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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 […]

MTG buys Amazon’s Mozart for Viaplay

Modern Times Group’s on-demand service Viaplay in Sweden has picked up Amazon original drama Mozart in the Jungle. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and plays exclusively on its Prime Instant Video service in the UK, US and Germany. The pilot was penned Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) and follows a New York classical musician. Amazon […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes Fox and CBS deals

  German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has renewed a volume deal with Fox and an agreement with CBS for a local version of the Top Model format. The Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution deal gives ProSieben some of the Hollywood studio’s latest TV offerings including Backstrom and Empire (pictured). It also gets a raft of current […]

LA Screenings review: big name drama delivers on promise

Last week’s LA Screenings saw international buyers including BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen, TV2 (Norway)’s new content chief Nina Lorgen Flemmen and BSkyB’s entertainment channels boss Stuart Murphy descend on the Hollywood studio lots with more than 50 new shows on sale. As the week played out, the pre-market signs that it would be […]

Fox adapts Swedish crime novels

US broadcaster Fox has again tapped the Scandinavian market to bolster its drama slate with a 13-episode series order based on novels from criminologist Leif G.W. Persson. Backstrom is being created by Hart Hanson (Bones) and will focus on a cranky Portland detective, played by Rainn Wilson (The American Office), who tries to change his […]