McG, who has been busy producing films for Netflix, returned to broadcast tv this season with three pilots on three totally different networks for his Wonderland Sound and Imaginative and prescient banner, True Lies, primarily based on James Cameron’s 1994 film, on CBS; Not Useless But starring Gina Rodriguez on ABC; and the Jensen Ackles-produced Supernatural prequel The Winchesters on the CW. During the last couple of days, all three have been picked as much as collection. Moreover, BET+ simply picked up Wonderland’s collection Common Joe, created by Robb Cullen and starring Deon Cole.
The slate of 4 collection on the air harkens again to Wonderland’s most prolific time in tv a decade in the past when the corporate additionally had 4 collection with Supernatural, Nikita, Chuck and Human Goal. The corporate’s government team consists of McG’s longtime accomplice, Mary Viola, who serves as President, and EVP Corey Marsh.
True Lies, whose pilot was written/exec produced by Matt Nix and directed/exec produced by Anthony Hemingway, had been a ardour venture for McG who spearheaded a number of earlier makes an attempt to develop a collection adaptation over the previous six years till Nix’s take went to collection.
Single-camera comedy Not Useless But, starring and exec produced by Gina Rodriguez, is predicated on the ebook “Confessions of a 40-something F up” by Alexandra Potter, which Marsh discovered and delivered to the corporate. David Windsor and Casey Johnson are the creators/EP; Dean Holland directed and exec produced the pilot.
McG is just not hands-on concerned in The Winchesters however is an EP due to his function within the mothership collection Supernatural, which got here out of an enormous blind style dedication Wonderland received from Warner Bros. TV following the breakout success of the corporate’s Fox/WBTV hit The O.C. It led to a juggernaut that ran for 15 years, spanning two networks, the WB and the CW.
Wonderland’s final 7 movies on Netflix have all reached # 1 on the service — Holidate, Love Exhausting, Tall Lady 1&2, The Babysitter 1 & 2, Rim Of the World — with the primary two additionally rating as the highest 2 performing romcoms for the streamer.
The corporate is at present in post-production on its subsequent Netflix film, the Joey King starrer Uglies, primarily based on the favored ebook collection of the identical title. Wonderland is also at present in pre-production on Musica starring Cami Mendes for Amazon which begins taking pictures subsequent month.