After a previous announcement regarding the production of “One Percent” last July, the show has finally found its network. The drama series has received a 10-episode order from Starz. Read on to know more about this latest development.
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu is going to get even busier. While he has the premiere of his latest movie “Birdman” later this year and the production of the film “The Revenant” for 2015, the Oscar-winning director is also gearing up for cable television. His drama series “One Percent” has just received a 10-episode order from Starz.
According to The Wrap, Iñárritu is set to direct two episodes of “One Percent” out of the ten on order. The series is co-created by Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Nicolas Giacobone and Armando Bo. This will also mark the latest collaboration from them after working on the director’s “Birdman.”
The hour-long drama will feature Ed Helms (“The Office” in the lead role as Alfred Murphy, the organic farmer struggling to stay in business and encounters an interesting twist of fate that may help save the farm or ruin it for good. Joining Helms are Hillary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) who will play Alfred’s wife, Laura and Ed Harris, who will play Nathaniel Cobb, the father-in-law.
Reports also say that before Iñárritu officially closed the deal with the premium cable network, AMC and HBO were said to be interested with the project, too, but Starz cinched it with the straight-to-series order. This will be the director’s first attempt at doing an American television series.
“One Percent” is produced under Media Rights Capital (MRC), which has one other existing program — “Blunt Talk” with Patrick Stewart — with a straight-to-series order from Starz. With this arrangement, Starz will retain distribution rights for “One Percent” on all platforms – home entertainment, television and even the digital format.
The cable network adds “One Percent” to its impressive list of original dramas like “Black Sails,” “Da Vinci’s Demons,” and “Outlander” and apart from these shows, subscribers to Starz will also have to look forward to the launch of new shows like “The Missing,” “Flesh and Bones” and “Survivor’s Remorse.”
And there you have it, the latest on “One Percent,” which has found its home on the premium channel Starz. Tune in to Movie News Guide (MNG) for succeeding updates about this series.
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