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Nick Santora Inks Overall Deal With Skydance TV

Nick Santora Inks Overall Deal With Skydance TV
Scorpion creator Nick Santora, showrunner of Skydance Television’s upcoming Jack Reacher series, is expanding his relationship with the studio, signing an exclusive, multi-year overall deal. Under the pact, Santora will create, develop and produce event-level original scripted series for Skydance TV.

Santora currently serves as showrunner and executive producer on the studio’s upcoming series Jack Reacher for Amazon Prime. Jack Reacher is a drama based on Lee Child’s bestselling international book series, which has sold 100 million copies in almost 50 languages and more than 100 territories to date. Season one will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel Killing Floor and is produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios.

“Nick has impeccable taste and an amazing facility for all aspects of creating and producing television,” said Bill Bost, President, Skydance Television. “He is masterful at telling sophisticated stories for a global audience and we are
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Nick Santora Inks Skydance TV Overall Deal

Nick Santora Inks Skydance TV Overall Deal
Nick Santora is putting down roots at Skydance TV.

The veteran showrunner has signed a multiyear overall deal with the indie studio. Under the pact, Santora (Scorpion, Breakout Kings) will create and develop new projects for Skydance, as well as continue serving as showrunner on Amazon's upcoming Jack Reacher TV series.

“Nick has impeccable taste and an amazing facility for all aspects of creating and producing television,” Skydance TV president Bill Bost said Monday in a statement. “He is masterful at telling sophisticated stories for a global audience and we are beyond excited to continue collaborating ...
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Cast This: Jack Reacher

  • JoBlo
After two feature-films which starred Tom Cruise as the title character, Amazon Studios is moving forward with a TV series based upon Lee Child's best-selling series of Jack Reacher novels. Nick Santora, best known for his work on Prison Break, Breakout Kings, and Scorpion, is set to pen the series, as well as serve as executive producer and showrunner. The first season will be based upon "The…
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Jack Reacher TV series has been greenlit by Amazon Studios

  • JoBlo
Last summer it was revealed that Amazon Studios had landed the rights to develop a TV series based upon the Jack Reacher character in Lee Child's best-selling book series, and now, the project has been officially greenlit. Nick Santora, best known for his work on Prison Break, Breakout Kings, and Scorpion, will pen the series, as well as serve as executive producer and showrunner. The…
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‘Stumptown’: Matt Olmstead Named Co-Showrunner On ABC Series

  • Deadline
Former Chicago Pd showrunner Matt Olmstead has been named co-showrunner of ABC’s new drama series Stumptown, which just received a back order from ABC.

Under his overall deal at ABC Studios, which is behind Stumptown, Olmstead had originally joined Stumptown, headlined by Cobie Smulders, as consulting producer at the start. He has since been upped to executive producer and co-showrunner alongside developer Jason Richman.

Olmstead co-created Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med, and was the showrunner on Chicago Pd. He began his writing career on NYPD Blue, where he rose to executive producer. He also ran Prison Break from its inception and also co-created/exec produced Breakout Kings for A&e.

In addition to Richman, Olmstead joins executive producers Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad, Greg Rucka (author of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series), Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood (illustrators of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series).
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Amazon Developing Jack Reacher Drama Series From Nick Santora Based On Lee Child Books

  • Deadline
Amazon Developing Jack Reacher Drama Series From Nick Santora Based On Lee Child Books
In a competitive situation, Amazon has landed the rights to develop a script-to-series drama based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s bestselling book series, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora. The project will be a co-production of Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television.

Santora will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series.

Child’s Jack Reacher is a billion-dollar brand published in 49 languages and 101 territories. With more than 100 million books sold, the series has commanded over a billion dollars in global sales. Amazon Studios recently greenlit Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan for a third season, which is also a Paramount Television and Skydance Television production.

Santora executive produces alongside Lee Child, Don Granger and Christopher McQuarrie. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross executive produce for Skydance. Carolyn Harris oversees the project for Skydance.

Santora currently has two projects in the works with Quibi
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‘The Fugitive’ Drama Series From Nick Santora In The Works At Quibi

  • Deadline
‘The Fugitive’ Drama Series From Nick Santora In The Works At Quibi
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi has put in development The Fugitive, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora, Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.

The Fugitive is a new take on the classic title, which Warner Bros. owns. The studio previously produced the 1993 movie starring Harrison Ford. There also was a The Fugitive TV series, created by Roy Huggins and starring David Janssen, which aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. It was produced by Quinn Martin Productions and United Artists Television.

