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SHOWTIME TELEVISION NETWORK

Showtime is an American premium television network owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, and is the flagship property of parent subsidiary under its Premium Content Group unit, Showtime Networks.

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‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Moves To Showtime From Paramount+
 

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Looks like they are ramping up to get this sucker started.
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They may have switched streaming platforms, but that doesn't seem to have affected the production push to get this going and on a service. Seems like some solid acting choices.
 

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David Duchovny To Star In Series Adaptation Of His ‘Truly Like Lightning’ Book In Works At Showtime With ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Filmmakers

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: Californication star/executive producer David Duchovny is returning to Showtime for a potential new series based on his recently published novel Truly Like Lightning. Duchovny is attached to star in the project, which is in development at the premium cable network with a script order.

Duchovny will write the adaptation with Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, the writers-directors of The Peanut Butter Falcon, who are also set to direct should Truly Like Lightning be picked up to pilot. The three are executive producing the project, which is produced by Showtime.

In Truly Like Lightning, the unplugged, off-the-grid, almost biblical desert lives of former Hollywood stuntman, Bronson Powers (Duchovny) and his 3 wives and 10 children is upended when a ruthless real estate developer stumbles upon his thousands of acres in Joshua Tree and tries to force him off his land and return his family to the temptations and modernity of 21st century America. The book is described as a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert.

“I’m so excited to be heading back home to Showtime with the uniquely talented team of Schwartz and Nilson — it’s a collaboration I can’t wait to begin,” Duchovny said.

Truly Like Lightning, released on Feb. 2, 2021, marks bestselling author Duchovny’s fourth novel. His previous three include Holy Cow, Bucky F*cking Dent, and Miss Subways. All have been published by the Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Duchovny is a two-time Golden Globe-winner and four-time Emmy nominee for his signature roles as FBI Agent Fox Mulder in Fox’s The X-Files and Hank Moody in Showtime’s Californication as well as a memorable guest-starring stints on The Larry Sanders Show and Life with Bonnie. He is currently in production on Judd Apatow’s Netflix feature comedy The Bubble, starring alongside Karen Gillan and Pedro Pascal. Duchovny most recently starred in the Blumhouse horror film, The Craft: Legacy, directed by Zoe Lister-Jones.

As a musician, Duchovny has released two studio albums, “Hell or Highwater” (2015) and “Every Third Thought” (2018) and toured globally. He is currently working on his third album, “Gestureland”, set to release in 2021. Duchovny is repped by WME, Mosaic, and Nelson Davis

The 2019 Peanut Putter Falcon, which Nilson and Schwartz wrote and directed, marked the duo’s feature debut. The film earned them a DGA Award nomination amid a string of accolades, including the SXSW Audience Award. Nilson and Schwartz are repped by Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.

 

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Madea Prequel Series Mabel in the Works at Showtime, From Tyler Perry
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Allow her to reintroduce herself: Mabel, a series exploring the untold origins of Tyler Perry‘s Madea character, is being developed at Showtime, our sister site Deadline reports.

“Every great story has to start somewhere and every legend has a beginning,” reads the series’ official logline. “Long before she was the force of nature known as Madea she was a smart, fierce, irresistible, dangerous, crazy 20-something black woman named…Mabel Simmons. When she moved to Atlanta in 1972 she set the city – and the world – on fire!”

Mabel is created by Perry and Tim Palen, both of whom will also executive-produce alongside writers JaNeika James and JaSheika James.

Inspired by Perry’s mother and aunt, Madea was first introduced via Perry’s 2000 hit play I Can Do Bad All By Myself, before making the leap to the big screen in 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Always played by Perry in drag, Madea has gone on to appear in 10 other films: Madea’s Family Reunion in 2006, Meet the Browns in 2008, Madea Goes to Jail in 2009, I Can Do Bad All by Myself in 2009, Madea’s Big Happy Family in 2011, Madea’s Witness Protection in 2012, A Madea Christmas in 2013, Boo! A Madea Halloween in 2016, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween in 2017 and A Madea Family Funeral in 2019. She has also appeared in two of Perry’s television shows: House of Payne and Love Thy Neighbor.

 

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‘Ziwe’: Showtime Unveils Trailer For Late-Night Show

 
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