TNT Developing 'Firestarter' Sequel, Time Travel Drama & More

TNT has announced that they are currently developing The Shop, a sequel to Stephen King’s 1980 bestseller Firestarter.

The new drama will jump 20 years into the future (from the where the story left off in Firestarter) to find that the agency responsible for kidnapping and plotting to exploit the psychokinetic powers Charlie McGee  is actually still alive and is now larger and darker than ever before. Per the announcement: It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, and its dark experiments are unleashing terrifying new entities on the world. It’s now up to Talbot, Charlie and the rest of the team to find The Shop and destroy it for good.

The Shop is being written by Supernatural‘s Robbie Thomas with James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaime Paglia (Eureka) serving as producers alonside Thompson.

Here is the complete breakdown of TNT’s series currently in development: 

Anonymous
When a highly trained, ex-Special Ops soldier uncovers a global cover-up that forces him to go off the grid, he discovers a new purpose helping those who cannot help themselves.

Breed
This atmospheric, supernatural drama centers on a volatile race of creatures who are committing brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest, and the reluctant FBI investigator who pairs with a female assassin to track them. Breed mixes suspense, excitement and humor to create an exhilarating ride full of unexpected moments and unforgettable characters.

Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct
One of the longest-running crime series ever published, Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series includes 82 novels. This new series centers on Detective Steve Carella and the 87th Precinct as they investigate the toughest cases while juggling their own personal struggles.

Fix-It Men
A team is sent back in time from 2027 to 2014 to disrupt a series of events that will lead to a cataclysmic war in the future – but something goes wrong, trapping them in 2014 Manhattan. Cut off from their time and their families, the team must try to complete their unprecedented, high-stakes mission without any help from the future.

Kali
Awakened on a train with no memory of who she is or how she got there and then discovering that a chip has been implanted in her brain to transform her into a powerful human weapon, Kali must embark on a harrowing journey of survival and redemption. She will find herself at the center of two warring teams fighting to control her as she begins the battle to take back her life. Based on a French web series.

President X
This conspiracy thriller opens as President Dominic Avery awakens from a 13-month coma. Battered and out-of-office, he realizes that the attempt on his life wasn’t from foreign terrorists. It was a homegrown plan. No longer the President, he uses his Detroit-bred cunning to investigate his own murder attempt, unearthing suspects in the new administration, the wealthy political world and even his own family. President X is an engrossing and intense thriller packed with heart-stopping discoveries.

 

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