News round-up: Netflix & BritBox acquire ‘Obituary’; Lionsgate retains Gary Goodman; ITVX adds ‘Guava Juice Show’

Obituary (Source: APC Studios)

Netflix & BritBox acquire ‘Obituary’

Netflix in the UK, BritBox in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand have all picked up Irish dark comedy drama Obituary, following deals with APC Studios.

Proximus in Belgium, RTS in French-speaking Switzerland, RTP in Portugal, BluTV in Turkey & Cyprus and TET in Latvia have also taken the show.

Co-produced by APC Studios and Magamedia, the RTÉ One and Hulu show stars Siobhán Cullen as Elvira Clancy, an underpaid obituarist working at a small-town newspaper who becomes a serial killer.

Lionsgate retains Gary Goodman

Gary Goodman has signed a new multi-year deal to continue as EVP, worldwide production, for Lionsgate Television.

Goodman heads up production of the studio’s slate of premium scripted series as well as its East Coast television production facilities in Yonkers, NY, Atlanta, Georgia and opening soon in Newark, New Jersey.

His credits include Mad Men, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Nashville and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

ITVX adds ‘Guava Juice Show’

UK streamer ITVX has acquired two seasons of animated comedy adventure The Guava Juice Show from kids distributor Cake.

Produced by Vancouver-based Mainframe Studios and Studio 71, the series is set to stream on ITVX later this Autumn.

The Guava Juice Show follows the wacky and wild adventures of 14-year-old Roi and his best friends, fearless fellow teen Jenny and Guava, a risk-averse neurotic talking fruit, as they work at a mysterious curio shop and travel to fantastical parallel worlds throughout the multiverse in a magical bathtub.

Darren Nartey, acquisitions manager at ITV, said “The Guava Juice Show is an exciting new addition to our kids offering on ITV.”

Read Next