Arlington Road series in the Works at Paramount+
22 years after the theatrical release of director Mark Pellington’s neo-noir thriller film Arlington Road, Deadline brings word that Paramount+ is in the process of developing a series reboot adaptation of the 1999 Jeff Bridges-led film. The project is still in the early stages with Pellington, also attached as an executive producer. This marks the streamer’s latest effort in bringing back classic films to the small-screen which includes series adaptations of Fatal Attraction, Flashdance, Grease and Love Story.
The original film was directed by Pellington from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, which won the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship. It starred Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack and Hope Davis which followed a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and becomes obsessed with foiling their plot.
The Arlington Road series will be written and executive produced by Seth Fisher (The Alienist), who is also currently working on UCP’s limited series adaptation of The Winds of War. On top of executive producing, Pellington is expected to direct the project.
Paramount+ features original content as well as shows from CBS and other broadcast networks such as MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Nickelodeon. Before its launch last month, the newly-rebranded streamer has also revealed the new slate of original series that are currently being in development under Paramount+. This includes: a new spy drama series titled Lioness which hails from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan: a miniseries titled The Offer which centers around the making of the iconic crime drama The Godfather; and iCarly revival series.