Anonymous Content

TBI Weekly: OTT players threaten British content

This week ended with BBC chief Tony Hall once again warning of the threat OTT players such as Netflix and Amazon present for UK original content. Hall said: “The reality is that their investment decisions are increasingly likely to focus on a narrow range of very expensive, very high-end content – big bankers that they can […]

True Detective officially returning to HBO duty

US premium cable channel HBO has finally confirmed a third season of crime drama True Detective. The future of the show had been unclear after the second season failed to live up to sky-high expectations following the critically loved first run. However, Time Warner-owned HBO has now officially greenlit season three, with writer and creator […]

Paramount extends Anonymous deal

Hollywood’s Paramount Television has extended its first-look deal with Anonymous Content, a partnership that’s already spawned Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why. The new deal runs to the end of 2019, and gives Viacom-owned Paramount exclusive first-look rights to produce and distribute Anonymous-developed TV shows. There is also a new co-financing element added. Paramount and Anonymous […]

Amazon orders Julia Roberts drama Homecoming

Subscription VOD service Amazon Prime Video has handed a two-season order to Homecoming, a drama based on a popular podcast that will star Julia Roberts. The half-hour drama is based on a Gimlet Media podcast of the same name that launched in November 2016 to critical acclaim. Universal Cable Productions and Mr. Robot creator Sam […]

HBO Europe on-demand nets stop at Berlin Station

HBO Nordic and HBO España make two of three new buyers of Epix’s drama series, Berlin Station. The HBO subscription on-demand services had acquired the ten-episode drama from Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution, with Italy’s TIMvision being the other buyer. HBO Nordic launched as an SVOD service in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in […]

Mr. Robot firm sells stake to Laurene Powell Jobs

The US production company behind Robot and True Detective has sold a significant minority stake to the Emerson Collective, a company run by the widow of Steve Jobs. Anonymous Content had been heavily tipped to sell a stake to Endemol Shine Group, but has instead revealed an agreement with social mobility-focused media group Emerson Collective. […]

Hilde Cracks the Case with Paramount, Anonymous

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have taken rights to a forthcoming book series inspired by a nine-year-old journalist. They have optioned Hilde Cracks the Case, which is forthcoming through Scholastic, after what was described as a “competitive auction”. The books are inspired by news stories Hilde Lysiak has broken in her life as an aspiring […]

Endemol Shine tipped for Anonymous investment

Endemol Shine Group wants to buy into US film and TV prodco Anonymous Content, according to various reports in the the US trades. These say the US division of Endemol Shine, which is jointly run by Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin, wants a minority stake in Anonymous, which has numerous TV projects in the works, […]

Netflix goes straight-to-series with Selena Gomez

US-based streaming service Netflix has greenlit production on a straight-to-series young adult drama from former Disney actor Selena Gomez. 13 Reasons Why is based on a best-seller from author Jay Asher, and has Brian Yorkey attached as creator and writer, with Gomez executive producing. The show will run to 13 episodes, and comes from Anonymous […]

Paramount agrees first-look deal with True Detective producer

Paramount Television has struck a three-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content, the US production company behind the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective. Paramount will produce and distribute Anonymous projects under the terms of the deal and the first project the pair will work on is a TV series based on Caleb Carr’s 1994 novel […]