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[12/12/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 12
Updates include: CBS All Access cancels "One Dollar"; Jeffrey Dean Morgan book return trip to The CW's "Supernatural"; and Joel McHale cast in DC Universe's "Stargirl."

[07/13/18 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday-Friday, July 12-13
Updates include: Starz renews "Sweetbitter" for second season; Yvette Nicole Brown to guest host "Talking Dead" for AMC; and Rich Sommer joins the cast of The CW's "In the Dark."







LETTER FOR THE KING, THE (NETFLIX)
Premieres in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FilmWave's press release, July 2018) The Letter for the King, based on the classic Dutch book by Tonke Dragt, has been greenlit as a Netflix Orginal for their family & kids division. Will Davies ("How to Train Your Dragon", "Puss in Boots" ) has adapted the novel for the SVOD service, and will executive produce alongside Paul Trijbits ("Saving Mr. Banks"). Chris Clark is the series producer. The series will shoot on location in New Zealand and Czech with production getting underway this fall. Tonke Dragt's medieval adventure novel was first published in 1962. Combining elements of classic fairy tales and legend, it has since been published in 25 languages, sold over a million copies, and won numerous awards including the only once awarded Griffel of Griffels. This classic medieval adventure novel, its universal themes and Tonke Dragt's compelling style of storytelling continues to enthral readers of all ages. The Letter for the King was first published in 1962, translated in over 25 languages and honoured with the Best Children Book Prize and the only one awarded the Griffel of Griffels for Best Children's Book of All Time. In 2014, the book was translated into English and published by Pushkin Press in the U.K. to great critical acclaim. Set across three kingdoms, the story follows a teenage squire, Tiuri, who embarks on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the king. The task takes him on an epic and dangerous adventure as the fate of the kingdom lies on his shoulders. Netflix will launch the series across its global footprint, adding to its growing roster of kids and family original shows. It is the first time a Dutch book will be adapted as an original series for the streaming service FilmWave acquired the rights to the property from Amsterdam-based publishing house Leopold.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amir Wilson as Tiuri
· David Wilmot as Slupor
· Emilie Cocquerel as Queen Alianor
· Gijs Blom as Prince Viridian
· Islam Bouakkaz as Arman
· Jack Barton as Foldo
· Jakob Oftebro as Crown Prince Iridian
· Jonah Lees as Jussipo
· Kemi-Bo Jacobs as Darya
· Ken Nwosu as Ristridin
· Nathanael Saleh as Piak
· Omid Djalili as Sir Fantumar
· Peter Ferdinando as Jaro
· Ruby Serkis as Lavini
· Tawfeek Barhom as Jabroot
· Thaddea Graham as Iona
· Yorick van Wageningen as King Favian
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Holmes as DIR
· Chris Clark as PROD
· Felix Thompson as DIR
· Paul Trijbits as EP
· Tonke Dragt as BOOK
· Will Davies as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FilmWave