Original Programming

BBC picks up Phoebe Waller-Bridge thriller Killing Eve

BBC has acquired Killing Eve, a new thriller by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, to premiere on BBC One and BBC Three later this year. The eight-part series will premiere in a primetime slot on BBC One and BBC Three will make it available as a box set on BBC iPlayer. Killing Eve is based on the […]

First projects selected for MIPTV/Canneseries drama forum

MIPTV and Canneseries track have unveiled the inaugural twelve projects officially selected for their In Development drama initiative. The projects come from the US, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Canada, the UK and Ireland. They comprise scripted shows already in development and other at earlier stages. “The DNA of this event is to […]

Amazon gets Undone with toon from BoJack Horseman team

Amazon Studios has given the greenlight to a half-hour animated series from the team behind Netflix comedy BoJack Horseman. Undone is going straight to series on Amazon Prime Video following an order from Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. The show is from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy, who […]

HBO kicks on with first Europe-Lat Am copro

HBO’s European and Latin American arms are springboarding off the upcoming football FIFA World Cup in Russia to coproduce together for the first time. The pair is working up ten-part documentary Destino Rusia 2018, which will tells stories of “passion, friendship, solidarity and achievement in the world of football, as told by leading players from […]

Netflix purchases fifth Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker will pen a fifth season of dystopian technology series Black Mirror for SVOD service Netflix despite rumours he was seeking to wind it up. Netflix confirmed the new run of the anthology drama, which comes from Brooker’s Endemol Shine Group-owned prodco House of Tomorrow. Rumours that Brooker would end Black Mirror after its […]

TV4 creates Asian JV for channels and originals

TV4 Entertainment and Multi Channels Asia (MCA) have created a strategic joint venture to localise and distribute the former’s portfolio of channels and original productions throughout Asia. The new venture, operating under the name Omni Channels Asia, leverages MCA’s existing work in channel creation, localisation and distribution throughout Asia. MCA has already brought Bloomberg Television […]

CW to pilot remake of Fox Latin America original

US broadcaster The CW has given a pilot order to a US version of Fox Latin America’s dark comedy Lynch. The American pilot will be titled Playing Dead, with Rina Mimoun (The Catch) and Josh Reims (Jane the Virgin). They executive produce alongside Tariq Jalil (Operation Repo) and Lucas Carter (Camden). CW bought the rights […]

BBC boss fears threat of digital giants

BBC director general Tony Hall is again attacking the threat of the US-based digital companies to British television. In a speech to BBC staff, Hall will say that major digital firms – which include Facebook, Apple Amazon, Netflix and Google (collectively known as FAANG) – are increasingly dominating global media. This “breaktaking, seismic change” is […]

Sky UK among buyers of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed its high rating cop series 9-1-1 in over 100 countries, including to Sky Living and Now TV in the UK and Ireland. Since its debut this January in the US, 9-1-1 has become the best-rated scripted series on Fox, according to the company. The series, created by Ryan […]

ABC to air primetime special as Mickey Mouse turns 90

Disney is launching worldwide celebrations honouring 90 years of its ambassador, Mickey Mouse, including a primetime special hosted by US broadcaster ABC. The cross-company festivities will continue through 2018 via a range of initiatives from a fashion show, celebrations at Disney parks and resorts and the ABC special, which will air this autumn. As part […]