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Netflix’s Failsafe Reunites Michael B. Jordan & Black Panther Writer

In an exclusive deal with Netflix, Michael B. Jordan will soon reunite with Black Panther’s screenwriter for Failsafe, an adaptation of the Vault Comics series. If everything goes as planned, Jordan will not only produce the potential blockbuster, but also land the lead role as an insurgent hunter out for vengeance.

In contrast to popular franchises like Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Vault Comics is relatively new. Founded in 2016, the privately owned company released Failsafe’s first issue on April 19, 2017, in which protagonist John Ravane comes to the realization that he didn’t actually eliminate the world’s last nanotech-enhanced super soldier. After his daughter’s kidnapping, Ravane navigates New York to battle sleeper agents, corruption and the inevitable surprises that emerge along the way. The six-episode series was written F.J. DeSanto and Todd Farmer with art by Federico Dallocchio.

Related: Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger Costume Honors His Anime Love

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Netflix to Air New Staircase Documentary on Michael Peterson …

Kathleen Peterson, an esteemed member of the community in Durham, North Carolina, was found dead at the bottom of her mansion’s staircase in December 2001 — her body bloodied, her head battered — and before long, authorities had charged that her husband, novelist Michael Peterson, was the killer.

But was he?

The ensuing legal saga stretched until February 2017, when according to local media reports Michael, then 73, entered an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter in his wife’s slaying. He was released from custody with credit for the seven-plus years he’d already spent behind bars.

Still, Michael maintained he was innocent but had little other recourse. Prosecutors said they hoped the plea brought “a measure of justice” to the 48-year-old Kathleen’s family.

Throughout the final developments in the case, Michael was trailed by a documentary crew. This summer, their work will premiere

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/netflix-new-staircase-michael-peterson-documentary-murder/

Michael Mann Makes HarperCollins Book & Film Deal For Elaine Shannon Expose On Criminal Mastermind Paul Le …

EXCLUSIVE: In a deal firmed as an electrifying criminal murder trial unfolds, HarperCollins – under the publishing imprint established by filmmaker Michael Mann — has preemptively acquired publishing rights to a book Elaine Shannon has written about the transnational organized crime figure Paul Le Roux. Mann has simultaneously closed a deal for film and television rights to the book.

Shannon, an investigative reporter who has written for Time and Newsweek, wrote the 1988 acclaimed book Desperados, which Mann turned into the Emmy-winning NBC miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, a chronicle of the 1985 torture and murder of undercover DEA agent Kimi Camarena by drug lords in Mexico.

The saga of Le Roux has a similar sweep. He was the head of an array of ruthless transnational criminal enterprises. Linked to Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups, Le Roux has been described

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/04/paul-le-roux-michael-mann-book-film-deal-elaine-shannon-criminal-mastermind-1202362318/

Where Is Michael Peterson In 2018? His Wife’s Death Has … – Bustle

The death of Kathleen Peterson in 2001 occurred under such strange circumstances that it captured the attention, and the imagination, of the entire country. The case inspired a Lifetime movie, an 8-part documentary series The Staircase, and now, an Investigation Discovery special titled American Murder Mystery: The Staircase, which will air Sunday, April 8 on Discovery. The series will revisit the investigation and trial that followed, which found Kathleen’s husband, Michael Peterson guilty of first-degree murder, per the Associated Press. But he’s since walked free, so where is Michael Peterson in 2018?

Since his wife’s death, Peterson has maintained his innocence per The News Observer. The same AP piece reported that, in 2011, the verdict was vacated by Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson, after the judge found that a blood analyst who

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Where Is Michael Peterson In 2018? His Wife’s Death Has Fascinated True Crime Fans For Years

The death of Kathleen Peterson in 2001 occurred under such strange circumstances that it captured the attention, and the imagination, of the entire country. The case inspired a Lifetime movie, an 8-part documentary series The Staircase, and now, an Investigation Discovery special titled American Murder Mystery: The Staircase, which will air Sunday, April 8 on Discovery. The series will revisit the investigation and trial that followed, which found Kathleen’s husband, Michael Peterson guilty of first-degree murder, per the Associated Press. But he’s since walked free, so where is Michael Peterson in 2018?

