The Leftovers certainly made do with an HBO series that outgrew its original novel, so might Big Little Lies do the same? The star-studded miniseries has many fans hoping for a followup, and original author Liane Moriarty says she’s actively developing a potential continuation with the network.
David E. Kelley
As it did a great many others, the tragic passing of actor Anton Yelchin, gave significant pause to a series adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes. The role was since recast, while AT&T series now officially releases a full cast list before the fall 2017 premiere. There’s Holland Taylor, Mary-Louise Parker, Brendan Gleeson and plenty more.
Among the many, many heartbreaks to come with actor Anton Yelchin’s death, the Star Trek star had officially signed onto a series adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes not a month before the accident. The AT&T series has now begun moving forward, setting a familiar Penny Dreadful star in the role Yelchin was to play.
It was initially reported sometime last year that Boston Public vet David E. Kelley is developing a limited event series based on Stephen King’s detective thriller Mr. Mercedes. The series now officially has a home with AT&T’s Audience Network, with Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin and Harry Potter’s Brendan Gleeson on board to play the lead roles.
Before we were assured of her big-screen 'Justice League' debut on 2015, Wonder Woman has had a hell of a time getting back into live-action. Not only did the multiple movie plans fall apart, but David E. Kelley's big-budget pilot for an NBC TV series was practically laughed into cancellation. Now, even as The CW eyes its own gritty 'Wonder Woman' reboot to follow through on the success of 'Arrow,' failed TV pilot creator Kelley believes the idea could still work on TV. Does Wonder Woman really have a future on the small screen?
What, you thought the abysmal failure of 'Wonder Woman,' or the tepid reception of NBC's 'Harry's Law' would keep writer/producer David E. Kelley down? Guess again! Continuing the trend of ordering new series this week, TNT has just green-lit David E. Kelley's all new medical drama 'Monday Mornings,' based off the acclaimed book of the same name by CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D. But what of the star-studded cast?