stop a 4,000-year-old secret from being unveiled.

    John Hurt, Harry Potter's Tom Felton and Gossip Girl star Sebastian Stan will appear in the drama alongside Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown-Findlay, Great Expectations actress Vanessa Kirby, Janet Suzman and Threesome and Game of Thrones actor Emun Elliott.

    Merlin's Katie McGrath, who will also appear in Labyrinth, previously told Digital Spy that the show has a sense of "gritty realism" with "blood, guts and gore".

    Channel 4's Tim Highsted said: "We are delighted to build on the success of last year's The Pillars of the Earth and to continue to work with [production company] Tandem. These epic historical dramas combine compelling storytelling, top-notch casting and excellent production values."


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,604 ✭✭✭✭ Sir Digby Chicken Caesar


    meh
    however many episodes of almost telling us the secret but avoiding doing so at the last minute, then at the very end of the last ep it turns out jesus wore flip flops instead of sandals.
    itll be lost all over again


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    Basically - The Game + Single Ladies all over....again:

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/03/06/gabrielle-union-tapped-for-the-lead-in-bet-pilot-single-black-female/123133/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tvbythenumbers+%28TVbytheNumbers%29

    Gabrielle Union has been tapped for the lead in Single Black Female, BET¹s hourlong pilot from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the husband-and-wife duo behind the cable network¹s hit comedy series The Game.

    Written by The Game creator Mara Brock Akil, Single Black Female chronicles the work, social and family life of a Black woman (Union) Who is the host of a popular 24-hour cable news network in the vein of Anderson Cooper 360.

    Single Black Female is an opportunity to explore the life of a statistic often reported but never explored. This new Hour drama is the first to fall under the mega production pact Akil Productions signed with BET back in May. In addition to producing alongside his wife, Salim (The Game, Jumping The Broom) will direct.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://www.digitalspy.ie/ustv/news/a365274/blythe-danner-sarah-bolger-for-abc-pilot-gilded-lilys.html
    Gilded Lilys will be set in New York City in 1895, and has been described as an "epic love story" after the first luxury hotel opens in the city.

    Blythe Danner, Sarah Bolger, Madeline Zima, John Barrowman and Matt Lauria in the cast

    It is from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and on ABC so I think it is safe to say it will get a pick up


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,403 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    It is from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and on ABC so I think it is safe to say it will get a pick up

    ... also safe to say I won't be watching it. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://www.tvline.com/2012/03/keri-russell-the-americans/

    Keri Russell has landed the female lead in FX’s The Americans, an hour-long drama pilot from Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies) and Graham Yost (Justified).
    The ambitious project is set in the early ’80s and centers on two KGB spies, Phillip and Elizabeth (Russell), posing as married Americans in suburban Washington, DC. Despite their arranged union, the couple’s bond grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life and the couple’s two children, who know nothing about their parents’ true identity.
    Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) is directing the pilot.

    The fact it is on FX it stands a better chance and I hope they pick a good actor as the male co-lead


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/03/gilded-lilys-character-descriptions.html via: http://www.hungrymetro.com/

    [VIOLET LANGTON LILY] 19 to 20. A sparkling-eyed, virginal beauty, she's the wealthy, aristocratic daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth. The Lilys have been the reigning family of New York's elite for decades, but a recent family scandal has undermined their fortunes, both financially and societally. Now Violet, Edwin's "perfect" daughter, is expected to help redress her family's problems with a stellar liaison to the Carnegie clan. But during her latest trans-Atlantic
    crossing, Violet has fallen head-over-heels for John Kidd, a low-born ship's servant who is the man of her dreams -- and the stuff of her blue-blooded family's worst nightmare. But whether Violet can acknowledge her secret love before she is trapped in a thankless marriage of convenience remains to be seen...SERIES REGULAR

    [JOHN KIDD] 20 to 25, with the hint of an Irish or Scottish accent. He's a charismatic, sexy and adventurous individual of Scottish descent who has a romantic soul and a first class intellect, as evidenced by his ability to speak several languages fluently. In fact, John seems the stuff of any woman's dream, and that includes beautiful society heiress, Violet Lily, whom John meets on a trans-Atlantic crossing. However, the fact that John is a low-born ship's servant puts him
    completely out of Violet's exalted league, but their intense shipboard connection has floored them both with its intensity. Because of a past (perhaps dark) mysterious secret, John has not left his ship for five years -- but his desire to see Violet again sends him on a dangerous mission into the streets of New York in search of his lady love -- a mission that could land him in very hot water indeed...SERIES REGULAR

