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Elizabeth Olsen to Star in ‘Love and Death’ Limited Series at HBO Max

If grieving over the loss of her synthezoid husband in WandaVision wasn’t enough, Elizabeth Olsen is about to face even more neighborhood woes in a new HBO Max limited series called Love and Death. Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles called “Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II” from Texas Monthly, the series follows two churchgoing couples in a small town in Texas whose lives take a dark turn when someone ...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Thriller, Nicole Kidman, Scott Brown, Elizabeth Olsen, Elizabeth, Nicole, Lionsgate Television, Texas Monthly, Saari, Kevin Beggs, David E. Kelley

HBO Max Orders Love and Death Starring Elizabeth Olsen

  HBO Max has ordered the limited series Love and Death starring Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) as real-life Texas killer Candy Montgomery. It’s based upon the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by Jim Atkinson and Joe Bob Briggs, plus articles from Texas Monthly. The logline for the series is, “Two church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.” RELATED: Interview: Jacqueline Pereda Talks HBO Short Generation ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Nicole Kidman, Scott Brown, TV News, Streaming, Elisabeth Moss, Elizabeth Olsen, Elizabeth, Nicole, Lesli Linka Glatter, Aubrey, Alexander Skarsgard

John Wick Prequel The Continental Puts Young Winston Front and Center

As fans drool with anticipation for the fourth installment of John Wick, Keanu Reeves and Lionsgate TV look to expand the Wick universe. There were talks about developing television shows connected to the films back in 2017, but Lionsgate TV chairman Kevin Beggs finally confirmed a prequel spinoff series about hitman…Read more...
Tags: Science, John Wick, Lionsgate TV, Kevin Beggs, John Wick Keanu Reeves, Continental Puts Young Winston Front

Is the Saw Franchise Ready for the Small Screen? Lionsgate Thinks So

Lionsgate Television is jumping into the streaming competition, and they plan to come out swinging. The studio is exploring the possibility of a Saw television show. The Saw films were a huge financial success at the box office, and are looking to duplicate that for the small screen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Films, Chris Rock, Samuel L Jackson, Lionsgate Television, Spiral, SAW, Lionsgate Films, James Wan, Kevin Beggs, Blindspotting, Leigh Wannell, Cinema of the United States, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture

‘Saw’ and ‘American Psycho’ TV Series in the Works From Lionsgate

Lionsgate TV is dipping into their film library with the hopes of creating some new series. Both Saw and American Psycho TV shows are in the works, and while details are so slim they might as well be non-existent, horror fans will want to take note. Both of these titles actually have plenty of potential for the TV format – Saw can be turned into an ongoing series full of different traps and mysteries, while the American Psycho source material – Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel – is episo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Lionsgate Television, Bret Easton Ellis, Patrick Bateman, Lionsgate TV, SAW, Film to TV, Lionsgate Films, Kevin Beggs, Beggs, American-Psycho

Lionsgate Confirms American Psycho TV Show, ‘Exploring’ Saw Options

It has been 21 years since the theatrical release of Mary Harron’s cult classic American Psycho, and now Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs has confirmed that the studio is currently in the process of developing a TV series adaptation of the Christian Bale-led black comedy slasher movie. Speaking with Deadline, Beggs also went on to tease the potential TV spinoff of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw franchise, revealing that it’s one of the many titles they’re planning to explore for te...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Christian Bale, Leigh Whannell, Chris Rock, David Fincher, Tobin Bell, Patrick, Lionsgate Television, Bret Easton Ellis, Chloe Sevigny, Patrick Bateman, Lionsgate TV, Mary Harron, American Psycho, ComingSoon

‘The Continental’ Plot Details: The ‘John Wick’ Prequel Show Will Focus on Young Winston

Ian McShane has said he will not be reprising his role as assassin hotel owner Winston in The Continental, the John Wick TV series that’s been in development for years at Lionsgate and Starz. But though McShane won’t be in it, his character definitely will be. Kevin Beggs, the chairman of Lionsgate TV, has revealed that The Continental is going to be a John Wick prequel that follows a younger version of Winston in the 1970s and explores “the origins of The Continental” hotel itself. And it soun...
Tags: Television, Movies, Lionsgate, Youtube, New York City, Sequels, Starz, Keanu Reeves, Continental, Ian Mcshane, Reeves, Wayne, Wick, WINSTON, John Wick, McShane

