BET has ordered five new scripted series and six unscripted projects for the upcoming season, the most notable being a TV series remake of the 1992 Eddie Murphy comedy “Boomerang” which is getting ten episodes.
That story follows a successful executive who finds that his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new boss turns out to be a bigger deviant than he is. The updated version explores contemporary workplace dynamics – the changing role of gender, office relationships, and Generation X/Millennials conflicts. [Source: Variety]
Netflix has picked up the monster drama “The Order” for a ten-episode straight-to-series order. Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Sam Trammell and Max Martini star. Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen created and are co-writing.
The series revolves around college freshman Jack Morton who joins a fabled secret society and is thrust into a world of magic, monsters, and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts. [Source: The Live Feed]
Iain Glen and Keeley Hawes have signed on for the BBC One period drama “Mrs Wilson” which Ruth Wilson will executive produce and star in, playing her own grandmother. Anupam Kher and Fiona Shaw also star.
The three-parter is set in London between the 1940s and 1960s and follows Alison Wilson who thinks she is happily married. When her husband, Alec (Glen), dies, another woman (Hawes) turns up on her doorstep claiming to be the real Mrs Wilson, opening up a world of intrigue and secrets. [Source: Variety]
ABC has issued a straight-to-series order for a new spinoff of the hit comedy “The Goldbergs”. Marc Firek and Adam F. Goldberg came up with the story for the series which is slated for the 2018-2019 season.
The story will be set in the 1990s and follow the teachers of William Penn Academy – led by Tim Meadows (Principal Glascott), Bryan Callen (Coach Mellor) and AJ Michalka (Lainey Lewis) – who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students. [Source: TV Line]