Scripted


Canal+ inks international Disney deal

Canal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its international service. The deal with The Walt Disney Company also sees a raft of Disney channels carried on Canal+’s Overseas service. The content element of the two-part agreement covers all […]

DRG seeks copro partners as drama pact renews

UK-based distributor DRG is looking for coproduction partners on a range of new drama projects after it renewed its first-look deal with scripted producer Three Rivers Fiction. DRG first joined forces with Three Rivers in March 2015 as it began striking a series of representation agreements with indies. It has this week re-upped with the […]

TNT orders Snowpiercer series from ITV prodco

US cable net TNT has ordered a pilot of Snowpiercer, a futuristic drama based upon the Korean movie of the same name. ITV Studios America prodco Tomorrow Studios is making the show with Studio T, which like TNT, is part of Turner. The show is set seven years after the world has become a frozen […]

Left Bank lands Amazon Indian original

Amazon has ordered an original drama pilot for its soon-to-launch Indian service, with Slumdog Millionaire and 24 star Anil Kapoor on board. The series will be based upon the Michael Faber novel The Book of Strange New Things and will be produced by Sony’s UK-based prodco Left Bank Pictures (The Crown). Kevin MacDonald (The Last King […]

Nordic drama veterans found Fire Monkey

Two of Scandinavian drama’s biggest-name producers, Roope Lehtinen and Mikko Pöllä, have joined forces to found a scripted development company. Fire Monkey is billed as “an independent drama development and showrunning company serving broadcasters and studios in the Nordics and internationally”. As Nice Entertainment Group co-founder Lehtinen told TBI earlier this month, the company will […]

SVT names Wikander replacement

Swedish pubcaster SVT has named Avanti Films & TV exec Anna Croneman as its new head of drama and film. She replaces Christian Wikander, who exited in August to become director of coproduction at UK-based producer Pinewood Television. Croneman’s credits include producing Kronprinsessan (The Crown Princess), Drottningoffret (Queen Sacrifice) and Min Bror Kollokungen (My Brother […]

Sonar pacts with Robert Downey Jr.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. will create scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms through a pact with LA producer sonar Entertainment. His indie prodco, Team Downey, which he operates with wife Susan Downey, is already working on Singularity, a series starring Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club). Downey Jr. created the series and […]

AMC buys into Funny or Die

AMC Networks has bought a minority stake in comedy online VOD site Funny or Die. AMC has long history of collaborating with Funny or Die through its US cable channel IFC on series such as the forthcoming Brockmire and 2014 miniseries Spoils of Bablyon, and has now taken a seat on the platform’s board. The […]

Fox UK grabs CBS’s Bull by the horns

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has secured exclusive first-run rights to new season US legal drama hit Bull for the UK. FNG has already bought rights to the CBS show in territories such as Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Sweden, and will launch it in on Fox UK in the new year. Bull follows former […]

AMC in league with BBC’s McMafia

US cable channel AMC has joined BBC One on an organised crime drama series. The latest collaboration between the networks is on drama McMafia and comes after AMC closed a coproduction agreement with BBC Worldwide North America. AMC, the BBC and Cuba Pictures (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) are coproducing the drama in association with […]