Fear the Walking Dead

BT/AMC snatch Rupert Grint crime caper for UK

The Rupert Grint television remake of crime caper Snatch is headed exclusively for BT-distributed network AMC in the UK. The ten-episode original drama debuted recently on Sony Pictures Television (SPT)’s VOD service, Crackle, and is now headed for the UK. It will launch there on October 31 in a 10pm slot on the BT pay […]

AMC eyes dramas from Fear, Humans scribes

US cable network AMC is developing a trio of dramas from writers with credits on Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Humans. Writers’ rooms have been opened for Jami O’Brien’s NOS4A2, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley’s Pandora and Claire Carré and Charles Spano’s Silent History. O’Brien is known for work on AMC dramas […]

Fear the Walking Dead’s Erickson exits for AMC deal

Dave Erickson has exited his post as Fear the Walking Dead showrunner to sign an overall agreement with the zombie drama’s commissioning channel, AMC Networks. He will step down from running The Walking Dead spin-off Fear after its upcoming third season and then segue into a multi-year deal that will see him develop new shows […]

The Terror to spread on AMC

AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll tells TBI about his plans to grow global channels AMC and Sundance with new originals, and to go more local with its Chellomedia nets. Terror and fear are watchwords in the programming department at AMC in the US, and now internationally. The zombie legions of The Walking Dead also feature […]

In-demand chart MIPCOM special (October 2-8, 2016)

MIPCOM is undeniably upon the TV industry. In offices around the world, sales executives are drilling down into their new catalogues, and buyers are marking down the series that could be the game-changers for their schedules. Viewers, of course, are just interested in the best new shows available. Indeed, it’s a new show that makes […]

Fear the Walking Dead returns with ‘Snapchat Lens’

AMC Global has teamed up with Snapchat to create an exclusive Fear the Walking Dead zombie-themed ‘Snapchat Lens’ ahead of the launch of second half of season two of the show. A Snapchat Lens allow users of the mobile messaging app to apply filters and animations to their selfie snaps, transforming the images which can […]

AMC goes local in CEE

AMC Networks is localising its flagship AMC channel in Central and Eastern Europe. The US-listed company is replacing its CEE feed in the region with country-specific services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These three services will run in those countries and throughout the region. There is already a dedicated AMC Hungary feed in […]

AMC locks in Talking Dead host

AMC has inked a long-term deal with Chris Hardwick, the comedian and host of popular talkshow Talking Dead. The three-year agreement will see Hardwick exec produce and host the popular Walking Dead companion piece, and extend the Talking format to other AMC drama series. Talking Dead airs straight after The Walking Dead, and has fans […]

In-demand charts: Spain (15 – 21 May 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows from another European territory. Spain’s most popular digital original is Narcos. The Pablo Escobar-inspired drama was streaming service Netflix’s first big Spanish-language – or more accurately Spanish and English-language – play and its success in Spain is therefore unsurprising. Spanish viewers also love […]

In-demand charts: Germany (May 1-7, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows* from another European territory, Germany, throwing up some familiar results. House of Cards was top of the charts in Denmark last month, and is now the big digital winner in Germany, taking almost double the number of demand expressions as #2 […]

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