DAVID CHANG SETS NEW SERIES AT NETFLIX: Netflix has ordered a second docuseries from Ugly Delicious star David Chang and Oscar winner Morgan Neville. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will launch globally on Netflix this fall and will feature Chang and a celebrity guest exploring a city, its culture and its cuisine. “There’s something about traveling with someone that opens you up,” said Chang. “Being away from all the craziness of daily life, you spend long days together in an unfamiliar place with nothing to do but wander the street, share meals, and talk. That’s what BLD is all about—learning more about ourselves, our friends, and the people we encounter out in the world. Plus, of course, the ridiculously delicious meals we share.”
K STREET TAKES ON LAST CALL: K Street Pictures has grabbed the world rights to drama Last Call, starring Rhys Ifans and John Malkovich. Last Call is helmed by writer-director Steven Bernstein‘s (Decoding Annie Parker), and is a black-and-white fictional take about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his last day at New York’s White Horse Tavern, before his death at age 39.
JEFFREY EPSTEIN DOCUSERIES SCRAPPED: A documentary about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been nixed because the filmmaker finds the subject matter too distasteful.”I began developing the story in 2017 and shopping it around to the various networks. There was very little interest in the subject matter given the fact that Jeffrey Epstein was at that time an unknown player with very little awareness,” says Barry Avrich, 56, whose films include Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project and Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story. “As I began to dig further into the story, the subject matter became more distasteful to me and I honestly felt there wasn’t much of an audience who would be interested in this film. I have since decided to terminate any involvement in this project.” Netflix, however, is producing a four-part docuseries about Epstein based 2016 book Filthy Rich: The Billionaire's Sex Scandal — The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein co-written by James Patterson (who is executive producing), John Connolly and Tim Malloy.
NBC HIRES HELLBOY WRITER TO SPICE UP SCRIPTS: NBCUniversal is aiming to pump up its scripts with Hellboy and Lost In Space producer and writer Marc Helwig. He said: “I am thrilled to join NBCUniversal International Studios at such an exciting time for the studio and help build on its many prolific successes as well as capitalize on the enormous opportunities available in the global marketplace. Under Jeff’s leadership the studio is well positioned for an innovative charge in creating world class content for a global audience. I am very excited to be a part of this next phase in the studio’s exciting evolution.”