NCIS actor Mark Harmon is developing a new series at The CW that would follow a young William Shakespeare in his adventures with the supernatural titled Shakespeare’s Sisters. The series would involve a feud between 3 witches (likely a reference to the Weird Sisters in Macbeth) and the Queen of England.
SyFy is producing a mini series of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel Childhood’s End. Now the mini series has found an Overlord Ambassador in Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance. Dance will be playing Karellen, the first overlord to make direct contact with the inhabitants of Earth. Childhood’s End tells the story of an Earth visited by an alien race, called the Overlords, who help foster the next development in mankind’s evolution.
Stephen Spielberg has cast the titular role of his TV adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG (big friendly giant). Mark Rylance has been cast as the BFG in the series, a giant who befriends an orphan girl and helps to defend her and her land from a race of man-eating giants.
MTV has officially given a 10 episode order for Scream, a TV adaptation of the 1996 Wes Craven horror film.
Lastly, Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming adventure epic Marco Polo, and it looks good.