Written by Santora, The Fugitive centers on blue collar worker Mike Russo, who just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe, when a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on. But the faulty evidence on the ground and “tweet-now, confirm-later” journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike
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Liam Hemsworth To Star In Quibi Action Thriller From Nick Santora & CBS TV Studios

  • Deadline
Liam Hemsworth To Star In Quibi Action Thriller From Nick Santora & CBS TV Studios
Liam Hemsworth is set to star in an action thriller for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora, producer Gordon Gray, Silver Reel Pictures and CBS Television Studios.

Santora will write and executive produce the series. Emmy-nominated director Phil Abraham (Mad Men) will direct and also executive produce.

In the series, desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard (Hemsworth) accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he’s not the hunter… but the prey. The action-thriller explores the limits of how far someone would go to fight for their life and their family. Let the games begin.

Gray and Silver Reel Pictures also executive produce. CBS TV Studios produces for Quibi.

Hemsworth, best known for starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games franchise,
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‘Chicago Fire’ Ep Michael Gilvary Re-Ups Overall Deal With Universal Television

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Michael Gilvary, a key writer/producer on Chicago Fire since its inception, is extending his relationship Universal Television, the studio behind the hit NBC drama series, signing a new overall deal.

Gilvary began his stint on Chicago Fire in season one as an executive story editor, rising to co-producer, producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer, becoming executive producer in season 6. He will continue as an exec producer, working alongside co-creator/executive producer/showrunner Derek Haas.

“Chicago Fire has been the cornerstone franchise in the success of NBC’s One Chicago night and Mike has played a major role on that staff,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television.

Gilvary started his writing career in features, selling his sci-fi spec Nonstop to DreamWorks Pictures and penning the screenplay for 2012’s Transit, starring Jim Caviezel, from After Dark Films. He segued to TV with a writing gig on the A&E drama Breakout Kings,
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‘Dark Cargo’: Lodge Kerrigan To Direct, Nick Santora Set As Showrunner Of YouTube’s Pilot From eOne & Ben Stiller

  • Deadline
‘Dark Cargo’: Lodge Kerrigan To Direct, Nick Santora Set As Showrunner Of YouTube’s Pilot From eOne & Ben Stiller
The Girlfriend Experience co-creator/director Lodge Kerrigan is set to direct and Scorpion creator/executive producer Nick Santora is attached as showrunner of YouTube Premium’s drama pilot Dark Cargo, from Entertainment One and Canada’s Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.

The project, written by Adam and Max Reid, is executive produced by Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock via their Red Hour Productions banner. eOne serves as the studio. Production is set to start in Alberta at the end of March.

Dark Cargo is described as a high-octane, cliffhanger-driven, neo-noir thriller set in the big rig cab of Joe Dobbs as he traverses the darkest nights of his life. What begins as a random encounter with a disturbed stranger turns into a race against time, the police, and even more malevolent forces. All the while, Joe just wants to get back to his family.

Kerrigan is co-creator, executive producer and
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‘Westworld’ Star Jimmi Simpson Joins Ben Kingsley in Epix Drama ‘Our Lady, Ltd’

  • Variety
‘Westworld’ Star Jimmi Simpson Joins Ben Kingsley in Epix Drama ‘Our Lady, Ltd’
Jimmi Simpson has been cast opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the recently announced Epix drama series “Our Lady, Ltd,” Variety has learned.

The series is described as a modern noir drama that follows James (Simpson), a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects.

James is a disgraced firefighter who seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course. When his plan veers dangerously off track, James must call on strength and fortitude he did not know he possessed in order to survive it all.

Epix has ordered a 10-episode first season, with shooting set to begin this fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a 2019 launch.

Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris serve as executive producers and showrunners, with Conrad also directing six episodes. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will also executive produce.
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‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6 Casts Domenick Lombardozzi, Lola Glaudini (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Ray Donovan” Season 6 has cast Domenick Lombardozzi and Lola Glaudini in season-long guest roles, Variety has learned exclusively.

Lombardozzi will play Sean “Mac” McGrath, a Staten Island cop who develops a strong friendship with Ray (Liev Schreiber). The actor is perhaps best known for his role on the critically-acclaimed HBO seres “The Wire.” He has also appeared in shows like “Rosewood,” “Sneaky Pete,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breakout Kings,” and “Entourage.”

Glaudini plays Anita Novak, an attorney who is running for mayor of New York City with the backing of Sam Winslow (Susan Sarandon). Ray aids her campaign by getting her out of a difficult situation. Glaudini has co-starred or recurred on such series as “Agents of Shield,” “Revenge,” “The Expanse,” “Persons Unknown,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Sopranos,” and “NYPD Blue.”

Glaudini is repped by The Kohner Agency. Lombardozzi is repped by Gersh and Leverage Management.

