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Doctor Who: BBC Books to Publish Original Series Dalek Eps 'Resurrection', 'Revelation'

Before there were DVDs and Blu-rays, the only way BBC Doctor Who fans could revisit their favourite stories was to read the novelisations released by Target Books. Fans still look upon those books with fondness, with many saying they inspired them as kids to become professional writers – including showrunners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. […]


American Gods Season 2: Neil Gaiman Tweets God Squad Pic, Video Confirms 2019 Premiere

Finally! The Rock…is coming back…to American Gods! With production on the second season of Starz's hugely successful American Gods adaption currently underway, author/executive producer Neil Gaiman tweeted out a behind-the-scenes video and self-described "God Squad" group pic that made one thing crystal clear to Gods fans: we're going to "The Rock" – and I'm not […]

The Umbrella Academy: The Big Short's John Magaro Joins Series

The Big Short's John Magaro is going from Wall Street crisis to troubles of a slightly more epic (read: global) nature, joining the cast of Netflix's adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book series The Umbrella Academy. Magaro is set to play Leonard Peabody, described as "a sweet Average Joe who begins to take […]

Amazon Bringing Iain M. Banks' Sci-Fi Novel Consider Phlebas to Series

Amazon Studios continues its push into epic, big scope series programming, securing global rights to bring Iain M. Banks' sci-fi adventure novel Consider Phlebas to series television. The first in the classic "Culture" book series is set to be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia), with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment (World War Z, Moonlight) producing […]

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Five Nights at Freddy's: Harry Potter's Chris Columbus to Write/Direct Film

Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is set to trade in horcruxes and dementors for pizza boxes and homicidal animatronic animals, signing on to write, direct and produce Blumhouse's big-screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon's popular video game franchise Five Nights at Freddy's. Blumhouse landed the rights in March 2017 after New Line placed the project into turnarounds, […]

Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer's Novel 'The Chemist' Heading to TV

Stephenie Meyer is returning to television — and we're not talking about MTV's 8646th Twilight marathon, either. Tomorrow Studios is set to develop Meyer's conspiracy thriller The Chemist as a television series. Meyer and Meghan Hibett are set to produce through their Fickle Fish Films banner, alongside Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. "Stephenie is one […]

Margaret Atwood's 'MaddAddam' Trilogy Being Adapted to Series

Looks like 2018 is starting off to be as good a year as 2017 was for Margaret Atwood, with the author's "MaddAddam" novel trilogy set to be adapted to series by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content after a bidding war for the rights. The series will be executive produced by Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Bard […]

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Code Black Writer Kayla Alpert Rings Up 'False Profits' for ABC

ABC is about to venture face first into the highly competitive world of professional make-up with new pilot order False Profits. Written and executive produced by Code Black's Kayla Alpert, the project is a comedic soap similar in style to Desperate Housewives and "follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their […]

Fahrenheit 451: HBO Releases Teaser for Ray Bradbury Adaptation

HBO's vision of the totalitarian future from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is starting to get a little clearer, as the cable giant released the first teaser for their film adaptation of the classic novel. Directed by Ramin Bahrani from a script by Bahrani and Amir Naderi, the film stars Michael B Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Michael […]

Happy Trails! Episode 105: Join Us for Bleeding Cool's Happy! Live-Blog!

Thanks for joining us after a two week break for our fifth edition of Happy Trails!, Bleeding Cool's live-blog of Syfy's Happy! and tonight's fifth episode, 'White Sauce? Hot Sauce?". Less of a "formal review" and more of a "revap"-type (review/recap) thing, we're covering the nitty and the gritty of the episode, along with some of my thoughts on what worked […]

Grant Morrison Talks Happy! and How Networks Now Want "More"

Over twenty years ago, shows like American Gods, The Handmaid's Tale and Masters of Sex had about as much chance at mainstream success as clear Pepsi and newly-flavored Coke. But over time, the networks were forced to contend with some heavy-hitting competition in the form of premium cable networks (HBO, Showtime), basic cable channels (AMC, […]

Tom Hardy, Steven Knight Adapting Charles Dickens For BBC One

In 2019, Ebenezer Scrooge is set to be visited by a fourth ghost on Christmas Eve,"The Ghost of Christmas Adaptations," as Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been tapped to adapt Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol and several of the author's other works for BBC One. Produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free London in association with Tom Hardy's […]

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Broadchurch Producers To Adapt Female Firefighter's Memoir To Series

Broadchurch producer Kudos is set to answer another five-alarm call, announcing that it's developing upcoming female firefighter memoir Through the Fire to series. Written by renowned senior firefighter Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and set to be published by Transworld in Spring 2019, Emma Kingsman-Lloyd (Grantchester, DCI Banks) will serve as executive producer, along with Kudos Chief […]

The Lying Game: eOne Adapting Ruth Ware Mystery Novel To Series

Hollywood's infatuation with Ruth Ware continues with news that the author's New York Times-bestselling novel The Lying Game is being adapted to series by Entertainment One (eOne) through The Gotham Group (The Maze Runner). Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and Lindsay Williams are set to executive produce the psychological thriller; while eOne's Vice President-Scripted Development Polly Williams […]

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The Little Drummer Girl: Alexander Skarsgård Joins AMC/BBC Adaptation

Television's love affair with author John le Carré rolls along with word that Big Little Lies' Alexander Skarsgård has been cast in the upcoming BBC One–AMC series adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl. Set to begin production in 2018, Old Boy writer-director Park Chan-wook has been tapped to direct the series as his first foray into […]


'Good Omens' Table Read Offers First Look At David Tennant, Michael Sheen

Now that Amazon has found their respective generals for the previously-scheduled end-of-the-world, we're getting our first look at Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Frost/Nixon) and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in all of their dyed-hair glory for the streaming service's series adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's humor-fantasy novel Good Omens. Sheen and Tennant […]

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E! Bringing Karen M. McManus's YA Mystery Novel 'One Of Us Is Lying' To Series

E! is venturing back into the world of scripted dramatic series television, with the cable network developing Karen M. McManus's bestselling mystery-thriller young adult novel One Of Us Is Lying for series. Produced under the Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and 5 More Minutes Productions banners, the series is set to be produced by John Sacchi and […]