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TNT, Shyamalan team for TV horror

US cable net TNT and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan have teamed for a new two-hour block to be programmed with horror and suspense series. The Sixth Sense writer will curate the block, which will include Tales from the Crypt reboot, and launch this autumn. Shyamalan said: “To be part of such a beloved brand like […]

Office-style superhero comedy for NBC

US broadcaster NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one billed as The Office­-meets-DC Comics. Powerless is a workplace comedy featuring workers at one of America’s worst insurance companies who live the superheroes and villains universe of DC Comics. The show comes from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. Television, whose parent […]

All3 buys Indian Summers producer

All3Media has acquired New Pictures, the UK indie behind Channel 4 ratings hit Indian Summers (pictured). The move bolsters All3’s drama assets, which currently include Midsomer Murders prodco Bentley Productions, Neal Street Productions (Ripper Street) and Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless). Former Company boss Charlie Pattinson created New Pictures with Claine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard […]

A&E gets show from Gyllenhaal prodco, Omen series

US network A&E has ordered a raft of new programming including an anthology series from Jake Gyllenhaal’s prodco, and a new horror-thriller based on The Omen feature films. Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios will make the as-yet-unnamed anthology series, which will look at different US cult personalities and their unusual beliefs. Gyllenhaal is […]

A&E gets show from Gyllenhaal prodco, Omen series

US network A&E has ordered a raft of new programming including an anthology series from Jake Gyllenhaal’s prodco, and a new horror-thriller based on The Omen feature films. Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios will make the as-yet-unnamed anthology series, which will look at different US cult personalities and their unusual beliefs. Gyllenhaal is […]

Nat Geo orders first drama series, Aronofsky doc

National Geographic has ordered its first drama series and two big doc projects. The Fox-owned channel operator has recently reorganised its senior management, and today announced the three new landmark shows, which include Blood Ivory (WT), its first scripted series. The show comes out of a new development deal with DNA Films & TV (28 […]

Badlands boosts AMC with big cable numbers

US cable channel AMC has another hit on its hands after science-fiction/martial-arts drama Into the Badlands became the third highest-rating freshman cable series of all time. AMC already has the top two cable debut series in the shape of Fear the Walking Dead and Better Call Saul, and the average 5.3 million viewers Badlands took […]

Epix eyes original drama with Disney alum hire

US premium cable channel Epix looks set to push into original drama after hiring the former VP of production at Walt Disney Studios, Jocelyn Diaz. The exec will be executive VP, original programming at the MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures co-owned channel. This will see Epix pushing into original drama and comedy commissioning, placing it […]

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