SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers


Maison Close - HBO is developing the remake with Mark Wahlberg's company and LOST writer Elizabeth Sarnoff

HBO has bought the rights to remake the period drama Maison Close, set in 1871 in a Parisian brothel, Le paradis. The show centers on Rose, Angèle, Véra, Bertha, Valentine and their 'madam', Hortense.

Check out this thread if you want to know more about Maison Close, which will return on Canal+ in early 2013 for an 8-episode second season. Season 1 aired in the UK last summer and was subsequently released on DVD/Blu-ray, so Maison Close is available with English subtitles, if you're interested.

HBO executives Mike Lombardo (director of programming), Charles Schreger (international sales manager) and Richard Plepler (co-chairman, soon to be CEO of HBO) were in Paris three weeks ago, maybe it was connected, or maybe it was the negotiation of the contract on HBO's original series in France — Orange Cinéma Séries is about to stop their exclusive partnership with HBO, and Canal+ has made a big offer (€15 million/year) to get the first pick, something they have not had since 2008.

Jacques Ouaniche (Noé Productions) will be a co-executive producer on the American version, which we now know a little bit more about :

1/ The action will be set in Paris, like the original.
2/ The cast will have to be English-speaking.
3/ Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson's company Leverage will be producing the pilot.

It invalidates the previous rumors that had mentioned a possible setting in the South of the US, possibly Louisiana, and it shows that the project is alive and kicking.

Leverage has already been producing no less than four HBO series : Entourage (8 seasons, 96 episodes, 2004-2011), In Treatment (3 seasons, 106 episodes, 2008-2010), How to Make it in America (2 seasons, 16 episodes, 2010-2011) and Boardwalk Empire (3 seasons, 36 episodes, 2010 - ?). They also have another pilot in development at HBO, the Cold War spy drama The Missionary.

Source : Le Nouvel Observateur.

UPDATE : Canal+ issued a press released today, indicating that season 2 will première in January 2013 but also that the US remake for HBO is penned by Deadwood and Lost writer/producer Elizabeth Sarnoff.

Problem Detected - Comments, Video and Images Not Loaded

If you're seeing this it means you're having trouble loading the site.

This is normally caused by an Extension/Addon installed in your Browser such as Adblock, Adblock Plus, Ghostery, Admuncher, AVAST! etc. You should try whitelisting www.spoilertv.com domains to ensure that all content is properly loaded.

See the Troubleshooting Guide Here
We welcome relevant, respectful comments.
Click here to Read our Comment Policy

Print FriendlyFull Screen

SpoilerTV Comment Policy

We pride ourselves here at SpoilerTV with the quality, friendlyness and respectfullness of our community. All comments in English please.

Name-calling, personal attacks, spamming, excessive self-promotion, condescending pomposity, general assiness, racism, sexism, any-other-ism, homophobia, acrophobia, and destructive (versus constructive) criticism will get you BANNED from the party as will creating multiple accounts.

If you have a problem with a comment, DO NOT REPLY TO IT.

Instead Click the Dropdown Icon/Arrow to the right of the offending comment and click the Flag link from the dropdown. Our Moderation Team will then deal with any inappropriate comments.

We hope you enjoy your time here at SpoilerTV

Here at SpoilerTV we allow you to personalize your experience by allowing you to customize various items on the site. Close the popup to save your changes

Background Colour Picker
Enter the HEX Code of the colour you would like to use as a background. To get a HEX code goto the colour picker and pick your color then paste in the # number including the # at the front. eg #000000 is black #ffffff is white

Thumbnail Type
Rounded Sharp Circle
Square None Grid (3 cols) Grid (Beta)
Theme Color
Light (Default)
Dark (Beta)
Unread Indicator
Unread Off (Default)
Unread On

Banner Selector
All you need to do is to put a link to your banner in the box below and press the Click Button. (For best results your image should be 1090px wide and 200px high.). We have more banners in our Banner Gallery here.

Enter the URL of your Image or pick from one below