Pamela Adlon’s comedy series “Better Things” has been renewed for a fourth season by FX which will air it in 2020. It marks the first renewal for the cable network since it came under the Disney umbrella. Adlon served as writer, showrunner and director of all twelve episodes of Better Things’ third season and also runs the show’s small writers room. [Source: The Live Feed]
Entertainment One has picked up the high concept genre thriller spec “Out There” which David Bruckner is attached to direct from a script by screenwriter Ian Levy. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce. Said to be akin to “The Mist,” the story deals with a mysterious event that changes the course of the world and one family struggling to survive. [Source: Deadline]
Amazon Prime Video is developing the drama series “Wild Seed” based on the first book in Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed sci-fi series “Patternist”. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions will produce while Wanuri Kahiu (“Rafiki”) will direct from a script co-written by sci-fi novelist Nnedi Okorafor.
The story follows two African immortals who travel the ages from pre-Colonial West Africa to the far, far future. Doro, a killer who uses his power to breed people like livestock, encounters Anyanwu, a healer who forces him to reassess his millennia of cruel behavior: for centuries, their personal battles change the course of our world as they struggle against the backdrop of time – master vs slave, man vs woman, killer vs healer. [Source: Moviefone]
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready
Tiffany Haddish and Netflix are teaming for “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready,” a new stand-up comedy series introducing a diverse group of six up-and-coming stand-up comedians doing half-hour specials. Haddish serves as executive producer.
All six comedians – Chaunte Wayans, April Macie, Tracey Ashley, Aida Rodriguez, Flame Monroe, and Marlo Williams – were personally chosen by Haddish who shares a history with each after working together on the stand-up scene or in television. [Source: Variety]