FX is reportedly developing a drama series called “Trashers” based on Rich Cohen’s article “The Mobster Who Bought his Son a Hockey Team” that ran in The Atlantic this past May. The story follows a small-town trash hauler with mob ties who owns a defunct minor league hockey team. The series will be written and executive produced by Dan Nowak (“The Expanse,” “The Killing”).
Netflix has ordered three new sci-fi series. The first is the seven-episode “The I-Land” starring Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez and Alex Pettyfer. Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Krypton”) serves as showrunner and the story begins when ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems.
“October Faction” is based on the IDW Comics title and follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children. Damian Kindler serves as creator, showrunner, and executive producer for the ten-episode series.
The ten-episode manga adaptation “Warrior Nun” which revolves around a nineteen-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artefact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth. Simon Barry serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer.
The CW has tapped the suburban drama “Ruthless” for development with Michael Weatherly (“Bull”) producing through his Solar Drive Productions label. The series centers on an ex-CIA operative and a slightly unhinged teenage girl craving an escape from the mundane, who are forced into an unlikely alliance to expose the dark secrets of their idyllic suburb.
CBS has begun development of the drama series “H-Town” which hails from writer Samantha Corbin-Miller (“Law & Order: SVU”), Juniper Place Productions and CBS TV Studios. The project will be a remake of the Canadian cop drama series “19-2” about two Houston detectives from opposing sides of a multi-generational family feud are paired as partners, they find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other even as they investigate a case that may have far-reaching ramifications for both their families.