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CBS All Access boldly goes with new ‘Star Trek’ show

US streaming service CBS All Access has ordered a new entry in the long-running Star Trek sci-fi franchise, with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment and distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The premiere has been written by Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: […]

CBS greenlights ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ sequel despite Covid-19 uncertainty

CBS has handed out three new scripted commissions – including a straight-to-series order for a sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs – despite the ongoing uncertainty of when the shows might make it to screen. Clarice, which is being produced by CBS Television Studios and MGM TV, will take place shortly after the events […]

Nicolas Cage set for ‘Tiger King’ drama with CBS & Imagine TV Studios

US actor Nicolas Cage is set to play Joe Exotic, the subject of the hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King, in a new eight-episode limited drama that marks the Hollywood star’s first major TV role. The series, which is expected to head to market in the coming days, is being produced by US-based Imagine Television Studios […]

Showtime, CBS snag ‘Dexter’ showrunner Clyde Phillips in overall deal

ViacomCBS-backed US networks Showtime and CBS Television Studios have signed writer and executive producer Clyde Phillips to an overall development deal. He will work on projects for that will air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS group. Phillips has won numerous awards for his work on crime drama Dexter and also created the series […]

CBS welcomes Armoza’s scripted format ‘La Famiglia’ into the US

US broadcaster CBS has started development on a US version of Israeli scripted format La Famiglia. The adaptation, to be known as The Last Happy Couple, will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fulwell 73 and Anoynmous Content. It will be written and executive produced by Liz Astrof (The King of Queens). […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max orders ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot

WarnerMedia has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl, which will become available via its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The original show aired on US network The CW from 2007 to 2012 and was based on Cecily Bon Ziegesar’s novel of the same name, which follows a spoilt […]

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 […]

CBS All Access orders play-along true crime drama

CBS streamer CBS All Access has made a straight-to-series order for Interrogation, a true-crime drama in which the viewer becomes the detective. Interrogation is based on a true story that spanned over 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken […]

Sky buys CBS cop drama S.W.A.T.

UK satcaster Sky has acquired rights to Shemar Moore cop drama vehicle S.W.A.T., which launched recently on CBS, TBI has learned. Sky closed a deal with producer and distributor Sony Pictures Television for the US drama this week, and takes first-run rights in the UK. The Fox-backed satellite TV operator, which yesterday indicated it plans […]

Jordan Peele to rekindle Twilight Zone for CBS SVOD net

CBS is reworking classic sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone for its SVOD service, a move that comes as the US broadcaster separately axes a number of jobs. CBS Television Studios is producing the new show in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. The original Twilight Zone ran on CBS between […]

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