TV News: Peep, Greenlight, Vikings, King, StartUp

Peep Show
Acclaimed and long-running U.K. comedy series “Peep Show” is getting a U.S. reboot with Starz announcing plans for a new adaptation of the sitcom. The show is filmed through first-person perspective from two dysfunctional friends who share their lives while trying to adjust to the professional world.

Series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will serve as consulting producers. Eli Jorne is attached to write the half-hour pilot and serve showrunner. [Source: The Live Feed]

Project Greenlight
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s documentary series “Project Greenlight” has been scrapped at HBO for a second time. The docuseries took an uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director, it originally ran from 2003-2005 with the revival airing last year. [Source: Deadline]

Former WWE Superstar Edge, aka. Adam Copeland, is set for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of History’s period drama series “Vikings”. Copeland will play Ketill Flatnose, a fierce and brave warrior, chosen by Floki to be one of the leaders of the Viking party intent on traveling to Iceland to set up a community there. [Source: Deadline]

Still the King
CMT has renewed the Billy Ray Cyrus scripted comedy series “Still the King” for a second season. The first season is averaging 4.5 million viewers per week and had the highest-rated original series premiere ever for the Viacom-owned cable network. The renewal joins “Nashville” which the cable broadcaster picked up from cancellation and will kick off a new 22-episode season in early 2017. [Source: The Live Feed]

Sony’s streaming network Crackle has released an extended trailer for its new scripted drama series “StartUp”. Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Edi Gathegi lead the cast in the series which launches on the service in early September.

The ten-episode hourlong series is set in Miami and follows the three unlikely men behind GenCoin, a brilliant yet controversial tech idea centered around digital currency. Soon, crooked FBI agent who will go to any lengths necessary to take them down.