TV News: Noir, Swamplandia, Fan’s

Steven Lightfoot has been replaced by “Suits” EP Sean Jablonski as executive producer/showrunner on Starz’s upcoming action drama series “Noir”.

A live-action adaptation of the 2001 Japanese anime series, the story follows two female assassins who vow to fight a secret society and also try to work together to determine why and how they’re mysteriously linked.

Sam Raimi, Bob Tapert, Joshua Donen and Bill Hamm are also serving as executive producer. [Source: Deadline]

HBO has picked up a half-hour comedy series pilot adaptation of Karen Russell’s novel “Swamplandia”.

The story revolves around Ava Bigtree, a 12-year-old alligator wrestler who embarks on an improbable journey through the mangrove wilderness of southwest Florida as she searches for her lost sister.

Scott Rudin will executive produce and a writer is currently being sought. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

A Fan’s Notes
Producer Gary Pearl is putting together a cable TV series based on Frederick Exley, Jr.’s 1968 semi-autobiographical novel A Fan’s Notes which chronicles a man’s life lived in abject failure while seeking fame and driving himself and all those around him down a path of destruction.

Alcoholism, shock therapy and sports fandom are all grist for the mill in the project which Pearl, Jeffrey Shane and David Burton Morris will produce. Writers are currently being sought. [Source: Deadline]