‘Dark Cargo’: Heather Lind To Star In YouTube Pilot From eOne & Ben Stiller

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EXCLUSIVE: TURN alumna Heather Lind has been cast as the female lead opposite Chris Messina and RJ Cyler in Dark Cargo, YouTube Premium’s drama pilot from Entertainment One and Canada’s Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films. Ben Stiller and Nicky Wein…

Emily Mortimer To Reboot Classic British Legal Drama ‘Rumpole Of The Bailey’, As Created By Her Father

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Emily Mortimer is to reboot classic British series Rumpole of the Bailey – the legal drama originally created by her father John Mortimer.
The Newsroom and Mary Poppins Returns star is in the early stages of development with the remake, which wil…

‘Top Chef’ Spin-Off To Thailand; eOne Hires Oz Sales Exec; Netflix Co-Founder Pens Book – Global Briefs

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Top Chef spin-off Just Desserts is heading to Thailand alongside a second season of World of Dance after NBCUniversal closed a pair of deals. The Hollywood studio’s international formats division has signed a deal for the shows with The One Enterprise….

Anna Karenina YA TV Series With Korean-American Lead In Works From Jenny Lee, eOne, Drew Comins & Scooter Braun

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EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation with several companies pursuing, Entertainment One has acquired the TV rights to Jenny Lee’s upcoming YA novel Anna K, a modern-day, multicultural retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina, to ad…

Universal to Handle eOne Theatrical Distribution in Australia, New Zealand

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Entertainment One is to see all its theatrical film distribution operations in Australia and New Zealand handled in future by Universal Pictures International. The new arrangement comes into effect from April. UPI is already handling eOne collaboration…

Taylor Kitsch to Star as ‘Family-Oriented Drug Dealer’ on Drama in the Works at HBO

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“True Detective” Season 2 alum Taylor Kitsch is attached to star in and executive produce a drama series in the works at HBO, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Per the untitled project’s official logline, Kitsch stars as Chris Klug, “a young, family oriented, drug dealer who catches the wrong end of a bad batch of dope that leaves him in a temporary vegetative state, only to discover that it was no accident and someone close to him was in fact trying to take him out. Told through flashbacks and Chris’ present-day purgatory, the series is a rich family drama full of revenge, love and humor as Chris Klug fights his way back.”

The in-development series, which hails from HBO and eOne, will be executive produced and written by creator John Barcheski (“Sons of Anarchy,” “The Bastard Executioner”). Matt Shakman (“Game of Thrones,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) will direct and executive produce, with Robert Munic (“The Cleaner,” “Empire”) also executive producing and serving as showrunner.

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Kitsch recently starred on Paramount Network’s limited series “Waco.” Along with that series and the second season of HBO’s “True Detective”, his previous credits include “Friday Night Lights” and the films “Battleship,” “Only the Brave,” “Lone Survivor” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Kitsch is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. Shakman is repped by UTA and Artists First Inc. Munic is repped by ICM and The Gotham Group. Barcheski is repped by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone.

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‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Has Another Apocalyptic Series in the Works

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“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman is taking on yet another apocalyptic tale.

Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) have signed an agreement to produce “5 Year,” a series chronicling the final five years before a fatal meteor ends the Earth.

Per the project’s official description: From an original idea from Robert Kirkman, “5 Year”s different series will focus on how people across the globe choose to live after learning the world will end in the next five years, as a meteor rushes towards Earth. Each year will play out as a season, and while each version will have its own unique characters and stories, they will all follow the same timeline. Each version of “5 Year” will be a localized story set in the markets’ actual location and produced in local languages.

Also Read: ‘Walking Dead’ Mid-Season 9 Trailer: Oh, Good – Alpha and Beta Are Here (Video)

eOne and Skybound will co-produce the series, with eOne serving as financier and distributor.

“This is one of the most ambitious projects we’ve worked on, and also one of the most rewarding. Our work with all our partners around the globe continues to inspire our vision for this series and our commitment and passion for global storytelling. 5 Year is a fundamentally human story, meant to explore humanity’s capacity for good and evil in the face of the ultimate threat. eOne is a world class producer and distributor of television and they share our vision and ambition for this huge undertaking. We are very happy to have them as our partner,” said Bryan and Sean Furst in a joint statement.

“We couldn’t possibly pass up the opportunity to work on a truly innovative project that blends multiple, local productions seamlessly into a story as it happens globally. Robert’s talent for creating content universes and connecting with audiences through bold storytelling makes this partnership most exciting for us and we are thrilled to join forces with him and the Skybound team to bring a multi-level story like the 5 Year universe to audiences around the world. In Skybound, we have found a partner that shares our drive to create future-facing content with worldwide appeal that challenges conventions and spark imaginations,” said Peter Micelli, eOne’s Chief Strategy Officer, Film & Television.

More to come…

YouTube Orders eOne Neo-Noir Thriller Pilot ‘Dark Cargo’ From Executive Producer Ben Stiller

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YouTube Premium has ordered “Dark Cargo,” a neo-noir thriller pilot from Entertainment One (eOne), Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.
The pilot is written by “Sneaky Pete” alums Adam and Max Reid and will be executive produ…

Fired Up Films & eOne Developing Boxing Drama With ‘Once Upon A Time’s Victoria Smurfit & Micki Pistorius Crime Thriller

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EXCLUSIVE: British producer Fired Up Films and Entertainment One (eOne) are developing a pair of scripted projects – a boxing drama written by Once Upon A Time star Victoria Smurfit and a serial killer thriller based on a book by Oscar Pistorius’…

Italy’s Effe TV Inks Deals for BBC’s ‘War of the Worlds,’ Other High-End Dramas

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Italy’s expanding Effe TV has inked a flurry of deals for high-end international dramas from players such as Entertainment One, BBC Studios, Endemol Shine and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, from which it picked up the BBC’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’…

Tom Fontana & Oliver Stone Team For ‘Dolce Vita’ TV Series About 1950s Rome At eOne, Mediaset & De Laurentiis Co.

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EXCLUSIVE: Emmy winner Tom Fontana is set to write and Oscar and Emmy winner Oliver Stone is set to direct the pilot of Dolce Vita, a period drama series set in 1950s Rome, for Entertainment One and Italian-based Mediaset Group and Martha De Laurentiis…