TV News: Headhunters, Son, Maximillian, Peaky

Tv News Headhunters Son Maximillian Peaky

Jo Nesbo’s dark corporate thriller novel “Headhunters,” previously adapted into the acclaimed 2011 dark comedy film of the same name, is being turned into a TV series.

Axel Boyum and Martin Wallstrom lead the cast of the series about a ruthless corporate headhunter who has lied and manipulated his way to success, only for those lies to begin to catch up with him. [Source: THR]

The Son of Good Fortune
Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films and Lulu Wang’s Local Time labels are teaming to develop the comedy series “The Son of Good Fortune,” based on the novel by Lysley Tenorio, at Amazon.

The series deals with an undocumented Filipino teenager in the Bay area navigating a tumultuous relationship with his former B-movie action star mother. Andrew Lopez will adapt the book for the screen and serve as an executive producer. [Source: Variety]

Queer as Folk
Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt, Benito Skinner and Juliette Lewis have all been cast alongside Kim Cattrall in the reimagining of “Queer as Folk” at Peacock.

This version follows a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. Other cast members include Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O’Connell. [Source: Variety]

Maximillian and Carlota
“Spy City” creator William Boyd is penning “Maximilian and Carlota,” a $20 million four-part series about the life of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico and his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

The pair sought to do justice as rulers of the Mexican people, but were used as political pawns in European colonial politics. Shooting will take place next year in Austria, Northern Italy, France and Mexico. [Source: Deadline]

Peaky Blinders
The Twitter account for BBC’s period crime drama “Peaky Blinders” has posted a short teaser for the upcoming sixth and final season, this one teasing the return of Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons in the final run which will air in early 2022.