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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 […]

Quibi develops reboot of Warner Bros movie ‘The Fugitive’

Soon-to-launch short-form video platform Quibi is developing a reboot of Warner Bros’ 1993 movie The Fugitive, written by Scorpion creator Nick Santora. The show is from US trio Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the Harrison Ford-fronted movie that won an Academy Award for Best Picture. The story […]

Netflix to let kids control originals narratives

Subscription VOD service Netflix is to introduce interactive ‘branching’ narrative episodes to a pair of new kids shows. In effect, this will allow children to choose how the narratives of Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile play out. Netflix claims an “intertwining of our engineers in Silicon […]

Facebook nears scripted TV debut with MTV revival

Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly close to reviving former MTV series Loosely Exactly Nicole. Bringing the single-cam comedy back would mark the first time Facebook has invested in scripted television. Netflix and Hulu have both revived linear TV shows, while Yahoo did the same with former NBC comedy Community. Loosely Exactly Nicole was one […]

Hulu’s Mindy Project coming to an end

Hulu comedy The Mindy Project is to end after a final, sixth season. The series has been on air since 2012, initially on US broadcaster Fox and latterly Fox-backed on-demand service Hulu, which rescued it in 2015. Hulu has now renewed the show for a sixth run that’s scheduled for September this year, with the […]

Office-style superhero comedy for NBC

US broadcaster NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one billed as The Office­-meets-DC Comics. Powerless is a workplace comedy featuring workers at one of America’s worst insurance companies who live the superheroes and villains universe of DC Comics. The show comes from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. Television, whose parent […]

Archer moves to FXX, paired with Cassius and Clay

Fox Television Group is moving animated spy comedy Archer from FX to its younger cable sibling FXX. Archer’s latest season will debut on FXX next year, pair with new commission Cassius and Clay, which is to be produce in-house by FX Productions and Archer’s Adam Reed. The move for Archer comes after six seasons on […]

Netflix greenlights Ansari comedy

Streaming service Netflix has given the greenlight to an untitled comedy series from stand-up and comic actor Aziz Ansari. Ansari, who has starred in a number of Netflix stand-up specials, co-created the show with Parks and Recreation’s Alan Yang. They will executive produce alongside Michael Schur, David Miner and Dave Becky. Parks and Rec producer […]