Series Pilots Land Directors Including Mark Romanek for LOCKE & KEY and Jonas Pate for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME

     November 22, 2010

As the TV industry plows through development season, four potential new series just landed directors for their respective pilots. First, Mark Romanek, director of the much-buzzed about Never Let Me Go, will direct the pilot for the series adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic book Locke & Key. Combine his talent behind the camera with producers Steven Spielberg, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and writer Josh Friedman and it sounds like we’ve got one hell of a series on the way.

Hit the jump for news on the pilot directors for three more forthcoming series in development.

Next, Jace Alexander is set to direct the pilot of Eden for USA Network. The series follows a resourceful young concierge at an elite NYC hotel. Since Alexander’s talents resulted in successful series debuts for Royal Pains and Burn Notice, he sounds like the right man for the job.

Meanwhile, SyFy has brought Caprica co-executive producer and director Jonas Pate on board to direct the forthcoming two-hour TV film/series pilot Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome which we recently found out about. The spin-off series will follow the young years of Ensign William Adama. Even if Caprica failed to garner a decent enough audience, at least they’re keeping the creative work inside the Battlestar Galactica family.

Finally, an untitled drama from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps writer Allan Loeb has landed Jim Sadwith, who directed the Elvis miniseries feature starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Based The TNT drama follows a recently widowed police detective (Steven Weber) and his newly married partner (D.L. Hughley). Sadwith is replacing Gregory Hoblit on the pilot who apparently left the project after clashing with the series creator/executive producer.

Sound good?

Locke & Key story via Deadline.