    [EDWIN FALTERHAUS LILY] Late 40s to early 50s. He's a serious, tidy, "socially ungifted man" who has been left in control of the bulk of the family fortune, much to the dissatisfaction of his playboy brother, Julius. Very much in love with his wife, Elizabeth, Edwin is trying to recoup the family's fortune and restore the Lilys' good name in the wake of a huge family scandal. To that end, he's devoted the bulk of his time, effort and cash to opening the Lillian, the most lavish hotel
    in 1895 New York. He has enlisted the support of Andrew Carnegie in his new endeavor -- a partnership cemented by the impending engagement of Edwin's daughter, Violet, with Andrew's nephew, Charlie. However, Edwin does not yet know that his "perfect" daughter has fallen in love with a lowly ship's servant. And when his hotel's grand opening meets with unexpected disaster, he's left in a social limbo between success and disgrace...SERIES REGULAR

    [ELIZABETH LANGTON LILY] Mid 40s. Edwin's beautiful, beloved wife, she's an intelligent, strong-willed
    woman who is very much her husband's partner and equal. Elizabeth rose from the upper middle class to the social elite "with hidden claws," marrying Edwin against the objections of his dowager mother, Caroline.
    She is as anxious to restore the family's wealth and position as her husband, and to that end, she pressures
    Elizabeth to accept an alliance with the Carnegies. Seemingly above reproach, Elizabeth seems to be
    carrying on a secret affair with a mysterious lover... or is it another secret entirely...? SERIES REGULAR

    [JULIUS ASHFORD LILY] Late 30s to early 40s. He's a charming, handsome society playboy, the apple of
    his dowager mother's eye and the bane of his serious minded brother Edwin's existence. Gifted with
    exquisite taste and a hearty sexual appetite, he is notorious for his womanizing exploits among New York
    demimonde's, circa 1895. Miffed because his father willed Edwin the lion's share of the Lily estate, Julius
    has been enlisted to decorate Edwin's new hotel, the Lillian, but his lavish overspending has gotten on
    Edwin's last nerve. When Edwin announces that he's taking Andrew Carnegie on as a partner and is pushing Julius out, Julius responds by planning an even more lavish hotel -- an announcement he makes, embarrassingly, at Edwin's grand opening...SERIES REGULAR

    [CHARLIE CARNEGIE] Late 20s. Violet's childhood friend, he's the nephew of wealthy millionaire, Andrew
    Carnegie, who has just entered a partnership with Edwin -- a merger cemented by the supposition that Charlie will marry Violet. Tall, dashing, self-aware (circa 1895) and somewhat shy, Charlie is a pleasant surprise for Violet -- but she is still too smitten with the forbidden John to give Charlie her full attention, much
    less her love...SERIES REGULAR

    [ABIGAIL PERKINS] 19 to 20. This freshly attractive girl is Violet's devoted personal maid, who has been
    raised with Violet and considers her more a friend than an employee. However, lately, Abigail is beginning to
    feel the vast social divide that separates her from her wealthy mistress. Taken with John herself, Abigail will
    be torn between an old and deep loyalty to her lady and her own quest for happiness... SERIES REGULAR

    [JASPER KRAVETZ] Early 20s. A sharp-tongued trouble-maker, he's Julius's valet, who is thrilled when he
    gets a job as a hotel footman at the lavish new Lillian. As he explains to his friend, Abigail, "being the slave to a hundred different men will be far more interesting than being knicker-picker-upper for the same damn one." However, when Julius pressures his return to his old duties, the resentful Jasper just may retaliate by agreeing to sell family secrets to the highest bidder...SERIES REGULAR


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,044 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    With this and Scandal about to air is there nobody we can petition to get Shonda Rhimes to just stop churning out this kind of guff?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Source

    Lennie James has signed up for a role in ABC's pilot Gotham.
    The drama, which comes from The River's showrunner Michael Green, focuses on a female detective who stumbles across a magical world that exists within New York City while investigating an "impossible murder".
    James has now landed the role of Gabriel Riga in the project, Deadline says.
    Gabriel, who is described as rich and charismatic, is a CEO running for the position of New York City Mayor.
    He will be joined in Gotham by newcomer Megan Ketch, who has already signed up for the lead role of Annie in the project.


