It’s time to battle it out for what’s going to get picked up this season. Sooooo many cop and lawyer shows. But here are a few highlighted book to screen adaptations getting looked at…
Untitled Justin Noble (Based on book and blog How May We Hate You byAnna Drezen & Todd Dakotah Briscoe)
Summary: A workplace ensemble comedy centers on two guest service associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests that they are stuck with for eight to 16 hours a day.
Cast: Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls), Elizabeth Ho, Angela Kinsey, Derek Richardson, Jason Michael Snow, Nicole Byer
Team: W/EP Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine); EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Will Gluck, Richard Schwartz; P Kat Dennings
Studio: CBS Television Studios, ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment, TrillTV
Location: Los Angeles
L.A. Confidential (based on James Ellroy’s novel)
Summary: The paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles.
Cast: Brian J. Smith (Sense8), Walton Goggins, Mark Webber, Shea Whigham, Alana Arenas, Sarah Jones
Team: W/EP Jordan Harper (Gotham); EP Arnon Milchan; EP/co-showrunner Anna Fricke; EP/D Michael Dinner
Studio: New Regency, Lionsgate Television, CBS Television Studios
Location: Los Angeles
Untitled Robert Levine (based on Dennis Lehane’s Gone, Baby, Gone novel)
Summary: Armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, private detectives Patrick Kenzie (The Originals’ Joseph Morgan) and Angela Gennaro (Peyton List, Frequency) right wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.
Cast: Joseph Morgan (The Originals), Peyton List (Frequency), Christine Lahti, Laysla De Oliveira, April Bowlby, Haaz Sleiman
Team: W/EP Robert Levine (Jericho, Judging Amy); EP Dennis Lehane; EP/D Phillip Noyce
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Miramax Television
The Passage (Based on the Justin Cronin trilogy)Summary: A character-driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The drama focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte who is chosen to be a test subject; and Brad Wolgast, the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father. Redeveloped from last year.
Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vincent Piazza, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Saniyya Sidney, Brianne Howey, Jamie McShane, and Caroline Chikezie.
Team: W/EP Elizabeth Heldens (Friday Night Lights); EP Matt Reeves (Felicity, Let Me In), Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan; co-producer: Justin Cronin; EP/D Jason Ensler
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 6th & Idaho, Scott Free
Untitled Aseem Batra (Based on Orli Auslander’s book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything.)
Summary: A half-hour comedy that shows one woman’s hilarious unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all.
Cast: Sarayu Blue (No Tomorrow), Paul Adelstein, Zach Cherry, James Buckley, Johnny Pemberton
Team: W/EP Aseem Batra; EP Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Josh Maurer; EP/D Julie Anne Robinson; P Kelly Pancho, Kim Lessing; consulting producer Orli Auslender.
Studio: Universal Television, Paperkite, CannyLads, 3 Arts
Suspicion (Based on the book by Joseph Finder)
Logline: A Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goldman accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family. .
Cast: Derek Luke, Raul Esparza, Jeri Ryan, Paula Newsome, Kearran Giovanni
Team: W/EP Jessica Goldberg (The Path); EP Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Joseph Finder
Studio: Universal Television, Keshet
Untitled Bellevue hospital project (Inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir Twelve Patients: Life & Death at Bellevue Hospital)
Summary: A character-driven medical drama that revolves around the new director of Bellevue Hospital (The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold), whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Located in Manhattan, Bellevue is the only hospital in the world that has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the president of the United States all under one roof.
Cast: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Tyler Labine, Jocko Sims (first position to TNT’s The Last Ship), Freema Agyeman, Anupam Kher
Team: W/EP David Schulner (Emerald City, Do No Harm); EP Peter Horton; P Eric Manheimer; D Kate Dennis
Studio: Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions
Location: New York
The End of the World as We Know It (Based on the book The End of the World as We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer.)
Summary: When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women (Gage Golightly) with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in the Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.
Cast: Josh Helman, Gage Golightly, Quinta Brunson, Liam Garrigan
Team: W/EP Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker (Powerless); EP Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo; EP/D Glen Winter
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Ehsugadee Productions, Spondoolie Productions, Alloy Entertainment
Skinny Dip (Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen)
Summary: After her husband (Ben Aldridge) tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman (Sarah Wright Olsen) teams with a jaded ex-cop (Matt Barr) to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process. .
Cast: Sarah Wright Olsen, Matt Barr (Valor), Ben Aldridge, Richard Esteras
Team: W/EP Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency); EP Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Keshet Studios
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