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Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, previous X-Files scribes and currently praised Homeland creators, have just sold a new pilot project to CBS.
Anatomy of Violence would be an FBI drama inspired on the non-fiction book by Adrian Raine titled The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime. The book is set to hit the shelves in the following weeks.
According to TV Guide, the story follows "a female FBI agent who starts working with a mysterious psychiatrist with whom she shares a past connection."
Stay tuned for more news about casting and such when they become available.
Annabeth Gish will portray Charlotte Millwright in FX's new pilot The Bridge. The project is being adapted by Meredith Stiehm from Homeland and Elwood Reid from Hawaii 5-0, based on the scandinavian series I Bron.
As described by THR, The Bridge presents the story of a pair of detectives from the U.S. and Mexico who work together to track down a serial killer operating on both sides of the American-Mexican border.
Gish's character is described as: "a wealthy ranch wife who is suddenly widowed when her older husband Karl suffers a heart attack while on the Mexican side of the border."
Besides her, Demian Bichir (Weeds), Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) and Ted Levine (Luck) have also been announced to be part of the cast.
Stay tuned for more news!
From TV Wise,
New spy drama series Hunted premiered last night on BBC One and pulled in 4.5 million viewers and a 19% share in its 9pm time-slot. The series won the 9pm slot despite being up against competiton from ITV1′s Homefront (2.3 million total viewers/10% share) and the tenth season premiere of Red Dwarf on UKTV’s Dave channel, which drew in the second highest audience in the history of UKTV (1.5 million viewers/6% share).
We cannot wait until all of you have seen this show. Believe us, you'll be addicted from the beginning. For UK viewers, next episode airs October 11th at 9pm, London time.
Hunted premieres in the US on October 19th at 10pm on Cinemax. You can catch a sneak peek on Oct. 12th at 10:50pm.
To prevent spoilers, we will be posting the synopsis for each episode once it premieres in the US. If you're watching in the UK already and when it premieres in the Americas, don't forget to check in GetGlue to get special stickers, news and promotions from the show.
Chris Carter will be producing a new Thriller Drama TV series titled The After. The project, produced in conjuction with independent TV studio Georgeville Television, will debut at MIPCON TV Market next week.
According to Deadline,
Written by Carter, The After is a thriller which revolves around a mysterious, unexplained event. In the vein of The X Files, The After incorporates elements of science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia. “Chris has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future,” said Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen, who co-founded the company earlier this year with Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment.
What does this mean? MIPCON TV Market is a showcase for new programming available to be sold to new markets, production companies and studios. The After will be available for all these industry consumers to be sold and possibly finding a spot where it could be part of a network that not only could continue its production, but also put it on the airwaves.
It's been over a year and a half since we first learned of a show called Morton. Since then, Frank Spotnitz' latest project transformed into Nemesis and finally landed as Hunted. The UK based series premieres tonight on BBC1 at 9pm. In the US, it will premiere in two weeks on Cinemax at 10pm on Friday, October 19th.
If you haven't been following the show's production though, here's why you should watch:
The obvious reasons. This is Frank Spotnitz's very own television show. He was one of the most important figures in shaping The X-Files, so why wouldn't you want to see more of his work? He is just as important to Mulder and Scully as David and Gillian are, and now we have the opportunity to see his ideas come to life in his favorite genre. Not to mention that Frank has always supported the X-Files fandom.
Now to the show itself. Sam Hunter is a female Jason Bourne. She's got a dark and complex past and has channeled that into espionage. But which side is she on? Good or evil? See, that's the thing...we don't know. And neither does Sam. She works for a private security company, Byzantium, so she serves the agendas of anonymous clients. Not surprisingly, this leads to hightened danger, intrigue, and action. But Hunted isn't just explosions and shooting.
As you would expect, there is a great deal of depth to Sam Hunter, as well as the series. In Frank's own words:
Spies live in a world of deceit and distrust. Their stories externalise our deepest fears. By design Hunted plays on these fears in the most intimate way I could imagine.
And if you've been paying attention to the marketing of the series, you've probably noticed the connection to Occupy Wall Street and the 1%. You can read more on the show's social commentary in Frank's blog and this interview.
For many of us, watching The X-Files made us realize that television could be more more than just entertainment. It can explore some of the most interesting and darkest ideas and problems facing people and society. So if you're in the UK, settle in this evening with Hunted. And US Philes, make sure to mark your calendars for October 19th because you're not going to want to miss Sam Hunter's debut.