Quick News: Paramount, Oliphant, CBS, Wayward
Paramount Network will remain Paramount Network after the cable channel has scrapped plans to rebrand as the Paramount Movie Network. The reasoning is due to both COVID-19, and the success of “Yellowstone” which has become a ratings juggernaut. [Source: Variety]
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Harry Bradbeer (“Fleabag,” “Ramy,” “Killing Eve”) is reportedly set to direct MGM and Hello Sunshine’s film adaptation of Gail Honeyman’s best-selling novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”.
The story follows an out-of-the-ordinary heroine who goes from living a lonely life to realizing the only way to survive is to open your heart. Georgia Pritchett will adapt, with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter producing. [Source: Deadline]
CBS has picked up first-year breakout “Ghosts” for a second season, and its Monday comedies “The Neighborhood” and “Bob Hearts Abishola” for fourth and third seasons respectively.
Combined with “Young Sheldon,” currently in the first year of a three-season pickup, that sees the four shows most-watched comedies on TV for the current season continuing on into the 2022-23 season. [Source: THR]
The open-world RPG “The Wayward Realms,” which hails from original “The Elder Scrolls” creators Ted Peterson and Julian LeFay, has released a new trailer – one offering a darker take than the previous teaser suggested.
The game is set in the Archipelago, a collection of over 100 islands inhabited by different factions looking to expand their power. You must complete quests and defeat powerful creatures and rivals alike.