• TNT Executive Explains ‘Snowpiercer' Showrunner Shuffle

    10 days ago - By Slash Film

    One year ago, TNT ordered a series based on Snowpiercer , the French comic that was adapted into a movie by director Bong Joon-ho. Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson directed the pilot and Avatar 2 writer Josh Friedman signed on to run the show, but just weeks later, both Derrickson and Friedman were out. Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson is now running Snowpiercer .
    TNT president Kevin Reilly gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association and /Film was able to ask him to provide insight into the Snowpiercer showrunner change.
    “Quite often when you have a...
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  • TNT Chief Kevin Reilly Addresses ‘Snowpiercer' Showrunner Changes As Sci-Fi Drama Nears TX Date - TCA

    TNT Chief Kevin Reilly Addresses ‘Snowpiercer' Showrunner Changes As Sci-Fi Drama Nears TX Date - TCA

    10 days ago - By Deadline

    Kevin Reilly has addressed the showrunner changes behind long-gestating sci-fi drama Snowpiercer .
    The Chief Creative Officer of Turner Entertainment, who is also president of TNT , said that the Jennifer Connelly-fronted drama should soon see the light of day and that the network is "just playing with the timing of when it airs".
    He also addressed the showrunner changes at the show, which is produced by ITV-backed Tomorrow Studios, Turner's Studio T, along with CJ...
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  • Kevin Reilly Talks ‘Snowpiercer' Problems, Blames Original Showrunner's Lack of TV Experience

    10 days ago - By The Wrap

    Turner boss Kevin Reilly addressed the troubled production of TNT's upcoming “Snowpiercer” adaptation.
    The adaptation of the Bong Joon Ho's 2014 film was picked up more than a year ago, but has been derailed by behind scenes the drama, including director and showrunner changes. The upcoming series still does not have a premiere date or shown any footage.
    “We had a pilot that was really promising with some creative people behind it,” Reilly said Monday during the television critics association press tour. “In that case it was a filmmaker who hadn't really done television before; mounting a...
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