HBO has scored a deal for the limited series “Big Little Lies”. “Boston Legal” creator David E. Kelley is adapting the series from the 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty.
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will star and produce the darkly comic drama centering on three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The number of episodes has yet to be determined.
Speaking of TV pickups, ABC has handed out a series order to its African-American-led remake of the classic John Hughes 1989 film “Uncle Buck”.
Mike Epps takes on the role of the fun-loving but irresponsible guy who ends up babysitting his brother’s kids.