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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 […]

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 […]