Burning Bush


HBO Europe reunites Burning Bush team for drama

HBO Europe has greenlit Wasteland, its latest drama commission, which will come from the same stable as another of its scripted originals, Burning Bush. Wasteland (Pustina locally) will be penned by Burning Bush writer Stepan Hulik and made by the production companies behind that series, Nutprodukce and Etamp. The eight-part one-hour series will be set […]

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 […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

Hulu checks in to Grand Hotel

US VOD service Hulu is among the latest buyers of Spanish period drama Grand Hotel, TBI can reveal. Austria’s ORF and Sony’s new German pay TV channel Sony Entertainment Television have also acquired the show, which has been described by sources here in Cannes as a cross between ITV’s Downtown Abbey and Danish mystery drama The Killing. Furthermore, Italian prodco […]

Arte gets on board Spanish adventure drama series Alatriste

Franco-German cultural broadcaster Arte has joined upcoming Spanish period drama series Alatriste as a coproduction partner, TBI has learned. Arte will serve as the French/German copro partner on the Tudors-esque series, which is being produced by DLO and Germany’s Beta Film for Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Telecinco. Set in early seventeenth century Madrid, the drama will […]

HBO Europe’s burning ambition

HBO Europe started making original shows six years ago, but its upcoming miniseries Burning Bush marks a new level of budget and ambition. Director Agnieszka Holland tells TBI about her work on the show, HBO’s content boss Antony Root talks about how the original programming strategy will evolve and HBO Europe boss Linda Jensen explains […]