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Left Bank starts filming on new Amazon crime series ‘Three Pines’

Left Bank Pictures has started production in Canada on new Amazon Prime Video crime series Three Pines, starring Alfred Molina. Filming in Montreal and rural Quebec, the series is based on Canadian author Louise Penny’s best-selling Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. The eight, one hour episode drama will film from August to December and launch […]

Amazon & Discovery+ score David Beckham-backed Premier League docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has acquired the upcoming BBC2 football documentary series Fever Pitch! The Rise Of The Premier League for Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The 4 x 60-minute from All3Media-backed Story Films and David Beckham’s Studio 99 is currently in production ahead of its debut later this year, with distributor All3Media International signing multiple […]

Amazon orders ‘The Lake’, first Canadian scripted original

Prime Video has ordered The Lake, a half-hour comedy which marks the streamer’s first scripted Canadian Amazon Original series. The Amazon Studios series is being produced by Amaze, which was behind CTV Drama Channel’s Carter and HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz, with Killjoy’s Julian Doucet writing and executive producing alongside Amaze’s Michael Souther and Teza […]

Amazon Studios orders LGBTQ+ docuseries ‘Tampa Baes’

Amazon Studios has ordered a new docuseries following a group of lesbian friends living in Tampa Bay, a growing gay hotspot on the coast of the US state of Florida. Tampa Baes is being produced by 3 Ball Productions, a 3BMG company, with Reinout Oerlemans, Ross Weintraub, Jeff Altrock, Paul O’Malley and Melissa Bidwell, who […]

Amazon Studios & BBCS summon ‘Good Omens’ for second season

Amazon Studios and BBC Studios have greenlit a second season of fantasy drama Good Omens, which will expand upon the world introduced in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s original novel. Produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation and Narrativia, the six-part second season is due to begin filming later this year in […]

UK’s Ofcom ‘to regulate streamers’ incl Netflix, Amazon & Disney+

UK media regulator Ofcom is set to bring Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and other streaming services under its regulatory eye, marking a potential watershed moment for the country’s TV industry. The UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden will set out a proposal this week in a whitepaper that would extend Ofcom’s remit to cover on-demand services, according to The Telegraph. The […]

TBI Weekly: Harnessing anime’s subscription-driving power

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton digs into what is driving rising global demand for anime and how streamers can make the most of the medium’s passionate fanbase. Global demand for Japanese anime content is skyrocketing, with streamers worldwide increasingly recognising the appeal – and subscription-driving potential – of this medium, once seen as niche, but […]

Amazon expands Italian scripted push with mafia & YA series

Amazon has commissioned a dark mafia comedy for its Prime Video service in Italy, along with a coming-of-age drama about twins. The Bad Guy is from local producer Indigo Film and is set in Sicily, with Gomorrah’s Ludovica Rampoli, David Serino and Giuseppe Stasi co-creators. The story follows a local judge unfairly accused of being […]

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