The 12-episode sixth season of “Ray Donovan
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TVLine Items: Laz Alonso Joins The Boys, Schitt's Renewal and More

TVLine Items: Laz Alonso Joins The Boys, Schitt's Renewal and More
Laz Alonso is now one of The Boys.

The Mysteries of Laura alum will star in Amazon’s The Boys as detective Mother’s Milk, as reported by Deadline. The superhero drama, being adapted for the small screen by Eric Kripke (Timeless), is based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book series of the same name where a group of superheroes try to take down corrupt superheroes.

Alonso’s previous credits also include Breakout Kings, Deception and Southland.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Pop has renewed its interest in airing the comedy Schitt’s Creek,
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How Did Black Mirror Botch Plan B Pill? When Did Ron Swanson Get Sexy? Did Two Dogs Have to Die? And More TV Qs

How Did Black Mirror Botch Plan B Pill? When Did Ron Swanson Get Sexy? Did Two Dogs Have to Die? And More TV Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Black Mirror, The Bachelor, The X-Files and Nashville!

1 | In Black Mirror‘s “USS Callister” episode, did you A) spot Jesse Plemons’ real-life girlfriend Kirsten Dunst strolling through an office scene and/or B) recognize Aaron Paul as the voice of the gamer at the very end? Also, how did the “Arkangel” writers goof so badly by suggesting an “emergency contraceptive pill” (as described on-screen) could terminate a pregnancy?

RELATEDBlack Mirror Season 4: All Six Episodes,
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iZombie: The Complete Third Season Completes CW Disc Releases

  • Comicmix
Burbank, CA (June 13, 2017) Prepare for more brainy adventures as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season to DVD on October 3, 2017. From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), The CW’s hit series, that nearly two million people are tuning into weekly*, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon A Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), David Anders (Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries), and Aly Michalka (Hellcats, Easy A). The 3-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes from the third season, plus deleted scenes and the 2016 Comic-Con Panel.

*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials, and <5 telecasts; 15-16 Season = 9/21/15-9/18/16

To accommodate fan requests, iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season is also available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-rayTM release includes all bonus features on the DVD,
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iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season to Sink its Teeth into DVD This October

So many mysteries to solve, so many brains to eat... Olivia "Liv" Moore has had a full plate (sometimes literally) in the third season of iZombie, and with the final episodes of the season airing in the coming weeks, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced an October release date and special features for the DVD release of season 3.

Press Release: Burbank, CA (June 13, 2017) Prepare for more brainy adventures as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season to DVD on October 3, 2017. From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), The CW's hit series, that nearly two million people are tuning into weekly*, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon A Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), David Anders (Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries), and Aly Michalka (Hellcats, Easy A
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Chicago Pd Showrunner Matt Olmstead to Step Down After Season 4

Chicago Pd Showrunner Matt Olmstead to Step Down After Season 4
Chicago P.D.‘s behind-the-scenes sergeant is taking leave.

Executive producer Matt Olmstead will exit as showrunner of the NBC drama after the current fourth season, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedChicago Med Scoop: Westworld ‘Patriarch’ Cast as Papa Halstead

A replacement for Olmstead has not been named yet.

Olmstead joined the #OneChicago franchise after Chicago Fire‘s pilot as Ep/showrunner, a position now filled by co-creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. Olmstead also has co-creator/Ep credits on the spinoffs Chicago Med (now in Season 2) and Chicago Justice, which premiered earlier this month. Prior to his involvement in the Chicago world,
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Marvel's Inhumans: Serinda Swan to Play Medusa on New ABC Series

Marvel's Inhumans: Serinda Swan to Play Medusa on New ABC Series
Things are about to get hairy for Graceland alum Serinda Swan, who has been cast as Medusa in ABC’s upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans series.

RelatedMarvel’s Inhumans: Anson Mount Cast in ABC Series’ Lead Role

In the never-before-told story of the royal family, Medusa is the Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt (played by Hell on WheelsAnson Mount), serving as his most trusted advisor. As for her powers, Medusa is a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.

“Serinda
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Netflix Acquires Action-Thriller Film, 'Wheelman' Starring Frank Grillo

Just a few days ago we reported that The Solution Entertainment Group was doing a project called Wheelman, starring Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan producing, and now Netflix has gotten the rights for it.

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the high-concept action thriller Wheelman starring Frank Grillo. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) is producing the film alongside The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) and Grillo who is making his producing debut. Wheelman is written and directed by Jeremy Rush and is scheduled to commence principal photography in fall 2016. J Todd Harris, Chady Mattar and Scott Silver are executive producing.

The Wheelman is Grillo - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him, and
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