Margaret Atwood may be involved in the writing of Hulu’s hit TV adaptation of her book, The Handmaid’s Tale, but that doesn’t mean she’s overly attached to her original version of the story. “We’re more reluctant to make changes in the world than she is, because she likes exploring different versions of it,” said exec producer/creator Bruce Miller at the PGA’s Produced By Conference. One detail not cut, though it was considered during the series’ development, were the Handmaids’ bonnets. “Imagine if we stuck to that, not wearing bonnets,” said VP Hulu original content Beatrice Springhorn. “We would have been idiots!”
E! has opted not to renew The Royals. However, according to Deadline, the network’s only remaining scripted series is being shopped by its leading producing studio, Lionsgate TV, and talks are underway with Pop for a possible fifth season pickup.
HGTV picked up a second season of Boise Boys. The series delivered solid ratings in its freshman run, helping the network consistently rank as the #1 cable network among upscale women 25-54 in its Thursday 11p timeslot.
Big changes ahead for the Davis Cup. The ITF AGM today voted in favor of reforms to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas designed to “secure the long-term status of the competition.” Starting next year, the competition will see 18 nations and the world’s best players compete in a week long season finale to crown […]
The quest for the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is literally getting animated, courtesy of a partnership between ESPN and Marvel that sees the launch of four comic book covers that feature school mascots facing off over Labor Day weekend. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the two companies have teamed up […]
USA Network is not picking up Shooter for a fourth season. Currently in season three, the drama is averaging 471,000 viewers A18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers in Live+3 Nielsens. The show, based on the novel Point of Impact, has had its challenges, including a delayed debut prompted by real-life shootings, and a shortened second […]