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TV Series Based On 'The Truman Show' In Development At Paramount

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 9, 2014 at 4:30PM

Because we don't already live in a world where reality TV makes voyeurs of us all, as we watch people who know we are watching them, Paramount TV has decided to kick things up a notch. Buried in a piece at The Wrap about the studio's executive television team was this little nugget: "[Paramount] is developing a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s novel 'The Alienist,' a limited series based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Charles Lindbergh, as well as series inspired by 'Terminator' and 'The Truman Show.' "
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The Truman Show

Because we don't already live in a world where reality TV makes voyeurs of us all, as we watch people who know we are watching them, Paramount TV has decided to kick things up a notch. Buried in a piece at The Wrap about the studio's executive television team was this little nugget: "[Paramount] is developing a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s novel 'The Alienist,' a limited series based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Charles Lindbergh, as well as series inspired by 'Terminator' and 'The Truman Show.' "

Okay, "The Terminator" TV series—that will tie into the upcoming reboot—we already knew about, but "The Truman Show" is definitely something new. As you know, the 1998 Peter Weir film starred Jim Carrey as a seemingly ordinary guy with an ordinary life who discovers his entire existence has been fodder for a TV show. It's a pretty solid movie, and sure, we see how it could be adapted to a TV series, but how long could it really run? But hey, as "Lost" proved, you can keep building a mystery even if you have no idea how it's going to pay off.

So another movie-to-TV-show to keep on your radar, and you might want to make sure there aren't any weird cameras in your house.... [via Slashfilm]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, The Truman Show


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