Five Episode Arcs for Trent Reznor’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Show


As reported earlier, Trent Reznor is adapting the Nine Inch Nails concept album Year Zero as a science fiction television show for HBO and BBC.

Released in 2007, Year Zero was created by Trent and Co. as a rallying cry against both the Bush administration and the overall fucked-up state of the world at that time. But with George W. Bush and his cronies now long gone, who can Reznor turn to for villainous inspiration for his upcoming series? Enter: The Tea Party.

After the jump are five potential story arcs for the Year Zero television show, updated and reimagined for 2010.


Sam Raimi Sells Three New Shows to Three Major Networks


Sam Raimi’s production company has sold three new television shows to ABC, CBS, and Fox. Learn about the new shows (a police procedural, law drama, and sci-fi series) in our report.

According to a Deadline report, Spider-Man director Sam Raimi and producing partner Joshua Donen have sold three hour-long projects to Fox, ABC, and CBS through their production company
, Stars Road Entertainment.

The three new series – which are all produced by Sony TV – represent three of the most popular television genres: the police procedural, the law drama, and a high-concept sci-fi show. Stars Road Entertainment’s TV Head Tom Zotnowski played a major role in bringing each project to fruition.


Kelley close to ‘Wonder Woman’ deal


Will “Wonder Woman” morph into a quirky Boston lawyer?

In an unlikely matchup, David E. Kelley is close to signing on to adapt a new TV version of the classic DC comic book character.

Warner Bros. TV, where Kelley is now based, will serve as studio. No deal has been finalized, but Kelley could soon be at work sketching out a modern take of Wonder Woman on one of his yellow legal pads.

“Wonder Woman” is part of a long list of other DC comics to be adapted for TV via owner Warner Bros., including the CW’s “Smallville.”

“Wonder Woman,” of course, ran for a period in the 1970s, first on ABC, and then on CBS. That version actually began as a 1974 TV movie, starring Cathy Lee Crosby in the role. Lynda Carter then took over in a series of “The New Original Wonder Woman” specials, followed by the regular series.

Warner Bros. last tried to revive “Wonder Woman” for TV in 1998, when NBC developed a script from Deborah Joy LeVine (and with helmer James Frawley attached to direct). That project didn’t make it far in the development process.


So we have more info on the possible new Wonder Woman tv show, and on Sam Raimi’s tv shows as well as Trent Reznor’s project. What do you think of today’s tv news? I think Trent Reznor’s project sounds awesome; I’ve always loved his work in NiN.

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