or


[07/20/16 - 09:30 AM]
Universal Cable Productions Expands Genre Development Slate
The studio is unveiling an impressive slate of new development projects inspired by some of the world's most distinguished writers of graphic novels and science fiction including Neil Gaiman, Michael Reeves and Gerard Way.

[via press release from Universal Cable Productions]

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS EXPANDS GENRE DEVELOPMENT SLATE

Options Neil Gaiman's and Michael Reeves's YA Novel "Interworld" With Jeffrey Seller ("Hamilton") and Flody Suarez Set to Executive Produce Announces Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four") To Adapt Darkhorse Graphic Novel "The Umbrella Academy" by Gerard Way Adapts "Bushido" based on Heroes and Villains/Top Cow Entertainment Comic Book Series; Roy Lee ("The Departed," "The Lego Movie"), John Powers Middleton ("Bates Motel," "The Lego Movie") and Adam Stone ("The Voices") Will Executive Produce

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - July 20, 2016 - As TV and comic fans descend on San Diego tomorrow for Comic-Con International 2016 #SDCC, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) is unveiling an impressive slate of new development projects inspired by some of the world's most distinguished writers of graphic novels and science fiction including Neil Gaiman, Michael Reeves and Gerard Way. Furthering its strategy to develop programming that creates long-term assets for the studio, UCP will team with highly-respected auteurs including Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four," "The Exorcist"), Jeffrey Seller ("Hamilton") and producing partner Flody Suarez, among others.

UCP will adapt Neil Gaiman's and Michael Reeves' YA fantasy and science-fiction novel "Interworld," an adventurous tale of teenage dimension-walker Joey Harker and his quest to battle and save all people - in all possible dimensions. Everyone in the Interworld is a version of Joey, some only a little different, while others are different genders, different ages and even different species. What makes them all special is that they have the ability to "walk," or travel from dimension to dimension. This also makes them a target for the Hex and the Binary factions, who yearn to conquer more dimensions by using these "walkers" as fuel. Jeffrey Seller, producer of the smash Broadway musical "Hamilton" and his producing partner, former NBC executive Flody Suarez, will executive produce, along with Gaiman and Reeves.

Following up to its development announcement of Gerard Way's "The Umbrella Academy," a tale involving a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers published by Dark Horse, UCP also announced today that Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four," "The Exorcist") is attached to adapt the iconic comic book series.

Other notable projects in UCP's development pipeline include:

"The Woods," a comic book written by James Tynion IV, art by Michael Dialynas and published by Boom! Studios. Michael Armbruster ("Beautiful Boy") is attached to write.

"Bushido," based on the Heroes and Villains/Top Cow Entertainment comic book series about a young Dutch boy who finds himself adopted by a high-ranking samurai. Roy Lee ("The Departed," "The Lego Movie"), John Powers Middleton ("Bates Motel," "The Lego Movie") and Adam Stone ("The Voices," "Sleepless") will executive produce and Markus Goerg, Dick Hillenbrand & Mikhail Nayfeld of Heroes and Villains Entertainment are co-executive producers; "The Good Neighbors," based on the graphic novel by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh and written by Barbara Marshall. Marshall, Jeremy Bell, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Shestack will executive produce.

"UCP continues to expand our genre slate and collaborate with luminaries from the world of graphic novels and science fiction," said Dawn Olmstead, EVP Development, Universal Cable Productions. "We're proud and fortunate to be partnering with some of the most imaginative and talented auteurs in the business."

UCP will also have a presence at Comic-Con in collaboration with its network partners. Events, panels and screenings featuring Universal Cable Productions TV series include:

Thursday, July 21

1:45pm - 2:45pm - Room: 6A, San Diego Convention Center

Falling Water (USA Network): World Premiere screening

Introduced by: Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters

4:45pm - 5:45pm - Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center

Colony (USA Network): Panel with the Cast and Creators

Confirmed Panelists: Josh Holloway, Sarah Waynes Callies, Carlton Cuse, Ryan Condal, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Adrian Pasdar, Amanda Righetti

Moderated by: Retta

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center

Mr. Robot (USA Network): Panel Discussion with the Cast

Confirmed Panelists: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Grace Gummer Moderated by: Chris Hardwick

Friday, July 22

6:00pm - Omnia Rooftop, San Diego

Universal Cable Productions Comic-Con Party (by invitation only)

Saturday, July 23

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Magicians (Syfy): Consumer Panel

Confirmed Panelists: John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Jade Tailor, Rick Worthy

Moderated by: Author Lev Grossman

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Incorporated (Syfy): Premiere Screening of first episode

Introduced by: Ted Humphrey, Pastor Brothers

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; and "Difficult People," on Hulu. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.





