The Truman Show and Narc TV Series in Development at Paramount
Jim Carrey starred in director Peter Weir's The Truman Show, which centered on a man who is unaware that his entire life is being recorded live for a massive reality television show. Everyone in his life, from his wife (Laura Linney) to his best friend (Noah Emmerich) are hired actors playing their part in a state-of-the-art studio that encompasses the fictional town of Seahaven. No details were given for the series, except that it will be a re-imagining of the film. It isn't known if director Peter Weir or screenwriter Andrew Niccol will be involved in any capacity.
Narc director Joe Carnahan will write and direct the pilot episode for this new series based on his crime thriller, which starred Jason Patric as a cop investigating the murder of an undercover narcotics officer.
Other projects included in this development slate include an adaptation of Caleb Carr's best-selling novel The Alienist, which will be produced by Anonymous Content (True Detective), a limited series based on A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer-winning biography of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh and an adaptation of Peter Moffat's BBC series The Village.
Here's what new Paramount TV president Amy Powell had to say in a brief statement.
"While we are just getting started, there has been a terrific amount of momentum at Paramount TV as we look to develop new ideas as well as harness some of the studio's most iconic titles."
Also included in the slate are previously-announced projects such as the Ghost TV adaptation and a TV tie-in to the upcoming Terminator: Genesis. We reported in November that Ghost will be written by Fringe's Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. The Terminator: Genesis TV project was first announced in December, which will follow a crucial moment from 1984's The Terminator timeline, taking the story in a completely new direction than the movie. Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class) will write the pilot script and executive produce.