Mandy Patinkin Joins Homeland
Mandy Patinkin has joined the cast of Showtime’s latest pilot! The show is called Homeland and Mandy Patinkin will be playing a a veteran CIA Division Chief named Saul! Read more here! Here’s an excerpt:
Acclaimed actor Mandy Patinkin, whose career has spanned musical theater, film, TV, recordings and the concert stage will return to television for the first time since starring in Criminal Minds in the SHOWTIME® hour-long drama pilot Homeland. He will portray a pivotal role in the series as “Saul,” a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie’s (Danes) boss and mentor. A production of FOX 21, the series is loosely based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli television series “Prisoners of War.” The pilot will be executive produced by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa (24, X-Files). Other casting, including the role of Sergeant Scott Brody, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mandy Patinkin is an acclaimed and award-winning actor of TV, film and theater. On television, he won an Emmy Award (as well as a Golden Globe® nomination) for his performance in Chicago Hope, and also starred in Criminal Minds and in the Showtime original series Dead Like Me.
Posted on December 30, 2010 @ 6:33 PM. Leave a comment?
Bryan Fuller Rebooting The Munsters!
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Bryan Fuller is working on a remake of The Munsters for NBC! Here’s an excerpt with more info:
So far, NBC, with whom Fuller has an overall deal, has ordered only a pilot. But since the potential series is being described to me as “Modern Family meets True Blood,” I have a good feeling about it.
Not only that, but rumor has it no less than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) is eyeing a behind-the-scenes role in the project.
More articles about this can be found here, here, and here!
Posted on October 04, 2010 @ 8:54 PM. Leave a comment?
Top 5 TV Shows
DaemonTV.com has a feature where their writers are choosing their top 5 television shows and writing about each. Dead Like Me was chosen by one columnist and he has a nice article about what made the show so great. Here’s an excerpt:
The show’s dark setting is a great backdrop for the struggles of young adults. Lass is killed on the day of entering the workforce at large. And I took the rebirth to symbolize the transition from childhood to adulthood. Her old ways cast out unceremoniously and being forced to contend wholesale with a new world and a new set of obligations. And later, there’s an interesting dynamic when she friends a woman who grieves over her death after she gets another job at her old company.
I highly recommend this show for anyone that enjoys a little thinking with their dark comedy.
Read the full entry on Dead Like Me here and see the other TV picks here!
Posted on September 22, 2010 @ 3:19 AM. Leave a comment?
Bryan Fuller to Pen New Pinocchio
Bryan Fuller will be the screenwriter of the upcoming live-action version of Pinocchio! Dan Jinks will be the producer of the Warner Bros. movie.
“Pinocchio is one of the most emotional fairy tales. I’m over the moon at the opportunity to play with all the characters in this toy box with a large-scale re-telling,” Fuller said. “It’s exactly why I love writing.”
Read more here!
Posted on September 18, 2010 @ 3:35 PM. Leave a comment?
The Lotus Caves
Bryan Fuller, the creator of Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies has a new television project! This article has a bit more about the project! An excerpt:
Fuller will adapt the John Christopher novel The Lotus Caves for Syfy. Set on a moon colony in 2068, the narrative revolves around two boys who discover a series of caves ruled by “a super intelligent plant-like being.” The nature of the format is unspecified, though Syfy often likes to develop miniseries as backdoor pilots with the option to turn it into a weekly series if successful (think Battlestar: Galactica).
Entertainment Weekly broke the news. AV Club has an article about it up too!
Posted on August 12, 2010 @ 10:42 PM. Leave a comment?