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Endemol Shine & Viu to adapt The Bridge for Asia

Asian VOD service Viu has teamed with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) to produce a localised, ten-episode adaptation of the internationally successful title The Bridge. The adaptation will air on Viu in late 2018 and is set to become ESG’s first scripted content project in Asia for an OTT service. It is expected to shoot in […]

AMC’s Sundance picks up Sharon Horgan’s Motherland

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service, has picked up Sharon Horgan’s British TV series Motherland. The series, written and created by Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive US debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service on May 10. Motherland follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), […]

Amazon greenlights Utopia remake by Gone Girl scribe

Amazon Studios has greenlit a straight-to-series order for Utopia, based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly. The nine-episode series will be written by Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn, who has simultaneously inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios. Flynn is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of Utopia, and […]

Netflix to launch new Euro originals including Julian Fellowes drama

Netflix is set to launch a new string of European originals including a Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) football drama and its first Dutch original. The Fellowes drama will see Netflix and London and LA-based prodco 42 look at football from a class perspective, featuring both Etonians and factory workers alike. For its first Dutch series, […]

OWN orders Will Packer duo

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has ordered two new series from Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer via his Will Packer Media banner. The series include soapy drama title Ambitions from Lionsgate and the unscripted dating series Ready to Love. Packer will serve as executive producer for both series. The new shows mark the first […]

BT premieres The Terror on YouTube in UK first

BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, live on YouTube next week. The first episode of BT TV’s The Terror will be available for 24 hours from 00.01am on April 24, for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for […]

Netflix orders Nomadic horror series

Netflix has ordered horror series The Order, produced by Nomadic Pictures. The 10x 60 minute series follows college freshman Jack Morton as he joins a fabled secret society, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves […]

Federation & Drama Team back new Omri Givon series

Federation Entertainment has joined forces with Israel’s Drama Team productions to co-produce The Grave, an 8 x 60 mins mystery drama that will start shooting next November in Israel. The Grave is written and directed by Omri Givon, who last week won the Best Series award for When Heroes Fly (pictured) at the first ever […]

Comedy Central inks first look deal with Broad City duo

Comedy Central has set a “comprehensive” development deal with Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, which gives it a first look at content created or developed by the duo. The deal also extends across all of parent company Viacom’s television networks. The news arrives as Broad City draws to an end with its […]

Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]