Original and Adapted Film and TV Work by Benjamin Percy
Ben and director James Ponsoldt are adapting Urban Cowboy into a series for Paramount Plus. Read more about the project here: https://deadline.com/2022/02/urban-cowboy-series-adaptation-paramount-1234923977/
Ben wrote this feature with director James Ponsoldt. It was produced by Sony’s Stage 6 and Bleeker Street, and launched at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Wide release in summer 2022.
The Ninth Metal
Ben isn’t allowed to talk about where this is being developed, because of an NDA, but he’s writing the pilot.
Ben sold a series to Starz called Black Gold, a crime drama about the North Dakota oil boom — with Fremantle producing and James Ponsoldt is attached to direct the pilot. But alas, it died in development hell. Read more about it here.
For FOX TV, Ben adapted Red Moon as a series with Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I am Legend, Winter’s Tale) and producer Ilene Staple. But alas, it died in development hell.
Ben adapted his novel The Wilding into a screenplay for director Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) and for director Guillermo Arriaga (21 Grams). But alas, on both occasions, the movie died in development hell.
Wolverine: The Long Night, Season One
Named one of the top 15 podcasts of 2018 by Apple.
Ben wrote Marvel’s first scripted podcast, a ten-episode audio drama produced by Stitcher. The murder-mystery takes place in Alaska and stars Richard Armitage as the title character. You can listen to it on whatever app you use for streaming podcasts.
Wolverine: The Lost Trail, Season two
Ben wrote the second season of the Marvel podcast, which takes place in the Louisiana bayou. The ten-episode series is currently in production and releases in February of 2019.
Wastelanders: Old Man Starlord
Ben wrote this ten-episode season for Marvel and SiriusXM/Pandora, starring Timothy Busfield, Chris Elliot, Vanessa Williams, and Danny Glover.