Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/14/14

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

  • Sam Catlin (BREAKING BAD) has been announced as showrunner for AMC’s PREACHER, a sort of “unGodly” series based on a comic book by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon which is being adapted by a couple guys named Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. (The comic has everything a twisted soul like Yers Trooly could love – an angry preacher trying to track down God and make Him pay for His sins, a loving lady vampire sidekick, and an immortal killing machine of a nemesis. God or no God, This Boy’s in heaven at just the thought of seeing the show on TV.)
  •  Regina Hicks & Karin Gist (nope, Yers Trooly has no idea who they are) are writing DRUMLINE: A NEW BEAT, a sequel to DRUMLINE (um, not the New Beat, it seems) as a TV movie for VH1. (And it’s going to star Nick Cannon again! Ooh! Well, better Nick than his diva wife whatsername anyway.)
  • Andre & Maria Jacquemetton (MAD MEN) are adapting the comic book DMZ into a drama series at Syfy. (Another hit in the making! After all, who can resist a future in which Manhattan is the demilitarized zone in a future post civil war – yeppers, a new one, not that business with Abe Lincoln and all – ? Still, ya gotta wonder. How much more chewy comic book goodness can TV audiences that aren’t as nutso as some of us take?)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/24/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon (PREACHER comic series) are developing the comic about a Texas preacher and the various manifestations of evil he hangs with as a series for AMC. (And we think it could really work there cuz it makes BREAKING BAD look all warm and fuzzy.)
  • Jan Nash (MEMPHIS BEAT) is the new showrunner on RIZZOLI & ISLES. (So if you know her, time to take the nice lady to lunch and pitch your little heart out while she’s still re-staffing.)
  • Chad Kultgen (THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE) has written the pilot for NBC’s BAD JUDGE, a comedy about a “hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman” who also happens to be a criminal court judge. (We see exactly how this would work as a drama. But comedy? We’re looking forward to seeing this one to find out.)
  • Amanda Lund & Matt Gourley (GHOST GHIRLS web series) are writing WUNDERLAND, a Fox comedy about what it’s like to work at a place just like Disneyland that, of course, isn’t Disneyland. (We had our hopes up for about a second…but then we saw that Diablo Cody is the producer. So we’re going out on a limb to say that this one will probably be…meh.)
  • Erin Ehrlich (AWKWARD) is writing an unnamed NBC comedy about “young 20-something nursing students” and “their ups and downs.” (Aren’t you glad they included the word “young” as well as the actually, you know, age? Cuz otherwise we all might have thought they were old 20-somethings, right?)