ABC has finally decided to go ahead with the Heather Graham led drama called the “Hypnotist’s Love Story,” a final pilot order according to Variety.
Heather Graham will star as an executive producer in the series. The plot of the show is very basic. After a long list of failed romances and successful hypnotherapist, Elle is now very sure about her current boyfriend. Her boyfriend comes out and reveals a very disturbing truth that his ex-girlfriend is a stalker and has been following him for almost a year. Elle becomes extremely thrilled by the stalker and she is not even aware that she has already met the stalker.
ABC gave this project the chance to screen their Pilot back in October. This series is basically an adaptation of a book from Liane Moriarty called “Hypnotist’s Love Story.” The writer of the book is also working as a producer in the series. The book has been converted into a series by Katie Wech. Katie Wech will be working as a writer as well as an executive producer in the series. The other executive producers of the movie are Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Television, Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, and Graham.
Heather Graham has been able to make a name for herself in front of the screen and now she is trying her hands to work behind the screen. Heather Graham also wrote and directed a romantic comedy movie called “Half Magic” very recently. The movie was released earlier this month. Heather Graham also is a part of an NBC series called “Law and Order True Crime”. She has also been part of some of the popular shows like Angie Tribeca and Get Shorty. Some of the popular movies that Heather Graham was a part of are The Hangover, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Boogie Nights.
This is not the first time that someone has adapted from a book of Moriarty. HBO has earlier adopted Moriarty’s book “Big Little Lies” into a very popular award-winning series, which is now produced by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. People are now working towards the second season of the show. Wech has also become very popular with her writing. Some of her popular works are Star, Jane the Virgin, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Rizzoli and Isles.
Sony Pictures Television signs a contract with British Indian Producer Nisha Parti
The Hollywood studio has a 3-year deal to operate with Parti to create scripted dramas for cable, network and streaming programs. The jobs will be co-produced involving the 2 businesses with Sony dispersing worldwide.
Nisha Parti formerly produced Paddy Considine-fronted attribute thriller Honour in Addition to the adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s The Boy with the Topknot using Kudos for BBC Two. She previously worked with David Heyman and has been the first man to see the unpublished manuscript of Harry Potter, that result in Heyman securing the movie rights for Heyday Pictures and Warner Bros.
Parti will work closely together with Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, SPT, at the United Kingdom and Nina Lederman, the recently appointed EVP, Global Scripted Development and Programming, located in Los Angeles. She has a lot of TV projects in development using BBC Drama plus a characteristic together with Film 4 and also is operating with talent such as John Hodge, Patrick Harbinson, Peter Moffat and Dev Patel on Indian set jobs alongside emerging brand new Asian authors and writers.
“Nisha’s innate understanding of the British Indian experience, her proven ability to identify commercially viable projects and her skill in developing and packaging them for multicultural audiences around the world will be a huge asset to SPT. We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with her,” explained Garvie.
“I am totally thrilled to be working with such an amazing team at Sony Pictures Television. It is a dream partnership for me and I know their expertise, experience and support will help fulfil my ambition of making truly diverse, original, commercial, quality TV Drama, with a focus on championing Asian stories and talent,” additional Parti.
Abby’s,’ ‘The Village’ and one more show Canceled by NBC just after the first season
NBC has made a determination on its own brand new midseason series, humor Abby’s and dramas The Village and The Enemy Within. All three have been pinpointed, linking sophomore midseason humor, A.P. Bio, that was axed last Friday.
NBC abandoned the future of Abby’s, A.P. Bio, The Enemy Within and The Village undecided going into its upfront presentation before this month.
“The next season’s schedule is fluid, we want to give those shows a chance to fulfill their run and we’ll take another look at them then,” NBC Co-Chairmen George Cheeks said on NBC’s May 12 upfronts call. “Remember we program 52 weeks a year so there are a lot of slots.”
The choice isn’t surprising as series was a critical or business breakout. All are out of Universal TV; The Village and The Enemy Within simply wrapped their conducts; Abby’s includes a few episodes.
Shot outside before a live studio audience, a first for multi-cam humor, Abby’s centers across the undercover, makeshift establishment in Abby’s (Natalie Morales) backyard, the ideal gathering place for sailors to locate camaraderie and refuge.
Series regular cast also contained Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts. Abby’s, from Uni TV, Fremulon and 3 Arts, was composed by Josh Malmuth. He also executive produced with Michael Schur and 3 Arts’ David Miner. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot.
Abby’s has averaged a 0.6 adults 18-49 score and two million viewers at Live+7.
Written/executive made by Mike Daniels, The Village got off to slow ratings start with its premiere notching a 0.9 and 4.906 million total viewers. Season-to-date it is averaging a 1.2 demonstration rating and 1.2 and 5.8 million total viewers.
The Village, from Universal TV and 6107 Productions, was a sprawling ensemble drama show done from the mould of NBC struck That Is Us. It revolved around the inhabitants of an apartment building in Brooklyn where people who live there have assembled a guaranteed family of neighbors and friends.
The cast comprised Moran Atias, Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint, and Grace Van Dien. Jessica Rhoades executive created with Daniels.
The Enemy Within, starring Jennifer Carpenter and Morris Chestnut, had a good start on Monday but its own evaluations trended down, finally settling at 0.6 and 3.7 million 3.9 million in Live+same moment. In general, the show is averaging a 1.2 rating and 1.6 million viewers in the 18-49 demo and 6.4 million total viewers season-to-date most present.
By Ken Woodruff, The Enemy Within was clarified as a fast-paced thriller place in the area of counterintelligence. It centers around Erica Shepherd (Carpenter), an excellent former CIA operative, currently called the most infamous traitor in American history and also functioning life at a Supermax prison. Cast also contained Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner. Woodruff executive created with Mark Pellington and Vernon Sanders.
Arnold Schwarzenegger to be a part of Animated Children’s Series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten
“It is an honor and privilege to work with Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment on this new series and help carry on Stan’s creative legacy by introducing this new group of superheros to preschool children around the world,” Schwarzenegger stated.“Not only does Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten’ feature comedy and action, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned along the way! Of particular pride to me is the fact that I am not only teaching kids to use their superpowers, but I am also imparting valuable lessons to kids worldwide about the importance of health, exercise, and nutrition.”
One of the last projects made by Lee before his passing, the series is going to be a co-production between Genius Brands, Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions using Schwarzenegger serving as a co-executive manufacturer, as well as lending his voice as the lead character. Fabian Nicieza is scripting the sequence. Genius Brands’ chairman and CEO Andy Heyward function as executive producer along with Gill Champion, president of POW! Entertainment.
Schwarzenegger will play with Arnold Armstrong, that had been an ordinary gym instructor before he had been imbued with superpowers once the earth passed through the ionic dust left in the aftermath of a mysterious comet. He’s Captain Courage, among Earth’s best protectors. But following a struggle with his arch nemesis, Dr. Superior, ” he expended all his forces in beating his foe and made to finish his career as Captain Courage — before a huge explosion of super-energy particles came raining down along with rumors of super-powered children started surfacing. He functions as a school teacher who unwittingly prepares the new generation of youthful superheroes.
“Stan adored and admired Arnold rather than only an actor, but a genuine hero in so many ways and always imagined Arnold for this function,” said Heyward. “By Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, Black Panther, Incredible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Captain America, Captain Marvel, The Avengers and many more, Stan has been the Best founder, which Hollywood and pop culture has ever understood. We’re honored to continue his legacy of creating a brand new superhero franchise for children with the other mythical hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, at Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.”
“What will be particularly unique about this series is that there will be an animated cameo of Stan Lee appearing in each and every episode. Just as his millions of fans look forward to seeing him appear in each Marvel film, they will look forward to his presence in each episode of this cartoon. The strong positive messaging of the series regarding health, exercise, and nutrition, coming from the credibility of Arnold Schwarzenegger, will make it a series that parents will enjoy alongside their children.”
Paul Wachter, CEO of Main Street Advisors, helped to broker the deal and will executive produce Schwarzenegger, Heyward and Champion.