News round up: ABC cancels scripted trio; TF1 visits ‘Brocéliande’ for new drama; Canal+ takes ‘Has Fallen’ franchise to TV

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ABC cancels scripted trio

US network ABC has trimmed its scripted slate, with Alaska Daily, The Company You Keep and Big Sky all being cancelled.

The moves, ahead of the Disney-owned network’s upfront next week, come after A Million Little Things and comedy The Goldbergs were also axed.

Big Sky was from creator David E. Kelley and was in its third season, while journalists drama Alaska Daily, starred Hilary Swank.

It has been cancelled after just one season, as has The Company You Keep, which like Alaska Daily, was produced by Disney’s 20th Television. Big Sky was a co-production with A+E Studios.

TF1 visits Brocéliande for new drama

France’s TF1 has ordered a drama from Shine Fiction and Les Films du Printemps about a series of mysterious disappearances.

Brocéliande (6 x 52 minutes) is a co-production with Les Films du Printemps and will be distributed by Banijay Rights.

It has been written by Isabelle Polin, Thomas Boullé and Eric Delafosse, with Bruno Garcia directing. The story tracks an admired biologist (played by Nolwenn Leroy) who leaves Brocéliande University during her studies, following suspicion she was involved in the disappearance of her best friend Laura.

She then returns to the scene and shortly after her arrival, one of her students disappears in the same way as her friend, leaving to questions about her innocence.

Shine Fiction formally launched in September 2021 and has been behind recent drama Serial Lover, a co-production with Amaury Fournial (Sibaro Films), which aired on M6 and is distributed by Banijay Rights.

Canal+ takes Has Fallen franchise to TV

Canal+ in France, ZDF in Germany and CEE operator M7 have boarded a TV remake of the Has Fallen film franchise.

Paris Is Fallen is being produced by StudioCanal and Urban Myth Films, alongside Millennium Media and G-Base, the latter of which is owned by Gerard Butler, who starred in the three movies.

Canal+ International in Poland and Africa is also onboard, while M7 will take rights to the eight-parter in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Deadline broke the news.

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