Melissa George To Star In ABC’s Richard LaGravenese Drama Pilot

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 4:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

melissageorgeMelissa George has been tapped as the female lead opposite Rufus Sewell in ABC’s Richard LaGravenese drama pilot. Also cast in the pilot, in the vein of Dangerous Liaisons, is Elliot Knight. The untitled project is set … Read More »

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Cinemax & Frank Spotnitz Developing ‘Hunted’ Spinoff Starring Melissa George

By | Friday June 21, 2013 @ 3:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO/Cinemax and The X Files alum Frank Spotnitz are developing Sam Hunter, a drama starring Melissa George to air on Cinemax. A spinoff of Cinemax’s Hunted, the action series sees George reprising her role as Sam, a gutsy agent in the murky world of private espionage. Now on the run from her former employer, Sam has a price on her head and a young daughter to protect. She must work as a freelance spy to find out who wants her dead — and how it connects to the murder of her own mother. Cinemax is planning to launch Sam Hunter as a four-hour miniseries, which Spotnitz is currently writing. Cinemax has been looking to keep Hunted alive in some form since partner BBC One last November opted not to renew the series for a second season. Read More »

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Melissa George, Roy Dupuis Set For Canadian-Australian Drama ‘Rest Home’

By | Thursday January 10, 2013 @ 1:47pm PST

Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.

EXCLUSIVE: Melissa George and Roy Dupuis are attached to play a troubled couple in Rest Home, a psychological drama from Australian-born, Mexican-based writer-director Michael Rowe. Canuck Dupuis will… Read More »

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Action Drama From Frank Spotnitz Is A Go At Cinemax, Melissa George To Star

By | Thursday September 22, 2011 @ 10:05am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Melissa George has been tapped as the lead in the BBC-Cinemax spy thriller series Nemesis aka Morton, which was created by former X-Files executive producer Frank Spotnitz. BBC One commissioned eight episodes of the project back in January, with Cinemax recently coming on board. Cinemax will co-produce Nemesis with BBC and the UK’s Shine-owned production company Kudos Film and Television, in association with Big Light. In the vein of Bourne Identity, Nemesis is a suspense thriller set in the world of international espionage. It centers on a highly skilled operative (George) for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that might have been orchestrated by members of her own team. Once she returns to the firm, she must perform her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead. In addition to writing, Spotnitz is executive producing Nemesis with Kudos’ Stephen Garrett, Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson. S.J. Clarkson will direct the first two episodes of the series, which will start production this fall in Europe and North Africa. Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Rex Lee Joins ‘Suburgatory’, Melissa George Off To ‘Bag Of Bones’, John Goodman To ‘Community’,'Work It’ Adds Girl

By | Monday July 25, 2011 @ 3:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fresh off his co-starring turn on HBO’s Entourage as Ari Gold’s long-suffering assistant Lloyd, Rex Lee has joined the cast of ABC’s new single-camera comedy series Suburgatory as a regular. Suburgatory centers on Tessa (Jane Levy), a teen girl whose … Read More »

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Off-Broadway Play ‘Between Us’ Gets Screen Treatment

By | Wednesday April 20, 2011 @ 12:48pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George and David Harbour are attached to star in Between Us, the Dan Mirvish-directed adaption of the Joe Hortua off-Broadway play about two couples who … Read More »

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UPDATE: Signings by ICM, WME, Gersh

UPDATED: ICM has signed actor clients including Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk for 8 seasons) from CAA, Melissa George (In Treatment) from Paradigm, and Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) from WME. In addition, the agency signed away from UTA new motion picture lit clients Steven Rogers (Enchanted Inc, P.S. I Love Read More »

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