or


[06/11/18 - 11:54 AM]
FremantleMedia North America Partners with Popular Fantasy Author Brandon Sanderson on "Dark One," His First Original Concept for Television
"Dark One" will be a dramatic fantasy adventure spotlighting a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastical worlds, which he is told are just hallucinations.

[via press release from FremantleMedia North America]

FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA PARTNERS WITH POPULAR FANTASY AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON ON "DARK ONE," HIS FIRST ORIGINAL CONCEPT FOR TELEVISION

The Unprecedented Relationship Between Author and Production Company Will Bring to Life Sanderson's Newest Astonishing World for a Multi-Media Experience

Burbank, CA (June 11, 2018) - FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) with Random House Studio today announced a milestone partnership with best-selling fantasy novelist Brandon Sanderson. The author is taking the Dark One property to a new level and making it a true multi-media experience - not only spanning the small screen with the TV series, but he's concurrently creating a graphic novel that will be published by Vault Comics. Sanderson's also penning a supplementary, multi-volume book series that will expand on the storyline from the show and further explore subsidiary characters. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy his master storytelling through the Dark One podcast where it will shed further light on the incidents leading up to where the TV series will begin.

Dark One will be a dramatic fantasy adventure spotlighting a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastical worlds, which he is told are just hallucinations. But this dark and deadly fantasy world that keeps coming to him is actually a real vision of another world - one where he has been prophesied to become a tyrant and destroy this land of interesting creatures, sporadic electrical currents and a darkening landscape.

"I'm used to painting a picture in words. Dark One came to life when I freed myself to think of it as a project for actual visual media, with the setting, characters and outline all coming together," said author Brandon Sanderson. "I'm excited to be able to partner with FremantleMedia North America and Random House Studio on this for television."

"Brandon Sanderson is a powerful storyteller and one of the world's most admired fantasy writers," said Dante Di Loreto, president of scripted entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. "The narrative of Dark One will examine the dual roles we often take on in life - the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer, and this innovative creative partnership with Brandon will serve as a catalyst for deepening the connection between him and his many fans."

"Brandon Sanderson is one of the most exciting storytellers within the enormous group of authors published by the Penguin Random House group," said Peter Gethers, executive vice president and general manager, Random House Studio. "We are thrilled to be working with him to create one of his extraordinary worlds for a television audience for the first time."

Sanderson's previous books have taken place in fantastical worlds which encompass an intricate system of magic driving the plots. They have graced the New York Times best-seller list six times, including his most recent release, Oathbringer, which debuted at No. 1 when it was published in November of 2017. Garnering numerous honors, including a coveted Hugo Award for his 2012 novella The Emperor's Soul, his works have widespread appeal within the global fantasy community, have been translated into more than 35 languages, and have sold over 12 million copies.

FremantleMedia is a leading producer of supremely engaging dramas with productions in 12 territories around the world. FMNA's creative partnership with Sanderson comes on the heels of its critically acclaimed series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman's novel, the #1 show on STARZ during its premiere season. With Gaiman himself serving as a writer, the fantasy series is expected to return to the network in 2019 for a second season.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia. A powerhouse in scripted and non-scripted content, FremantleMedia also comprises a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, as well as a digital and branded entertainment division. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.

About Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson has worldwide sales approaching 13 million copies and multiple #1 NY Times bestsellers among his myriad appearances on the NY Times, Sunday Times of London and other international bestseller lists, making him one of the world's top-selling fantasy authors. Sanderson's work has been translated into over thirty-five languages, and he is best known for the instant-classic Mistborn trilogy, the epic Stormlight Archive fantasies, and the Reckoners YA trilogy. The recipient of multiple awards, most notably the Hugo Award for his novella The Emperor's Soul, Sanderson lives in Utah, where he teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. Dark One is his first original concept for television. MGM, DMG Entertainment and Fox/21 Laps all have projects in development for feature films. Visit him at brandonsanderson.com, and @brandsanderson on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. Sanderson is represented by Debbie Deuble Hill and Steve Fisher at APA, Joshua Bilmes at JABberwocky, and attorney Matt Sugarman at Weintraub Tobin.





  [june 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[12/11/19 - 01:01 PM]
Lauren Ash, Karamo and Kelly Rowland Announced as Judges for "Miss America 2020" on NBC
The trio will judge the 51 compelling candidates based on messages of female strength, independence and empowerment in the candidates' efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact.

[12/11/19 - 12:46 PM]
HGTV Orders New Season of "Bargain Mansions" Starring Home Renovator Tamara Day
The new season is slated to premiere in spring 2020.

[12/11/19 - 12:04 PM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Second Season of "Ghost Nation" Starring Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango
The series will return in 2020 with an expanded 20-episode order.

[12/11/19 - 11:34 AM]
Video: First Official Trailer for DC Universe / The CW's Upcoming "Stargirl"
Coming in Spring 2020, the series will make its debut first on DC Universe's digital subscription service, then broadcast on The CW the following day and streamed on The CW digital platforms the day after that.

[12/11/19 - 10:50 AM]
Joseline Hernandez Returns to VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" Franchise and Joins the Cast of "Love & Hip Hop: Miami"
The premiere of "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" kicks off on Monday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/11/19 - 10:31 AM]
"The Circus" Returns to Showtime(R) in January Ahead of the Crucial Iowa Democratic Caucuses
Hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner, "The Circus" is the network's most-watched docuseries, averaging more than one million weekly viewers.

[12/11/19 - 10:31 AM]
The Story of Swedish Music Sensation Spotify Becomes Netflix Original Series
The Swedish and English language series will be developed and produced by Yellow Bird UK.

[12/11/19 - 10:29 AM]
"Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning" Premieres Friday, January 3, Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
The special will feature Ilana's thoughts on homophobes and Nazis, how crappy women's razors are, and what a joke the patriarchy is.

[12/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Returns January 19, Exclusively On HBO
Larry David is back - as Larry David - stumbling through one faux-pas after another in an all-new season of the award-winning, hit comedy series.

[12/11/19 - 09:08 AM]
Stake Your Claim for Gold: All New Discovery Channel Series "Reclaimed" Premieres January 9
The newcomer will join "Homestead Rescue" and "Building Off the Grid" on Thursday nights in the new year.

[12/11/19 - 09:00 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik" for a Second Season
"I love making this show and look forward to continuing Comedy Central's unprecedented winning streak through 2020," said Jeselnik.

[12/11/19 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Crown
A special "The Masked Singer" helps put FOX in front in the key demographic.

[12/11/19 - 08:02 AM]
All-Star Cast Members Set to Reprise Their Roles in ABC's "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and ' Good Times,'" Airing Wednesday, Dec. 18
Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz are set to reprise their iconic "All in the Family" roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead.

[12/11/19 - 07:46 AM]
"Miz & Mrs" Season Two to Premiere Wednesday, January 29 on USA Network
The series gives an exclusive glimpse into the A-List lifestyle of married WWE(R) Superstars The Miz(R) and Maryse(TM).

[12/11/19 - 07:33 AM]
The Explosive Story Continues - "Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning" Debuts as a Three-Night Event Beginning January 2 on Lifetime
The three-night event uncovers new stories with revealing details and explores why the voices of the girls that spoke up decades ago are only now being heard.