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Apple orders immigration anthology series from Big Sick duo

Apple has ordered immigrant anthology series Little America from The Big Sick’s Lee Eisenberg and Alan Yang. Based on true stories from Epic Magazine, the series will explore the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories of immigrants in America. Eisenberg (The Office) and Yang (Master of None) will executive produce. Writers include The Big Sick’s […]

House producer signs with Sony Pictures TV

Liz Friedman, the senior producer of top medical drama House, has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television. Friedman has acted as writer and producer on a range of top titles. She co-wrote the pilot for Orange Is The New Black with Jenji Kohan and served as executive producer on Marvel’s Jessica Jones. She […]

Apple to develop best-selling novel Shantaram

Apple is set to develop Gregory David Robert’s best-selling novel Shantaram, with American Hustle’s Warren Singer serving as the show’s writer. Shantaram, which follows an Australian bank robber who escapes from prison and flees to India, has been a hot property across TV and film with a range of producers wanting to work on adaptations. […]

RMC Découverte acquires Endemol Shine’s Hunted

Endemol Shine Group has licensed hit factual format Hunted to French broadcaster RMC Découverte. Under the terms of the deal, Endemol Shine France will produce a 12 x 60 minutes primetime version of the show called Escape: 21 Jours pour Disparaitre. The French version will TX in autumn. Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of […]

Apple orders J.J. Abrams music dramedy

Apple has ordered a J.J. Abrams musical dramedy named Little Voices, which will star Waitress duo Sara Barielles and Jessie Nelson. The company made a straight-to-series order of ten episodes, which will feature original music from Barielles. Little Voices has been described as a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York and explores […]

UKTV & RTÉ board Sharon Horgan drama

UKTV has partnered with RTÉ to bring Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) drama Women on the Verge to UKTV’s premium entertainment channel W. The six part series will be co-produced by Horgan’s Merman and House Productions. Women on the Verge is based on the best-selling book Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, by Lorna Martin, […]

ABC Studios Int’l & Stan set to launch global original

Australian streamer Stan is to launch a new original series by The Kettering Incident’s (pictured) Victoria Madden, in partnership with Disney’s ABC Studios International. Eight-part series The Gloaming, will premiere on Stan in 2019. It is produced by Madden and John Molloy and will be distributed globally by ABC. The series follows unorthodox, troubled, cop […]

Netflix orders Canadian drama Northern Rescue

Netflix has ordered CBC original drama Northern Rescue, and will have all rights outside of Canada. The family drama will star William Baldwin (MacGyver) and Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First). It follows John West as he moves his three children away from a hectic urban life to a small northern hometown after the death […]

Endemol Shine NA options Celia Cruz scripted series

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) and Major TV have optioned the right to late Latin superstar Celia Cruz’s autobiography, Celia: My Life. The series will be in English language and based on more than 500 hours of taped interviews by the Smithsonian, recorded months before Cruz’s passing in 2003. High School Musical producer, director and […]

UK Writers’ Guild calls commissioners to “let women tell their stories”

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is calling on commissioners to hire more female writers after it was revealed that only 28% of TV episodes in the country are written by women and females make up 16% of all film screenwriters. WGGB gathered data from over ten years aimed to uncover systematic gender inequality […]