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Brief News: WATCHMEN & TREADSTONE TV Series Ordered; OUTLANDER: S4 Premiere Date, TOMMYKNOCKERS Update, & More

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Brief News about: a Watchmen and Treadstone TV Series, Outlander, The Tommyknockers Remake, and More

In brief, new movie and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

Watchmen Full TV Season Ordered

Though only a pilot episode was initially ordered, HBO has skipped pilot phase or the pilot was completed and they liked what they saw, and have given the superhero TV series a full season order. The Damon Lindelof-written Watchmen TV series may premiere in 2019.

True Detective: Season 3 Has Finished Filming

Production on the third season of True Detective has come to a conclusion in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Bourne Identity Spin-off Full TV Season Ordered

A Jason Bourne / Bourne Identity TV series entitled Treadstone has been ordered by USA.

Treadstone‘s plot synopsis: “Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone, a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. Jason Bourne, the central character in Universal Pictures’ Bourne film franchise, was a product of the program. The series follows new sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.

Ramin Bahrani will direct the pilot episode. Tim Kring will write the screenplays for the series.

Shooter Cancelled and Shopped to Other Networks

USA has cancelled Shooter after three seasons. “The cancellation comes after a steep drop in ratings, with the show’s third season averaging currently a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 738,000 viewers per episode.” The show could end at Paramount Network.

The Tommyknockers Situation Cleared Up

James Wan is not directing The Tommyknockers remake film. Wan is producing the film with Jeremy Slater writing the screenplay for the film.

Sexy Beast TV Series Prequel Being Developed

The origins of the three main characters from the film Sexy Beast will be explored in the currently developing prequel TV series. The characters in question are: Don Logan, Gal Dove, and Teddy Bass.

The plot of the Sexy Beast prequel TV series:

The proposed prequel will be set in the ’90s when Gal and Don were partners working for Teddy. Deadline’s description of the series suggests that Gal will meet his future wife, DeeDee, while “descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990’s.”

Outlander: Season 4 Premiere Date Announced

Season 4 of Outlander will premiere on Starz on November 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Disney Says No to Rehiring James Gunn

After director James Gunn met with Disney’s chairman Alan Horn in the hopes of a possible rehire, Disney has reaffirmed their decision to fire James Gunn. Marvel president Kevin Feige, who wasn’t in attendance at the meeting, stands by the no rehire decision as well.

Anne with an E Renewed for a Third Season

The TV series based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables has been renewed for a third season by Netflix and CBC. Season Three will premiere in 2019.

The Royals Cancelled After Three Seasons

The Royals has been cancelled by E! after three seasons.

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