The Morning Update for Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

Elisabeth Moss Developing ‘Fever’ Miniseries for BBC America
Elisabeth Moss
is teaming with Annapurna Television and BBC America to develop a new miniseries, which she would star in and executive produce. Based on Mary Beth Keane’s 1999 novel of the same name, Fever focuses on the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as "Typhoid Mary" as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early 20th century New York. Phil Morrison to direct and exec produce the drama. Robin Veith is attached to write the adaptation and will also serve as an exec producer. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/elisabeth-moss-developing-fever-miniseries-1006696

Amazon Orders ‘Hanna’ TV Adaptation to Series
Amazon
has greenlit a television adaptation of Hanna, Joe Wright’s 2011 film starring Saoirse Ronan. David Farr, who co-wrote the original Focus Features film, is set to pen the script. Wright will not be involved with the project. Hanna is a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama that follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will serve as executive producers on the series alongside Scott Nemes and JoAnn Alfano for NBCUniversal International Studios. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amazon-orders-hanna-tv-adaptation-series-1002674

Gavin Purcell Set as Showrunner for Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’The ‘Tonight Show’ alum will also serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode Hulu variety show, which was greenlighted in March. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/gavin-purcell-set-as-showrunner-sarah-silverman-s-i-love-you-america-1006843

‘The Catch’ Exec Producer Inks Overall Deal With Universal Television
Julie Anne Robinson
and her banner CannyLads Productions have signed a two-year pact at the studio. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/julie-anne-robinson-inks-deal-at-universal-television-1006835

Comedy Central Orders More of ‘The President Show’The experimental half-hour, with Anthony Atamanuik in character as Donald Trump, gets another seven episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comedy-central-orders-more-president-show-1006817

Nickelodeon Renews 4 Animated Series as Part of Growing Preschool Slate
‘Paw Patrol,’ ‘Shimmer and Shine,’ ‘Rusty Rivets’
and ‘Nella the Princess Knight’ were renewed as new series ‘Sunny Day’ gets a premiere date. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nickelodeon-renews-4-animated-series-as-part-growing-preschool-slate-1004050

Jon Stewart and HBO Cancel Planned Digital Animated ProjectJon Stewart and HBO have canceled a planned digital animated project that would have satirized cable news. HBO confirmed in a statement that the project had been shelved, addingthat it intends to continue developing content with the former “The Daily Show” host. https://www.thewrap.com/jon-stewart-hbo-cancel-planned-digital-animated-project/

CASTING NEWS:

Laura Bell Bundy Joins ‘Good Behavior’; ‘Zoo’ Casts Delon de MetzAnger Management alumna Laura Bell Bundy is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of TNT drama seriesGood Behavior. Delon de Metz has booked a key recurring role opposite James Wolk in the upcoming third season of CBS summer drama series Zoo. http://deadline.com/2017/05/laura-bell-bundy-good-behavior-zoo-cast-delon-de-metz-1202100998/

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’: Mel Rodriguez & Vera Farmiga Join Sci-Fi Anthology SeriesLast Man on Earth alum Mel Rodriguez and former Bates Motel star Vera Farmiga have joined the cast of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV. http://deadline.com/2017/05/philip-k-dicks-electric-dreams-mel-rodriguez-vera-farmiga-cast-sci-fi-anthology-series-1202101273/

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

CBS greenlights another James Corden show… on Snapchat
CBS
wants to squeeze out a little more of James Corden’s magic by giving the singing Brit his own (fictional) competitive reality show called James Corden’s Next James Corden, in which fake contestants compete to (eventually) take Corden’s job. But the show won’t be on CBS or All Access when it arrives this fall — instead, James Corden’s Next James Corden will be headed straight for Snapchat Discover. https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/cbs-greenlights-another-james-corden-show-on-snapchat/

NON-SCRIPTED / ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

Michael Strahan and ITV Ink Deal for Reality Projects
Michael Strahan
is further investing in his production business, signing a pact with ITV America to develop new unscripted projects for television and non-linear distribution. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-strahan-itv-ink-deal-reality-projects-1006712

Discovery Family Orders Home-Makeover Series From ‘Property Brothers’ StarsA family and a team of expert crafters led by designer Cheryl Torrenueva and contractor Roger Morin will oversee the renovation for unsuspecting homeowners who are overcoming challenges in their lives. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/discovery-family-orders-home-makeover-series-property-brothers-stars-1003663

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Sky Extends Distribution Partnership With A+E Networks
Sky
has extended its long-term distribution partnership with A+E Networks. The deal will see Sky continue to handle the A+E’s portfolio of six brand channels in the five European markets that Sky operates in. http://variety.com/2017/tv/global/sky-extends-distribution-partnership-with-ae-networks-1202442669/

EXECUTIVE / TALENT NEWS:

ABC Marketing Exec Marla Provencio Wins PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement AwardLongtime ABC marketing executive Marla Provencio will be honored with the PromaxBDA 2017 lifetime achievement award at the organization’s annual conference. http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/abc-marla-provencio-promaxbda-lifetime-achievement-award-1202440463/

Showrunners Share the Worst Advice They’ve Gotten and Best Advice They Give
Joe Pokaski
, the co-creator of “Underground,” has no trouble remembering the worst advice he got about his Underground Railroad drama. “We sat in front of somebody, who was the brother of somebody else. He actually said, which will be the title of a book someday, ‘I haven’t read your script, but I know how to fix it,’” Pokaski said. Pokaski and his “Underground” co-showrunner Misha Green, sat alongside Eric Newman of Netflix’s “Narcos,” Damon Lindelof of HBO’s “The Leftovers” and Michael Green of Starz’ “American Gods.” They shared good stories and even better advice for anyone trying to learn to do their barely possible jobs. http://www.thewrap.com/showrunners-narcos-american-gods-leftovers-underground-best-advice-they-give-worst-advice-they-got/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

THR: California Lagged Behind Georgia, U.K., Canada in 2016 Top Feature Film ProductionCalifornia was the shooting location for 12 of the top 100 box office performers last year, trailing Georgia, the U.K., and Canada, a report by FilmL.A. showed Tuesday. Georgia was the top-ranked location with 17, followed by the U.K. with 16, and Canada with 13. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/california-georgia-u-k-canada-feature-film-production-1202440860/

Atlantic: The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ WoesAudiences are drifting away. New fans feel ignored. Despite movies that dominate the cultural landscape and regularly clear millions of dollars, the entire edifice of corporate superhero comics represented by both publishers has been quietly crumbling for years, partially due to Marvel’s own business practices. Marvel can’t seem to actually sell comics, diverse or not—and the company only has itself to blame. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/05/the-real-reasons-for-marvel-comics-woes/527127/?utm_source=feed

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