Various networks are foregoing pilots in favour of straight to series orders today.
First up, HBO has ordered a full series of the comedy “The Brink” starring Jack Black as a foreign service officer and Tim Robbins as the U.S. Secretary of State.
The story focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men. Jay Roach is slated to helm the pilot which will shoot later this year.
Next up, MTV has given a ten-episode series order to the cyber thriller “Eye Candy” based on R.L. Stine’s best-seller. Victoria Justice plays a tech genius who starts to suspect that one of her mysterious online suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker and serial killer.
Teaming with a band of hackers, she works to solve the murders. Catherine Hardwicke shot the initial pilot which has been discarded and will be redone with all but two of the roles recast.
Finally, Lifetime has given the dystopian thriller “The Lottery” a 10-episode series order. “Children of Men” and “Libertador” scribe Timothy J. Sexton penned the story set in a time when women stop having children.
One hundred embryos are successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. Conflict, control and mystery over this scientific breakthrough unfolds.
Source: The Live Feed