Monday, October 21, 2019

Development News - Melanie Lynskey to Star in 'Yellowjackets'; Alia Shawkat Joins 'The Old Man'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - October 21, 2019

FX's The Old Man; HBO Max's The Shelley Society; and Showtime's Yellowjackets.

  • THE SHELLEY SOCIETY (Drama) - Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Tessa Leigh Williams and James DeWille. Produced by Warner Bros. Television. Logline: Young author Mary Shelley leads a band of romantic outlaws - among them, her lovers Percy and Lord Byron - against all manner of supernatural threats and monsters - including the Frankenstein author's own iconic Creature.
  • Alia Shawkat will co-star on the drama pilot starring Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. She previously starred for all five seasons of Arrested Development on FOX and Netflix. She currently stars in TBS' Search Party, which returns for its third season in 2020 and has already been renewed for a fourth.
  • She will play Angela, a rising star at the FBI and the protégé to Deputy Director Harold Harper (Lithgow). Assigned to the pursuit of fugitive Dan Chase (Bridges), she is swept into a world of buried secrets and hidden agendas that will put her relationship with Harper to the test.
  • Melanie Lynskey will star in the drama pilot written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. She previously starred for two seasons in HBO's Togetherness and in the first season of Hulu's Castle Rock. She next stars in FX's upcoming limited series Mrs. America opposite Cate Blanchett.
  • She will play Shauna Sheridan, one of a handful of survivors of the plane crash. 25 years later, she is on a mission to reclaim her agency - her life - while doing everything in her power to keep her darkest secrets safe.