Steve McPherson

ABC Family drama apes Amanda Knox story

Disney-ABC Television Group-owned ABC Family has greenlit pilot production of a drama clearly based on the recent case of American murder suspect Amanda Knox. Guilt will be a one-hour soap billed as a “sophisticated, sexy and suspenseful crime epic” in which a female American student in London becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder […]

News brief: Starz making US version of Italian mob series

US cable net Starz has greenlit a local version of Italian mob drama Romanzo Criminale. The Italian series was made by Cattleya for Sky Italia. Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight will serve as showrunner and Lionsgate will produce. Former ABC boss Steve McPherson will exec produce. The US version of the show will move the […]