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Bill McGoldrick exits Chernin Entertainment amid layoffs at US prodco

Bill McGoldrick, EVP of film & TV at Chernin Entertainment, is among several execs reportedly being laid off from the US production company. The staff cuts come as part of cost cutting moves as company chief Peter Chernin looks to build up his The North Road Company, which hired Former Showtime scripted chief Amy Israel […]

Netflix orders ‘Man On Fire’ series & ‘Snow Girl’ sequel

Netflix is going big on thrillers with orders for a series based on the A.J. Quinnell novels Man On Fire and Perfect Kill, as well as a follow-up its recent limited series The Snow Girl, with two shows adapted from Javier Castillo’s El Juego Del Alma and El Cuco De Cristal. Produced by Chernin Entertainment […]

Hulu & Peacock to share ‘New Girl’ after Netflix license expires

US comedy series New Girl is moving streaming homes next month, leaving Netflix after a decade to land on both Hulu and Peacock in a shared agreement between the two services. The streamers are both picking up all 146 episodes of the sitcom, which was produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Television, and […]

Netflix orders thriller ‘The Madness’ & expands ‘Love Is Blind’ to UK

Netflix has ordered conspiracy thriller The Madness and a UK version of dating format Love Is Blind. The Madness is created by Stephen Belber, who serves as co-showrunner alongside VJ Boyd, and produced by Chernin Entertainment, which is under a first-look deal with the streamer. Colman Domingo (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) stars as media […]

North Road & Banijay’s FL Entertainment eye ITV Studios, as Chernin’s firm raises $150m

Peter Chernin’s The North Road Company has snagged a $150m investment from The Qatar Investment Authority, as reports swirl that the recently launched company and Banijay owner FL Entertainment are among suitors for a stake in ITV Studios (ITVS). Chernin linked up with US-based private equity firms Providence Equity Partners and Apollo to create The […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow’s US sale attracts private equity interest

A flurry of private equity firms have joined the race to acquire Red Arrow Studios’ North American production businesses, TBI understands. The sale, which started in January, includes LA heavyweights such as Love Is Blind and Married At First Sight prodco Kinetic Content, as well as LA-based 44 Blue Productions, which was behind A&E’s Wahlburgers and Fox’s First Responders […]

Netflix makes double order for ‘Exploding Kittens’ adult animation & mobile game

Netflix is launching an animated series and mobile game based on the popular Exploding Kittens card game, and has also commissioned Wild Babies, a natural history series narrated by Helena Bonham Carter. Exploding Kittens – The Game will launch on Netflix next month, and retains the same classic gameplay where players draw cards aiming to […]

Peacock alum Bill McGoldrick & Starz SVP Juan Alfonso land at Chernin

US prodco Chernin Entertainment has bolstered its leadership team by hiring two senior execs, including the former head of originals at US streamer Peacock. Bill McGoldrick becomes EVP of film & TV at Chernin and joins nine months after his departure from NBCU was announced, following entertainment chief Susan Rovner’s overhaul of its entertainment division. […]

Apple orders another drama from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

Apple has ordered a thriller hailing from Reese Witherspoon’s prodco Hello Sunshine, making it the third title commissioned from the banner. Are You Sleeping is a thriller starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), that is also produced by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavour Content. The title is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, […]

Apple wants viewers to See original epic drama

In its latest push for originals, Apple has ordered an epic futuristic drama written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured). See will be directed by The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, according to Deadline, which first reported the story. The drama will arrive from the joint venture between Chernin Entertainment and Endeavour Content. See will […]

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