Les Miserables

Worldwide brings Doctor Who spinoff

BBC Worldwide will show its Class in Cannes, with the international launch of a teen-skewed Doctor Who spin-off. Class comes from the creators of the hit sci-fi series and is written by Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls). It follows a group of teen students at Coal Hill Academy – an existing part of the Doctor […]

BBC, Weinstein to adapt Les Misérables

UK pubcaster BBC One and US-based Weinstein Television are working up a television version of classic novel Les Misérables. War and Peace scribe Andrew Davies will adapt the property as a six-part drama, with the BBC’s production arm, BBC Studios and Lookout Point coproducing in association with The Weinstein Company’s TV arm. The BBC’s commercial […]

Telemundo making Spanish-language Les Mis adaptation

Telemundo is making a Spanish-language version of Victor Hugo’s classic historical novel Les Misérables. The US Hispanic-focused adaptation, Los Miserables, is being made by Telemundo’s in-house production unit, Telemundo Studios with Argos Television. Los Miserables, which has just entered production and is being filmed in Mexico, will have a contemporary setting and star Aracely Arambula (La […]

News brief: NBCU cuts Polish VOD deal

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution to distribute its films through its VOD service and its OTT platform ipla. The deal covers recent blockbusters such as Les Miserables as well as older titles like Mama Mia, Inglourious Basterds and American Gangster. The deal follows recent VOD […]

Sky Deutschland expands partnership with NBCUniversal

Sky Deutschland has extended its distribution partnership with NBC Universal in a deal that will see the launch of Syfy HD and Universal 13th Street HD on its network from January 17. NBC Universal has also extended its existing output deal with Sky for the distribution of subscription pay TV and video-on-demand rights to movie […]