Paramount Television may have a “Truman Show” series in the works, TheWrap reports. After hiring new executives for the television division of Paramount Pictures and the launch of Paramount TV last year, Paramount will now launch shows for broadcast, cable, premium cable and online.
New hires include Jason Fisher, who oversaw AMC production of shows, “Walking Dead,” “Mad Men,” and “Breaking Bad,” and is now the head of production for this venture.
David Goldman, business affairs, Jennifer Howell, comedy development, Annette Savitch, drama development, and Stephanie Love, head of finance, were also brought on as heads of these departments at Paramount TV.
Amy Powell, the president of Paramount Television and head of Digital Entertainment and Insurge Pictures, said that she is in the processing of going through years worth of movie content.
We have three buckets of content we’re looking at, and one of them is intellectual property the studio, which has been around for over 100 years, owns,” Powell said to TheWrap. “These are not just movies we’ve produced and released, but screenplays and articles and novels we have.
TheWrap reported that Paramount is “developing a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s novel ‘The Alienist,’ a limited series based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Charles Lindbergh, as well as series inspired by ‘Terminator’ and ‘The Truman Show.’”
Now all that’s left to do is to see how these alternate forms of reality make themselves known as a form of television entertainment.