Annapurna Television

Amazon teams with Rachel Weisz for ‘Dead Ringers’ series

Amazon has given a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of the David Cronenberg feature film Dead Ringers, with Rachel Weisz attached to star and executive produce. The original 1988 psychological thriller stars Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists who use their identical appearance to abuse their position as doctors and embark on relationships with the same […]

Netflix orders Coen Brothers anthology drama

Subscription VOD service Netflix has commissioned a Western anthology drama from director pair Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The series will run on the service next year, with the quirky Hollywood director pair (pictured) writing, executive producing and directing. Annapurna Television will produce. The series will feature six tales about the […]

BBC America pacts with Elisabeth Moss for drama

US cable channel BBC America is working with Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss on a period drama based on a Mary Beth Keane novel. American prodco Annapurna Television is also attached to Fever, which will star Moss (pictured in Handmaid’s Tale), who also featured in BBC drama Top of the Lake. Moss holds the novel […]

Naegle to lead Annapurna TV arm

Former HBO programming chief Sue Naegle will establish a television division for Annapurna Pictures, the LA film producer behind American Hustle, Foxcatcher and Zero Dark Thirty. Naegle left HBO, where she was president of entertainment, in 2013 and went on to launch prodco Naegle Ink with a deal with the cable network. That ended recently. […]