Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/30/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Akiva Goldsmith (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) & Marc Haimes (THE LAST WORD) are closing a deal to develop TITANS, a TNT series based on DC Comics Teen Titans superhero group. (Cuz we can never have too many superheroes on TV right? Especially young ones. Dunno about you, but I’m thinking that this deal, if it goes through, will officially mark the jumping the shark moment in the superhero-television relationship. Jeeze, folks, the munchmaller loves comics as much as the next geek, but c’mon!)
  • Julia Brownell (PARENTHOOD) is adapting an article from The Atlantic called “Two Couples, One Mortgage” into a comedy for NBC. (And as somebody who’s pretty much resigned to never being able to afford my own home – especially if I keep on butting my head and hanging my hat in L.A. – I’m intrigued and ready to identify. But will it play in Peoria?)
  • Josh GoldinRachel Abramowitz (Outlaw Country) are adapting Dan Brown‘s novel Digital Fortress into a series at ABC. (It’s described as “an international thriller set in the world of the NSA during a global threat.” Wow. Haven’t seen anything like that since the – terrible – NCIS season opener last week.)
  • David Slack (PERSON OF INTEREST) is writing the pilot for ABC’s PROTECT & SURVIVE. (And unlike so many projects that have loglines but no title, this baby has the title but no logline. I’m thinking it’s another cop thing about trying to keep order in a tough part of town, but who knows? Maybe it’s about a poor little mousey, trying to keep her babies safe in a hole in the wall while evil humans keep setting traps. Or an adventurous prostitute trying to earn a living while dealing with johns who refuse to wear condoms, or….)

That’s it for now. Write in and tell munchilito what you’ve sold today. TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)