Arlington Road TV series in the works

The original starred Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack.

The late 90s thriller Arlington Road is to be adapted into a TV series of the same name.  

The film starred Jeff Bridges as a University professor who suspects his new neighbours (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack) are terrorists and becomes obsessed with trying to stop them. 

It received average to positive reviews from critics at the time and was a success at the box office, with a total worldwide gross of $41 million against its budget of $31 million. 

Original director Mark Pellington, also known for the Academy Award winning comedy drama Jerry Maguire, will return to helm this adaptation. The Alienist’s Seth Fisher has been recruited to write the script. 

As to be expected with a project in such early stages, a cast has yet to be announced. 

Arlington Road is being developed for US only streaming service Paramount+, which was formerly known as CBS All Access. 

Its original series have made their way to several different platforms here in the UK, Star Trek: Picard on Amazon Prime and The Twilight Zone reboot on Sky and NOW for example, so it’s not clear where Arlington Road will end up.

The service is also working on a number of other film to TV adaptations like The Man Who Fell to Earth starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and a prequel series to the iconic 70s musical Grease

Source: Empire

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