While many wonder about whether or not superhero fatigue will settle in, or if the tentpole bubble will eventually burst, the so-called Golden Age of television we’re experiencing at the moment shows no sign of relenting. And there are new shows on the horizon that have some great talent getting behind camera, which has even more folks excited for what’s to come.
First up, Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo,” “Never Let Me Go“) has revealed on Twitter that he’s helming an episode of the Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger produced “Vinyl.” We’ve already seen one trailer for the series that will take viewers to the ’70s-era sex- and drug-addled music business as seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. HBO is set to debut this in 2016 and we already can’t wait.
Meanwhile, THR reveals that Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said,” “Please Give“) is headed to Amazon to direct the pilot for Tig Notaro‘s brewing comedy. There are some heavy hitters behind this one with Diablo Cody co-writing the script, and Louis C.K. producing alongside Notaro and Cody. Here’s the logline of the show:
Tig Notaro has just recovered from an abdominal disease that has left her gaunt, wasted, exhausted and pretty much stripped of everything except her finely honed sense of the absurd. Abruptly summoned home to Pass Christian, Miss., to take her ailing mother off life support, Tig finds herself dealing with her clingy girlfriend, her dysfunctional Gulf Coast family and the loss of the one person who held everything together.
Holofcener recently had her schedule clear up after Julianne Moore exited “Can You Ever Forgive Me” over creative differences. The film was supposed to start shooting last month, and while Variety reported a replacement was being sought, no one has been found just yet. But hey, landing on a hotly touted new comedy project is not a bad place to be, but let’s hope Holofcener’s feature kicks back to life soon.
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