Thursday, January 30, 2020

Development News - 'This Country' U.S. Adaptation Lands FOX Pilot Order; ABC Orders Pilot for 'Wreckage'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - January 30, 2020

ABC's Wreckage; The CW's Kung Fu & The Republic of Sarah; and FOX's This Country.

  • THIS COUNTRY (Comedy, Single Camera) - Based on the BBC series of the same name. Written by Jenny Bicks. Directed by Paul Feig. Executive produced by Bicks, Feig, Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper and Angie Stephenson. Co-executive produced by Dan Magnante. Produced by Cathy Mason and Rachel Mason. Produced by Fox Entertainment, Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios and Feigco Entertainment. Logline: Trailed by a documentary crew, cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet go to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns in an idiosyncratic surrounding. The pair pursue their dreams, confront challenges and fight each other for frozen pizza.
  • WRECKAGE (Drama) - Based on the novel by Emily Bleeker. Written by Jacquie Walters. Directed by Marc Webb. Executive produced by Webb, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Mark Martin and Keith Samples. Co-executive produced by Walters. Produced by ABC Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions and Black Lamb Productions. Logline: On the surface, Lillian Linden looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she's been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost four years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can't tell the real story - so they lie.
  • KUNG FU (Drama) - Reboot of the ABC drama that aired from 1972-75. Written by Christina M. Kim. Executive produced by Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and House Production Company. Logline: A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice - all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
  • THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH (Drama) - Written by Jeffrey Paul King. Directed by Marc Webb. Executive produced by King, Webb, Mark Martin, Jeff Grosvenor and Leo Pearlman. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Logline: Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch.