HBO stops production on David Fincher's music video comedy series
Deadline has learned HBO has halted production on David Fincher's Videosynchrazy (formerly known as Living On Video). According to the site's sources, HBO decided to stop production after watching some completed episodes. Deadline goes on to say they've heard that "Fincher had asked for some time to look at the cuts and decide on the series’ creative direction," and he also might take another look at the script.
Videosynchrazy was reportedly four or five episodes deep into filming for its ten-episode order when HBO shut down production, and although the 1980s-set comedy series might just be taking a break and isn't dead, apparently "some cast members had been told that the show is not going forward." The project "revolves around the players of the then-exploding music video industry — directors, record executives and crew members, many of them dabbling in drugs — through the eyes of a newcomer, Robby (Charlie Rowe)," and was written by Rich Wilkes and Bob Stephenson, based on an idea by THE SOCIAL NETWORK director. Fincher is also developing an adaptation of the British series Utopia for the network with GONE GIRL author Gillian Flynn.
If HBO is having second thoughts about the series, could it land at a different network? I suppose it is possible, but first we're going to have to wait and see what actually might be going on with David Fincher's small screen project.
Videosynchrazy doesn't have a premiere date, but many expected it to air by the end of 2015.
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