The WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max will not move forward on the development of its thriller pilot series Red Bird Lane, according to Deadline. The series was written by the novelist Sara Gran (Southland) and would have seen a directing credit from David Slade (American Gods, Hannibal). While the pilot was previously committed to by the studio and the streaming service, Red Bird Lane will ultimately not be produced by Warner Bros. Television Studios.
Red Bird Lane was expected to feature Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham) in a feature role within the thriller series. The pilot was to center around the story of eight strangers that have moved into a home together with varying motives and reasons for doing so. However, following their move-in, the group of strangers encounters sinister tones and a haunting presence within the walls. In addition to Sarandon, the series was also to star the likes of Danny Huston (The Aviator, American Horror Story), Ash Santos (American Horror Story), Fiona Dourif (The Purge, The Blacklist), Tara Lynne Barr (Casual), Dizzie Harris (Shameless, Revival), Isidora Goreshter (Shameless), Kiersey Clemons (Dope), and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, American Gods).
Gran and Slade would have been receiving executive producer credits for the HBO Max pilot and series in addition to the executive producers of Erin Jontow (Shameless, Animal Kingdom) and John Wells (Shameless, ER, The West Wing).
Launching on May 27, 2020, HBO Max has produced and released a slate of original television programming in addition to providing a catalog of past HBO series and WarnerMedia projects. Some of the original programmings include the recently Golden Globe-nominated drama series The Flight Attendant in addition to Love Life, Raised by Wolves, Close Enough, and various unscripted and reality series. Furthermore, the streaming service is the home for HBO classics such as Oz, The Wire, and The Sopranos while also allowing streaming for WarnerMedia series such as Comedy Central’s South Park.