Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 1/19/15

TOSHIBA Exif JPEGLatest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Ian Hollands (Beaver Falls) is writing the mini-series Apocalypse Slough, “a Sky 1 “adrenaline-fueled witty epic about the end of the world.” (Yer friendly neighborhood munchman fully expects this to turn up on Syfy sometime next year as well. Unless it’s good, in which case Syfy will have no interest whatsoever but maybe Netflix will?)
  • Guillermo del Toro & Travis Beacham & Rene Scheverria  (Star Trek) are co-writing Carnival Row, a potential Amazon Studios series based on Travis’ spec script. (The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I didn’t give any credits to del Toro. That was deliberate cuz if you talk about him as a writer you soon realize that he can’t. Write, that is. Fortunately, if the pilot for Carnival Row gets shot, he’ll be directing…as sublimely as ever, I hope.)
  • Have I mentioned that Woody Allen, of whom you may have heard a few things, is set to develop his first TV series for Amazon Prime? (It’s what’s called a “blind commitment,” and in this case its totally blind: Nobody, not even the Woodster, has a clue about what he might deliver. Or, for that matter, if he’ll deliver anything. My munchensteinian prediction: It’ll be a series about a middle-aged man in love with a much younger woman and every single line of dialog and joke will be one we’ve already heard in a Woody Allen movie. How do I know this? Well, I’ve seen a few recent Woody Allen movies. Hehehe…

That’s it for now, munchaladas. Don’t forget to write in and tell yers truly what you’ve sold when you sell it. Cuz TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)