Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
From the creator of Luther comes a riveting new drama about two detectives, partners, and enemies who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. The two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum, but they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.
National Treasure: Kiri
Written by Jack Thorne, this four-part drama is the story of a young black girl in the process of being adopted by a middle class white family. We follow Miriam, as the fingers of suspicion and blame point at her and her judgement is questioned; Kiri’s birth family, as they find both their past failings and their present dysfunctional relationships put under the microscope; and Kiri’s adoptive family – particularly Alice, Kiri’s fiercely articulate white foster mother, as they are thrust into the national limelight. All of them are asking the same two questions: what happened to Kiri, and who is to blame?
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is an adaptation of prolific author Margaret Atwood’s influential and acclaimed novel. The special event drama series will take place in the dystopian society of Gilead, a former region of the United States that has been transformed by revolution and religious fundamentalism. Golden Globe® winner Elisabeth Moss (Top of The Lake, Mad Men) is set to star as the lead character, Offred. The series will be created, executive produced, and written by Bruce Miller (The 100) with Ilene Chaiken (Empire, The L Word) serving as executive producer. Atwood will serve as Consulting Producer for the series.
From J.J. Abrams and Stephen King comes an original psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storyline of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
Based on the stories of real women and set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a powerful family drama offering a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity – sex. Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton (Rillington Place, The Last Panther, Cider with Rosie) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, The Outcast, Downton Abbey), are set to star in the series.
From the Academy Award®-nominated Director of Up in the Air and Juno comes Casual, a Golden Globe®-nominated comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. Created by Zander Lehmann, Casual is Executive Produced by Jason Reitman, Zander Lehmann, Helen Estabrook, and Liz Tigelaar.
Shut Eye takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Shut Eye will star Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) and is executive produced by creator/showrunner Les Bohem (Extant, Taken) and Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad).
The upcoming third season of Difficult People finds Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) remaining each other’s best friends while still their own worst enemies. Julie embarks on a season long quest for happiness, after she learns if she tries to up her anti-depressants anymore her blood will be a Slurpee, trying in the process everything from meditation to ayahuasca. Meanwhile, Billy begins to sour on New York, just as he begins to fall for his first real boyfriend (John Cho). Marilyn (Andrea Martin) lands a book deal, and Arthur (James Urbaniak) is forced to commute to the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter Florida, where PBS has moved all of its productions.
I Love You, America
From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created her fair share of online chatter. With I Love You, America, she’s looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. While it’s great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it’s crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people.
The Mindy Project
The Mindy Project stars Mindy Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional lives. In this single-camera comedy, Mindy pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man, and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.
Based on the novel by Kem Nunn, Chance is a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption, and mental illness. Golden Globe®-winning actor, Hugh Laurie (Veep, House) will star as Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist.
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