Thursday, June 27, 2019

Development News - Lena Headey to Star in Showtime's 'Rita'; USA Orders Pilot for Drama 'Masters of Doom'

Development News - June 27, 2019

Showtime's Rita and USA's Masters of Doom.

  • MASTERS OF DOOM (Drama) - Written by Tom Bissell (Gears of War). Executive produced by Bissell, James Franco, Dave France, David Kushner, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Eric Robinson, Jeremy Bell, Vince Jolivette and Elizabeth Haggard. Co-executive produced by D.J. Goldberg. Produced by Universal Content Productions, The Gotham Group and Ramona Films. Logline: Along with a group of rebellious misfits, two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s: the video game Doom. John Carmack and John Romero were best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire and transformed pop culture forever. Based on the nonfiction book by David Kushner.
  • RITA (Drama) - Starring Emmy nominee Lena Headey (Game of Thrones). Written by Christian Torpe. Executive produced by Torpe, Headey and Elisa Ellis. Produced by Platform One Media. Logline: A headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother (Headey) takes on every kind of authority - and her own family - in a messy, unfiltered way. Based on a Danish series.