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HBO Max strikes development deal to visit ‘The Beach’

HBO Max has agreed a script development deal for The Beach, a one-hour drama based on the book Beach Lane by author Melissa de la Cruz. Life Sentence creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith are writing and executive producing alongside Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec through her Warner Bros. TV-based My So-Called Company, Leslie Morgenstein […]

Freeform ends ‘Pretty Little Liars’ spin-off after single season

Disney-backed US network Freeform has brought the curtain down on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists after just one season. The show, which was spun off from hit drama Pretty Little Liars in 2017, ran for a single 10-epiosde season but has been cancelled after failing to secure viewers. The series was based on the book […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max orders ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot

WarnerMedia has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl, which will become available via its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The original show aired on US network The CW from 2007 to 2012 and was based on Cecily Bon Ziegesar’s novel of the same name, which follows a spoilt […]

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 […]

Pretty Little Liars ending, Grimm axed

Pretty Little Liars and Grimm have been cancelled by US channels Freeform and NBC respectively. Cable broadcaster Freeform confirmed Pretty Little Liars would come to an end after its seventh season, which will begin airing in April 2017. The finale will be a two-hour special, and be followed by the premiere of new series Famous in […]

Vampire Diaries dead, Bates Motel shut

The Vampire Diaries and Bates Motel will end after their respective final seasons. The CW’s Vampire Diaries will stop after its eighth season, while Bates Motel will turn off the lights for the final time after five seasons on A&E. Vampire Diaries, based on L.J. Smith’s book series of the same name, debuted in 2009, […]

Fox names drama, comedy chiefs

US-based Twentieth Century Fox Television has new drama and comedy development chiefs. Fox 21 Television Studios’ Brandon Brito and Alloy Entertainment’s Cheryl Dolins will take on the roles that Lisa Katz and Dana Honor previously held. Brito will be senior VP, drama development and Dolins SVP, comedy development. Both execs report to 20th Television’s executive […]

Warner Bros. seals ER, Gossip Girl, Liars format deals

US drama series ER, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars will be remade in Asia after Warner Bros. cut format deals with partners in the region. A Filipino version of teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars is in production with ABC Development Corporation making the 22-episode series for the TV5 channel. The US original is […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]