August 16, 2017

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Patrick Dempsey to Star in EPIX Thriller Harry Quebert Affair

***Image***Production is underway on a new ten-part event series for EPIX, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which will star Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy, Bridget Jones's Baby) in the title role.

Dempsey will play Harry Quebert, a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property. Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist who has been mentored by Quebert, will be played by Ben Schnetzer (Snowden, Pride). Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Black Gold) will make his TV directorial debut, directing every episode of the series, which is based on the best-selling European novel of the same name by Joël Dicker.
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***TV Drama Guide 2017/2018***

Netflix Renews Jason Bateman Drama Ozark

***Image***Netflix has renewed the original series Ozark for season two, which will have ten new episodes.

The series centers on financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Bateman also serves as executive producer and director on the money-centric drama.
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Pasiones Picks Up Korean Fantasy Drama for U.S., LatAm

***Image***The Spanish-language Pasiones channel has acquired the rights for the U.S. and Latin American premieres of the Korean series W: Two Worlds.

The Korean fantasy drama made its Latin American debut on August 15 and will premiere in the U.S. on August 21. It tells the story of a young woman who discovers her father, a famous comic book author, has mysteriously gone missing while writing the last chapter of his webtoon series W. She finds a note in his office and gets pulled into his computer screen, from which she enters a scene from the webtoon. From there, she collides with the comic's hero.
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