All posts by Joseph Otterson

‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot in Development at CBS From Peter Lenkov With Production Commitment

“Magnum P.I.” is getting the reboot treatment at CBS, Variety has learned. Peter Lenkov, the writer and producer behind current CBS reboots of “Hawaii Five-O” and “MacGyver,” will serve as the writer and executive producer on a new version of the classic 1980s series, which has a pilot production commitment at the network. Described as an updated […]

‘Walking Dead’ Boss Greg Nicotero Says Zombies Will Win the Rick-Negan War

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you are not caught up on “The Walking Dead.” “The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere and 100th episode promise the beginning of all-out war between Rick’s coalition and Negan’s Saviors, but series executive producer Greg Nicotero says that the walker will be the real winners of the battle. “One […]

CW Developing DC Comics Adaptation ‘Project 13’ With Elizabeth Banks Producing (EXCLUSIVE)

The CW is developing a drama series based on DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen with Elizabeth Banks attached as an executive producer, Variety has learned exclusively. Titled “Project 13,” the one-hour drama would center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities […]

‘Dark Net’ Author Jamie Bartlett Sets Development Partnership With Electus (EXCLUSIVE)

Electus has struck a development partnership with celebrated author, investigative journalist, and social media and cyber culture expert Jamie Bartlett, Variety has learned exclusively. Under the new deal, Electus and Bartlett plan to take several high-profile projects to market this month. The author of the successful books “The Dark Net” and “Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue […]

Reese Witherspoon to Produce Drama ‘Delivery’ in Development at NBC From Kristin Newman, Rob Wright

Reese Witherspoon is attached as an executive producer on a drama in development at NBC, Variety has learned. Titled “Delivery,” the series is based on the real experiences of series creators, writers, and executive producers Kristin Newman and Rob Wright. It is described as a family drama set in a high-risk perinatology unit. Newman and Wright, a […]

Showtime Scores Peter Moffat’s ‘Your Honor,’ Robert and Michelle King to Produce

Showtime has given a series commitment to a drama from Peter Moffat that will be executive produced by “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King, the premium cabler announced Thursday. Titled “Your Honor,” the series is described as a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society. The project follows the son of […]

‘Better Things’ Renewed for Season 3 at FX

“Better Things” has been renewed for a third season at FX, the network announced Thursday. The series, co-created by and starring Pamela Adlon, centers on Sam Fox (Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. Sam also watches out […]