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BBC buys O.J. Simpson drama series

UK pubcaster the BBC has picked up the high-profile upcoming US drama series The People v. O.J Simpson, which tells the story of the infamous murder case. The ten-part scripted series, which debuts on FX in the US on February 2, is based upon the book The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. […]

Amazon celebrates Globes win with free Mozart

Amazon is offering a free viewing window of its drama series Mozart in the Jungle this weekend. The free window will run from January 15 to January 17 and allow non Amazon Prime subs to watch the streaming service’s original drama. Amazon said the marketing push was a response to the series winning two Golden […]

Channel 4 orders Keshet comedy

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered a local version of Israeli comedy drama Loaded. The Keshet International format follows four friends who become overnight millionaires after selling their gaming business. The UK version will be produced by Keshet UK and Hillbilly Television and run to 8x45mins. Jon Brown (Fresh Meat) is writing the show. Piers […]

NBC reveals Netflix ‘ratings’

NBC has revealed what it claims to be viewing numbers for key Netflix series. The US broadcast net hosted a press lunch at the Television Critics Association tour that it dubbed a ‘reality check’ of the current TV landscape. Using data from tech firm Symphony Advanced Media, which in turn used a 15,000 sample of 18-to-49s, […]

Channel 4, Netflix team for drama

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and US-based Netflix are joining forces on Kiss Me First, a new youth-skewed drama series. The show will debut on Channel 4’s youth-focused channel E4, and go out on Netflix’s streaming services outside the UK. A mix of live-action, animation, and CGI, the series is an adaptation of the Lottie Moggach […]

Televisa USA preps epic Aztecs series

The US division of Televisa is working up Aztecs, an English-language series adaptation of Daniel Peters’ acclaimed book The Luck of Huemac. Writer and showrunner Michael Chernuchin (Black Sails) will oversee the project and Televisa will team with indie prodco Atalaya Productions on the project. Mexican media giant Televisa is the largest producer of Spanish-language […]

Turkey’s D-Smart strikes Fox deal

Turkey’s D-Smart has inked a movie output deal with Twentieth Century Fox, taking the US studio’s films for its pay TV platform. The deal between Fox and Dogan-owned D-Smart has already kicked in and gives the pay TV operator exclusive rights to all Fox movies, as well as numerous catalogue titles. Upcoming Fox titles on […]

Amazon greenlights Jim Jarmusch movie

Amazon’s latest foray into original feature films will be Paterson from Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Broken Flowers, Down By Law). The film will have a theatrical release later this year and also launch on the Prime Instant Video streaming service, aping the model pioneered by Netflix with Beasts of No […]

Showtime takes Jim Carrey drama to series

US premium channel Showtime has taken Jim Carrey’s stand-up-themed scripted drama I’m Dying Up Here to series. The one-hour drama, which is set in the celebrated LA stand-up circuit of the 1970s, had previously been ordered as a pilot. The show follows up and coming comedians who are mentored by a brassy but nurturing club […]

Room, Ex Machina prodco hires for int’l push

New York-based film and TV distributor A24 has hired an executive to runs its international business. Sasha Lloyd, a media-focused executive formerly of investment bank Goldman Sachs, has joined the firm and will work out of its East Coast head office. A24 is behind films such as 2015’s Room and Ex Machina, NBC comedy The […]