TV News: SHIELD, Sam, Boys, Magicians, Wife

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
The first photo is out of British actor Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter in the upcoming second season of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”. Describing the character, executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen says: “Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen, Coulson has to look outside of the organization for help, and make uneasy alliances with people like Lance Hunter. Hunter is a mercenary, in it for the money, not the cause. Whether his allegiance is to anyone but himself is still in question.” [Source: ET Online]

Son of Sam
Blumhouse Prods. will develop a six-hour mini-series about serial killer ‘Son of Sam’ for Fox TV Studios (“The Killing”). Steven Katz (“The Knick,” “From the Earth to the Moon”) penned the script which juxtaposes David Richard Berkowitz’s six killings with the actual police investigation in the mid 1970’s in New York City. [Source: Deadline]

The Dangerous Book for Boys
NBC has picked up the Bryan Cranston-produced single-camera comedy “The Dangerous Book For Boys,” a deal that comes with a significant penalty and a premium license fee.

The book is described as an irreverent family comedy about three teenage boys who are given a dad’s guide to living lives full of adventure after he passes away. Greg Mottola (“Superbad”) will pen and direct this adaptation of Conn and Hal Iggulden’s guidebook. [Source: Deadline]

The Magicians
Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”) has been hired to direct the pilot for Syfy’s adaptation of Lev Grossman’s best-selling book series “The Magicians”. Production begins later this year.

The story centers on two 20-somethings who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as kids is real and poses grave danger to humanity. John McNamara (“Prime Suspect”) and Sera Gamble (“Supernatural”) will pen the script. [Source: The Live Feed]