A TV series follow-up to Daniel Craig and Matthew Vaughn’s 2004 British gangster film “Layer Cake” has been in development for years, but now filming on the project – Netflix’s “Viva La Madness” – is scheduled to finally commence this March and run through to August at Shepperton Studios. [Source: Omega Underground]
James Franco will reprise his dual performance role as twin brother Vincent and Frankie Martino in David Simon’s early ’70s New York City porn industry genesis drama series “The Deuce”. The confirmed casting follows in the wake of misconduct allegations against James Franco that surfaced last month. [Source: Variety & ET Online]
Untitled Michelle Wolf Project
After years of working as a “The Daily Show” writer & contributor, Michelle Wolf has landed her own half-hour weekly Netflix talk show to premiere this year. The untitled show, instead of making the news fun, will make fun of everything and everybody, with “no preaching or political agenda — unless it’s funny”. [Source: TV Line]
The Awkward Age
Carnival Films (“Downton Abbey”) is developing a TV adaptation of Francesca Segal’s 2017 novel “The Awkward Age” with the BBC. Helen Edmundson will pen the script.
The narrative follows two stories from north-west London, who unite in imperfect harmony. It follows Julia, who after five years of widowhood, falls madly in love. However, her daughter hates her new partner and his son Nathan, making bringing the two families together more difficult. [Source: Deadline]
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Netflix has unleashed a new ‘awful’ trailer for the second season of their adaptation of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events” book series. The Baudelaire orphans will once again have to protect their lives and save their fortune from the clutches of Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris). The new season is released in full on March 30th.