Friday, April 29, 2016

Development News - USA Passes on Drama Pilots 'Brooklyn Animal Control' and 'Poor Richard's Almanack'

Development News - April 29, 2016

USA's Brooklyn Animal Control and Poor Richard's Almanack.

  • The cable network has passed on the drama pilot based on the comic book series of the same name. However, the network is also planning on redeveloping it with JT Petty, who wrote the comic and the original pilot. The project centered on a secret subdivision of the NYPD that serves as a social services for the city's werewolves and explored the lives of the case officers and the secret, insular werewolf community who are living deep in the borough. The cast included Stephen Graham, Jane Alexander, James Callis, Clea Duvall, Daniell Zovatto and Tonye Patano. It's unclear if any of the cast will stay with the project.
  • The cable network has also decided to not move forward with the drama pilot written by Jim Danger Gray and Miguel Sapochnik. However, Universal Cable Productions and Legendary Television may shop it to other networks. The project weaved between modern day and a possible future where characters have radically changed and a cadre of heroes emerge as the new "Founding Fathers" after America is pushed to the brink of collapse. The cast featured Harold Perrineau, Sam Jaeger, Jordan Hayes, Lynn Collins, Athena Karkanis, Carly Pope and Barbara Eve Harris.