The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Kate McKinnon is set to star in a new TV Series based on the podcast ‘Joe Exotic‘. She is playing Carole Baskin, and the show isn’t attached to a network yet. Read more about it below!
Universal Content Productions continues to turn to the podcast space for its next TV series.
The studio is teaming with Wondery to adapt podcast Joe Exotic for television and has tapped Saturday Night Live Emmy winner Kate McKinnon to star. A network is not yet attached.
Joe Exotic revolves around what happens when big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin (McKinnon) learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit, she sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own, and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose her hypocrisy. The results prove deadly.
In addition to starring, McKinnon will also exec produce Joe Exotic alongside Wondery’s Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy. A writer for the potential series has not yet been determined as the project is in the early stages of development.
This would be the fourth podcast UCP has adapted for television, joining Amazon’s Homecoming, Bravo-turned-USA Network’s Dirty John and Peacock’s Dr. Death. Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher, is behind Dirty John, Dr. Death and several others. Seven of its podcasts have been adapted for TV, including the three for UCP.
This is McKinnon’s second TV project outside of Saturday Night Live. She’s also attached to star as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu limited series The Dropout, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name. She’ll also exec produce that series, which hails from Fox Searchlight’s year-old TV division.
McKinnon is repped by UTA, Artists First and Hansen Jacobson.Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Universal Pictures has announced that ‘Yesterday‘ is coming to Digital on September 10 and to DVD and Blu-ray on September 24. The combo Blu-ray + DVD + Digital is already available for pre-order on Amazon. You can also pre-order the DVD only, and the digital version on iTunes. For other buying options, check out Universal Pictures’ website. The complete list of bonus features are as follows:
Live at Abbey Road Studios
A Talented Duo
Playing for Real
Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen
Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon
A Conversation with Richard & Ed
Feature Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Writer/Producer Richard Curtis
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning (July 16) and we have some awesome news! Kate McKinnon has been nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. She shares the category with Sarah Goldberg, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Betty Gilpin, Marin Hinkle, Alex Borstein, and Anna Chlumsky. SNL has also been nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Congratulations on the nomination, Kate!
The Hollywood Reporter put together their second annual list of The 40 Most Powerful People in Comedy and Kate is in it. Read what they wrote about her below:
On SNL, McKinnon, 35, is the undisputed MVP, known for her impersonations of Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Jeff Sessions and Kellyanne Conway. Outside of SNL, McKinnon’s career continues to crackle; she’s tackling shamed Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout. McKinnon recalls Sandler’s song tribute to Farley: “We all stood together and wept watching. It felt like a celebration of their friendship, and of the love-you- forever kind of friendships I’m lucky enough to have at SNL.” Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Today, during the Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Kate McKinnon announced her new limited series ‘The Dropout‘. She will star as Elizabeth Holmes as well as executive produce the show. You can watch the video of her announcement below and check out photos from the event in our gallery!
Hulu Greenlights Limited Series The Dropout, Starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Today, the company confirmed an order for The Dropout, a limited series executive produced and starring Kate McKinnon, inspired by the ABC News podcast on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series will explore what caused the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” to lose everything in the blink of an eye. Along with McKinnon, executive producers on the limited series include the producing team behind the ABC News podcast, host and Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson. The series comes to Hulu from Fox Searchlight Television and is the studio’s first project since announcing the creation of the television division in April 2018. Source: Hulu