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Show of the Week: Scrublands

Based upon Australian author Chris Hammer’s debut novel of the same name, Scrublands is set in Riversend, an isolated country town in New South Wales, where a charismatic and dedicated young priest (Jay Ryan) calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners. One year later, investigative journalist Martin Scarsden (Luke Arnold) arrives in Riversend […]

Factual round-up: WildBrain preps ‘Degrassi’ doc; Sky NZ, Prime add Abacus shows

WildBrain preps Degrassi doc Kids producer WildBrain has started produciton on a three-hour docuseries exploring renowned Canadian television series, Degrassi. The as-yet-untitled documentary series is being produced in partnership with Peacock Alley and features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. It will dive into Degrassi lore and the teenage experience with its creators, cast, crew and […]

Alibi & France TV strike pre-sale deals for Irish drama ‘The Boy That Never Was’

UKTV’s Alibi channel and France Télévisions have struck pre-sale deals for upcoming Irish drama series The Boy That Never Was with distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Subotica for Irish broadcaster RTÉ, with support from Screen Ireland, the series is filmed on location in Morocco and scheduled for delivery in April 2024. Co-written by Jo […]

TBI Scripted Hot Picks: Scrublands

Producer: Easy Tiger | Distributor: Abacus Media Rights | Broadcaster: Stan, Nine Network (Australia) Based upon Australian author Chris Hammer’s debut novel of the same name, Scrublands is set in Riversend, an isolated country town in New South Wales, where a charismatic and dedicated young priest (Jay Ryan) calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing […]

News round-up: C5 orders Yeti special at Osborne House; Hollywood stunts explored in ‘Action’; MNET & BBC Studios buy from Abacus

C5 orders Yeti special Channel 5 in the UK has ordered a special from Yeti Television exploring Queen Victoria’s former home. Osborne House: A Royal Love Story (working title) will provide “intimate access to the house and gardens, interviews with experts and contributions from Osborne staff” to paint a picture of the house during Victoria’s […]

BBC & CBC partner with Idris & Sabrina Elba & Supercollider for docuseries co-commission

UK and Canadian pubcasters, the BBC and CBC, have co-commissioned Paid In Full: The Battle For Payback (working title), a docuseries about the systematic exploitation of Black artists by the music industry. Zinc Media-owned Supercollider, Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures and Sabrina Elba’s Pink Towel are co-producing the series, which will explore what it would […]

Round-up: More4 visits Fred’s ‘Emergency Ward’; Netflix yanks out ‘Sweet Tooth’; 5Star lands ‘Love Gone Wrong’; BBC picks up Zinc duo

More4 visits Fred’s Emergency Ward UK channel More4 has struck a deal with Australia’s Fred Media that will see the UK broadcaster acquiring three seasons (30 x 60-minutes) of its obs-doc, The Emergency Ward (originally titled Emergency). The show, which premieres 7 May, is produced by Fred Media’s parent company WTFN Entertainment and was originally […]

Sundance Now strikes pre-sale deal for Stan & Nine Network’s drama ‘Scrublands’

US-based streamer Sundance Now has struck a pre-sales deal for Australian drama Scrublands, which recently wrapped filming. The series is being produced by Aussie firm Easy Tiger and will become available on Sundance Now in the US and English-speaking Canada. Scrublands is based on the crime novel by Chris Hammer and stars Luke Arnold (Black […]

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