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Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy Reviving ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ for Netflix

Long-running, four-decade-spanning, true crime and paranormal series Unsolved Mysteries is putting back on its trenchcoat and firing up the fog machines, with Netflix, Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy, and his company 21 Laps Entertainment set to revive the franchise. The streaming service’s Unsolved Mysteries‘ 12-episode season will use re-enactments in a documentary format to profile (one […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Hulu’s 9/11 Series The Looming Tower Examines CIA, FBI Rivalry

With what might be one of 2018’s more controversial series, 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. Based on Lawrence Wright‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning account, the series will examine how a […]

Pulse Films Goes Nuclear with Series Adaptation of The Atomic Bazaar

Television is heading for a different type of “nuclear age,” with Pulse Films optioning Vanity Fair journalist William Langewiesche’s book for new scripted series The Atomic Bazaar. Set in the shadowy world of nuclear trafficking — from the compounds of wealthy drug lords to secret CIA and MI6 bases — the series is set to be […]

‘McMafia’: AMC Bringing Misha Glenny’s Mob Book To Series

AMC was made an offer it couldn’t refuse, closing a co-production pact with the BBC and securing North American broadcast rights for international organized crime thriller McMafia. Created by Hossein Amini (The Alienist) and James Watkins (The Woman In Black) from a script by Watkins and inspired by Misha Glenny‘s best-selling non-fiction book. McMafia will also […]

‘Lore’: Amazon Releases Trailer, Images For Horror Podcast Adaptation

Even though most of us are still making plans for Labor Day weekend, Amazon reminded us that the “horrors” of Halloween were right around the corner with our first in-depth look at Lore, the new six-part horror anthology series based on Aaron Mahnke‘s award-winning and critically acclaimed podcast of the same name. The streaming service […]