A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” has been renewed for a second season on HBO. The series features narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women – Robin Thede Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson – along with celebrity guests from Angela Bassett, and Laverne Cox to Lena Waithe and Larry Wilmore. Each episode consists of five to six sketches. [Source: Variety]
Murder House Flip
Josh Berman (“CSI”), Chris King (“Penny Dreadful”) and author Katherine Ramsland will produce “Murder House Flip,” a true-crime home renovation series for the short-form video platform Quibi. The unconventional home renovation show takes on the country’s most infamous homes known for the mysterious murders and incredible intrigue.
A team of forensic specialists, spiritual healers and high-end renovation experts uncover the true crimes and scandalous history of their homes. Then, cleansing renovations remove the stains of the past and take these homes from morbid to marvelous. [Source: Deadline]
The Long Call
Silverprint Pictures will adapt “Vera” and “Shetland” author Ann Cleeves’ crime novel “The Long Call” into a TV series. The story is set in North Devon and follows the reserved and complex Detective Inspector Matthew Venn who returns to the strict evangelical community he left behind to solve the mystery of a body found on the beach – a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck and stabbed to death. [Source: Deadline]
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
FOX has issued a script-to-series development order for a series adaptation of Mitch Albom’s bestselling novel “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”. Albom himself will write and executive produce the one-hour drama project which is being made by former “Designated Survivor” showrunner Keith Eisner, Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment.
Using familiar characters from the novel, the series will explore each character’s unique journey in this world and the next. With heaven as the place where your life is finally explained to you, by five people you touched, the storylines of interwoven characters will explore larger themes. [Source: The Live Feed]