Cult Drama ‘Babylon Fields’ Resurrected With Pilot Order At NBC, Michael Cuesta Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 11:04am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Before AMC’s smash The Walking Dead, hit French series The Returned and ABC’s upcoming Resurrection, there was the 2007 CBS/20th Century Fox TV pilot Babylon Fields, from Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson, … Read More »

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Detective Drama From Michael Cuesta & Carol Mendelsohn Gets CBS Pilot Order

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 5:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has added one more pilot to its drama roster, greenlighting Second Sight, from Michael Cuesta, director/executive producer of the Emmy-winning Homeland and CSI executive producer/showrunner Carol Mendelsohn. Based on the 2000 British series starring … Read More »

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‘Homeland’s Michael Cuesta & ‘CSI’s Carol Mendelsohn Sell Detective Drama To CBS

By | Friday October 5, 2012 @ 10:32am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Cuesta, director/executive producer of the Emmy-winning Homeland, has teamed with CSI executive producer/showrunner Carol Mendelsohn for Second Sight, a drama based on the 2000 British series starring Clive Owen. The project has been set up at CBS through CBS TV Studios, where Cuesta is under an overall deal, and studio-based Carol Mendelsohn Prods.

Second Sight centers on a homicide detective going blind who turns his affliction into an advantage – using his heightened senses and intuition to solve crimes. (watch the trailer for the original series below.) Cuesta will write the adaptation with his brother Gerald Cuesta. The two previously teamed for another CBS drama project, the cult 2007 zombie pilot Babylon Fields, which Gerald co-wrote and Michael directed. Michael Cuesta is set to direct Second Sight, which he is executive producing with Mendelsohn, her executive Julie Weitz, Paula Milne, who created the original series, and Nick Reed. Weitz secured the rights to the British format for Carol Mendelsohn Prods. through British-born agent-turned-producer Reed, with whom she previously worked together at ICM. Gerald Cuesta and Phil Goldfine are co-executive producing. Read More »

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Michael Cuesta Signs Overall Deal With CBS Studios, Will Direct CBS Pilot ‘Elementary’

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 5:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Hot off directing the pilot for Showtime’s acclaimed new drama series Homeland, which he also executive produces, Michael Cuesta has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the seven-figure pact, which starts immediately and runs through June … Read More »

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires ‘Roadie’

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 12:33pm PDT

Magnolia Pictures has landed U.S. rights to the Michael Cuesta-directed drama Roadie, which stars Ron Eldard as a longtime Blue Oyster Cult roadie who is fired and returns home to Queens, where he has a wild encounter with a pair … Read More »

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Michael Cuesta Joins Showtime Series ‘Homeland’ As Executive Producer

By | Wednesday May 4, 2011 @ 11:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Helmer Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot for Showtime’s newly picked up drama Homeland, is joining the series as an executive producer. This marks the second consecutive pilot directed by Cuesta to go to series following CBS’ Blue BloodsRead More »

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Several Television Pilots Land Directors

Nellie Andreeva

Former Dexter director-producer Michael Cuesta, who most recently helmed the pilot for CBS’ cop family drama Blue Bloods, has signed on to direct Showtime’s drama pilot Homeland, a psychological thriller from former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon based on an … Read More »

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