Daily Read (5/16/16)

Here’s another very cute Kit Harington story that you should only click on if you’re caught up or spoiled on Game of Thrones.

Pablo Schreiber is your new Mad Sweeney in American Gods.

This joint Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan prequel Come Away sounds intriguing.

Joel Kinnaman will star in Altered Carbon, based on Richard Morgan’s book.

Matt Rager will write the movie adaptation of Daniel Ammann’s Marc Rich book The King of Oil.

Daily Read (4/15/16)

American Gods has done some more casting.

I haven’t read The Swans of Fifth Avenue yet – it’s a novel about the friendship between Truman Capote and socialite Babe Paley (which, yes, THAT Paley – her husband was the founder of CBS) – but this limited series starring Bryce Dallas Howard could be great or terrible? As could most things, I suppose. But here I think a lot depends on who they get to play Capote; Philip Seymour Hoffman casts a long shadow.

In case you were worried, John Le Carre’s son says his dad likes the Night Manager TV series. Of course, said son is an EP of the series, so what else would he say? (Note: I have no reason to think Le Carre doesn’t genuinely like the show. The story just struck me as funny.)

Bones fans, here are some interesting thoughts from showrunner Michael Peterson on the rest of the season.

It’s always interesting when things are optioned before they’re even published; this Spoonbenders novel/potential show sounds fun but also makes me long for a Curse Workers show.

TV News: American Gods, Zoo, & More

Neil GaimanBryan Fuller has an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods in the works at Starz.

CBS has given a series order to James Patterson’s thriller Zoo.

If you’re going to Comic-Con, take note: DC Comics shows Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, and Gotham are having one big panel including full pilot screenings of The Flash and Gotham.

David S. Goyer is working on an adaptation of Christopher Golden’s Snowblind.

TV in Development: Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, John Scalzi, & More

FremantleMedia has acquired Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and is working on turning it into a drama series.

Universal TV is adapting Stephen King’s short story “Ayana.”

FX is working on a limited series based on John Scalzi’s Redshirts.

Seth Rogen is adapting the comic Preacher for AMC.

Syfy is working on an adaptation of DC Comics’s DMZ.