Dawson's Creek alum Michael Pitt is in final talks to star opposite Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire, an HBO drama pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese and penned by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Based on a book by Nelson Johnson, Boardwalk Empire revolves around Nucky Johnson (Buscemi), the head of an Atlantic City liquor distribution ring at the onset of Prohibition, and Jimmy Darmody (Pitt), his protégé.
In addition to his run as Dawson's Creek Henry ...
Watch your backs, Nancy Botwin and Walter White. There's another parent-turned-felon coming to town.
HBO has signed ER alum turned indie queen Maria Bello to develop and star in a new series from scribe Gary Lennon (The Shield, The Unusuals).
The as-yet-untitled drama will star Bello as a mother of three teenage boys who turns to a life of crime ...
Michael Dougherty is Fox's wolf man.
What if Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte didn't frequent their estheticians quite as often? You might end up with Bitches, the dramedy project now in development at Fox.
Bitches, says the Reporter, revolves around four female friends in New York City whose bad time of the month ...
Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer
The Hollywood pyrotechnics industry just got the best Christmas gift ever.
Big-screen heavyweights Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay are teaming with HBO to executive produce drama pilot Cocaine Cowboys, to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, inspired by Billy Corben's 2006 documentary, chronicles the early days of cocaine trafficking in Miami ...
Lauren Graham could soon be showing us the funny again.
ABC has made a production commitment to a new comedy starring the former Gilmore gal as a self-help guru who advises women on how to live a stress-free life, only to have her calm center unsettled when ...
Sonya Walger, better known as Desmond's soul mate Penny on the hit series Lost, has nabbed the female lead role in ABC's new drama pilot Flash Forward, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel Flash, the project chronicles the turmoil that occurs after everyone on the planet passes out for two minutes and 17 seconds and has visions of the future. The central character, Mark Banford (Joseph Fiennes), is a newly sober FBI agent struggling to patch up his life and marriage.
Walger joins the cast as ...
Diahann Carroll has been added to the cast of White Collar, the USA Network pilot starring Tim DeKay and Matthew Bomer, TVGuide.com has learned. DeKay (Carnivale) plays an FBI agent, and Bomer (Traveler) is a top-shelf con man recruited by the feds to help bust similarly crafty criminals.
Carroll will play June, a classy ...
Jack Davenport, Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent ) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Swingtown) have joined the cast of Flash Forward, an ABC pilot based on Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel and fancied as a possible "companion show" to Lost.
Exec-produced by David S. Goyer (Blade) and Brannon Braga (Threshold), Flash Forward depicts the events that follow when everyone in the world ...
Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz, Caprica
Twitchy Battlestar Galactica fans can rest a little easier.
The Sci Fi channel has given the green light to Caprica, the buzzed-about prequel to Battlestar, according to Variety. The cable channel has already produced a two-hour TV movie/backdoor pilot, which was set to debut in December, but will now launch the series in early 2010.
The series, starring Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker, is set 50 years before the Cylon attack ...
Gabrielle Union and Frank Spotnitz
Gabrielle Union and X-Files writer/producer Frank Spotnitz are reteaming to develop a new series for NBC.
The duo, which worked together on ABC's short-lived Night Stalker during the 2005-2006 TV season, is developing a procedural for the Peacock, according to Variety. Spontitz will write the show and Union, best known for her role in Bring It On, will star as a detective who must ...