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Netflix orders an ’80s-style supernatural series from Shawn Levy

 

Netflix is set to create its umpteenth original series with an eight-episode pickup of Montauk, which is being pitched as a “love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation.” But where most of the classic supernatural series of the ’80s were anthologies—The Hitchhiker, Tales From The Darkside, Tales From The Crypt—Montauk appears to a be single storyline, set into motion by the mysterious disappearance of a local boy. So perhaps it’s drawing inspiration from other ’80s classics, like Empty Nest, The Thompson Twins, The Karate Kid Part II, friendship pins, or the captivating flavor of New Coke.

 

Montauk is being written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer, and produced by Shawn Levy. The Duffers worked on upcoming Wayward Pines, which appears to be a love letter/blatant ripoff of the ’90s supernatural classic Twin Peaks, so at least they have some experience in that department. Levy‘s passions skew towards dusty dioramas and paleontology exhibits, having directing all three Night At The Museum films. Montauk’s hour-long episodes will premiere in 2016.

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MTV Orders 'Scream' Reboot to Series: Scream (TV series)

The initial 10-episode run premieres October 2015

 

Get ready for more Scream.

MTV has ordered to series the long-in-the-works small-screen reboot of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's horror film franchise, it was announced Tuesday. The 10-episode series will premiere on the network in October 2015, just in time for Halloween.

 

MTV took to social media to make the announcement, tweeting a cryptic message to its followers with a simple phone number. When the number is dialed, a male voice inquires, "Do you like scary TV?" before announcing the show's official premiere.

 

The one-hour project, officially put into development last spring, stars Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor Klaus as Audrey, John Karna as Noah Foster, Connor Weil as Will, Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, Tracey Middendorf as Maggie and Joel Gretsch as Sheriff Clark Hudson. The Scream series join MTV's current scripted offerings Teen Wolf (also adapted from a film franchise), Awkward, Faking It, Finding Carter and Happyland, as well as the upcoming Victoria Justice drama Eye Candy.

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George Romero Bringing “Empire Of The Dead” To TV'

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The zombie world created by George A. Romero is coming to the small screen! Demarest, the folks behind Tusk, have announced that they will be adapting the 15-issue graphic novel Empire Of The Dead, which was written by Romero and published by Marvel, into a TV series. The announcement came today at Cannes.

According to Variety, “The series will be written by Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.

The comic series not only focused on the zombie plague but also introduced vampires into the mix. It took place mainly in New York City.

Romero is the man who brought us Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead, three of the most iconic and important zombie horror films ever released.

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Aaron Paul to star in new Hulu series

Aaron Paul hinted at a possible Breaking Bad spinoff featuring his meth-dealing character Jesse Pinkman earlier this week and then quickly claimed it was a joke. But he does have a new project. In a casting coup, streaming service Hulu has tapped Paul, a three-time Emmy winner as best supporting actor on Bad, to star in The Way, a new original series from producer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights).

In his first series role since Bad exited in 2013, Paul will play Eddie Cleary, "a convert to a controversial movement with a wayward past," Hulu teases. He's a married man (his wife, Sarah, will be played by Michelle Monaghan) and father who "suffers a crisis of faith when all that he's come to accept as truth in his life is fundamentally challenged."

Paul also has signed on as a producer as part of a new deal with Universal Television. The series is due this winter.

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Prepare To Meet Your Maker Once Again As Stephen King's 'The Mist' Will Be Engulfing Your TV!

Great news, horror fans! It looks as if Stephen King's seminal novella The Mist shall be descending upon screens once again, but this time in the form of a TV series.

Based on both the aforementioned novella and Frank Darabont's vastly underrated 2007 cinematic adaptation, the series will be produced by The Weinstein Company's subsidiary Dimension Television.

The series, which has Stephen King's blessing, is being penned by Christian Torpe, creator of the Danish TV series Rita, which is currently wrapping up its fourth season (that you can find on Netflix, if you're interested).

Deadline report that The Mist's story will be an original take, which will see the seemingly innocent mist gather in a small, sleepy town and cause absolute havoc with people's minds. The mist will prey on the inhabitants' darkest fears, dredging up psychological frights, and terrible creatures from other dimensions, and will hopefully be as creepy as heck!

Academy Award winning producer Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, naturally saved some pretty high praise for the upcoming project and its talented showrunner:

The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth. With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.

 

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"Cruel Intentions" TV Series In The Works — Will Focus On Sebastian’s Son

You guys, ‘Cruel Intentions’ could be coming to your living room. NBC is currently working on making the film that made everyone fall in love with…SMG, Ryan Philippe, Reese and pretty much everyone else in the movie, a TV show.

