Showtime has some billionaires, rock stars, and crazy exes for you to meet.
Network president David Nevins announced three new pilot orders for the pay-cable channel during the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday. First, Billions, a drama about an aggressive New York attorney who deals exclusively with obnoxious hedge fund billionaires. The show comes from a script by Andrew Ross Sorkin, with Brian Koppelman and David Levien on board to produce.
My Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, a half-hour comedy with musical elements, stars Rachel Bloom as a successful, driven, and possibly crazy woman who impulsively leaves her life in Manhattan to chase her ex-boyfriend to West Covina, California. Marc Webb will direct and executive produce, with a script by co-creators Aline Brosh McKenna and Bloom.
Finally, there’s the previously announced Roadies, the on-the-road band comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe which Nevins all but confirmed is basically the TV sidekick of Crowe’s 2000 dramedy Almost Famous (which, let’s remember, was pretty fantastic). READ FULL STORY