Spielberg Brings Two Dramas to FOX
Ed Burns and Christy Turlington will write a pilot set in the fashion industry
Already executive producing FOX's spring reality series "On the Lot," Spielberg has now brought two scripted shows to the network. DreamWorks TV and 20th Century Fox TV will produce both one-hour dramas.
The first drama comes from Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" star Ed Burns and Burns' wife Christy Turlington. According to the Hollywood trade papers, the project is set in the world of fashion and will follow five friends trying to make it behind-the-scenes in the industry. Burns is expected to direct the pilot if it goes forward.
R. Scott Gemmill ("E.R.") is writing the other pilot, which focuses on two World War II-era physicists who find a way to travel forward in time to 2007. Their mission is to bring back technology and help the war effort, but one of the researchers falls in love with a 2007 woman which is just bound to cause problems.
TNT just announced last week that Spielberg and DreamWorks TV will produce an adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub's "The Talisman."
On the big screen side, Spielberg's last directing effort was the Oscar nominated "Munich." He most recently produced Clint Eastwood's "Flags of our Fathers"/"Letters From Iwo Jima" double-bill.