Quick News: Ray, Disruptors, Hunter, Stranger

Ray Donovan
Ahead of the fifth season finale on Sunday, Showtime has ordered a twelve-episode sixth season of its hit drama series “Ray Donovan”. Additionally the series will move from Los Angeles to New York for the new season with production beginning early 2018. The show averages nearly 5 million weekly viewers across platforms. [Source: Deadline]

Good Universe has scored “Disruptors,” a new script pitch about Susan Fowler – the Uber engineer whose blog post about sexual harassment within the service exposed a toxic culture of sexism and sexual harassment that eventually led to the ouster of seemingly untouchable CEO Travis Kalanick.

The pitch includes her life rights and the attachment of Oscar-nominated “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder. Kristin Burr is producing the film which plans to have an “Erin Brockovich” meets “The Social Network” vibe. [Source: Deadline]

“Get Shorty” showrunner and “Damages” producer Davey Holmes is re-teaming with MGM Television to develop an ‘authorized’ TV series based on the life of famed journalist Hunter S. Thompson. “Nebraska” scribe Bob Nelson is penning the series with Holmes set to serve as showrunner if it moves forward.

Thompson was an influential journalist known for his immersive first-person accounts of the 1972 presidential election and other colorful subjects, along with penning “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. Thompson committed suicide in 2005 at the age of 67 as he battled failing health. [Source: Variety]

Stranger Things
Netflix has unveiled a new clip from the second season of “Stranger Things” which kicks off on Friday. The clip shows Mike being questioned about Eleven’s disappearance, before seeing something outside his window.