Oprah, Lionsgate & Nikole Hannah-Jones Developing 1619 Project Into Films & TV

Oprah, Lionsgate & Nikole Hannah-Jones Developing 1619 Project Into Films & TV Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times have chosen global content leader Lionsgate to be the home for a wide-ranging partnership to develop Hannah-Jones’ landmark issue of The New York Times Magazine, The 1619 Project, and hit NYT podcast, 1619, into an expansive portfolio of feature films, television series and other content for a global audience. PB ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Senate, America, United States, New York Times, The Times, Smithsonian, TV News, Oprah Winfrey, Penguin Random House, New York Times Magazine, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Hannah Jones, Winfrey

Debra Messing to Star in Comedy Series East Wing for Starz

Debra Messing to Star in Comedy Series East Wing for Starz Starz has announced that Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash) will executive produce and star in the network’s new series in development East Wing. The half-hour comedy is created and written by Ali Wentworth (Nightcap, Jerry Maguire), who will also appear in the series alongside Messing, and Liz Tuccillo (Divorce, Sex and the City). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, White House, Ronald Reagan, TV News, Starz, Ali, Liz, Debra Messing, Ali Wentworth, Hollis, Golden Globe, Nancy Reagan, Debra, Liz Tuccillo

Starz Picks Up Re-Imagined Step Up Series From Lionsgate TV

Starz Picks Up Re-Imagined Step Up Series From Lionsgate TV Starz has ordered a new season of the Step Up dance drama series from creator and executive producer Holly Sorenson and Lionsgate Television. With a new premium approach, the series will feature many popular characters from previous seasons of the series, while expanding the scope and storytelling as a 10-episode Starz Original series. “Holly and her team have created a new and dynamic iteration of the series that captures the hallma...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Atlanta, Dubai, Davis, TV News, Naya Rivera, Starz, Channing Tatum, Step Up, Erin, Jenna Dewan, Jennifer Gibgot, Holly, Bill Brown

Lionsgate TV Chairman Kevin Beggs on Streamers and TV’s ‘Platinum Era’

ROME – Over the course of two decades in the industry, Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs has witnessed the ups and downs of a business that has frequently found itself confronting both dizzying new possibilities as well as existential threats. But these days the veteran exec, who oversees the development of all scripted and non-scripted content […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Global, Rome, Markets & Festivals, Mia, Lionsgate Television, Lionsgate TV, Kevin Beggs

Lionsgate TV Ups Lee Hollin to Head of Current Programming

Lionsgate has promoted one of its leading TV execs. Lee Hollin, who joined Lionsgate as SVP in 2018, has been named head of current programming for Lionsgate Television Group. The news was announced by Lionsgate TV Group Chairman Kevin Beggs, to whom he will continue to report. Hollin is responsible for overseeing Lionsgate’s slate of […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, SVP, Lionsgate TV, Dear White People, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate TV Group, Hollin, Florida Girls, Lee Hollin, Lionsgate TV Ups Lee Hollin

Orange Is the New Black Sequel Could Happen at Lionsgate TV

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Orange Is the New Black sequel could happen at Lionsgate TV Following last month’s report on the cancellation of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Lionsgate Television is currently having discussions with creator Jenji Kohan about the Emmy winning comedy drama’s potential sequel. “We’re really proud of the long run that Orange Is the New Black had,” Lionsgate TV’ Group’s chairman Kevin Beggs said. “It remains one of Netflix’s most-w...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Netflix, TV News, Jenji Kohan, Lionsgate Television, New Black, Lionsgate TV, New Black Season, Piper Kerman, Jenji, Kevin Beggs, Litchfield Penitentiary, DALE SOULES

‘Orange is the New Black’ Sequel Show Being Considered at Lionsgate

Orange is the New Black was one of Netflix’s first big original TV hits, but after a disappointing sixth season, the show is coming to an end with season seven. But that may not be the last we see of Piper, Alex, Suzanne, and Taystee. The chairman of Lionsgate TV Group revealed today that the company is considering a possible Orange is the New Black sequel series. Read more about it below. The Hollywood Reporter was on the phone with Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs during an investme...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, Netflix, Sequels, Broadway, Adaptation, New Mexico, Carol, Jenji Kohan, Hollywood Reporter, New Black, Saul

