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Russell Crowe to Play Fox News Founder Roger Ailes in Showtime Limited Series

Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) is marking his U.S. television debut by tackling the life of one of the most controversial figures in news media, late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, in an eight-episode limited series from Showtime and Blumhouse Television. The still-untitled project (previously titled Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes) […]

SundanceTV, AMC Networks Join for Series Adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose

AMC Networks has found itself a partner in crime in SundanceTV, with the networks teaming up for the limited international drama series adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. Co-written by Andrea Porporati (Il dolce e l’amaro, La Piovra), Nigel Williams and Giacomo Battiato (L’infiltré, Karol: A Man Who Became Pope), the project stars John Turturro […]

HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Limited Series Set for July Premiere

Amy Adams‘s Camille Preaker may not know if she can ever truly go home again, but at least she knows when that unpleasant “homecoming” is going to take place. HBO is set to premiere its eight-episode limited series adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects on Sunday, July 8th at 9 p.m. Adapted by Marti Noxon […]

Driver Ed Review: Jacob A. Ware Shines in Offbeat Surreal Webseries [Tribeca 2018]

One of the benefits that came with Bleeding Cool getting our hands on this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was a better understanding of just how much content they offer beyond the big screen: television, gaming, VR demonstrations, and a number of aspects of the storytelling landscape. One of the events that best represents Tribeca’s growing […]

HBO’s Sharp Objects Trailer: Amy Adams Finds Going Home Can Be Dangerous

It’s not always a matter of whether you can ever really go home again: sometimes, it’s a matter of whether “home” really wants you back. That’s the situation Amy Adams finds herself confronting in the first trailer for HBO‘s limited series adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, with Big Little Lies‘ Jean-Marc Vallée directing all eight […]

Sacha Baron Cohen to Portray Israeli Spy Eli Cohen in Netflix Limited Series ‘The Spy’

Netflix has tapped actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (Les Misérables) to bring the story of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen to life in their six-episode limited series The Spy. Written and directed by Gideon Raff (Prisoners of War), the series will debut globally on the streaming service outside of France; and on OCS in France. Legende Films and Alain Goldman […]

Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem Bring ‘Cortes’ to Life as Amazon Limited Series

The epic saga of legendary conqueror Hernan Cortes has found a home at Amazon Studios, with Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) set to lead the four-hour miniseries Cortes. Developed by three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One) through Amblin Television, the project is created for series television by Oscar-winning Schindler’s List writer Steven […]

Anna Paquin to Star in ‘Flack’, a New Dramedy Series from Pop TV

Anna Paquin is keeping herself busy, with the True Blood star following up recent well-received runs on WGN America’s Bellevue, Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and Netflix’s Alias Grace with Pop TV‘s upcoming drama-comedy series Flack. Created by Oliver Lansley (Whites, Alice’s Adventures Underground) and directed by Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty), the limited series […]

Stuxnet: HBO Lands Alex Gibney Cyber Warfare Limited Series

HBO and Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side) are ready to pull back the curtain on one of the most important moments in the history of modern cyber warfare with the new limited series Stuxnet (working title). Based on Gibney’s 2016 cyberwarfare documentary Zero Days, the project focuses on […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Saddles Up for Amazon Western Series ‘Outrider’

With the creative dividing lines between television and film continuing to fade comes word that action film icon  Arnold Schwarzenegger (True Lies, Predator) is attached to star in and executive produce western event series Outrider for Amazon. The series would mark the Austrian-born actor’s first major scripted television series role. Co-written by Trey Calloway (APB, The […]

The Looming Tower Trailer: Jeff Daniels Drama Shows CIA, FBI Divide

Based on Lawrence Wright‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Hulu‘s new dramatic series The Looming Tower focuses on the rivalry and distrust between the CIA and FBI throughout the ’90s that may have laid the groundwork for the 9/11 terrorist attack. With the limited series set to bow next […]

Kate Beckinsale Returns to Amazon in Thriller Series The Widow

Actress Kate Beckinsale is going from Underworld to underground in the new drama-thriller The Widow, an eight-episode original series from Harry and Jack Williams (Fleabag) for Amazon and ITV. Directed by Sam Donovan and Olly Blackburn, the series is set to be executive produced by Williams’s Two Brothers Pictures, with Eliza Mellor producing. The Widow isn’t […]

‘Kubo’ Shannon Tindle Releases Unmade Haunted Mansion Series Teaser

While most of us know Disney‘s The Haunted Mansion as a long-standing popular attractions, it was also recently the basis for two different (and currently unmade) animated series pilots written by Kubo and the Two Strings creator Shannon Tindle. As a gift to animation fans and to possibly restart interest in the series, Tindle shared a […]

James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction Looks to Sci-Fi’s Past and Future

With Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) covering the history of comic books, AMC is going to another heavy-hitter to tell the story of science fiction: James Cameron, director of legendary sci-fi films The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Avatar. Originally announced in early 2017, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction will examine how […]

Hard Sun: Luther’s Neil Cross Sets Apocalyptic Drama at Hulu, BBC One

Is there a point to enforcing the law in the face of certain destruction? With the end of the world looming, how far would you go to make things right? Those are just some of the themes to be tackled by Neil Cross‘ (Luther) Hard Sun, a six-part “pre-apocalyptic” crime drama from BBC One and Hulu. Written […]

Before They Were Gods: Yetide Badaki Found Herself ‘Sequestered’

For American Gods fans, it’s a very “plus/minus” time that’s a little tough to reconcile. On the plus side, they feel great knowing that Starz renewed the series for a second season; but on the minus side, they find themselves stuck knee-deep in the long haul that is… The Wait Between Seasons! And then there’s the matter […]

The Long Song: David Heyman Adapting Andrea Levy Novel for BBC One

Andrea Levy‘s bestselling and critically acclaimed 2010 novel The Long Song has found a home at BBC One, with producer David Heyman (Gravity, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) set to adapt the story into a three-part historical limited series. Produced by Heyman’s Heyday Television and written by Sarah Williams (Small Island, Case Sensitive), The Long […]

Catch-22: George Clooney To Direct, Star In Series Adaptation Of Joseph Heller Novel

Joseph Heller‘s classic novel Catch-22 is making its way to the small screen, with George Clooney set to direct and star in a six-part limited series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd and directed by Clooney and Grant Heslov, the project is looking at early 2018 to begin shooting. Set […]

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Shoot The Messenger: Orphan Black’s Elyse Levesque Leads WGN Series

If you’re Elyse Levesque‘s (Orphan Black) Daisy Channing, you really need the people who are coming after you to understand that the title of WGN America‘s newest limited series, Shoot the Messenger, isn’t supposed to be taken literally. Co-created by Jennifer Holness and Sudz Sutherland, the eight-part thriller also stars Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Lucas Bryant (Haven) […]

Waco: Paramount Network Releases New, Weinstein-less Trailer

Less than two months after the release of the limited series’ first trailer, the Paramount Network has released a second trailer for Waco. Now while we definitely get some new scenes from the miniseries to chew on, there’s also a major difference that you might not realize at first viewing. Unlike the first trailer, the […]