Anthony Root

HBO greenlights first original drama from Adria region

HBO Adria, a subsidiary of HBO Europe focused on the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, has greenlit its first drama, which comes from Macedonian screenwriter Marjan Alčevski. The series, titled Success (Uspjeh), has been in development since 2016, when HBO Europe unveiled plans to produce a range of originals from the Adria region. Success is created […]

HBO Europe to make Scandi originals

HBO Europe will soon make an original scripted series from Scandinavia, delegates here at the Berlin International Film Festival heard today. Anthony Root, executive VP of original programming and production at the European arm of US premium cabler HBO, said the plan was at a “very, very early stage”, but that it made sense given […]

HBO hangs hopes on Euro drama

HBO Europe has made a concerted push into both the local scripted and non-scripted markets. Jesse Whittock heads to Bucharest to hear about its drama series Umbre and future programing plans from executive VP, programming and production Antony Root Dangling metres above a yellow Bucharest taxi and suspended by a thick metal cable, the stuntman […]

HBO Europe readies first original local drama series

HBO Europe is producing its first-ever locally-originated drama series, Wataha (The Pack), TBI understands. The European arm of the US premium cable net has been moving more heavily into original production with local versions of In Treatment and Shall We Kiss and, last year, a high-profile miniseries, Burning Bush. The latter project followed the real-life […]