A drama project appears to be on track to become a TV series even after ABC passed on the project. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that Sony Pictures TV has its sights set on a series order for “Doomsday,” from producer Carol Mendelsohn.
“While pickup conversations are going on, Sony TV has moved to extend the options on the cast of ‘Doomsday,’ which were set to expire June 30,” Andreeva writes. “The project stars Claire Holt, Jack Davenport, Rachelle Lefevre, Dan Byrd, Taye Diggs, Justin Chatwin and Rochelle Aytes.”
Andreeva adds: “I hear Sony TV is planning to produce ‘Doomsday’ for global distribution based on overseas interest in the concept and auspices. I hear the studio would open a writers room and fund the production of the series, likely in the 13-episode range, before taking it out to domestic and international buyers.”
Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN set of international channels may wind up as a player in the show’s distribution, the report notes.