Original Programming


Netflix stats: what was ‘devoured’ and ‘savoured’ in 2017

Netflix is attempting to spread some Christmas cheer by releasing viewing stats that give insight into the original shows customers most ‘devoured’, ‘cheated’ with and ‘savoured’. According to a Netflix data release, the most devoured show was true crime satire American Vandal, which comes from Woodhead Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Funny or Die and CBS […]

Amazon buys first local French dramas

Amazon Prime Video is going a step further in the French market, with its first acquisitions of new local series for its service there. Amazon, which has just become available on Apple TVs after a long period of wrangling, has been adding a number of French dramas since last month. These include deals with Newen […]

ABC goes straight-to-series with Baldwin comedy

ABC is set to go straight-to-series with a new Alec Baldwin family comedy, co-created and executive produced by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Julie Bean. The comedy will be produced by ABC Studios, where Baldwin, Barris and Bean are all under overall deals. Barris and Bean will act as showrunners and writers for the yet-to-be-named […]

Netflix sets second Colombian original

Netflix is set to bring its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, to its worldwide audience in 2019. The show is slated to begin production in the summer of 2018. It is based on the novel Yo, Bruja, by Isidora Chacon. Siempre Bruja follows 19-year-old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century, […]

Jordan Peele to rekindle Twilight Zone for CBS SVOD net

CBS is reworking classic sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone for its SVOD service, a move that comes as the US broadcaster separately axes a number of jobs. CBS Television Studios is producing the new show in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. The original Twilight Zone ran on CBS between […]

Hello Halo hires kids head as first CBeebies series lands

UK indie Hello Halo has appointed development exec Terri Langan (pictured) as its first head of children’s, as the prodco lands its first commission from preschool net CBeebies. Langan takes on the post more than three years after Wendy Rattray founded Hello Halo, initially as a factual company. Langan, who has developed kids series for […]

Apple builds worldwide content team with True Jack hire

Apple has hired Michelle Lee, who served as head of development for Jason Katim’s True Jack productions, as a senior creative executive for its worldwide video unit. Lee will report to Apple head of development Matt Cherniss and take up the role in January 2018. In her new role the programming exec will oversee the […]

Netflix set for new French comedy

Netflix is set to launch its next French original comedy, which will be available exclusively to worldwide members in 2018. The unnamed series is an eight episode romantic comedy set in modern day Paris. It follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend. The half-hour series is directed by Noémie Saglio […]

Channel 4 goes Inside the EU with doc series

Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned a series from October Films that follows a group of British MEPs in their journey through Brexit. Inside the EU (working title) is a 3×60 minute series that has access to the European Parliament and charts the highs and lows of some of the UK’s most misunderstood public servants. The […]

Discovery ups stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Discovery Communications has paid US$70 million to gain a majority stake in the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which it jointly owns with the celebrity. Discovery has upped its stake from near 45% to 70% in the deal. This will allow the network to consolidate its financial reports with OWN. Oprah Winfrey will remain chief executive […]

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