Hannibal (the series) writer Nick Antosca is teaming with Amblin Television to develop the series The Disappearance for Starz. The series is a thriller about a child who returns home after being missing for 7 years, and the horrific events that occur near the time of his return.
Ben Afleck and Matt Damon have partnered with SyFy on the series Incorporated, a futuristic espionage series about large corporations, and a man who plans to beat the system.
AMC and the UK’s Channel 4 are producing a a US/British remake of the Swedish science fiction series Humans, about robotic servants called “synths”. The cast includes William Hurt (A History of Violence), Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (Zombi U), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Neil Maskell (Utopia), and Gemma Chan (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit).
The CW is plotting a TV series remake of the 2006 film The Illusionist.
12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen is teaming up with HBO to produce Codes of Conduct, about a young African American with a mysterious past who enters New York’s high society. Newcomer Devon Terrell will play the lead character Beverly Snow.
Mena Suvari is set to star in WE tv’s South of Hell, whose pilot episode will be directed by infamous horror helmer Eli Roth. The series will follow a demon hunter for hire.
Prolific Film and TV writer David S. Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins, Constantine, DaVinci’s Demons) will be adapting Peter Straub’s 1980 fantasy book Shadowland for NBC. The story follows 2 young boys staying with one of their uncles, a famous stage magician and possible sorcerer, for the weekend.
Lastly, Zach Braff is directing a dark comedy series for MTV titled Self Promotion. Self Promotion stars Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing), Brian Jordan Alvarez (Herpes Boy), Ben Bledsoe (Riddle), and Derek Goh (Eye Candy).