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Virgin Media TV seeks pitches for drama series

Virgin Media Television (fka TV3 Group) is currently seeking submissions for a new post-watershed, six –part drama, for 2019/2020. The call for titles if part of an on-going drama initiative laid out by the company. Virgin is inviting entrants to explore contemporary themes, new visual styles and narratives, focusing on original, “noisy” ideas with a […]

Tandem, Bron Studios set for thriller from The Bridge scribe

Tandem Productions, a Studiocanal company, and Bron Studios are set to produce a gritty dramatic thriller from The Bridge (pictured) writer Måns Mårlind. The two production outfits will co-produce the eight-part series with Germany’s ZDF. It will be co-financed by a line-up of major international networks, including Viaplay, CCanal+, Canal + Poland and Holland’s NPO. Set […]

Netflix orders Paul Rudd comedy series

Netflix has ordered a comedy series starring Paul Rudd, titled Living With Yourself. Rudd will play a dual role. He is a man struggling with his life who undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, and finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version – himself. The Role Models star is […]

Netflix to premiere Korean medical drama

Netflix has licensed Life, a Korean drama written by Lee Su-Yeon and directed by Hong Jong-chan and Lim Hyun-ook. The streamer will premiere the first four episodes of the drama in APAC markets (excluding Japan) and English speaking regions (excluding US) on August 4. Episodes five and six will stream on the same day as […]

Acorn TV commissions Brit drama Queens of Mystery

Acorn Media Enterprises’ (AME) Acorn TV has commissioned British drama series Queens of Mystery. AME, the UK-based development division for the Acorn brand of RLJ Entertainment, has partnered with Sly Fox Productions in association with Ferncroft Media. Acorn Media International will distribute the series to all English-speaking territories and international distributor ZDF Enterprises will distribute […]

HBO lands Moffat’s The Time Travelers Wife

HBO has landed a drama adaptation of The Time Travelers Wife produced by Steven Moffat (Dr.Who). The novel turned movie is authored by Audrey Niffenegger and is described as a magical love story about Clare and Henry who have a marriage with a problem…time travel. Moffat, Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin will all executive produce […]

Sky to increase drama investment by 25%

Sky reported strong full-year results for its second quarter and revealed its plans to increase drama investment by 25%. The company reported revenue and EBITDA gains, half a million new customer additions over the period, and TV churn in the UK and Ireland at its lowest level for a decade. Announcing figures for the 12 […]

ESG hit Humans heads to China

Endemol Shine Group has revealed that Endemol Shine China will partner with local production house Croton Media, Kudos and Matador to create a local Mandarin-language adaptation of popular drama Humans. The third series of Humans finished its eight-episode run earlier this month on Channel 4 in the UK and AMC in the United States, to […]

Shonda Rhimes reveals upcoming Netflix projects

Netflix and Shonda Rhimes revealed the projects the TV veteran has been working on since signing a lucrative multi-year deal with the streamer last summer. Eight upcoming projects have been unveiled by Rhimes and Netflix, including six dramas, a dark comedy and documentary. Perhaps the most anticipated series will be an untitled project based on […]

Landmark Rushdie novel set for Netflix treatment

The novel that established Salman Rushdie as the pre-eminent author of his generation, Midnight’s Children, will be the next high profile literary series adapted by Netflix. Midnight’s Children, which tells the story of India’s birth as a nation through the eyes of a boy born on the stroke of midnight on independence day in 1947, […]

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