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EXCLUSIVE:’s sci-fi arm has teamed with Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood’s to develop the sci-fi sports drama series based on the short story by the same name by Rich Larson. Edward Ricourt (Jessica Jones, Wayward Pines, Raising Dion) is on board to adapt.
Set in the not-so-distant future, Meshed is centered around a technology — appropriately called Mesh — which allows for an immersive experience of professional basketball through the eyes of its athletes. Mesh enhances the game for viewers while commoditizing the lives of its players. The show will explore the intersection of sports, sponsorship, friendship, global entertainment and winning at all costs.
Kelsey Grammer & Alec Baldwin Comedy From ‘Modern Family’ Duo Gets ABC Series Order
ABC has given a straight-to-series order to a multi-camera comedy starring and executive produced by Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer. The project, slated for the 2021-22 season, hails from Modern Family co-creator/executive producer Chris Lloyd, executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran, and studio 20th Television, where Lloyd and Chandrasekaran are under deals. Written by Lloyd and Chandrasekaran, in the Untitled Alex Baldwin/Kelsey Grammer Project, roommates in their twenties until their warring egos drove them apart, three men — two of them played by Grammer and Baldwin — reunite decades later for one more run at the lives they’ve always wanted.
“Rich Larson’s visionary short story sits at the cross-section of two very prescient ideas: the role of technology in enhancing athletic achievement, and the increasingly immersive world of spectator sport,” said Aftergood. “Sylvester Stallone and I are honored to be partnered with Gunpowder & Sky and Ed Ricourt on this incredibly relevant project.”
Midori Francis and Troy Iwata Talk Importance of LGBTQ and Asian Representation in Dash & Lily
Midori Francis and Troy Iwata, who play onscreen siblings, open up to PEOPLE about portraying biracial characters in the YA rom-com Netflix series For Iwata, one particular scene involving Langston stood out most. "There's a really wonderful scene where our grandpa comes home and he finds a naked boy in my room. A lot of people reached out to me after that episode. They were like, 'I thought that there was going to be some homophobic scene that's going to happen. And it didn't happen.' It's very sad that everyone was scared it was going to go there because that's how normal that is," he says.
“One of my favorite things about Meshed, and science fiction in general, is that oftentimes it’s prophetic,” said Eric Bromberg, SVP of Development, Gunpowder & Sky. “This prescient series examines the future of sports in our society, and what a dream it is to craft such a show alongside Ed Ricourt and Balboa Productions.”
This is the latest in a string of announcements coming out of the Gunpowder & Sky IP and talent incubator. It also adds to the growing list of titles under the Gunpowder & Sky umbrella. Last month, the company teamed with Hulu to release 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez, a true crime documentary about the rise and fall of Tekashi69. They recently announced that they are developing Moreau, a sci-fi TV series that puts a modern spin on the classic novel, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, by H.G. Wells. They are also working with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad, John Davis (Predator), and Black Label Media (Sicario, La La Land) for Time Agent. In addition, they have partnered with Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World) and his son, Rudolph Herzog (How to Fake a War, The Heist) to produce the docu Last Exit: Space. Gunpowder & Sky will also debut the docu UFC 1: Origins of the Octagon this fall.
In addition to Dust, Gunpowder & Sky also owns and operates the horror brand Alter as well as the unscripted & comedy brand Cut.
Selena Gomez, Lizzo, Lily Collins & More Honoured By PETA .
PETA has announced the winners of its annual Libby Awards, with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals honouring several celebrities for their commitment to protecting the rights of animals. “Libby” is short for “liberation” — as in animal liberation — and the awards are presented in honour of individuals, products, and brands that go above and beyond for animals.