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‘Maniac’ Creator to Helm ‘Made for Love,’ ‘Station Eleven’ for WarnerMedia

Maniac” creator Patrick Somerville has signed on to helm two new series, “Made for Love” and “Station Eleven,” for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.

Made for Love,” which will be executive produced and directed by S.J. Clarkson, is a 10-episode, straight-to-series adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting.

The half-hour comedy follows Hazel Green, a 30-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to an unstable tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has already implanted a revolutionary monitoring device — the Made for Love — in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive.

Somerville will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Clarkson, Nutting, Liza Chasin and Dean Bakopoulos. Paramount TV will produce.

“Station Eleven” will be directed by frequent “Atlanta” and “Barry” director Hiro Murai, who will also serve as an executive producer.

A postapocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines, the 10-episode limited series is based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel and tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost.

Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, and Dylan Russell will also executive produce alongside Murai and Somerville, with Paramount as the studio and Somerville as showrunner. Nate Matteson will co-executive produce.

Murai also serves as an executive producer on “Atlanta” and directed Donald Glover’s “This Is America” music video and “Guava Island” film for Amazon Studios. Murai is also under a first look deal with FX Productions.

In addition to creating, writing, and co-producing “Maniac,” Somerville also wrote and produced HBO’s “The Leftovers.” He’s represented by Alan Fischer and Brian Steinberg at Artists First.

First Look - Netflix's Upcoming Documentary Series FIRE CHASERS

TV News Desk  Aug. 17, 2017  Plunge daringly into the world of wildfires -- check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary series FIRE CHASERS, launching globally on  Netflix  September 8. From the vast visual ferocity, to the earnest and emotional personal stories hidden behind the smoke, Fire Chasers takes viewers into the heart of California's devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Their mission is to battle the flames that erupt during fire season, threatening wildlife, natural terrain, and tens of thousands of homeowners. Climate change, altered vegetation patterns, and an increase in fire-prone landscapes have multiplied those crises -- forcing firefighters across the state to confront epic disasters that cost lives, millions of dollars in damage, and a massive scarring of the Earth.  Alongside the stories of the Cal Fire and LA County Fire teams are those of new recruits training to join their brothers in the blaze; the women who've chosen to train at "Fire Camp" while serving time at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Corona; and California artists Jeff Frost and Andrea Dale, who document the apocalyptic-looking damage in photos and  ARTIFACT  retrieval. Fire Chasers is a gripping, dramatic look at the vigilance and valor that come with trying to stop nature's most unstoppable force.  Fire Chasers is a  Netflix  original documentary series produced by Appian Way, Stone Village Television, and Original Productions. Screeners are available upon request.   

TV News Desk Aug. 17, 2017

Plunge daringly into the world of wildfires -- check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary series FIRE CHASERS, launching globally on Netflix September 8. From the vast visual ferocity, to the earnest and emotional personal stories hidden behind the smoke, Fire Chasers takes viewers into the heart of California's devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Their mission is to battle the flames that erupt during fire season, threatening wildlife, natural terrain, and tens of thousands of homeowners. Climate change, altered vegetation patterns, and an increase in fire-prone landscapes have multiplied those crises -- forcing firefighters across the state to confront epic disasters that cost lives, millions of dollars in damage, and a massive scarring of the Earth.

Alongside the stories of the Cal Fire and LA County Fire teams are those of new recruits training to join their brothers in the blaze; the women who've chosen to train at "Fire Camp" while serving time at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Corona; and California artists Jeff Frost and Andrea Dale, who document the apocalyptic-looking damage in photos and ARTIFACT retrieval. Fire Chasers is a gripping, dramatic look at the vigilance and valor that come with trying to stop nature's most unstoppable force.

Fire Chasers is a Netflix original documentary series produced by Appian Way, Stone Village Television, and Original Productions. Screeners are available upon request.

 

Stone Village Sets ‘Cuba’ Drama Series Shot On Location; Rob Cohen Directing Pilot

With U.S.-Cuba relations resuming after half a century, a drama series set on the island nation is in the works. Stone Village TV said today that it will produce Cuba, about an international real estate mogul who returns with his family to the place of his childhood to restore a hotel in hope of capitalizing on Cuba’s emerging tourism business. Rob Cohen will direct the pilot and executive produce….

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