In a world of revivals and reboots, it doesn’t come as a surprise that NBC is trying again — this time with 1999’s Cruel Intentions. The film’s director and writer Roger Kumble will take a modern spin on the film, which we know is still a hit after 16 years. When it was made into a musical last summer, the original Annette, Katherine and Cecile attended! Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Reese Witherspoon all would definitely approve.

Here’s the news we’ve heard about the revival series, which was broke by our sister site, Variety.

The reboot TV series will be in present day, circling around Annette (Reese) and Sebastian Valmont’s son — obviously you know that Sebastian (played by Ryan Phillippe) died at the end of the movie. His son, Bash Casey will be 16 years old and will find his father’s journal, and discover the crazy family legacy he never knew. After that, he ends up leaving Kansas to head to a prestigious school in San Francisco. There, he “soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined,” according to Variety.

Yup, we’re on board with this. Writers Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross will serve as EPs on the show, as they actually met Roger at one of the musical performances in May. They also wrote the musical adaptation of The O.C. this summer.

We have to say, we’d love to see some members of the original cast show up, especially since many of them still stay in touch. Ryan could totally be featured in flashbacks of his son, and Joshua Jackson should totally be his crazy, gay uncle, am I right? Are you guys excited?

hollywoodlife.com

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Brace Yourselves For The Possibility Of A “Gilmore Girls” Revival

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In news that’s sure to set Stars Hollow on fire, Netflix has reportedly ordered new episodes of Gilmore Girls from series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino, according to TVLine.
While the plan is said to be in the earliest stages — i.e., none of the cast has signed on — having Sherman-Palladino on board certainly bodes well for its chances, as does the fact that everyone (save for Melissa McCarthy) recently reunited at the ATX Television Festival in June. It was there that Sherman-Palladino teased the chances of continuing the Gilmores’ story.
“It would have to be the right everything,” she said. “The right format, the right timing. … If it ever happened, I promise we’ll do it correctly.”
According to TVLine, the deal is for Netflix to produce four 90-minute episodes.
Both Netflix and Warner Bros., the studio that produced Gilmore Girls (which originally ended in 2007), told BuzzFeed News they had no comment on the revival.

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MacGyver (Fridays, 8 p.m. ET on CBS)

From CBS: "A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver (Lucas Till) as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening." George Eads also stars. Peter Lenkov, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear will executive-produce.

 

 

:rofl::rofl:

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Rihanna To Play Iconic ‘Psycho’ Role In Final Season Of ‘Bates Motel

This is the best news ever! Rihanna is set to play the iconic role of Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of ‘Bates Motel,’ the show’s panel announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22. Get all the horrifically good details here!

 

The role was initially played by the original scream queen, Janet Leigh, in the 1960 Psycho movie, so this is very exciting. Plus, it’s Rihanna‘s very first TV role! “We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate,” Bates Motel executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in a statement released after the panel.

 

At this time, it’s unclear if Rihanna will reenact that famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchock‘s classic film.“We will be colliding with certain events in the narrative of the film,” Carlton said, “but it would be boring to just recreate Psycho.” Also announced at the panel on Friday was the fact that season five of Bates Motel will be the series’ last, however, that was always the vision for Carlton and co-creator/showrunner Kerry Ehrin. Furthermore, Vera Farmiga will executive produce and return in her role as “Norma” despite dying in the final episodes of season four. Max Thieriot will make his directorial debut and Nestor Carbonell will also direct. Lastly, Freddie Highmore will co-write an episode, HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline reports. These are all very exciting details and we can’t wait to watch Season 5 unfold!

 

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Anthology TV Show Based on the Works of H.P. Lovecraft Being Created

News is breaking out that Legendary TV has been working with producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott on an anthology series that is based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, including such works as “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Dunwich Horror”, and more, according to BleedingCool.

The pilot is being written by Matthew Francis Wilson and supposedly this is the first TV series based on the esteemed horror author’s works that is approved by his family estate. The series will be approaching networks in the near future.

No other news has come out yet, so we’ll be keeping a very close eye on this situation to bring you any news the moment we hear it!

 

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TV Premiere Ratings Roundup:

 

This is Us 2.8 (Great)

kevin Can Wait (Good)

The Good Place 2.3 (Solid)

Bull 2.2 (Solid)

Designated Survivor 2.2 (Solid-ish)

Lethal Weapon 2.2 (Solid)

Speechless 2.0 (Enough for now but needs to maintain)

Notorious 1.2 (Gonna get canceled-bad)

Pitch 1.1 (BAD BAD BAD)

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Netflix is going to film The Withcher. TV Series will be based on novels of Andrzej Sapkowski. I hope it will be great show. The Witcher character created by Andrzej Sapkowski gained huge popularity thanks to the game by CD Projekt  (especially in western countries). The books are very popular in Poland. So I can't wait what happens.

