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Luke Perry’s death prompts ‘Riverdale’ production shutdown

The CW has shut down production on hit drama Riverdale following the death of actor Luke Perry. Perry, who played the role of Archie Andrews’ father on the series, which is based on the Archie comics, died on Monday (5 March), less than a week after suffering a massive stroke. It is as yet unclear […]

Netflix announces drama and unscripted launches

Netflix has used the TCAs to announce a number of new series coming to the streaming service later this year and into 2019. The headline shows include new limited series starring and produced by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer; new drama from the producers of The Crown; a new Gothic series with Kiernan Shipka of Mad […]

CBS orders F.B.I. drama from Dick Wolf

US broadcaster CBS has commissioned a 13-episode drama from procedural king Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (WT) will follow the inner workings on the New York branch of the US criminal investigation agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The news will be of interest to international acquisitions executives, who have been urging US broadcasters to commission more […]

Warner lines up DC digital service

Warner Bros. Television is working on a pair of original series for a soon-to-launch DC-branded digital service. Warner and DC Entertainment are preparing live-action drama Titans and animation Young Justice: Outsiders for the platform, which is scheduled to go direct-to-consumer next year. Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group (WBDNG) will operate the currently unnamed service, which […]

Lifetime to tell Berlanti’s ‘twisted love story’

US cable channel Lifetime is going straight-to-series on “the most twisted love story ever”, which hails from Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and Sera Gamble. You will be a ten-episode drama centred on “a relationship between two people that gets taken too far”. It is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name about […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]

Fox returns to Berlanti for Black Lightning

US broadcaster Fox has put another superhero drama from Greg Berlanti into development. The 21st Century Fox-owned channel has given a pilot production commitment to Black Lightning, which is based on a DC Comics character of the same name. Berlanti, who is attached to four CW superhero dramas, is executive producing with Sarah Schechter. Berlanti […]

ABC to adapt Caitlin Moran comedy

US network ABC is reportedly planning for a remake of Caitlin Moran’s recently-cancelled British comedy Raised By Wolves. The show’s distributor, ITV Studios Global Entertainment confirmed the news, whuich Deadline first reported. Juno writer Diablo Cody will pen the US show, with Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions attached. In the UK, Raised By Wolves ran for […]

Supergirl flying onto Sky

Sky in the UK has acquired US superhero series Supergirl for its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1. The series will launch in the UK on October 29 (Thursday) in an 8pm slot. It debuts on US broadcast net CBS a few days earlier on October 26 in an 8.30pm slot. Supergirl follows the adventures of […]

Foxtel calls on Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow

Australian cable platform Foxtel has acquired new season Warner Bros. superhero dramas Supergirl (above) and Legends of Tomorrow (below) The shows would have previously automatically gone to Nine Network, but the free-to-air broadcaster allowed its output deal to lapse earlier this year as it moves away from expensive foreign acquisitions. Supergirl, which was among the […]