Since his wife’s death, Peterson has maintained his innocence per The News Observer. The same AP piece reported that, in 2011, the verdict was vacated by Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson, after the judge found that a blood analyst who

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/where-is-michael-peterson-in-2018-his-wifes-death-has-fascinated-true-crime-fans-for-years-8715384

The Michael Peterson case will be back in the public eye with new 3-part series

The Investigation Discovery Channel (ID) has announced a three-part documentary series on the death of Kathleen Peterson.

Peterson was found dead in December 2001 at the bottom of a staircase in the Durham home she shared with husband, novelist Michael Peterson. Michael Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder in 2003 and was in prison for eight years before his conviction was overturned because of improprieties at the State Bureau of Investigation. Peterson entered an Alford plea while awaiting a new trial last year, allowing him to plead guilty to manslaughter while maintaining his innocence.

“An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase” will premiere on Investigation Discovery (ID), on April 8.

ID says the show promises to explore “the shocking theories, critical evidence and surprising secrets that thrust this case into the national spotlight,” calling the series the “unabridged story” of Kathleen’s death and Michael’s trial.

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Read more at: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/tv/warm-tv-blog/article205048884.html

Q&A with GRB Entertainment’s Michael Lolato

Michael Lolato, the senior VP of international distribution at GRB Entertainment, sat down with TV Real to talk about the trends he’s seeing in the factual space, including a continued appetite for crime, paranormal, automotive and more.

Long before Netflix’s Making a Murderer, GRB Entertainment was thriving in the true-crime space. The company, which is an established force in the factual world as both a producer and distributor, continues to do so, with paranormal and automotive also carving out strong positions in the marketplace.

TV REAL: Which factual genres are currently trending, and which titles are performing particularly well for GRB?
***Image***LOLATO: Crime is still on top. It’s the juggernaut that just keeps going, which is great because GRB Entertainment has over 700 hours of crime programming and there has been, over the last year, an even bigger increase in demand. We have a new show

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/grb-entertainments-michael-lolato/

GRB Entertainment’s Michael Lolato

Michael Lolato, the senior VP of international distribution at GRB Entertainment, sat down with TV Real to talk about the trends he’s seeing in the factual space, including a continued appetite for crime, paranormal, automotive and more.

Long before Netflix’s Making a Murderer, GRB Entertainment was thriving in the true-crime space. The company, which is an established force in the factual world as both a producer and distributor, continues to do so, with paranormal and automotive also carving out strong positions in the marketplace.

TV REAL: Which factual genres are currently trending, and which titles are performing particularly well for GRB?
***Image***LOLATO: Crime is still on top. It’s the juggernaut that just keeps going, which is great because GRB Entertainment has over 700 hours of crime programming and there has been, over the last year, an even bigger increase in demand. We have a new show

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/grb-entertainments-michael-lolato/

Unraveling a Murder in Music City: Michael Bishop’s Runaway Bestseller

A visit to Nashville Metro Archives back in 1997 changed Michael Bishop’s life forever.

While doing some research for a friend, he opened a box that housed a stack of mundane records, a couple of dead brown recluse spiders and a very out-of-place folder full of brutal crime scene photos. This odd discovery would lead Michael on a 20-year journey he never intended to be on … a journey so interesting it resulted in a book he never intended to write. Published last September, A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man completely unravels the 1964 murder of 18-year-old Paula Herring, which happened on a quiet street in Nashville’s Crieve Hall neighborhood and became one of the most sensational stories of its time receiving national media coverage.

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TV This Week, Oct. 15-21: ‘Berlin Station,’ ‘George Michael: Freedom’ and more

SUNDAY

“The Durrells in Corfu” are back for a second season of the period drama set on that Greek isle and airing on “Masterpiece.” With Keeley Hawes. 8 p.m. KOCE

A widowed woman’s former mother-in-law objects to her tying the knot with a new man in the new thriller “Psycho In-Law.” With Katie Leclerc and Catherine Dyer. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The zombie drama “Fear the Walking Dead” wraps its season with a two-hour finale. 9 p.m. AMC

TNT

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall is Neil deGrasse Tyson’s guest on “StarTalk.” 11 p.m. National Geographic Channel

MONDAY

A bustling maternity hospital in Manila, the Philippines, is the subject of the documentary “Motherland” airing on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

You can check out anytime you like: The new three-part true-crime series “Horror at the Cecil Hotel” recalls dark doings at the infamous downtown L.A. landmark. 10 p.m.

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-1015-tvhighlights-20171015-story.html