Netlfix’s Orange Is the New Black to End With Season 7

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netlfix’s Orange Is the New Black to end with season 7 According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has officially announced that the upcoming seventh season of their Emmy winning comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black will be the show’s final season, which is scheduled to premiere in 2019. Meanwhile, some of the main cast also took to Twitter to confirm the announcement with a video message posted in the series’ official account. Check out the video below! “After s...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Netflix, TV News, Litchfield, Jenji Kohan, New Black, New Black Season, TV Premiere Dates, Brianna Hildebrand, Piper Kerman, Cindy Holland, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs

“Orange Is the New Black” Will End After Season 7 in 2019

Fans of Orange Is the New Black will be saying their goodbyes in 2019, because Netflix has announced that the show will end after Season 7 premieres next year.Netflix officially made the announcement with a heartfelt video of the cast bidding their loyal fans goodbye.Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #OITNB— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018 “Hey y’all, we got some news,” Danielle Brooks (Tasty) says to the camera, before Taylor Schill...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Hollywood, Television, Entertainment, Lionsgate, Netflix, New York Times, Showtime, Pop Culture, Jazz, House Of Cards, Orange, Laverne Cox, Litchfield, Oitnb, Jenji Kohan

Common Inks Overall Deal with Lionsgate Television Group

Common inks overall deal with Lionsgate Television Group Lionsgate has signed an overall television deal with Oscar and Emmy winner Common (Selma) and his Freedom Road Productions to develop and produce new television series, it was announced today by Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. The agreement expands Lionsgate’s relationship with Common, who starred in installments of the company’s John Wick and Now You See Me hit film franchises. Common’s additional film credits include ...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Selma, Showtime, Oscar, TV News, Emmy, Ava Duvernay, Keanu Reeves, Warner Brothers, Common, Dexter, Lionsgate Television, Nina, John Wick, Justin Simien

Lionsgate Signs Faith-Based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Filmmakers to First-Look Deal

In an expansion in the faith-based market, Lionsgate has signed a film and television first-look deal with Andrew and Jon Erwin and producing partner Kevin Downes, the team behind “I Can Only Imagine.” The announcement was made Thursday by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake and Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. As part of […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Erwin Brothers, Andrew, Jon Erwin, Kevin Downes, Kevin Beggs, Joe Drake, I Can Only Imagine, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Television Group

The State of Lionsgate TV

Lionsgate Television has been riding the peak TV wave for the past few years with a growing slate of shows produced for myriad outlets. Now that the Starz pay-TV group has been acquired by Lionsgate, the TV division’s roster is expanding still more with the goal of using Starz as the launch pad for programs […]
Tags: Lionsgate, Features, Starz, Lionsgate Television, MIPTV, Lionsgate TV, Kevin Beggs, State of Lionsgate TV

Lionsgate TV Partners with Paul Feig to Develop New Shows

Lionsgate TV partners with Paul Feig to develop new shows Lionsgate TV‘s Chairman Kevin Beggs has announced that they are partnering with the three-time Emmy-nominated writer/director and DGA Award winner, Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, The Office) alongside his producing partner Jessie Henderson to create scripted and unscripted series and formats for the Lionsgate Television Group through Feigco Entertainment. Lionsgate’s relationship with Feig in the television business already includes the ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Office, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, TV News, Paul Feig, Joel Mchale, Jackie, Anderson, Henderson, PAUL, Blake, Kevin, Lionsgate Television

Nashville Season 6 to be the Final Season

Nashville Season 6 to be the final season Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment announced today that Nashville Season 6 will be the final season. Nashville Season 6 premieres on Thursday, January 4 at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. The 16-episode final season will air in two parts, with the finale airing this summer. “All of us on Nashville are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters,” said executive producer Mars...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, TV News, Nashville, Hulu, CMT, Emmy Golden Globe, SVOD, Steve Buchanan, TV Premiere Dates, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs, Ed Zwick, Callie Khouri, Marshall Herskovitz

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Kingkiller Chronicle Series Lands at Showtime

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Kingkiller Chronicle series lands at Showtime Showtime has announced they’ve picked up the previously in-development The Kingkiller Chronicle TV series, which has Pulitzer Prize, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to executive produce. Acclaimed producer John Rogers (Leverage, The Player) is serving as showrunner. Miranda will also compose music for the series, which is based on Patrick Rothfuss’s global bestselling contemporary fantasy tri...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Showtime, TV News, Miranda, Lin Manuel Miranda, John Rogers, Patrick Rothfuss, SHOWTIME SHOWTIME, Pat Rothfuss, ComingSoon, Movie News, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs, Gary Levine

