Carlton Cuse


Lost’s Carlton Cuse signs multiyear deal with ABC

The former executive producer and showrunner of Lost, Carlton Cuse, is returning to ABC through a multiyear deal. Cuse will develop new projects through his company Genre Arts, where he will be creating and collaborating with other writers for network, cable and streaming platforms. Genre Arts will be based on the Disney Studios lot, and […]

Amazon brings drama with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Amazon Prime Video has given the greenlight to a TV adaptation of the Tom Clancy-created Jack Ryan novel character. John Krasinski (American Office) will play the titular character in Jack Ryan, which will run to ten episodes. Alec Bladwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all played movie adaptations of Ryan. Skydance Television […]

Sky buys US drama Colony

Sky’s latest US drama acquisition is Colony, the futuristic drama from Lost co-creator Carlton Cuse. Cuse created the show with Ryan Condal (Hercules). Set in the near future, it follows a family struggling to survive in a Los Angeles that has been occupied by a mysterious military force. Legendary, the independent US studio recently acquired […]

Legendary status

Former Sony TV sales boss Michael Grindon tells Jesse Whittock how Legendary Television’s emerging international sales division can offer an alternative to the Hollywood studios. Despite being the LA production studio behind The Hangover movie franchise, Legendary Entertainment’s push into television has been anything but lethargic. Less than a year since former Sony Pictures Television […]

Netflix nets exclusive global rights to The Returned remake

Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to The Returned, the US remake of French drama Les Revenants, from FremantleMedia International. The deal marks the first time the US-listed streaming service will have premiere rights an acquired drama on its services around the world. The series has been commissioned by US cable net A&E, which will […]

News brief: FX orders Guillermo del Toro drama series

FX has ordered Strain, a thirteen-part original series based upon the vampire book series by Guillermo del Toro. The series will follow a doctor heading up a disease control unit as a mysterious virus breaks out, infecting people with an ancient strain of vampirism. Production starts in Toronto next month and the US cable net […]

Del Toro’s Strain gets FX treatment

Feature film director Guillermo del Toro and Lost producer Carlton Cuse are working on a TV adaptation of The Strain, the former’s best-selling vampire novel series. The TV series, also titled The Strain, will go to air on US cable channel FX in July 2014. FX Productions is attached to create the 13-episode show, which […]