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TV4 hires film chief for pay TV operations

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has named Suzanne Glansborg to the new role of head of feature films with responsibility for film within pay TV channels operation C More and TV4’s joint drama unit. Glansborg previously worked for the Swedish Film Institute as a consultant, first for films and subsequently for drama […]

eSports scripted series set to launch

Lisbon-based digital prodco BeActive has created what it claims to be the first scripted series set in the world of eSports gamers, with the show set to broadcast on Portugal’s RTP. The Players has wrapped production in Portugal’s capital city, having taped in June and July, and will be made available in several formats, including […]

Game of Thrones author lays down Wild Cards

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will see another of his epic book series, Wild Cards, developed as a television series. Universal Cable Productions has signed an deal to develop the show as a series, though Martin cannot work on the show directly as he has an exclusive agreement with Game of Thrones prodco […]

Cohen, BBCWW make down payments on House

Former Channel 4 drama chief Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title Television UK boss Juliette Howell can count of the backing of BBC Worldwide and Access Industries for their new indie. The pair will run House Productions as joint CEOs, and will focus on premium television and feature films. News of the indie’s creation broke in […]

Woody Allen’s Amazon comedy Crisis nears

Woody Allen’s comedy for Amazon Prime Video is called Crisis in Six Scenes, and sees the controversial writer-director appearing on-screen alongside Miley Cyrus. Amazon has released a trailer that reveals the show will be made available to subscribers on September 30. This marks the first time Allen has made a show for television. The six-part […]

Kauffman sets dramas with HBO, Amazon

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has sold miniseries dramas to premium US outlets HBO and Amazon Prime Video. The HBO project is based on Karen Joy Fowler’s novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and counts Homeland creator Gideon Raff as an executive producer, while Amazon’s Emmis is based on Israeli drama Shtisel. We Are All […]

ABC to spend Ten Days in the Valley with Sedgwick

US broadcaster ABC has gone straight-to-series with a ten-part drama from Skydance Television, which will star Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer). Ten Days in the Valley will follow Sedgwick, who is also an executive producer on the show, as an overworked television producer and single mother whose life begins to mirror her controversial police series after […]

Insurgent signs first-look with Zoo exec

LA-based Insurgent Media has signed a first-look deal with veteran film and TV producer Cathy Konrad, whose series include CBS summer drama Zoo. They are together developing Cicada 3301, which is a transmedia espionage thriller series based around the true events of a global online codebreaking phenomenon of the same name The series will ultimately […]

Sky, Amazon team to form Roman Army drama

European satcaster Sky and Amazon Prime Video in the US are to coproduce a big-budget drama focusing on the Roman Imperial Army. The pair have enlisted Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) to pen Britannia, which will be set in AD43 and run to ten episodes. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland on […]

Netflix to coproduce ITV conspiracy thriller

Streaming service Netflix has joined ITV conspiracy thriller drama Paranoid as a coproducer and will roll it out as a worldwide original. The eight-part series will debut on UK commercial broadcaster ITV before rolling out on Netflix services later this year. Set in a small fiction town, the series follows a team of detectives who […]