TNT Orders Series from HUMANITAS Board of Directors' John Wells
The makeover of TNT and TBS is underway. At his first Turner upfront, Kevin Reilly, President of TBS and TNT and Chief Content Officer for Turner Entertainment, unveiled his plans for the two networks as well as several pickups. They include a high-profile event series, The Alienist, from True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga; two drama pilots at TNT, Will, from Craig Pearce and Animal Kingdom, from John Wells; as well as two orders at TBS: a series one to pilot Wrecked and a pilot one to The Group, an alien comedy from TBS late-night host Conan O’Brien andThe Office creator Greg Daniels.
Animal Kingdom, an adaptation of the 2010 Australian feature, is a family crime drama set in a gritty surf community, from executive producers John Wells and Jonathan Lisco.
“The new TBS will have a huge slate of awesomely in-your-face and effortlessly diverse programming, while TNT will continue to deliver great drama and live event specials, but our presentation and portfolio will look dramatically different,” said Reilly. “Two big, established networks with big resources and a renewed focus and energy, new brand positions, a robust slate of new originals, premier sports and an ambitious new digital platform in the making – it’s going to be incredible.”