Charlie Brooker

Netflix orders Brazilian version of Charlie Brooker zombie series

Netflix has greenlit a Brazilian version of Charlie Brooker’s zombie show Dead Set, which will be titled Reality Z locally. Dead Set originally played on the UK’s E4 in 2008, and was produced by Zeppotron, part of Endemol. The new series has been adapted by Brazilian director, screenwriter and executive producer Cláudio Torres, and is […]

Netflix purchases fifth Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker will pen a fifth season of dystopian technology series Black Mirror for SVOD service Netflix despite rumours he was seeking to wind it up. Netflix confirmed the new run of the anthology drama, which comes from Brooker’s Endemol Shine Group-owned prodco House of Tomorrow. Rumours that Brooker would end Black Mirror after its […]

Writer’s room: Charlie Brooker on designing a Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker can lay claim to creating an entirely new TV genre when he launched Black Mirror on Channel 4 in the UK six years ago, terrifying audiences with scripted tales of technological nightmares. The show is now produced for Netflix, and here Brooker reveals what goes into each programme, which he creates with producer […]

Netflix buys Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror

Netflix has acquired broadcast shows including The CW’s Jane the Virgin days after the streaming service confirmed it was to finance new episodes of dark British drama anthology Black Mirror. Comedy Jane the Virgin and CBS thriller drama Zoo are from CBS Studios International, while USA Network dystopian future drama Colony comes from Legendary Entertainment. […]

Zeppotron co-founder exits for All3Media’s Objective

UK prodco Objective has hired Ben Caudell as head of comedy. Caudell was one of the cofounders of Zeppotron, the UK producer now owned by Endemol. Another of its founders, Charlie Brooker, recently set up his own Endemol-backed production company House of Tomorrow. At All3Media-owned Objective, Caudell will report to CEO Andrew Newman, and oversee […]

Charlie Brooker launches indie with Endemol

Writer, satirist and broadcaster Charlie Brooker has launched a new indie with production giant Endemol. Brooker will be creative director of House of Tomorrow, which will create drama, comedy and feature films for the UK and international markets. This marks the second time a Brooker prodco has partnered with Endemol. He launched Zeppotron with the […]

France Televisions peers through Black Mirror

France Télévisions has acquired Charlie Brooker’s dystopian drama satire Black Mirror from Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The French pubcaster has acquired the show for France 4 following a deal brokered by EWD’s sales director, French-speaking territories, Solange Ribeiro Murphy. France Television Distribution has also acquired video and VOD rights for the series, which Endemol’s Zeppotron produced. […]

DirecTV in Black Mirror, Secret State deals

DirectTV has acquired Charlie Brooker-penned dramedy Black Mirror and Gabriel Byrne-starring conspiracy thriller Secret State for its Audience Network. The US cable TV provider plans to debut the UK-created series on November 12 at 9pm and 10pm respectively, with Black Mirror (pictured) going first. Black Mirror, which UK broadcaster and comedian Brooker wrote and Endemol’s […]