SVOD net gets porn drama after Swedish Dicks

Scandinavian subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay’s latest original will be a ten-part drama about a film director who takes a job in the porn industry. The commission of Veni Vidi Vici comes just over a month after Viaplay debuted its first original, the Lionsgate-sold Swedish Dicks, which has been given a second season. The new series […]

Ex-ICM exec Pippa Lambert joins WME

Packaging specialist and talent agent Pippa Lambert is joining WME and relocating from London to LA join the agency in the new year. She will be senior TV agent at WME, working on international sales and packaging. WME has ramped up international TV activity recently under the stewardship of partner Chris Rice, another LA-based Brit. […]

The script for ITV Studios America

ITV Studios America wants to be the top indie drama studio in the US. In his first interview since taking charge, Philippe Maigret, the exec charged with making that happen, talks to Stewart Clarke ITV Studios America had three series on the air in 2015 and has 40 projects currently in development, but a year […]

Endemol Shine brings Guerrilla talent to town

Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Black Mirror, Eye In The Sky) are headed to Cannes to promote their new political thriller Guerrilla. The show is for Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US and counts Idris Elba’s prodco Green Door among its producers. The six-parter is set in 1970s London and […]

Rai’s Bastardi located in Cannes

The sales arm of Italian pubcaster Rai has a new slate for MIPCOM that includes a drama about a corrupt police department attempting to make amends. The Bastards of Pizzofalcone (I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone) is a 6x100mins crime series. It follows the intertwined lives of five new hires at a corrupt police unit of a […]

Gold Rush star debuts prodco with Prodigal drama

The star and creator of Discovery Channel reality series Gold Rush will go mining for success in television production after launching his own company. Todd Hoffman has created Gold Standard TV, and LA-based indie prodco and finance company that will aim to make three to four scripted and unscripted shows per year. Hoffman is best […]

Johnny Carson comedy set for Seeso

NBC’s comedy SVOD platform, Seeso, has commissioned a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1970s when The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson moved from New York to Los Angeles. There’s… Johnny! comes from writer Paul Reiser (Mad About You) and David Steven Simon (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), with David Gordon Green (Red Oaks) directing. The […]

CBS preps Korean drama remake

Ben Silverman and Howard Owens’ US indie Propagate Content has got an international drama deal away, putting an adaptation of hit Korean comedy drama My Lawyer, Mr. Jo into development at US net CBS. The original show played on KBS in South Korea. It follows a lawyer wrongfully accused of corruption, who seeks to rebuild […]

Sky buys Belgian drama for UK, Germany

Sky has picked Public Enemy, taking the Belgian drama for its Sky Atlantic channels in the UK and Germany. The French-language series was produced by Belgian prodcos Entre Chien et Loup and Playtime Films for pubcaster RTBF. It is distributed by Zodiak Rights, which struck the Sky deal. It has also shopped the series to […]

AMC orders final run of PC drama Halt and Catch Fire

AMC has said 1980s tech drama Halt and Catch Fire will come to an end after its next season. The US cable net has ordered a fourth ten-episode season and said it will be the show’s last. Season three of the show, about the birth of the home computer industry, has just ended on AMC […]