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On 2016-5-20 at 1:17 AM, Prettyphile said:

MacGyver (Fridays, 8 p.m. ET on CBS)

From CBS: "A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver (Lucas Till) as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening." George Eads also stars. Peter Lenkov, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear will executive-produce.

 

 

:rofl::rofl:

Interestingly enough, this solidified CBS Fridays and easy renewal

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On 2016-9-24 at 11:43 PM, gotportugal said:

TV Premiere Ratings Roundup:

 

This is Us 2.8 (Great)

kevin Can Wait 2.6 (Good)

The Good Place 2.3 (Solid)

Bull 2.2 (Solid)

Designated Survivor 2.2 (Solid-ish)

Lethal Weapon 2.2 (Solid)

Speechless 2.0 (Enough for now but needs to maintain)

Notorious 1.2 (Gonna get canceled-bad)

Pitch 1.1 (BAD BAD BAD)

9 months later

TIU is a megahit

KCW did a 1.1 for its finale

TGP did a 1.1 in winter

Bull solid

Designated Survivor is literally the only ABC drama that doesn't come from Shonda Rhimes that still gets decent ratings.

FOX is lucky to have Lethal Weapon

Speechless, a good solid show for ABC Comedies standards (high standards)

Notorious flop cancelled

Pitch flop cancelled

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The Blair Witch Project’ Being Developed into a Series

While it may look as if the Blair Witch was killed by an awful box office flop last September, she’s still looking for new ways to haunt the woods in Maryland.

Movie podcast Diminishing Returns interviewed Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of the original 1999 The Blair Witch Project, who revealed that the Witch isn’t dead yet.

“For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show,'” Sanchez stated on the podcast. “You can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes.”

When asked if it would be an anthology series, a prequel, or even found-footage, Sanchez was cryptic.

“Well, you know, I can’t really discuss,” he stated. “I think that the idea of a Blair Witch anthology has always been very – just a really interesting thing. You’re close. You’re in the ballpark. You know, and I think it might be one of those things that might be – you know – the more you think about it, you’re like, ‘That might be the perfect… a TV show.’ You know? So, we’ll see what happens, but I think that’s the next big thing for Blair Witch. Probably TV.”

While Sanchez reveals that he no longer owns the rights and that it’s at the mercy of Lionsgate, we hear that the theatrical flop of Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch last year wasn’t nearly as bad as it looked. In fact, it was highly profitable for Lionsgate who had pre-sold the film to various territories worldwide. So, while another theatrical release may be out of the cards, a television series seems like the most logical evolution for the franchise.

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On 05/04/2015 at 8:50 PM, Prettyphile said:

Netflix orders an ’80s-style supernatural series from Shawn Levy

 

Netflix is set to create its umpteenth original series with an eight-episode pickup of Montauk, which is being pitched as a “love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation.” But where most of the classic supernatural series of the ’80s were anthologies—The Hitchhiker, Tales From The Darkside, Tales From The Crypt—Montauk appears to a be single storyline, set into motion by the mysterious disappearance of a local boy. So perhaps it’s drawing inspiration from other ’80s classics, like Empty Nest, The Thompson Twins, The Karate Kid Part II, friendship pins, or the captivating flavor of New Coke.

 

Montauk is being written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer, and produced by Shawn Levy. The Duffers worked on upcoming Wayward Pines, which appears to be a love letter/blatant ripoff of the ’90s supernatural classic Twin Peaks, so at least they have some experience in that department. Levy‘s passions skew towards dusty dioramas and paleontology exhibits, having directing all three Night At The Museum films. Montauk’s hour-long episodes will premiere in 2016.

Stranger Things was called Montauk before :/ 

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On 08/06/2017 at 11:50 PM, gotportugal said:

9 months later

TIU is a megahit

KCW did a 1.1 for its finale

TGP did a 1.1 in winter

Bull solid

Designated Survivor is literally the only ABC drama that doesn't come from Shonda Rhimes that still gets decent ratings.

FOX is lucky to have Lethal Weapon

Speechless, a good solid show for ABC Comedies standards (high standards)

Notorious flop cancelled

Pitch flop cancelled

Here's this year:

 

The Good Doctor is this season's hit for sure, The Good Place and Riverdale grew due to their Netflix presence. SWAT and SEAL Team are meh ratings performers, The Brave is a flop, The Orville is stable, Ghosted too. Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor are huge megahit winners.

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