Supernatural Spy Thriller The Rook Coming to Starz

Supernatural spy thriller The Rook coming to Starz Starz President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today that Starz has picked up the supernatural spy thriller The Rook, produced by a ground-breaking partnership between Lionsgate and Liberty Global. The Rook is a premium series executive produced by Twilight Saga creator Stephenie Meyer, with Stephen Garrett serving as showrunning Executive Producer. The announcement was part of Starz’s presentation to the Television Crit...
Tags: UK, TV, London, Movies, Lionsgate, Britain, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Virgin Media, Meyer, Sam, Stephen, Liberty Global, Tca, Albrecht

Lionsgate to Develop ‘Jerusalem’ as First U.K. TV Series

Lionsgate Television U.K. has acquired the rights to non-fiction novel “Jerusalem” to develop the best-seller as its first series. It will be developed by Steve November, Lionsgate’s creative director of U.K. television, in collaboration with Lionsgate’s U.S. creative team. Lionsgate will produce and act as global distributor, including in the U.S. and U.K., for the... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Lionsgate, Global, Jerusalem, Production, Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television U K, Steve November Lionsgate, U K television

Laura Kennedy Named COO, Lionsgate TV Group

Laura Kennedy has been promoted to COO of Lionsgate Television Group. In her new role, Kennedy will oversee operations, strategy, and planning for Lionsgate’s TV division, and will continue to be in charge of TV-related mergers and acquisitions. She will report to Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “Laura has been instrumental in helping us... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Lionsgate, Kennedy, Laura, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs, Laura Kennedy, COO Lionsgate TV Group

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Produce and Create Music for Kingkiller Chronicle

Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce and create music for The Kingkiller Chronicle Lionsgate announced today that multi-award winning actor, composer, rapper and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton,” is partnering with “The Kingkiller Chronicle” author Pat Rothfuss to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film and television series adaptations of the best-selling franchise book trilogy with an option to be involved in future ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, New York City, Broadway, TV News, Miranda, Hamilton, Pat, Robert, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony, West Side Story, Lin, Wesleyan University, New York Times Best

Candy Crush Game Show is Coming to CBS

Candy Crush game show is coming to CBS CBS has ordered Candy Crush, a new one-hour, live-action game show series based on the globally-renowned mobile game franchise. CBS, Lionsgate and King will join together on the new Candy Crush game show created and executive produced by Matt Kunitz that will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by Lionsgate. In the game Candy Crush Saga, players match colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win poin...
Tags: Games, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, TV News, Cbs, King, Candy Crush, Matt, Matt Kunitz, Levin, CBS Television Studios, Candy Crush Saga, TV Premiere Dates, Video Game News, CBS Television Distribution

Lionsgate Offers Confident Outlook for ‘Divergent’ TV Spinoff: ‘There’s a Tremendous Fandom’

Lionsgate executives are bullish on the transition of its “Divergent” movie franchise into television as a solid idea that’s already attracted a dozen potential buyers. CEO Jon Feltheimer and TV Group Chair Kevin Beggs said Thursday that the studio is planning on a TV movie that would lead into a first season of 10 to... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Lionsgate, Film, Divergent, Jon Feltheimer, Kevin Beggs

YouTube Red have bought their first big series based on the Step Up film series

A spin-off series based on the hit dance film series Step Up will be YouTube’s first big budget show for their paid service. YouTube Red, YouTube’s recently introduced paid subscription tier, has been rolling out various bits of original content exclusively on their new subscription service since February this year. The YouTube Red originals have so been varied but rooted in YouTube’s creator driven origins, starring popular YouTubers. Now YouTube are expanding out into their first high budget...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Australia, Youtube, Films, US, Dance, Channing Tatum, Step Up, Series, Original, Youtube Red, Youtubers, Daniels

Step Up Franchise to Continue as Scripted YouTube Series

The Step Up franchise will continue as a scripted YouTube series YouTube and Lionsgate today announced plans to continue the Step Up franchise as the first original scripted series on YouTube Red. YouTube has ordered a full season of the dance drama, based on the film franchise that has grossed more than $650 million at the global box office. Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original Step Up franchise films, will executive produce the series, along with...
Tags: TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Channing Tatum, Step Up, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jenna, Milton, Channing, YouTube Red YouTube, Susanne Daniels, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs, Meredith Milton