Showtime has ordered a pilot for James Corden’s half-hour comedy “The Wrong Mans.”
Ben Schwartz will star in the remake, which comes from Bad Robot and Corden’s Fulwell 73 Productions in association with BBC Worldwide and Warner Bros. Television.
The “Late Late Show” host will executive produce and write the series. Matthew Baynton, who starred with Corden in the original, will also write and executive produce, along with writer Ian Maxtone-Graham and director Jim Field Smith.
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The single-camera comedy follows two office workers who receive this threat: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” The case of mistaken identity turns into a quest to save their whole town.
J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, Maxtone-Graham and Smith executive produce the project with Corden and Baynton.
The original series ran from 2013-2014 on Hulu and starred Corden and Baynton as the two office workers.
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NBC’s drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, a spinoff from the Bad Boys movie franchise, finally has a title: L.A.’s Finest.
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s romantic comedy series “Run” has received a pilot order from HBO, the network said Thursday.
“Run” is described as a romantic comedic thriller about two exes who agree that if they ever need to escape life, they’ll text each other “run” and disappear together.
The show is produced for HBO by Entertainment One, and written by Vicky Jones, co-artistic director and co-founder of DryWrite. Jones and Waller-Bridge will executive produce, along with Emily Leo for Wigwam Films.
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The “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” creator will have a recurring role in the show, should it get picked up to series, as Flick.
Jones is London’s National Theatre’s Playwright in Residence, and directed the original stage production and revival of “Fleabag” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s Soho Theater.
Jones is repped by UTA in the US and United Agents in the UK. Waller-Bridge is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham in the U.S. and Independent Talent Group and Hatton McEwan Penford in the U.K.
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