Shawn Ryan

Sky buys CBS cop drama S.W.A.T.

UK satcaster Sky has acquired rights to Shemar Moore cop drama vehicle S.W.A.T., which launched recently on CBS, TBI has learned. Sky closed a deal with producer and distributor Sony Pictures Television for the US drama this week, and takes first-run rights in the UK. The Fox-backed satellite TV operator, which yesterday indicated it plans […]

AMC turns David Carr memoir into drama

US cable channel AMC and Sony Pictures Television are turning late journalist David Carr’s memoir, The Night of the Gun, into a six-part miniseries. Bob Odenkirk is attached to play Carr, the New York journalist who turned his battle with drugs and experiences as a leading New York Times columnist into a brutal book. Odenkirk […]

Amazon lands US Mad Dogs remake

Amazon Prime Instant Video has reportedly landed the US remake of BSkyB drama Mad Dogs. Left Bank Pictures, the UK-based Sony Pictures Television prodco, is to coproduce a pilot of the scripted format with its parent studio, according to Deadline. This will be part of Amazon’s latest round of piloted projects season, which effectively hands […]

Exclusive: Shawn Ryan in talks to revive Terriers via Kickstarter

Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield and executive producer of forthcoming ABC drama Last Resort, is in talks to produce a two hour movie based on cancelled FX comedy drama Terriers through crowd funding site Kickstarter. He would become the most high profile TV producer to raise funds through the nascent funding service. The show […]

Shawn Ryan to remake Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop is set to be remade for the small screen after Eddie Murphy partnered with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan to pitch the series.   The remake is being shopped to US broadcast networks as part of the 2012/13 development season and follows the son of Murphy’s Detroit detective Axel Foley in Los […]