There’s something about what Jason Katims does that’s so goddamn winning. He has a knack for putting organic stakes in his series that both inform the character growth and development, but also naturally give rise to interesting stories. Unfortunately there’s not much beyond the patina that shines through on his latest effort, NBC’s About A Boy.
NBC released a new preview of their upcoming comedy About a Boy, giving us a look at Jason Katims' small screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's best-selling novel by the same name. David Walton plays Will Freeman, a one-hit-wonder rocker who's living off the royalties of his sole accomplishment and enjoying single life when Minnie Driver's Fiona and her adorable son Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) show up next door and turn his life upside down.
If you’re looking for a little midseason pick-me-up, perhaps the latest batch of shows from NBC will whet your appetite. The peacock has announced premiere dates for five of its upcoming series, including About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Believe, Crisis, and American Dream Builders. So grab your TV remote and get ready to fill up that DVR.
A day ahead of their upfront presentation, NBC has posted their 2013-2014 schedule, which lays out where most of the new and returning series will air throughout the week come next fall. A few notable schedule changes appear to be taking place, including a move to Wednesdays for Revolution and a shift to Thursdays for Parenthood. Absent from the list is Community, but NBC did include it among the scripted series confirmed to return, so it will be back. It's just a matter of when.
Yesterday, NBC announced the highly discussed modern-day Hatfields & McCoys pilot is not getting a pick up and the network also cancelled its fledgling series, Deception. Today, however, there are sunnier skies at the network, and NBC is on a roll with announcing pilot pick ups for next TV season. So far, there’s good news for those who have been following the J.J. Abrams program, Believe, as well as Jason Katims’ About a Boy comedy and Rand Ravich’s Crisis.
Jason Katims' About a Boy pilot has found its boy. And it's one already familiar with NBC. 1600 Penn's Benjamin Stockham will fill Nicholas Hoult's stolen sneakers, as he's been cast to play the role of Marcus in the comedy pilot in the works, based on Nick Hornby's book, and the 2002 feature film adaptation that followed.
Minnie Driver is getting another shot at a co-starring TV gig thanks to Jason Katims’ About a Boy pilot. Driver has signed on to play Fiona in NBC’s comedy pilot. If you are familiar with Nick Hornby’s literary work, you’ll know that Fiona is the eccentric mother of Marcus, the titular boy in the series.
NBC’s pilot for the comedy About a Boy has picked up a director. Jon Favreau, who recently directed the pilot for NBC’s hit drama Revolution will come on board the project, which comes to us from Friday Night Lights executive produce Jason Katims.
We’re getting into pilot season at the networks, and NBC has just greenlit the pilot for About a Boy, a project based on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby, and by extension the 2002 movie starring Hugh Grant. If you need a refresher, the pilot will follow a man whose life changes after a boy and his mother, who is a single parent, move into the neighborhood.