TBI Weekly: TBI’s favourite shows of 2020

With lockdowns and travel restrictions throughout 2020, we’ve all probably watched more content than ever before. Fortunately, the industry has been in fine form and delivered an array of fantastic programming across the genres. Here are our favourite shows, as picked by TBI’s team. RICHARD MIDDLETON Editor Top show: Better Call Saul S5 (AMC, Netflix) […]

Sky, Acorn TV & Seven snag Abacus & Revelation docuseries ‘The Real Manhunter’

Sky Crime in the UK, AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV in the US and Seven Network in Australia have picked up rights to The Real Manhunter, a 10-part docuseries that tells the story behind recent ITV drama Manhunt. The show is from Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and UK producer Revelation Films, with Metropolitan Police detective Colin Sutton – who features […]

AMC names SVOD president Miguel Penella as head of AMC+

AMC Networks is expanding the remit of its SVOD president to include the company’s recently launched flagship streaming service AMC+. Miguel Penella, currently president of AVOD at AMC Networks, will now oversee the SVOD in addition to Acorn TV, Sundance Now, UMC and Shudder, with the latter recently becoming the second of the company’s streamers […]

‘The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus launches prodco, adapts comic ‘Undone By Blood’

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has launched his own production firm, which has already struck a deal with AMC Studios and has its first show in the works. Bigbaldhead Productions has been founded with Brillstein Entertainment’s JoAnne Colonna and is headed up by AMC’s former VP of drama Amanda Verdon. The company has also […]

IMDb TV adds dedicated ‘Walking Dead’ service in six channel AMC deal

US network AMC has partnered with Amazon-owned IMDb TV in a deal that will place six AMC channels on the free, ad-supported streamer’s ‘Watch Live’ line-up. Two channels have already launched, including The Walking Dead Experience, which will feature past episodes of AMC’s apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead and its spin-off Fear The Walking […]

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ to end in 2022, will be resurrected in spin-offs

AMC has announced that its long-running zombie horror series The Walking Dead will end with an expanded two-year 11th season in 2022, with new spin-offs to follow to continue the franchise. The US network has ordered 24 episodes for the final season, which coupled with the previously announced six extra season 10 episodes scheduled for […]

AMC Networks Entertainment chief Sarah Barnett to step down

AMC Networks Entertainment Group president Sarah Barnett is stepping down from her role at the US-based operator. Barnett will replaced on an interim basis by AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll, who will take on a remit that covered production arm AMC Studios as well as networks AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. Her next move […]