There are lots of movies that would make great TV shows. (I can think of at least seven just right off the top of my head.) Some have rich worlds worthy of further exploration. Some have characters we’d love to see developed more than a movie’s brief runtime allows. And then there’s The Truman Show, which told its story perfectly well in 90 minutes back in 1998, but which Paramount has decided needs to be a TV show anyway.
The Truman Show tidbit came almost as a footnote in The Wrap’s story about Paramount hiring several new people to oversee their TV division, with former AMC exec Jason Fisher getting the big chair as head of production. We already knew there was a new Terminator series in the works which will intertwine with the next film, Terminator: Genesis, but Paramount has now announced the Truman Show series and other shows based on a Charles Lindbergh biography and Caleb Carr’s novel The Alienist. Unfortunately, for the moment nothing else is known about the Truman Show show (I’m going to get tired of typing that).