MTV has ordered an animated pilot presentation for half-hour comedy Fancy Bastards (wt) with Brittany Snow, Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne among the cast. Jason Micallef and Kristen Schall are executive producing alongside Underground’s Josh Turner McGuire and Trevor Engelson. Price Peterson, Ryan Sandoval and Lily Sparks wrote the pilot and also serve as executive producers. Titmouse is the studio. In Fancy Bastards, a small town is shocked to learn its five most awkward outcasts all share the same father – a notorious ginger cad who had an indiscretion-filled night during a whirlwind visit to Vegas nine years ago — and just happens to be a prince. The misfits turn into royal rock stars overnight but soon find that the “Fancy Bastard” life is no fairy tale. In addition to Snow and the Osbournes, the cast includes Natasha Leggero (Neighbors), Nasim Pedrad (SNL), John Roberts (Bob’s Burgers), Jameeliah Garrett (Supanatural) and Jessica Lowe (Blended). Original story appeared on Deadline.
Alex Karpovsky has inked with Underground for management. The actor co-stars as Ray Ploshansky on HBO’s Girls and also has appeared in such films as Inside Llewyn Davis and Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture. He continues to be repped by ICM Partners. Original story appeared on Deadline.
Miles Fisher has joined the cast of New Line’s upcoming period thriller The Wolves At The Door. Set in 1969, the film follows four friends spending a night in a posh Los Angeles mansion, who find themselves beset by a quartet of deadly killers. Fisher will star opposite Arrow actress Katie Cassidy. The Wolves At The Door is directed by frequent James Wan-cinematographer John Leonetti, from a script by Gary Dauberman. Peter Safran is producing. Shooting is scheduled from mid-May to late June in Los Angeles. Fisher’s most recent film is the 2014 satirical comedy Believe Me; he is currently appearing in a recurring role on the FXX sitcom Man Seeking Woman. Managed by Steve Fisher at Underground Films & Management, Fisher is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency. Original story appeared on Deadline
The Boyz N The Hood director’s take on the beginnings of a crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles has found a new home. Originally set at Showtime, John Singleton’s Snowfall pilot has now been picked up by FX, Presidents of Original Programming Nick Grad and Eric Schrier announced today. “Snowfall takes us on a wild ride through one of LA’s most fascinating cultural and social periods, and no one can tell this story better than John Singleton,” said Schrier. “The pilot script by John and Eric brilliantly depicts the era through the story of three captivating characters, and we can’t wait to see John’s execution of it.” Singleton co-created and co-wrote the early 1980s set Snowfall pilot with Eric Amadio and will helm for FX Productions, with production set to start this summer. Justified’s Dave Andron will serve as an EP along with Singleton, Groundswell Productions’ Michael London, Amadio and Trevor Engelson. With the drug storm about to come, Snowfall focuses on a trio of main characters – ambitious dealer Franklin Saint, ex-Mexican wrestler and now gangster Gustavo Zapata and prodigal son Logan Miller. “I have always been fascinated with that volatile moment in time before crack changed everything,” added Singleton. “It’s a tense, insane and sexy era that … Read More