Scripted


Le Carré meets Bourne’ drama first for Fox

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has ordered The Nine, a ‘Le Carré meets Bourne’ spy thriller, and the first ever drama original for its nets in the region. The Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa unit will show the eight-part scripted series in 50 territories across its footprint. The show hails from Matthew Parkhill […]

Amazon buys Keshet’s A Word

Amazon has acquired The A Word for its US streaming service. The e-commerce giant has snagged exclusive US streaming rights for the finished UK version of the drama, which played on BBC One in the UK. The show was made by Fifty Fathoms Productions and Keshet UK and is distributed by Keshet International. Chris Rice, […]

Sony and iQIYI in China streaming first

Sony’s TV arm has teamed with Chinese ISP iQIYI and the pair will make a Chinese-language adaptation of US drama Chosen. The Mandarin-language copro will be delivered as a three-parter for the iQIYI streaming service. The Chinese company and Sony Pictures Television announced the news at a press conference in Beijing yesterday. Chosen was an […]

NBCU Intn’l, RTL, TF1 order first procedural

The international production arm of NBCUniversal and European powerhouse broadcasters RTL Deutschland and TF1 have greenlit Gone, the first international procedural resulting from the trio’s drama deal. The series will be based on the Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick and run to twelve one-hour episodes. Chris Noth, star of juggernaut US procedural Law & Order, […]

Red Arrow, MTG team for thriller series

Red Arrow International and the Modern Times Group have joined forces to make Embassy Down, a new 8x1hr thriller series out of Denmark. The series will be the latest original for MTG’s Viaplay streaming service, which will launch the series in 2018. Red Arrow International will launch it internationally. Danish screenwriter Anders Frithiof August (The […]

HBO Spain hires original programming chief

HBO is preparing original programming for its new Spanish service and has hired Miguel Salvat from Movistar to lead the charge. Salvat will oversee original programming out of the Spanish market, reporting to Antony Root, executive VP, original programming and production, HBO Europe. “I am thrilled that an industry professional of Miguel’s stature will be […]

Ran Telem sets up first ever Finland/Spain drama

Drama exec Ran Telem is working up a Finnish-Spanish crime drama. Former Keshet exec Telem joined Spanish media giant Mediapro earlier this year, and alongside Mediapro’s David Troncoso, YLE drama chief Jarmo Lampela, and Noir author Matti Laine, is developing the new show. The Paradise will be a thriller set among the Finnish community living […]

Nobel drama win for Canal+

French pay TV operator Canal+ has acquired Scandi thriller series Nobel. DRG sells the show and struck the French deal alongside several others for its scripted shows, including new deals for Nordic dramas Black Widows and Eyewitness. Nobel, a conspiracy thriller out of Norway that links the war in Afghanistan and the Nobel prize, was […]

New Canal+ mobile TV service set for 20 countries

Canal+ has launched its vaunted premium TV-over-mobile service Studio+ in France, and said it will be in 20 countries by year-end. Vivendi-owned French TV group Canal+ is struggling at home in the pay TV arena, and is therefore betting on the new Studio+ service reaching new subs, with confirmed plans to roll it out internationally. […]

Nurses producer Yellow hires ex-YLE drama chief

Nurses creator Yellow Film & Television has a new chief creative officer in the shape of former YLE drama acquisitions chief Olli Tola. The experienced exec, who has worked in scripted for 30 years, will lead Yellow’s drama and comedy development projects. “We see Mr. Tola’s recruitment as an integral part of Yellow Film & […]