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Prime Video UK orders comedy-thriller ‘Dead Hot’ from Quay Street Productions

Prime Video in the UK has expanded its scripted offering with a comedy-thriller from Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions. Dead Hot has been created and written by Charlotte Coben (The Stranger), who previously worked with Shindler on Netflix dramas The Stranger and Stay Close. Bilal Hasna (Extraordinary) and Vivian Oparah (I May Destroy You) star, […]

News round-up: Be-Entertainment to shop ‘Swipe Around’; The CW picks up ‘Fantastic Friends’; Campanario & Addiction House strike pact

Be-Entertainment to shop ‘Swipe Around’ Be-Entertainment has acquired the global distribution rights to Swipe Around, the dating format that will launch on Belgian network VTM2 tonight. The format, which has already been on air for five seasons on ATV in Austria, sees various best friend duos on a city trip in Europe, where they swipe […]

Roku adds Amazon’s former global streaming chief Jeff Blackburn to board

Former Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn, who until recently oversaw its streaming and content operations, is joining the Roku board. Blackburn was previously Amazon’s SVP of global media & entertainment, with a remit that stretched across Prime Video and Amazon Studios, as well as gaming streamer Twitch, Amazon Music and podcast service Audible. He revealed plans […]

MGM+ moves forward with ‘Emperor Of Ocean Park’

Amazon-owned streamer MGM+ is moving forward with Emperor Of Ocean Park, an adaptation of Stephen L Carter’s novel of the same name. The 10-part thriller, which was first announced as being in development in January, is being written and executive produced by Sherman Payne and produced by John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Set […]

Amazon strikes Lionsgate pact ahead of relaunching MGM streamer in Europe

Amazon is relaunching MGM’s international streaming service across Europe and is stocking it with shows including Mad Men, the Power franchise and Black Sails after striking a far-reaching pact with Lionsgate. The move, which follows the launch of MGM+ in the US in January, will see Amazon roll out an MGM+ International branded streamer in […]

Amazon takes 1999 movie ‘Cruel Intentions’ to series

Amazon has ordered an adaptation of 1999 movie Cruel Intentions. The eight-part series is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios and Original Film, the banner of Neal H. Moritz who produced the movie. Phoebe Foster and Sara Goodman are writing. The show is to be set at a college in Washington DC and […]