William Hurt


Amazon orders David E. Kelley court drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video has ordered a court drama from Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley starring Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt. Trial will debut exclusively on Amazon in the UK, Germany, Austria, Japan and the US next year. Kelley is writing the show with Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), with the pair executive producing […]

Howard Owens leaving Nat Geo

National Geographic Channels president Howard Owens is leaving the factual channel in June. The Nat Geo boss will leave in June having been in charge of the channel since late 2011. Prior to joining Nat Geo, Owens was at US prodco Reveille and announcing his departure to staff, NGC’s US CEO David Lyle said Owens […]

Discovery 2013 Upfront report

Discovery unveiled a new scripted show and a raft of reality and doc series at its annual Upfront in New York, which was attended by Oprah Winfrey, William Hurt, Tyler Perry and reality child star Honey Boo Boo among others. Discovery boss David Zaslav told the assembled ad buyers that across all of its networks […]

BBC and Discovery making Nasa disaster drama

The BBC and Discovery’s Science Channel are coproducing a one-off factual drama with William Hurt, who will play scientist Richard Feynman and tell the story of his search for truth in the wake of the 1986 Nasa Challenger disaster. The as-yet-untitled drama will be a BBC Scotland Science and Science Channel coproduction. Filming starts this […]