  [july 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· COLONY (USA)
· FALLING WATER (USA)
· INCORPORATED (SYFY)
· MAGICIANS, THE (SYFY)
· MR ROBOT (USA)





[08/23/19 - 10:02 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Good Witch" Crosses the Season Five Finish Line on Top as #2 Scripted Series on Cable
Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[08/23/19 - 10:01 AM]
USA Network Reveals Premiere Date for "The Purge" and "Treadstone"
Look for both dramas back-to-back beginning Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/23/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
NFL preseason coverage on local stations however makes early results unreliable at press time.

[08/22/19 - 06:10 PM]
Hit Comedy Series "Ballers," Starring Dwayne Johnson, Returns for Its Fifth and Final Season August 25, Exclusively on HBO
Other returning cast regulars include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.

[08/22/19 - 03:23 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" Ushers in Its 32nd Season With Entertainment's Brightest Stars and New Theme Weeks
The 32nd season of "Live" has officially been dubbed the "Year of the Fan," as hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest honor and put the spotlight on both the in-studio audience and viewers across the country.

[08/22/19 - 02:01 PM]
"The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place" Celebrates NBC's Beloved Comedy
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, September 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/22/19 - 10:51 AM]
"The Mel Robbins Show" from Sony Pictures Television to Debut Nationwide Monday, September 16
Focusing on real people with real, authentic, relatable problems, this new series will be unlike anything else on daytime television, providing the audience with tangible action plans, concrete takeaways and practical advice.

[08/22/19 - 10:03 AM]
"Goliath" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 4 Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
Dennis Quaid, Amy Brenneman, Griffin Dunne, Sherilyn Fenn, Beau Bridges, Shamier Anderson, Julia Jones, Leslie Grossman, Graham Greene and Illeana Douglas join Billy Bob Thornton in the new season.

[08/22/19 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils First-Look Teaser for "The L Word: Generation Q"
The series is currently in production on eight episodes in Los Angeles.

[08/22/19 - 09:40 AM]
"In the Shadow of the Moon," Starring Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman & Michael C. Hall, Premieres September 27 on Netflix
A cop is hunting a serial killer who resurfaces every nine years - but when the killer's crimes begin to defy all logic, his obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.

[08/22/19 - 09:31 AM]
Lifetime Announces Full Slate of New Holiday Movies for Annual "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Programming Event Beginning October 25
Kelly Rowland, Melissa Joan Hart, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Vanessa Lachey, Hilarie Burton, Megan Hilty, Sarah Drew, Tatyana Ali, Jana Kramer, Soleil Moon Frye, Marla Sokoloff, Kim Fields, Erin Cahill, Tiya Sircar, Kyla Pratt and Keshia Knight Pulliam are among the featured talent.

[08/22/19 - 09:06 AM]
It's a Halloween Extravaganza as Food Network and Cooking Channel Celebrate Things That Go Bump in the Night with New Halloween Series, Specials and Returning Fan-Favorites
"Halloween Baking Championship," "Halloween Wars," and "Haunted Gingerbread Showdown" are among the returning series.

[08/22/19 - 09:01 AM]
Ovation and Journy Capture Premiere Dates for Two Seasons of "Chasing the Sun" Docuseries
The series follows adventure-seeker and filmmaker Stephen Friedman as he captures the story of the places he visits through the people of each destination.

[08/22/19 - 09:01 AM]
A&E's "Born This Way" to Conclude with Six-Part Digital Series and One Hour Linear Finale Holiday Special
The groundbreaking series provides an intimate look at a diverse group of young men and women with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships and work, all while defying society's expectations.

[08/22/19 - 09:00 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Premiere Dates for Slate of "Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents..." Half Hour Specials
On tap this season are Jaboukie Young-White, Dulcé Sloan, Tom Thakkar, Mia Jackson, Will Miles, David Gborie, Vanessa Gonzalez, Charles Gould, Nore Davis, Joe Kwaczala, Sara Schaefer and Allen Strickland Williams.