Rumorville: The Cult Horror-Thriller ‘Mimic’ Is Reportedly Becoming a Series + More to Watch

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Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room.

A cult movie is reportedly getting the small-screen treatment. The 1997 horror sci-fi thriller film “Mimic,” which was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, is, according to Deadline, in the works as a TV series at Miramax Television. Originally based on the short story of the same name, “Mimic” revolves around genetically engineered insects who evolve and develop the ability to mimic their human prey. Paul WS Anderson of the “Resident Evil” film franchise will be directing the potential pilot and executive producing with his longtime producing partner Jeremy Bolt. Jim Danger Gray (“Orange Is the New Black”) will write the adaptation, executive produce, and serve as showrunner if the project makes it to series.

“Generals Row”
Line up, ladies: first reported by Deadline, NBC has put into development “Generals Row,” a military drama from Jason Wilborn, who writes for the network’s “Council of Dads.” Wilborn will also team up with another NBC collaborator, “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia, as well as Russ Cundiff, and the duo’s DiVide Pictures to produce the project, which revolves around “a trailblazing female general who joins the military’s most exclusive club—the Joint Chiefs of Staff—and moves her family into a neighborhood rife with cutthroat politics, blind ambition, and where daily battles over duty, honor, and tradition are every bit as tough as those waged inside the Pentagon.” Ventimiglia, Cundiff, and Wilborn have all worked together on another NBC series, “American Dreams,” in varying on-camera and behind-the-scenes roles. Says  Ventimiglia, “This is a great homecoming for all of us.”

“The Hater”
HBO will reportedly look abroad for its next big series. The cabler will develop a drama series based on “The Hater,” the acclaimed, award-winning Polish thriller directed by Jan Komasa and written by Mateusz Pacewicz (“Corpus Christi”). The series, which like the film, will deal with class, politics, social media, and more, will be executive produced by Dan Farah of Farah Films and Roy Lee of Vertigo. (Komasa and Pacewicz will also serve as co-executive producers.) No casting or creative team has been announced.

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