Steve McQueen’s ‘Codes of Conduct’ Stalls at HBO

Steve McQueen directing 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen hasn’t released a new movie since 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, but he’s been busy working in TV. Specifically, he’s been plugging away at Codes of Conduct, a HBO series described as “Six Degrees of Separation meets Shame.” With a fantastic cast including Paul DanoHelena Bonham Carter, and Rebecca Hall, the New York City-set drama looked all set to be the network’s next critically acclaimed hit.

But we haven’t heard much about it in a while, and now we know why. Buried in a larger report about HBO’s woes is the detail that the network has decided not to move forward with McQueen’s Codes of Conduct, after initially giving it a six-episode order.  Read More »

Top of the Lake

Last year’s Top of the Lake was Jane Campion’s first TV project since An Angel at My Table in 1990. However, she’s not waiting quite so long to return to the small screen next time. She’s currently developing a second season of Top of the Lake with Gerard Lee, who co-wrote the original.

The first season centered on Robin (Elisabeth Moss), a New Zealand detective investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old in a small town. It’s unclear whether Moss or any of her co-stars will return, as very few details have been revealed so far about Season 2. But the first season was excellent, and I for one am eager to go wherever Campion wants to take me next. [Screen Daily]

After the jump, get details on the Monster-in-Law and In Good Company TV series, plus Steve McQueen’s new star.

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