Month: July 2018

Hugh Howey’s ‘Wool’ in Development as AMC Series From LaToya Morgan (EXCLUSIVE)

By Joe Otterson July 30, 2018 LaToya Morgan is developing a TV series at AMC based on Hugh Howey’s “Wool,” Variety has learned exclusively. Originally released as a standalone short story, “Wool” tells a post-apocalyptic story that follows a sheriff, his wife, and their larger society forced underground due to toxic air on the surface …

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Netflix Orders ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ Limited Series Starring Octavia Spencer & Produces by LeBron James – TCA

By Nellie Andreeva July 29, 2018 Netflix has given the green light to Madam C.J. Walker, an eight-episode limited series starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and executive produced by LeBron James. The announcement was made by VP original programming Cindy Holland during Netflix’s TCA executive session. Janine Sherman Barrois and Elle Johnson are set as showrunners on …

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Octavia Spencer Limited Series ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ Nabs Netflix Pickup

By Natalie Jarvey July 29, 2018 Netflix will tell the story of the first black, self-made female millionaire. The streamer has given a series order to executive producer Octavia Spencer’s Madam C.J. Walker, which stars the Academy Award winner as Sarah Breedlove, a black hair care pioneer known as Madam C.J. Walker. The eight-episode limited …

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‘Disenchantment’ Trailer: Matt Groening’s Netflix Toon Revisits Medieval Doings – Comic-Con

By Erik Pedersen July 21, 2018 Forget Meghan Markle and Prince Whatshisname: The more important royal wedding was that of Princess Bean and the Prince of Bentwood. Except that she jilted him and he became head-impaled on an iron throne. Pity. Here’s the new trailer for Disenchantment, the upcoming Netflix series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. Here’s the logline for …

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New Line Buys Comedy Pitch ‘The Come Up’ From Jermaine Fowler (EXCLUSIVE)

By Ricardo Lopez July 9, 2018 New Line has purchased a comedy pitch, “The Come Up,” an original story from “Sorry to Bother You” co-star Jermaine Fowler, Variety has learned. Fowler, who also stars in “Superior Donuts,” will star and also serve as executive producer. The project will also feature Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Uncle Drew” and the upcoming Fox …

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ Casts Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga & John Leguizamo For Netflix Limited Series

By Dominic Patten July 9, 2018 EXCLUSIVE: As the hours tick away until the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations are announced later this week, the 2019- launching Central Park Five from Ava DuVernay cast some likely major contenders for next year in the Netflix limited series today. Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo have …

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