Saturday, 28 July 2012

FX?s ?Louie? & Russell Brand Renewed, Network Orders ?The Bridge? Drama Pilot

Nellie Andreevapost thumbnail At the top of its TCA executive session, FX‘s president John Landgraf announced that the network has renewed acclaimed comedy series Louie for a 13-episode fourth season. Additionally, it has ordered seven more episodes of Russell Brand‘s late-night show BrandX, which Landgraf said will undergo creative changes. As for comedy series Wilfred, which is up 12% this season, Landgraf said he feels “optimistic” about a renewal, noting that that a deal on that is still being hammered out. On the development front, the network has ordered The Bridge, a drama pilot based on the Scandinavian series Bron.�The original series, created by�Hans Rosenfeldt, follows a police investigation following the discovery of a dead body on the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden. In the U.S. version, written by Cold Case creator Meredith Stiehm and fellow Cold Case writer Elwood Reid, two detectives from the United States and Mexico must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border after a dead body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez. The project hails from Shine America, marking Elizabeth Murdoch company’s first scripted financing effort as it moves from solely producing under the Reveille banner to financing and packaging projects on an opportunistic basis. Shine will co-produce The Bridge with FX Prods. and will distribute internationally. Stiehm ... Read More »


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