- Nick Willing (TINMAN) is writing the first episode of Syfy’s OLYMPUS, a series that may or may not be about the ancient Greek gods. (More likely, it’s about the inevitable war between the gods and the humans who didn’t want to be pushed around any more, which Yer Friendly Neighborhood munchman is definitely interested in seeing.)
- Sam Vincent & Jonathan Brackley (SPOOKS) are developing a drama series called HUMANS for – wait for it – XBox! It’s all about a parallel universe where humans use highly developed robot servants and the moral, ethical, and just plain dangerously real problems the situation creates. (A slavery parable, kids? Possibly. And also the prequel to BATTLESTAR GALACTIC that should have been. )
- Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton (IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA) have a new 3 year deal with FX Productions. (And not only does it give them all kinds of development ops, it also renews IASIP for 2 more years and picks up their new Tracy Morgan comedy series as well. (Congrats, guys. Hey, remember how great I was when I guested on Philly?Wouldn’t this be a terrific time to, you know, lock me into your new show?)
- The Weinstein Company has a new deal with Gannett giving the Weinsteins the rights to develop TV projects based on anything in Gannett newspapers, TV stations, websites, etc. (Which means – and this is confidential, just between us – that our Beloved Leader, Larry Brody, is sitting with his fingers crossed that somebody at Weinstein tries to develop LB’s old Gannett newspaper column, Live, from Paradise, into a series. But is that cuz he wants to see it on the air or cuz he wants to sue their butts off since Gannett never bought those rights from him? Whatcha think, fellow idealists?)
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA star/co-creator Glenn Howerton has tweeted the following:
Got a great feature length screenplay? Send to IASIP 10201 W PICO BLVD BUILDING 41 SUITE 300 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90064-2651
We have no idea what the dude’s up to, but what the hell, it could be that little foot in the door thing so many of us need. I’ve already sent him my spec screenplay LOVE IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NUTHIN” LEFT TO LOOSE. I know that after he reads it my Destiny Will Be On Its Way.
Mmm, this could be my last post before writing superstardom, so savor it, m’friends.
And send ole Glenn sumthin’ of yer own cuz maybe then we can party together. No! Wait! Don’t send in anything! You might beat me out! Forget this chance. Forget this post! Aargh!