Jeff Daniels

Showtime orders Rust Belt drama with Jeff Daniels

US cabler Showtime has made a straight-to-series order for a drama based on Philipp Meyer’s debut novel American Rust, with Godless star Jeff Daniels starring and exec producing. Rust will be written by Dan Futterman (Capote) and co-produced with Liberty Global-backed Platform One Media, which is headed up by CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh. The family […]

HBO kills True Blood, renews The Newsroom

HBO has decided to end vampire series True Blood’s run after its upcoming seventh season. The new ten-episode season will go out on the US premium cable network next summer. The sixth season ended last month having garnered strong ratings. “True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, […]