Amblin Television


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 […]

CBS ends Under the Dome

US broadcaster CBS will end rating smash Under the Dome at the end of its current third season. The show is notable for creating a new summertime window for original American dramas when launched in 2013, which CBS has since subbed ‘summer event’ programming. “Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the […]

Lucifer rises on Fox with Minority Report

US network Fox has greenlit TV versions of DC Comics’ Lucifer and movie Minority Report. Lucifer is from Warner Bros. Television, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It follows a miserable Lord of Hell, who decides to help the LAPD catch and punish criminals. Minority Report, one of pilot season’s buzziest projects, is set 10 […]

Syfy, Amblin develop Brave New World

US cable network Syfy and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television are working up a TV version of Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel Brave New World. The pair are developing a scripted series based on the influential 1932 book, with Syfy’s NBCUniversal Cable Group stablemate Universal Cable Productions attached as the studio. Brave New World is set […]

Starz, Amblin investigate The Disappearance

US premium cabler Starz and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is developing a drama series about a family whose son may hide a dark secret. The Disappearance will follow a wife whose joy at her kidnapped son returning to the family after seven years in captivity is cut short after a series of horrific local murders […]

Warner Bros. seals ER, Gossip Girl, Liars format deals

US drama series ER, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars will be remade in Asia after Warner Bros. cut format deals with partners in the region. A Filipino version of teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars is in production with ABC Development Corporation making the 22-episode series for the TV5 channel. The US original is […]