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[01/12/14 - 11:32 AM]
WGN America Orders "Ten Commandments" Scripted Event Series from The Weinstein Company
Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera are among the directors on tap for the 10-part series.

[01/12/14 - 11:31 AM]
WGN America Relaunches as Destination for Original Content
New drama "Salem" to premiere Sunday, April 20 followed by "Manhattan" in July and event series "Ten Commandments."

[11/21/13 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 21
Updates include: Noah Bean, Zeljko Ivanek join Syfy's "12 Monkeys"; Marley Shelton to lead Lifetime's "The Lottery"; and MTV cancels "Nikki & Sara Live" after two seasons.







TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (WGN)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/21/13 - 1/12/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from WGN America's press release, January 2014) WGN America has ordered the 10-part scripted event series "Ten Commandments" from The Weinstein Company (TWC), it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. Over 10 nights, 10 different visionary filmmakers will take on a single Commandment with their modern interpretation of that Commandment. Five of the 10 filmmakers committed to direct episodes are Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera. Academy Award(R) winning producer Bruce Cohen ("American Beauty," "Silver Linings Playbook") and Bob Weinstein will produce.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bob Weinstein as EP
· Bruce Cohen as EP
· Gus Van Sant as DIR
· Jim Sheridan as DIR
· Lee Daniels as DIR
· Michael Cera as DIR
· Wes Craven as DIR
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Weinstein Company, The