Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/14/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Sam Catlin (BREAKING BAD) has been announced as showrunner for AMC’s PREACHER, a sort of “unGodly” series based on a comic book by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon which is being adapted by a couple guys named Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. (The comic has everything a twisted soul like Yers Trooly could love – an angry preacher trying to track down God and make Him pay for His sins, a loving lady vampire sidekick, and an immortal killing machine of a nemesis. God or no God, This Boy’s in heaven at just the thought of seeing the show on TV.)
  •  Regina Hicks & Karin Gist (nope, Yers Trooly has no idea who they are) are writing DRUMLINE: A NEW BEAT, a sequel to DRUMLINE (um, not the New Beat, it seems) as a TV movie for VH1. (And it’s going to star Nick Cannon again! Ooh! Well, better Nick than his diva wife whatsername anyway.)
  • Andre & Maria Jacquemetton (MAD MEN) are adapting the comic book DMZ into a drama series at Syfy. (Another hit in the making! After all, who can resist a future in which Manhattan is the demilitarized zone in a future post civil war – yeppers, a new one, not that business with Abe Lincoln and all – ? Still, ya gotta wonder. How much more chewy comic book goodness can TV audiences that aren’t as nutso as some of us take?)