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Amazon cancels conspiracy thriller ‘Utopia’ after one season

Amazon has cancelled conspiracy thriller Utopia after just one season. The show, which was a straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama of the same name, was written and showrun by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, and premiered on Amazon Prime Video in September. The story follows a group of comic book-obsessed young adults […]

Amazon Prime, Endemol Shine France prep remake of Japanese comedy format

Amazon Prime Video is working with Endemol Shine France to produce a new version of the streamer’s Japanese comedy gameshow Documental. LOL: Tu Ris, Tu Perds will see 10 famous French comedians trying to keep a straight face while simultaneously attempting to make their opponents laugh, in a competition for a grand prize of €100,000 […]

HBO Max brings Spanish thriller ‘La Jauria’ to US audiences

WarnerMedia SVOD service HBO Max has acquired US streaming rights to Spanish-language drama La Jauria. The 8 x 60-minute psychological thriller from producers Fremantle and Fabula lands on the platform on 16 December and tells the story of a missing schoolgirl and the subsequent police investigation, which exposes a deadly online game that recruits men […]

Amazon donates €1m to Italian Covid-19 fund to support entertainment biz

Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios have pledged €1million to help support the Italian entertainment industry though the Covid-19 pandemic. The donation is being made to Scena Unita, an emergency fund created by a group of Italian artists and celebrities, including actor Carlo Verdone and rapper Achille Lauro, with the support of Amazon Prime Video […]

Amazon Prime Video picks up fact-based Chilean thriller ‘Dignity’ for Latin America

Amazon Prime Video in Latin America has acquired Chilean thriller Dignity, to premiere this coming Friday at the same time as on co-commissioning broadcaster MEGA in Chile. The 8 x 52-part series, which was ordered by MEGA alongside Germany’s Joyn, is produced by Chilean TV and film production company Invercine & Wood and German producer […]

Amazon orders UK-produced supernatural thriller ‘The Rig’ from up-and-coming writer

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a new UK-produced supernatural thriller series titled The Rig. The six-part Amazon Original is being produced by Banijay UK-owned Wild Mercury Productions and created by up-and-coming writer David Macpherson in his first-time commission. It is being directed by John Strickland (Line Of Duty), who will also exec produce alongside Derek […]

Amazon fast-tracks ‘The Boys’ spin-off after global success

A spin-off to Amazon’s comic book series The Boys is in the works, featuring a new batch of young superheroes. Amazon has reportedly been developing the project for some time, but has now been fast-tracked following the strong performance of the second season of the show on the Prime Video streaming service. The as-yet-unnamed spinoff […]

TBI In Conversation: Building an American ‘Utopia’ with Sharon Levy

TBI’s Mark Layton speaks to Sharon Levy, president of unscripted and scripted programming at Endemol Shine North America, about upcoming thriller Utopia, ahead of the series launch this week. While some scripted TV execs might have been tempted to hog the glory for getting John Cusack onboard his first drama series role, Sharon Levy is […]

Amazon, Record TV agree to share ‘Game Of Clones’ remake in Brazil

Amazon Prime Video is working with Brazil’s Record TV on a joint version of Youngest Media’s show Game Of Clones, which will be available concurrently on both services in Brazil. The format, sold by The Story Lab, is to be produced by Endemol Shine Brazil and is now in production in São Paulo, ahead of […]

Exclusive: Amazon’s IMDb TV hires Fremantle, A+E alum for acquisitions

Amazon-owned streamer IMDb TV has hired former Fremantle and A+E Networks exec Samuel Harowitz to work across the AVOD service’s fast-growing acquisitions activity, TBI has learned. Harowitz becomes senior content acquisition manager at the increasingly acquisitive US-based streaming service and is based out of the firm’s Culver City offices in California. He was most recently […]