[12/08/08 - 06:48 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 8 Updates include: ABC to bring Bill Willingham's comic "Fables" to the small screen; Showtime to look at our "Syns"; and USA pilots add cast members.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Showtime's press release) Showtime Networks Inc. and the UK's Channel 4 have commissioned Ecosse Films to produce a new original eight- episode drama series entitled MEADOWLANDS (Cape Wrath in the UK). Production of the series will begin this month in England and will premiere in the U.S. on SHOWTIME in the summer of 2007. Starring British actors David Morrissey ("The Deal," "State of Play," "Viva: Blackpool") and Lucy Cohu ("The Queen's Sister," "Becoming Jane"), MEADOWLANDS focuses on a family trying to escape its past while confronting an even more uncertain future. The series picks up as Danny (MORRISSEY) and Evelyn Brogan (COHU) along with their two teenage kids enter a witness protection program and are moved to a bucolic neighborhood (MEADOWLANDS) to begin a new life. Picturesque and crime-free, MEADOWLANDS appears to be a suburban paradise where the Brogan family can begin to start a new life. But they soon realize that it's not so easy to escape the past and their safe haven becomes a world of paranoia and psychological intrigue with surprises around every corner.