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Fleabag duo & eOne pair for rom-com series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured) and Vicky Jones, the duo behind UK hit show Fleabag, are developing a new romantic comedy series with Entertainment One (eOne). The series, titled Run, will be a rom-com thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years prior to escape life’s troubles with a simple text message stating ‘run’ – resulting […]

Stats show SVOD net Viaplay climbed 25% last year as new original arises

Nordic subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay saw viewing time increase by 25% during 2017, according to stats released by parent company MTG. Customers spent an average of 32 hours per month streaming Viaplay last year, while the number of started streams rose 40.5% between 2016 and 2017. Over the same period, MTG said the total number […]

Netflix to open Future Strategy Office as Korean sitcom

Netflix is set to launch a new South Korean sitcom with YG Entertainment, a music record and production company, in 2018. Future Strategy Office (FSO, working title) will feature YG artists Seungri of Korean pop group BigBang alongside writer and television personality Yoo Byung-jae of SNL Korea. FSO stars Seungri as the head of YG’s […]

Epix picks Heyday’s Cotton to replace ex-originals chief Diaz

Nancy Cotton is leaving Heyday Television to become executive VP of original programming at US cable channel Epix. Cotton is filling the gap left when Jocelyn Diaz left in January, a move that came after Michael Wright was named president. “I’ve known and had the pleasure of working with Nancy on many projects over the […]

Goalpost moves to All3Media first-look deal

Cleverman coproducer Goalpost Pictures has signed a first-look deal with All3Media International. Following the agreement, Australia-based Goalpost will see its upcoming programming distributed by UK-based All3’s sales team. The company is best known for ABC, BBC Three and SundanceTV sci-fi drama Cleverman, to which New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures is also attached. It is also behind […]

South Korea set to adapt BBC drama Luther

At BBC’s annual Showcase event, South Korean broadcaster MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) will be making a local version of Luther. The South Korean counterpart will premiere in late October. Luther will join BBC series Mistresses and Life on Mars in the territory this year. A Russian version of Luther was previously made by production company […]

Weinstein COO axed over ‘cause’

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has voted to terminate its president and COO, David Glasser, citing “cause”. According the US news outlets, concern had grown over Glasser’s lack of action over employee harassment claims at the beleaguered film and TV production companies. TWC’s board released a short statement, saying it had “unanimously voted to terminate David […]

NBC pair to replace Amazon-bound Salke

US broadcaster NBC has promoted a pair of in-house execs to replace president of entertainment Jennifer Salke, who is soon to join Amazon Studios. Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta have been named co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment. They’re being upped after the well-respected Salke, who ushered in series such as This is Us […]

McMafia heads to China and Sweden

Ahead of its Showcase event in Liverpool next week, BBC Worldwide has announced that McMafia has been sold to services in China and Sweden’s pubcaster, SVT. In China, McMafia will appear as The Godmans on IPTV service providers OPG and Youku. The crime series, starring James Norton (War and Peace) and Juliet Rylance, focuses on […]

Amazon confirms Tambor’s Transparent exit

Amazon Studios has finalised its investigation into Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor after sexual harassment complaints, dropping the actor from the show. While Tambor previously stated that he would exit the show after accusations were made against him, no official move has been made until Amazon’s statement yesterday. Tambor will now have no role in the forthcoming […]

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