    Lennie James is always a welcome addition to any show but not too sure on the premise of this show tbh


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Source
    Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges have joined the cast of the Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan drama pilot that explores the couple who explored the science of human sexuality and whose research touched off the sexual revolution.
    Bridges will play University chancellor Barton Scully, William Masters (Sheen) boss. Martindale will star as Miss Horchow, Masters by-the-book secretary.
    The drama pilot, based on Thomas Maier's Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, is being directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) and begins production in March in New York.

    A show about sex on Showtime :eek::p


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Source

    Antony Starr and Demetrius Grosse have joined the cast of Alan Ball's Banshee.
    Outrageous Fortune actor Starr will play the lead character in the Cinemax crime drama series as the ex-convict and master thief David Schickler, who steals the identity of a murdered sheriff in the Pennsylvanian town Banshee, reports Deadline.
    Despite his new identity, Schickler still hasn't let go of his past as he continues to commit criminal activities while being pursued by gangsters he betrayed.
    Justified star Grosse is set to play Emmett Yawners, who was a college football player and is now a police deputy.
    Matt Servitto, Trieste Dunn and Daniel Ross Owens were previously announced as regular characters in the 10-part series.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Source
    Gary Cole has fashioned himself a plum role in the ABC drama pilot Scruples.
    Scruples — based on Judith Krantz’ novel and executive produced by Natalie Portman — follows Billy Winthrop (played by Claire Forlani), a rich and powerful clothing designer working in a business dominated by sex, revenge and scandal. Cole will play the the manipulative, longtime lawyer of Billy’s late husband.
    The Vow director Michael Sucsy will helm the pilot, which also features Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers) and Karine Vanasse (Pan Am).

    I think Karine Vanasse would be better as the lead character


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    I think Karine Vanasse would be better as the lead character

    I hate comments like that. We haven't seen so much as a teaser trailer yet all ready you are criticising the shows casting. Obviously Forlani suits the role far better than Vanasse, otherwise the casting director, the shows producers, director and executives at ABC wouldn't have signed her for the part.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,008 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Noah Emmerich and Matthew Rhys have also joined the cast


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    New Canadian series on the way, nothing to do with the movie :)

    Entertainment One has teamed with NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco for his next straight-to-series drama project, Evolution. Created and written by Bochco and Bryan Law and to be produced by eOne in association with Steven Bochco Prods., Evolution is set 3 million years in the future where Social Darwinism is born once more. A discovery by a tribe of Homo sapiens is about to change the world — a Box that offers the whole of human knowledge has been unearthed and the meekest of the group, The Boy, is first to interpret its lessons. Bochco will executive produce with eOne’s John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg, with Law will serving as supervising producer.

    http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/03/evolution-new-canadian-futuristic.html via. Deadline.com


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    :)http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/hbo-acquires-phillip-kerr-berlin-noir-novels-for-series/

    HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are in early talks to acquire the Berlin Noir novel series by Philip Kerr. The plan is to develop this as a series that focuses on the police detective character Bernie Gunther in 1930s Germany, with the political climate and run-up to WWII and then the Cold War as the backdrop. Deal isn’t done yet, but I’m told that it will close. Numerous studios and producers pursued the property as a feature, but the author decided to go for a prestige series. He’s gone through enough development hell on the feature front on past books and HBO can point to enough successes like Game of Thrones to show the merits of an episodic adaptation of novels with storylines that span around 20 years.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,979 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    :)http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/hbo-acquires-phillip-kerr-berlin-noir-novels-for-series/

    HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are in early talks to acquire the Berlin Noir novel series by Philip Kerr. The plan is to develop this as a series that focuses on the police detective character Bernie Gunther in 1930s Germany, with the political climate and run-up to WWII and then the Cold War as the backdrop. Deal isn’t done yet, but I’m told that it will close. Numerous studios and producers pursued the property as a feature, but the author decided to go for a prestige series. He’s gone through enough development hell on the feature front on past books and HBO can point to enough successes like Game of Thrones to show the merits of an episodic adaptation of novels with storylines that span around 20 years.


    Could be really good if the dialogue and actors are German, I can't watch people speaking english with an accent pretending to be other nationalities anymore. (look at the likes of At The Gates and Valkyrie versus Downfall and Lives of Others for realism).


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