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Truman Show TV series on the cards

The Truman Show could be headed for the small screen, with a television series planned.

Peter Weir's satirical film, featuring Jim Carrey as unsuspecting reality TV star Truman Burbank, was a box office hit when it was released in 1998.

Paramount's TV division is considering developing a drama series inspired by The Truman Show and Terminator for its broadcast, cable and online outlets, according to The Wrap.

"We have three buckets of content we're looking at, and one of them is intellectual property the studio, which has been around for over 100 years, owns," Paramount executive Amy Powell said.

"These are not just movies we've produced and released, but screenplays and articles and novels we have."

Other potential sources include The Alienist, Caleb Carr's 1994 novel which Amy called "an incredible piece of writing", and a biography of Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic.

"The Alienist is an incredible piece of writing. When I was looking through our library, I thought this is something we have to do," Amy said.

"I felt the same way about the Lindbergh biography. These are two examples of material that this studio has in its library that we can make amazing TV out of."

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