Philip Seymour Hoffman

Seymour Hoffman’s Showtime series in doubt after death

The Showtime series actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was working on before his death yesterday looks likely to be shelved. The Capote actor’s untimely passing means future of Happyish is unclear just two weeks after CBS-owned Showtime announced the 10-part series at the TCA tour. Seymour Hoffman, considered among the finest movie actors of his generation, […]

Showtime orders Dominic West, Philip Seymour Hoffman series

CBS-owned US cable net Showtime has ordered two new scripted projects, The Affair and Happyish. Half-hour comedy Happyish is billed as “a dark examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place”. Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) stars as a middle-aged man dealing […]

Showtime plots Seymour Hoffman series and Time of Death

US cable channel Showtime is working on a new comedy pilot starring Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and a doc series about people facing imminent death. Further news coming out of Showtime sees the CBS-owned channel scoring an overall two-year dealwith Dexter showrunner Scott Buck. Hoffman’s pilot, titled Trending Down is billed as a “blistering […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

Entertainment One gets on board Philip Seymour Hoffman’s HBO show Upstate

Entertainment One (eOne) has become a coproduction partner on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s upcoming HBO series Upstate. The series, about a prison officer in the US, will be made by Seymour Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions and eOne. Michael Rosenberg will executive produce for eOne, which has previously worked with HBO on the Alexander Payne comedy series […]