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Starz in development on Marlon Wayans comedy

US network Starz is in development on Book Of Marlon, a new comedy series co-written, exec produced by and starring Marlon Wayans as a fictionalised version of himself.  The half-hour series explores Wayans professional life as a comedian and actor, as well as his personal life as he attempts to reconcile being a good person […]

Roku orders ‘Honest Renovations’ with Jessica Alba & Lizzy Mathis to EP and host

The Roku Channel has commissioned a new unscripted original series, hosted and executive produced by Jessica Alba and Lizzy Mathis, that is part home renovation/part parental advice show. The 8 x 60-minute Honest Renovations is set to begin production later this year and is produced by High Noon Entertainment (Fixer Upper, Good Bones), Mexican Spitfire […]

Apple TV+ partners with Beletsky for Lincoln assassination drama

Apple TV+ has commissioned Manhunt, a limited drama series based on the book by James Swanson about the assassination of former US president Abraham Lincoln. The series has been created by Fargo and Friday Night Lights writer & producer Monica Beletsky, who will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with the project marking the first […]

Netflix orders Mindy Kaling-produced LA Lakers workplace comedy

Netflix has commissioned a new workplace comedy series from Mindy Kaling and Elaine Ko, based around US basketball team The LA Lakers. The streamer has made a 10-episode order for the as-yet-untitled series, which will focus on the personal and professional dynamic between the family owners and team that collectively run the sporting franchise. The […]

Starz crowns Catherine De Medici series ‘The Serpent Queen’

US network Starz has commissioned The Serpent Queen, an adaptation of Leonie Frieda’s book Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France. The eight-part scripted series is being produced by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment, and written by Justin Haythe, who exec produces alongside Francis Lawrence and Erwin Stoff, while Stacie Passon is attached to […]

HBO Max orders Julia Child cookery drama, starring ‘Happy Valley’s Sarah Lancashire

HBO Max has ordered a drama featuring Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) that explores the life of Julia Child, star of long-running TV series The French Chef. Julia is an eight-parter that is being produced by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Lancashire starring alongside David Hyde Pierce (Frasier). Charles McDougall (House of Cards) directs, […]

Apple TV+ orders half-hour comedy from Patricia Arquette & Ben Stiller

Apple TV+ has ordered a half-hour comedy  starring and executive produced by Patricia Arquette and directed and executive produced by Ben Stiller. High Desert is being produced by Apple Studios alongside Stiller’s Red Hour Films and 3 Arts Entertainment. The show follows a former addict who decides to make a new start as a private investigator […]

Apple takes new approach with ‘Mythic Quest’ launch plan

Apple TV+ is to drop all nine episodes of its upcoming comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet in one go when it launches on 7 February. The launch plan stands in contrast to other Apple TV+ series, like The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind, which have been released on a weekly basis. Mythic […]

Quibi greenlights animated black superhero show with 50 Cent onboard

Shortform streamer Quibi has ordered an animated adaptation of graphic novel Trill League, which has rapper and Power actor Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson attached to exec produce. The series, which will also be known as Trill League, satirizes modern American society and follows a group of black superheroes who are tasked with saving the world […]

CBC podcasts score TV adaptations from 3 Arts, Sienna Films

Producers including Lionsgate’s 3 Arts Entertainment and Sienna Films are among the businesses set to adapt a slate of five CBC podcasts for television.  The Canadian public broadcaster has earmarked David Ridgen’s popular true crime podcast Someone Knows Something for a scripted programme from First Generation Films, along with Uncover: The Village for a documentary […]

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