TV News: Class, Sweet, Nate, Cliffhanger, Six
Head of the Class
HBO Max has cancelled its update of the 1986-91 sitcom “Head of the Class” after a single season. All ten episodes of the multi-camera series were released on the service in early November. As HBO Max doesn’t release viewing data for its programming, it’s not clear what numbers it did. [Source: THR]
“Gossip Girl” creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are set to adapt Francine Pascal’s “Sweet Valley High” young adult book series into a series for The CW.
ViacomCBS, CBS Studios and Paramount TV Studios are backing the project which Ashley Wigfield will write and deals with a new girl in the titular Californian town who must find out who is manipulating a pair of estranged twin sisters. [Source: Deadline]
The voice cast has been announced for the Nickelodeon and Paramount+ 26-episode animated series “Big Nate” which will debut early next year and is based on the books and comic strips by Lincoln Peirce. The story follows an 11-year-old boy and his best friends.
Ben Giroux as Nate Wright, Dove Cameron as Ellen Wright, Rob Delaney as Martin Wright, Bryce Charles as Dee Dee Holloway, Daniel MK Cohen as Francis Pope, Arnie Pantoja as Teddy Ortiz, Charlie Schlatter as Chad Applewhite, Kevin Michael Richardson as Principal Nichols and Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Godfrey. [Source: Variety]
FOX is developing a one-hour darkly comedic drama series based on the “Cliffhanger” novels by TJ Middleton. Melissa Byer and Treena Hancock are writing and executive producing.
The show follows the quirky exploits of rideshare driver Audrey Greenwood who never wants to see her husband’s face again and tries to kill him. When things don’t go exactly as she planned, she3 finds herself embroiled in a twisty murder mystery that ricochets around her small seaside town. [Source: Variety]
The Atlas Six
Amazon has scored the screen rights to the fantasy novel “The Atlas Six” with plans to develop a TV series alongside author Alexene Farol Follmuth (aka Olivie Blake) and Uk production house Brightstar.
The book begins when six uniquely talented magicians are selected to earn a place in The Alexandrian Society, the eternally powerful secret society in the world. The chosen will secure a life of power and prestige, but at what cost? [Source: Deadline]