Thursday, June 15, 2017

Development News - USA Orders Pilot for 'Olive Forever' Written by Brian Duffield; 'Snowpiercer' Adds Alison Wright

Development News - June 15, 2017

TNT's Snowpiercer and USA's Olive Forever.

  • OLIVE FOREVER (Drama) - Written by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got a Gun). Directed by Matt Shakman (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia). Executive produced by Duffield, Shakman, Nicki Cortese, Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan and Brett Bouttier. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, AwesomenessTV and Jurassic Party. Logline: Follows the exploits of Olive, a mysterious high school student who leads a double-life as a cat burglar. New to a sleepy town with a criminal underbelly, she must navigate new foster parents, new boyfriends, new gangsters and new crime opportunities.
  • Alison Wright (The Americans) and Benjamin Haigh (Genius) have been cast on the drama pilot starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. Wright will play Lilah Anderson, a careful and quiet but pragmatic and independent thinker. She lives with her husband and daughter in a fourth-class cabin and works in the train's nail salon. She doesn't know how strong she is, but she'll soon be forced to find out. Haigh will play Fergus McConnell, who lives in the back of the train amongst poverty. He helps his mother care for his sick father and does his best to contribute to the daily struggles of life in this part of the train.