NILSEN REPORT – Jonah Daniels is a 17 year old residing in Verona Cove, California who is grieving the sudden death of his father. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind. But things begin to change when Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town enters into their lives. The plot for this upcoming feature film is an interesting one indeed and with a set crew and cast, ‘When we Collided’ (as it is named) is set to commence its filming soon. Joining the cast for this upcoming feature film are Laura Marano, Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell.
Laura Marano is a popular actress/ singer whose works include, ‘The Royal Treatment’ which premiered in 2022 and was directed by Rick Jacobson, ‘A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish’ which starred Cassandra Naud, Gregg Sulkin and more, ‘The War with Grandpa’ which premiered in 2020 and ‘The Perfect Date’ which was directed by Chris Nelson. Lucy Hale is an established actress who gained international stardom through her portrayal of Aria in ‘Pretty Little Liars’. Her other popular works include, ‘The Hating Game’, ‘A Nice Girl Like You’, ‘Fantasy Island’ and ‘Scream IV’. Austin Stowell is another popular star who starred opposite to Lucy Hale in ‘The Hating Game’. His other known works include, ‘Swallow’ which premiered in 2019 and ‘Keep Breathing’ which was created by Martin Gero and Brendan Gall, to name a few.
‘When We Collided’ was originally a novel composed by Emery Lord in 2016. The book was well received upon its release with a rating of 3.8/5 on Goodreads. Ireland, is to serve as the primary filming location for the upcoming project. Vanessa Marano will be directing the film adaptation of ‘When We Collided’ while Christina Mengert will be composing the screenplay. Vanessa Marano is a popular actress whose works include, ‘Switched at Birth’ which ran for 5 seasons, ‘The Royal Treatment’ which starred Mena Massoud and Laura Marrano, ‘This Is the Year’ which was directed by David Henry and more. The upcoming feature film will possibly be Vannesa Marano’s directorial debut. Christina Mengert is a known artist whose works include, ‘The Last Keepers’ and ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’ among others.
Brick Lane Entertainment will be taking up the development of ‘When we Collide’ alongside Hush Hush Entertainment with producers, Todd Slater, Brandon Evans, Ellen Marano and Claude Dal Farra joining the crew.
I have just added over 300 screen captures from Stratton into the photo gallery.
Screen captures from seasons 3 and 4 of The Secret Life of the American Teenager have been added into the photo gallery. Head over and check them out!
Screen captures from the series “Public Morals” have been added into the photo gallery.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The series based on Lisa Taddeo’s bestseller was developed at Showtime, who dropped the drama as part of Chris McCarthy’s efforts to lean more into the franchise model.
Showtime’s loss is Starz’s gain.
Lionsgate-backed premium cabler Starz is rescuing Three Women, the Shailene Woodley-fronted drama that Showtime dropped following Chris McCarthy’s arrival at the network. Sources say the series was shopped to multiple outlets, including HBO and Amazon, before landing at Starz.
Reps for Starz declined comment.
Paramount Global-owned Showtime originally snagged rights to the book in 2019 following a fierce bidding war. Showtime, then under David Nevins’ oversight, handed out a straight-to-series order to the drama which was eyed to premiere in 2022.
Following Nevins’ departure from Paramount Global, McCarthy was given oversight of Showtime and last week announced a rebranding of the network to Paramount+ With Showtime with an emphasis on franchises. Those plans were further revealed Monday with multiple Dexter and Billions offshoots in various stages of development.
Three Women becomes the latest castoff scripted series to land at Starz. The Jeff Hirsch-led cabler also recently picked up season two of the Lionsgate TV-produced comedy Minx after HBO Max reversed plans for a second season. The first and unaired second season, the latter of which was only days away from wrapping production, will both be available on Starz.
Woodley, DeWanda Wise, Betty Gilpin and Blair Underwood star in Three Women. Taddeo and Laura Eason (Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, House of Cards) executive produce with Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum. Louise Friedberg (Y: The Last Man, Borgen) will direct and exec produce the first two episodes. Production on the series has already been completed.
Three Women joins a scripted roster at Starz that also includes Outlander and its prequel, P-Valley, the Power franchise, Blindspotting, Heels, Hightown and the Party Down revival, among others.
Dumping already completed shows has become an increasingly popular yet depressing way for networks (like AMC) and streaming platforms (including HBO Max) alike to cut costs and take advantage of tax write-offs.
The photo gallery has just been updated with screen captures from the past few episodes of “A Friend of the Family”.
Screen captures from Austin’s appearance in the first two of three episodes of the Peacock limited series “A Friend of the Family” have been added into the photo gallery.
Austin attended the world premiere of Peacock’s limited series “A Friend of the Family” last night in New York and photos from the premiere have just been added into the photo gallery.
The true story of the abduction and abuse of Jan Broberg from the ages of 12-16 premieres October 6th only on Peacock and stars Colin Hanks, Jake Lacy, McKenna Grace, and Anna Paquin.
I’ve updated the photo gallery with an on set photo, along with more production stills from the Netflix limited series!