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Amazon Studios hires Alcon alum Laura Lancaster in leadership rejig

Amazon Studios has hired former NBC head of drama Laura Lancaster as head of series and promoted its own head of drama Marc Resteghini to head of development as part of a restructure of its programming operations. The streamer is reorganising its leadership team to focus on the three areas of series, development and IP […]

Expanse prodco Alcon gets new TV chief

Alcon Television has got a new president, hot off the heels of the second season order for its Syfy drama The Expanse. Laura Lancaster has joined, having previously been executive VP, drama programming at NBC Entertainment. She will report to Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon TV’s parent firm, Alcon Entertainment. […]

Spike readies Bryan Singer WWIII drama

US cable channel Spike TV has added five dramas to its slate, including a Bryan Singer World War III drama. The Viacom-owned cable network has been aggressively pushing its scripted development slate, and now counts World War III, Bad Medicine, Hummel & Howe, In Between and Secret America on its slate. Producer Singer (House, X-Men, […]

Syfy orders scripted space opera

US cable net Syfy has ordered The Expanse, a straight to series ‘space opera’. The ten-episode show will be based on Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck’s bestselling book series. It will be made by Alcon Television, the TV arm of movie producer Alcon Entertainment. Syfy is moving into scripted originals and claimed The Expanse is […]