Amblin Television


Netflix orders ‘Big Vape’ docuseries on e-cigarette firm Juul

Netflix has ordered a new docuseries based on the book Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise Of Juul, by US journalist Jamie Ducharme. The adaptation will be directed and executive produced by RJ Cutler, who was behind Showtime’s Belushi and Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry for Apple TV+. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec produce […]

Epix saddles up for ‘Billy The Kid’ series

MGM-owned US network Epix has ordered Billy The Kid, a new adventure series based upon the life of the infamous American outlaw. Written and exec produced by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors), the 8 x 60-minute series is being produced by Epix Studios, MGM International Television Productions, De Line Pictures and Amblin Television, in association […]

Amblin Television producing Easy Rawlins ‘hardboiled detective’ series

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is to develop and produce a series based on Walter Mosley’s detective novels featuring the character of Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins. Sylvain White will executive produce the series and is also set to direct the pilot episode, while Amblin Television co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will also executive produce, along with […]

Peacock cancels sci-fi series ‘Brave New World’

US streamer Peacock has cancelled sci-fi drama series Brave New World after just one season. The show, which was produced by Universal Content Productions and Amblin Television, is based on the seminal sci-fi novel by Aldous Huxley, and launched with the fledgling streaming service in July. “There will not be Season 2 of Brave New World on […]

Kids round-up: Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons on HBO Max; ‘Gormiti’ travels to North America, LatAm and Asia

  Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons’ on HBO Max WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max and Cartoon Network have commissioned Tiny Toons Looniversity, a revival of the 90s animated series Tiny Toons Adventures, with Steven Spielberg to return as executive producer. The show has received a two-season straight-to-series order, to be produced by Amblin Television, in association with […]

Hulu revives Animaniacs with Spielberg & Warner Bros.

US streamer Hulu has ordered a new version of Warner Bros. Animation (WBA)’s cartoon franchise Animaniacs, with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer. Spielberg’s Amblin Televsion is producing the revival, which has landed a straight-to-series order of two seasons, with WBA. New episodes will launch on the VOD service in 2020, and they represent the […]

Apple orders Spielberg anthology drama

Apple has kicked off its push into high-end scripted programming with the commission of Amazing Stories from director Steven Spielberg. The anthology drama is the first ordered under Apple worldwide video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The deal is nearly complete, with Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to coproduce alongside Universal Television and Bryan […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Spielberg, eOne, Participant create Amblin Partners

Steven Spielberg, Entertainment One, Participant Media and Reliance Group have come together to create a content group, Amblin Partners. The new company will use director Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Amblin Television and Participant brands to create content for a wide range of audiences in TV and film. Under the Dome producer Amblin Television will become a […]

CBS axes Extant, adds American Gothic

US broadcaster CBS has given the greenlight to a new summer event series to its 2016 line-up after axing Extant, which currently runs in a similar time slot. The straight-to-series commission of American Gothic marks the third time Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television will create a summer drama for CBS, coming after the high-rating Under the […]

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