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Red Arrow re-ups Bastin at Fabrik

Henrik Bastin, the CEO of LA-based Fabrik Entertainment, has renewed his contract at the Bosch prodco. His new deal is described as “multi-year”, as Fabrik continues developing US projects such as TNT’s The Deep Mad Dark, an FX series based on novel Ancillary Justice, The Limit for AMC and Midnights for USA Network. He has […]

New Lat Am vendor to shop Gaumont shows

A new Latin America-focused distribution company has landed regional rights to Gaumont’s scripted drama and animation programming. EO Distribution had become Gaumont’s exclusive sales agent for Latin America following the deal, which covers series such as Hannibal, Hemlock Grove and The Frozen Dead. Also on the slate will be France 2’s crime procedural The Art […]

CBS names Europe copro chief

The international studios arm of US broadcaster CBS has named a new coproductions chief in Europe. Meghan Lyvers will switch from her current role as senior VP, cable and digital at CBS Television Studios in the US, and will become SVP, coproductions and development at CBS Studios International. She will relocate to CBSSI’s EMEA head […]

Fox, Tencent team for financial drama series

A new high end drama set in Hong Kong’s financial district has been greenlit and will launch later this year. Fox Networks Group Asia, plus the film arm of China’s SVOD service Tencent and Focus TV, the prodco of Infernal Affairs star Andy Lau, will make The Trading Floor, a five-part miniseries. The show will […]

Netflix, E4 prep for The End of the F***ing World

Streaming service Netflix and UK youth-skewed network E4 have co-commissioned a dark comedy-drama about a twisted road trip. The End of the F***ing World is based on comic books from Charles Forsman, and follows the confusing lives of two teen outsiders (Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden). Channel 4 commissioning editor Roberto Troni described the series’ […]

BBC celebrates Gay Britannia

UK pubcaster the BBC is to run a season of programmes celebrating gay culture in Britain. The Gay Britannia season comes on the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Programmes will play on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four, and on BBC radio stations. Among the highlights is a […]

Aussie SVOD net orders eOne comedy

Australian subscription VOD service Stan sent a comedy-drama from North America’s Entertainment One Television into production. The Other Guy comes from Aussie comic and broadcast personality Matt Okine, and is based on his experiences a successful radio show host unexpectedly back in the dating pool after a decade after finding out his girlfriend is cheating […]

Lifetime to tell Berlanti’s ‘twisted love story’

US cable channel Lifetime is going straight-to-series on “the most twisted love story ever”, which hails from Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and Sera Gamble. You will be a ten-episode drama centred on “a relationship between two people that gets taken too far”. It is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name about […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]

Hulu adapts horror-fantasy comic for TV

US streaming service Hulu has greenlit a one-hour pilot of comic property Locke and Key. The fantasy-cum-horror comic follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home to find magical keys give them powers and abilities. Dirk Gently prodco IDW Entertainment is attached to produce the pilot, which carries […]