Amazon has handed out a series order for the young adult drama “The Wilds” which follows a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds after an airplane crash strands them on a deserted island. “Daredevil” series writer Sarah Streicher will executive produce with Amy B. Harris. Susanna Fogel directed and executive produced the pilot for Amazon Studios and ABC Signature Studios. [Source: Variety]
City of Ghosts
Netflix has ordered the kids animated series “City of Ghosts” from “Adventure Time” director/writer Elizabeth Ito who will serve as showrunner. The story is described as a hybrid documentary and animated series in which a group of kids discover stories around their city by communicating directly with the ghosts who inhabit it. [Source: Deadline]
Starz has announced production has kicked off on its latest crime drama series “Hightown” which is set amid the drug trade on Cape Cod. When a body washes ashore, it’s discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) who is determined to help solve the murder even if the cops want her nowhere near the case. James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel and Shane Harper co-star. [Source: Starz]
Sky has ordered the ten-part series “Romulus” about the origin of Rome. Cattleya (“Gomorrah”) will produce the non-English language drama which will feature the characters speaking in archaic Latin.
The story will be told through three main characters, two men and a woman, who decide to shape their own destinies instead of passively suffering their fate. Matteo Rovere, Michele Alhaique and Enrico Maria are attached to direct episodes while Andrea Arcangeli, Marianna Fontana and Francesco Di Napoli co-star. [Source: Variety]
When They See Us
Netflix has released a new and shorter final trailer for Ava DuVernay’s four-part miniseries “When They See Us” which deals with the Central Park Five case. The series hits Netflix on Friday, May 31st and stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey Famke Janssen, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome and more.