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Netflix orders WWII animated drama from A+E, Unique Features

Netflix has ordered World War II animated drama series The Liberator, produced by A+E Studios and Unique Features in partnership with Atlanta-based animation studio School of Humans. The Liberator explores the battlefield odyssey of maverick US Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit as they fought for over 500 days to liberate Europe during WWII. […]

Lifetime orders Jenji Kohan drama

US cable channel Lifetime has given a straight-to-series greenlight to a new drama from Jenji Kohan. American Princess will be an A+E Studios series in association with IM Global Television. Jamie Denbo has created, written and executive produced the show. Orange is the New Black creator Kohan is also attached, as is Tara Herrmann. The […]

CEE broadcaster bags A+E’s Knightfall

Central and Eastern European broadcaster SPI / Filmbox has acquired A+E Networks’ period action drama Knightfall and German crime series Einstein. Knightfall, originally for History and from A+E Studios, chronicles the adventures of the Knights Templar. The scripted series also counts The Combine and Midnight Radio as coproducers and has Dominic Minghella and Jeremy Renner […]

History to open Blue Book with Robert Zemeckis

US cable channel History has ordered a straight-to-series drama from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. The Academy Award-winner is executive producer on Blue Book, which will run to ten episodes. History cousin A+E Networks will produce the series, which will chronicle top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFOs in the mid-20th century. It […]

Charles Ferguson explores Watergate for A+E’s History

A+E Network’s History channel has made a concerted drive into scripted series recently. But this week’s decision to greenlight a documentary series about disgraced US President Richard Nixon and the famous Watergate scandal shows that high-end factual series are still very much on the channel’s radar. Created by Academy Award-winner Charles Ferguson, the new series will […]

US cable net A&E dropping scripted

The A&E net in the US is dropping scripted programming from its line-up, although the wider A+E Networks group said it remains committed to drama. A&E was historically an unscripted net and will now return to that mode, as Deadline was first to report. The cable net had run drama series including Bates Motel (pictured), […]

Lifetime to tell Berlanti’s ‘twisted love story’

US cable channel Lifetime is going straight-to-series on “the most twisted love story ever”, which hails from Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and Sera Gamble. You will be a ten-episode drama centred on “a relationship between two people that gets taken too far”. It is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name about […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]

History lines up annual presidents anthology

US cable channel History is preparing an annual anthology drama event focused on American presidents. The A+E Networks-owned station has optioned several best-selling novels on US presidents as source material for The Commanders, which will come from stablemare A+E Studios. The anthology will dramatise pivotal moments in the presidencies of several US leaders, with Bill […]

A+E poaches Viacom programming exec

A+E Networks has brought over veteran programming executive Katie Buchanan from Viacom’s US cable channel CMT. Buchanan (pictured) has been named senior VP programming strategy and scheduling for the Lifetime and LMN cable networks. She will report to Lifetime’s SVP, strategy, scheduling and acquisitions, Christian Drobnyk, who said: “Katie brings a breadth of experience and […]

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