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TNT announced that they have ordered a pilot for Breed, a supernatural drama about a string of murders in the Pacific Northwest that are being committed by beings that not quite human.
Written by John Scott Shepherd and set to be directed by Scott Winant (True Blood), Breed follows the primary antagonist, Detective Cooper Wells, as he follows the trail of murders. Realizing that the serial killer may be some sort of barbaric race of creatues, Wells seeks out the help of a female assassin to hunt the perpetrators down.
After a three-season run, Dallas has been canceled.
TNT announced on Friday that the primetime soap opera, a reboot of the 1980s classic, will not be returning for a fourth season.
“TNT has decided not to renew Dallas. We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show’s creative forces, [executive producers] Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin,” a TNT spokesperson said in a statement. “We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series.”
While the reboot kicked off with impressive ratings in 2012, its viewership shrank after the death of Larry Hagman, who had reprised his pivotal role of J.R. Ewing, in November 2012. The 81-year-old was filming the second season of the show at the time. In addition to Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray were also among the cast members from the original series. New to the series for the reboot were Juan Pablo Di Pace, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster, and Jesse Metcalfe.
TNT is getting into the fantasy game with an ambitious pilot order from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and director Joe Johnston.
The network has picked up Lumen, about a family trapped in an alternate universe. Here’s the pitch: “The famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, however, they are plunged into the middle of a war raging between rival magical forces, of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home.”
The project has some heavy hitters involved, including director Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Jurassic Park III), screenwriter Chris Black (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives), and executive producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans), James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, Endgame) and Todd Cohen (Ugly Betty), along with Johnston and Black.
Mark Wahlberg and producing partner Stephen Levinson (Entourage) have teamed up with Paramount Television on a potential drama series for TNT adapted from the 2007 conspiracy thriller Shooter. Deadline was the first to report the news.
Wahlberg starred in the Antoine Fuqua-directed film based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact, about a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper on the run after being framed with murder. The action pilot will be written by John Hlavin (The Shield). In addition to the upcoming Entourage movie, Wahlberg and Levinson are also the executive producers on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and A&E’s Wahlburgers. Paramount TV will also be producing the Minority Report sequel coming to TV on FOX.
Falling Skies wrapped up its fourth season Sunday with what may be the show’s most hopeful yet most enigmatic season closer.
SPOILER ALERT: Details of tonight’s season 4 finale lie ahead! READ FULL STORY
As alien-filled as it is, Falling Skies has kept its characters Earth-bound throughout the show’s four years on TNT. But it appears that’s about to change. The 2nd Mass’ latest strategy for winning back their planet is rocketing themselves beyond Earth’s atmosphere — to the Espheni power converter on the moon.
The mission-to-the-moon storyline came from the show’s executive producer, a guy you may have heard of: “That was Mr. Spielberg’s idea,” Noah Wyle told EW.
Wyle (Tom Mason) admitted that crafting that storyline was a challenge. With Falling Skies‘ fourth season nearing its big finish, Wyle talked to EW about shooting for the moon, about recent character deaths, and about what fans can expect from the season finale, which airs Sunday.
Falling Skies is halfway through its fourth season, which saw a lot of changes from season 3, along with the addition of new showrunner David Eick. With the 2nd Mass separated after an Espheni attack, our ensemble cast found themselves in very different worlds from one another.
“In Tom’s world we were in darkness. Lexi’s world—it was light. It was almost like Munchkinland,” Eick said during the show’s Comic-Con panel. “In Anne’s world it was very gritty but stripped down.”
At Comic-Con, Eick and the show’s cast hinted at what’s to come on Falling Skies now that the characters have reunited. Most important to know right off the bat? As Sarah Sanguin Carter (Maggie) said on the panel, “The second half is gnarly, you guys.”
Here’s more that Eick and the cast revealed on their panel: READ FULL STORY
In TNT’s upcoming undercover-espionage thriller Legends, Sean Bean plays Martin Odum, a deep-cover operative who’s uniquely adept at adopting new identities. Perhaps predictably, there are an awful lot of people who want to kill him—and that’s the least of his problems. The show debuts on August 13, but EW is excited to share an exclusive new trailer for the series, which hints at the show’s twisty serialized arc, plus a look at Legends co-stars Ali Larter, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, and Morris Chestnut. Yes, Sean Bean says, “Move, and I’ll blow your teeth out.” No, he’s not joking. READ FULL STORY
The O.C.’s Melinda Clarke has signed on guest star in two episodes in the third season of TNT’s Dallas, The Wrap reports.
Clarke will assume the role of Tracy Lawton, a character who was introduced in the 12th season of the original series and was played by Beth Toussaint. In the original series, McKay was introduced in 1988 as a love interest for Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy), and it was later revealed that she was in fact the daughter of Ewing’s rival Carter McKay (George Kennedy).
Since leaving The O.C., Clarke has guest starred on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, HBO’s Entourage, and was a series regular on the recently canceled Nikita, which ran on The CW for four seasons.
Clarke will make her debut in the September 3 episode of Dallas‘s third season, which resumes on August 18.
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