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[11/15/17 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 15
Updates include: Lionsgate Television suspends "The Royals" creator Mark Schwahn; TV Land's "Nobodies" shifts to Paramount Network; and Nickelodeon axes "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" and "School of Rock."

[09/13/17 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 13
Updates include: Syfy nears series order for "Nightflyers"; Cecily Strong to visit "Great News" at NBC; and Amanda Green to import "Murder" to CBS.

[09/01/17 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 1
Updates include: Syfy cancels "Dark Matter" after three seasons; Michael Cerveris cast in FOX's "Gotham"; and HBO passes on drama pilot "Mogadishu, Minnesota."

[08/31/17 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 31
Updates include: CBS Television Studios confirms initial episode orders; HBO formally renews "True Detective"; and Jill Blotevogel brings "Black Rose Anthology" to The CW.

[08/17/17 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 17
Updates include: ABC lands live-action take on "The Jetsons"; Frances O'Connor to star in Hulu's "Locke & Key"; and Paul Scheer to pen the "Galaxy Quest" TV series for Amazon.

[08/03/17 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 3
Updates include: Sylvester Stallone to drop by NBC's "This Is Us"; Teagan Croft first to be cast in DC's "Titans"; and ABC formally postpones "The Little Mermaid Live!"

[07/20/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 20
Updates include: The CW's "The Originals" to end after upcoming season; Jimmy Smits to recur on "How to Get Away with Murder"; and Michael Shannon signs onto David O. Russell's Amazon project.

[06/02/17 - 10:07 AM]
Showtime Orders New Limited Series "Escape at Dannemora"
The eight-hour limited series stars Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.

[05/08/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 8 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Jennifer Morrison to exit ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette to lead Showtime limited series; and Amazon orders "The Dangerous Book for Boys" to series.







ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (SHOWTIME)
Premieres in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, June 2017) SHOWTIME has given a production order to ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA, a new eight-hour limited series starring Academy Award(R) winners Benicio del Toro (Traffic) and Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, There Will Be Blood). Emmy(R) winner Ben Stiller will executive produce and direct all eight episodes. The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. Production will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York. ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is the network's next high-profile limited series, on the heels of the launch of the new TWIN PEAKS, which generated a record number of streaming service signups for SHOWTIME. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape. Dano will play David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who uses his good looks to seduce Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt's plot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt
· Bonnie Hunt as Catherine Leahy Scott
· David Morse as Gene Palmer
· Eric Lange as Lyle Mitchell
· Jeremy Bobb as Dennis Lambert
· Michael Beasley as Murder
· Michael Imperioli as Andrew M. Cuomo
· Patricia Arquette as Tilly Mitchell
· Paul Dano as David Sweat
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Stiller as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Brett Johnson as CRTR/EP
· Bryan Zuriff as EP
· Michael De Luca as EP
· Michael Tolkin as CRTR/EP
· Nicky Weinstock as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Michael De Luca Productions
· Red Hour Productions