Pickups, Renewals and Cancellations: 13 November 2015

Jerry Bruckheimer’s straight-to-series 10 episode drama Harvest is no longer going ahead.

Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 Korean feature Snowpiercer is being adapted as a TV series.

Disney Channel is working on a new series from the creator of Lizzie McGuire about Andi Marcus, an about to turn 13 year old who is eager to have a little teenage fun and adventure — just a little — but that might never happen because her strict mother is doing everything in her power to keep Andi from turning out like her older sister, Bex. As a teenager, Bex dropped out of school, left home and now, in her late 20s, still doesn’t know what she wants out of life. But when Bex returns home and swears she is ready to get her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and she’s left questioning everything she’s ever known.

MTV has renewed Are You The One for a fourth season.

NBC is developing the comedy Relative Success about what happens when two overachieving brothers — one a successful book editor, the other a well-known author – are forced to work together to keep their careers on track. They soon find their childish family disagreements are spilling over into their work lives.

HBO are developing an untitled series which may loosely be based around Brownie Wise, the woman who is credited for the home party marketing system that made Tupperware such a successful brand. The new series reveals how she impacted people globally, on a subversive level, in profound and even shocking ways.

The Frankenstein Code, which had its title changed to Lookinglass in August, is now titled Second Chance.

SyFy has greenlit the reality series The Internet Ruined My Life.

FOX is bringing the live action/animated series Son of Zorn to screens. Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn, a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan , and ex-wife, Edie, while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria.

A sixth season of the American Horror Story franchise has been ordered.

CBS are developing an untitled project which revolves around two very different brothers who merge their medical practices and have to learn how to get along under one roof.

Twilight novelist Stephenie Meyer is working on a new series for Hulu called The Rook.

Chicago Fire and Chicago PD have both been renewed for additional seasons.

E! will stream a live post show series called The Royal Hangover after each episode of the second season of The Royals.

Clan of the Cave Bear is now being shopped around other networks after not going ahead with Lifetime.

NBC have given a put pilot commitment to Vlad, a family comedy inspired by comedian Vladimir Caamaño’s real-life family dynamic living with his Dominican father and older brother in the Bronx.

Johnny Depp is producing Designated Survivor for FOX about that one Cabinet member who is conspicuously missing from major political events, like the State of the Union address. Hidden away in an undisclosed location with Presidential-level security, the Designated Survivor is ready to take the reins of the President should the unthinkable happen and the rest of the government is wiped out in an attack.

ABC is also developing an untitled drama about ambitious, Texan political family with differing agendas loosely inspired by a 2013 Vogue article Pair Of Aces, which profiled Democratic rising-star twins Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, and Joaquin, then-newly elected U.S. congressman.

NBC has requested 3 more episodes of The Mysteries of Laura.

NBC has also renewed Blindspot for a second season.

ABC are working on the comedy Crystal, about a hustler from the wrong side of the trailer park who, fresh out of prison, lands a job in the suburbs as an in-home health aide. Despite having no education, experience or vaccinations, she is determined to succeed at her job and change her life.

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Murder Town which centers on a beautiful and complicated prosecutor who makes history as Wilmington, Delaware’s, first African American District Attorney. She finds herself confronted by old loyalties and loves, a shocking revelation about her murdered husband and a polarising, racially-charged case that threatens to burn her and her city to the ground.

CBS has given a script commitment to The Out-Law which centers on a perpetually positive, Berkeley-born, liberal white-collar doctor and only child, who marries into a loud, cynical, blue-collar Long Island family.

ABC has bought the comedy Wing Person which is the story of the co-dependent relationship between a lesbian lothario and her cautious, straight male best friend.

FOX has given a script commitment to another musical series with Left Of Center which is described as a music-driven, workplace comedy that centers on a group of four backup singers who become an unconventional family, despite the fact that each of them thinks they have what it takes to be the star.

BBC One has green lit an initial eight-part series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.

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