Will Sasso To Star In ‘Middle Age Rage’, ‘The Hundred’ Adds Actress

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 7:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Will Sasso is set as the co-lead opposite Annie Mumolo in ABC‘s comedy pilot Middle Age Rage, which chronicles what happens when Carol (Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother, is fed up with feeling invisible and begins … Read More »

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Australian Actress Eliza Taylor Tapped As The Lead Of CW Pilot ‘The Hundred’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 5:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Eliza Taylor has been cast as the lead in the CW drama pilot The Hundred. Written/executive produced by Jason Rothenberg based on the books by Kass Morgan, directed by Bharat Nalluri and exec produced … Read More »

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Rene Echevarria Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘Intelligence’ As Exec Producer/Showrunner

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 9:54am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Rene Echevarria has joined CBS’ drama pilot Intelligence as executive producer/showrunner. He will be partnering with creator/executive producer Michael Seitzman in running the series for ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios. Based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon, Intelligence, which stars Josh Holloway, is centered at U.S. Cyber Command and focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Star Trek veteran Echevarria, repped by WME, served as executive producer/showrunner on Fox’s Terra Nova. He also co-created USA’s The 4400 and worked on Medium and Castle. Read More »

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Henry Ian Cusick To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘The Hundred’, Rhys Coiro Joins CBS’ ‘Hostages’

By | Friday February 22, 2013 @ 11:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined another drama project with sci-fi underlining, the CW pilot The Hundred. Based on Alloy books by Kass Morgan, the Warner Bros. TV-produced The Hundred is set 97 years after … Read More »

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Alex Graves, Bharat Nalluri & Brad Silberling To Direct CW Pilots

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 8:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The CW has set directors for three of its drama pilots. Alex Graves will direct and executive produce The Selection. Written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, Selection is based on the book by Kiera Cass. Set 300 years in the future, the epic romance centers on a working-class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. This marks the second Selection pilot ordered by the CW; the first one last season was directed by Mark Piznarski. Last year, Graves directed the pilot for ABC’s horror/mystery drama 666 Park Ave. He also helmed the pilot for Fox’s Fringe as virtually all of his pilots have gone to series. Additionally, Graves directed the two-hour opener of Fox’s Terra Nova.

Another director whose pilot last season went to series, Bharat Nalluri, is back on pilot-directing duty. He will direct and executive produce The Hundred. Written/executive produced by Jason Rothenberg, the pilot is based on the books by Kass Morgan. Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Warner Bros TV and Alloy are producing. Last season, WME-repped Nalluri directed the pilot for the CW’s Emily Owens MD. Read More »

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UPDATE: CW Picks Up 3 Pilots About Aliens, Human Survivors & Mary Queen of Scots

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 3:40pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE, 3:40 PM: As expected, The CW picked up two more drama pilots: Reign, the untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power, from writers/exec producers Stephanie Sengupta (Outlaw) and Laurie McCarthy (CSI: Miami); and Oxygen, written/exec produced by Meredith Averill, about an epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they landed on Earth and were consigned to an internment camp. Read More »

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Alloy Sells Post-Apocalyptic Drama To CW

By | Thursday October 4, 2012 @ 6:41pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

On the heels of getting a fourth-season renewal for ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars earlier today, Alloy Entertainment has sold sci-fi pitch The Hundred to the CW. Written by Jason Rothenberg, The Hundred is set a hundred years after mankind destroyed itself. Space-bound survivors take the first step to re-colonize Earth as 100 juvenile delinquents are released to the surface of a wildly changed planet, with the survival of the human race entirely in their hands. It is based on upcoming Alloy books written by Kass Morgan and published by Little, Brown. Warner Bros. TV, which owns Alloy Entertainment, is producing, with Rothenberg and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo executive producing. Read More »

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