In several articles released today, announcements were made about a handful of new Paramount TV projects currently in development including “a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel, The Alienist, with Anonymous Content (True Detective) executive producing” (Deadline). These announcements were accompanied by Paramount TV naming its new heads of comedy and drama development, working under president Amy Powell. Talking to Variety about Paramount TV’s new developments, Powell commented, “It’s not only all the great movies we’ve released over the years but all the books and the articles and the life rights we own, and the great screenplays that never made it to the screen. To be able to walk in here with a literal clean slate and (chairman) Brad (Grey’s) directive — it’s the best of all worlds.” She went on to say that the focus at Paramount TV will be on “quality not quantity” of projects. Talking specifically about The Alienist, The Guardian reported that Powell described the book as “an incredible piece of writing — when I was looking through our library, I thought this is something we have to do.”
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