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Canada’s Global preps UK co-pro event series with Shaftesbury

Canadian channel Global has commissioned an original six-part event series, Departure, co-produced by Canada’s Shaftesbury and the UK’s Greenpoint Productions. The drama is directed by Orphan Black’s T.J.Scott with Malcolm MacRury joining as showrunner, and was originally created by Vincent Shiao. It follows the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the […]

Comedy Central snaps up Vice sitcom

Comedy Central UK has snapped up rights to Viceland scripted comedy Bobby And Harriet Get Married. Produced by Stu Richards’ Rockerdale Studios, the reality sitcom combines scripted elements around the real marriage of stars and comedians Bobby Mair and Harriet Kemsley, who plan their nuptials across the six-part show. Guest stars include the couple’s friends […]

Acorn TV snaps up Line Of Duty streaming rights from Hulu

US streaming service Acorn TV has snapped up US streaming rights to BBC thriller Line Of Duty from Hulu.  The British content-focused SVOD has picked up US streaming rights to season five of Line Of Duty from Kew Media Distribution.  The show previously streamed on Handmaid’s Tale platform Hulu, which premiered the show in the US in 2012. The service now has […]

Hulu greenlights 10-part comedy from ABC Signature Studios

Hulu has ordered a 10-part original comedy series from Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment ABC Signature Studios. The Handmaid’s Tale streaming service has greenlit Dollface, which is to star Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings (pictured), who will also exec produce alongside creator and writer Jordan Weiss and showrunner Ira Ungerleider. Set to begin production next year, […]

ABC Australia, All3Media Int’l partner on Uber Driver drama

All3Media International has partnered with public broadcaster ABC Australia on six-part drama Diary Of An Uber Driver. Written by Please Like Me’s Thomas Ward, the drama is co-produced with RevLover Films and Create NSW and based on a popular blog and 2016 e-book by Ben Phillips. The half-hour drama follows Uber driver Ben as he […]

Sky & ABC Australia pair for scripted comedy Frayed

Sky UK and ABC Australia have co-commissioned Frayed, a comedy drama produced by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman Television and Australia’s Guesswork Television. The 6 x 45-minute comedy is the first scripted collaboration between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle and Sydney, Australia, and London. Set in1989, Frayed follows Sammy Cooper (Sarah […]

Op-Ed: Look to Asian drama remakes for creative renewal

Amanda Groom, MD of co-production specialist The Bridge, explains why Asian remakes such as SBS Korea’s take on Miss Marple, Ms. Ma, Nemesis, are breathing new life into Western drama IP.  A growing trend across Asia is seeing remakes of Western drama resulting in exciting adaptations of characters and story lines we think we already know. […]

Network Ten to rebrand streamer with CBS titles in tow

Network Ten is set to launch its rebranded streamer 10 All Access this December with a string of new CBS titles in tow. CBS acquired the Australian broadcaster in November 2017 and will now launch titles One Dollar, Strange Angel and Tell Me A Story on Ten’s platform. Network Ten’s platform will also offer over 7,000 ad-free […]

CBS hands put pilot order for comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author

US broadcaster CBS has ordered a put pilot for a multi-cam comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan. The comedy, which is entitled The Emperor Of Malibu, follows a Shanghai-based family with “new money” and an East Coast American family with “old money” who must learn to get along when their children get married. […]

Netflix loads up on German originals with five new titles

Netflix is set to produce five new German originals, following the success of 2018 supernatural drama Dark. The new slate, launching at the start of 2019, was revealed by Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s vice president of original series for Europe, during the Medientage München media conference in Munich. It will include a variety of genres ranging […]