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‘Motherland’ prodco Merman TV names London MD, production head

Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman TV has followed up on its recently agreed funding and distribution deal with Sky Studios by expanding its production and financing team. Rebecca Parkinson, who had been head of production since January 2018, will become managing director of the London-based TV Division and will also now sit on the […]

Amazon Studios strikes first-look deal with Orlando Bloom

Amazon Studios has struck a first-look deal with Carnival Row and Lord Of The Rings star Orlando Bloom. The arrangement will see Bloom working with Amazon Studios to create television and film projects that will launch exclusively on its Prime Video service across the world. Bloom currently stars alongside Cara Delevingne in Amazon original Carnival […]

Amazon extends animated series ‘Undone’, strikes overall deal with co-creator

Amazon has extended its adult animated series Undone into a second season and secured an overall deal with the show’s co-creator. The dramedy debuted earlier this year on the streaming service and follows a woman who finds herself able to travel through time, following a near-death car accident. She then uses her abilities to explore […]

Amazon extends ‘Lord Of The Rings’ into second season

Amazon has renewed its mega-budget TV adaptation of Lord Of The Rings, with the first season still in pre-production. The show is in being filmed in New Zealand and is being written by JD Payne and Patrick McCay. Amazon Studios is producing in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publishers HarperCollins and Warner Bros. […]

Amazon orders fourth and final season of ‘Goliath’

Amazon is bringing the curtain down on its Billy Bob Thornton-fronted legal drama Goliath. The streamer has ordered a fourth and final season of the show, which launched its third run early last month. The show was developed by former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price and was created by David E Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro. […]

Amazon signs up for Clarkson’s ‘Farm’, ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit eight-part Jeremy Clarkson-fronted series I Bought The Farm (working title) from Expectation. The show follows The Grand Tour presenter as he attempts to run a 1,000-acre working farm in the heart of the British countryside. Filming commenced on the project this autumn and will continue across the farming year, following […]

Amazon reveals Studios structure in Europe, decries “gobbling up” rights

Amazon Studios’ director of European originals Georgia Brown has outlined the company’s rapidly growing commissioning structure across the continent and reiterated that the streamer doesn’t want to “gobble up all rights.” Amazon Studios has been focusing its attention on setting up offices across Europe over the past six months, with its “first phase” of appointing […]

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