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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 […]

Apple adds second Witherspoon scripted original

Apple’s push into original scripted television has continued by putting a second series from Reese Witherspoon into development. Are You Sleeping is billed as a thriller drama series from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine prodco. Octavia Spencer (The Help) will star, with Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife) the writer and creator. The series is based on […]

Peter Chernin sets up Campo to replace Di Loreto

Peter Chernin’s media business has recruited Kristen Campo to run its TV business. She will be executive VP, television, at Chernin Entertainment, replacing Dante Di Loreto, the Glee producer who joined the company last year. Di Loreto will have a production deal with Chernin, which is behind series such as Fox’s New Girl and has […]

Starz develops novella, Dirty Girls Social Club

US premium cable network Starz is working to adapt Mexican telenovela and a best-selling novel from Alisa Valdes about six women living in New York. The network is working with Televisa USA and Lionsgate (which will soon be its parent) on Teresa, which is about an undocumented but ruthless Latin woman making her way into […]

Chernin hires Glee producer as TV chief

Peter Chernin (left) has recruited Glee producer Dante Di Loreto as president of TV at his media firm, Chernin Entertainment. Di Loreto has a long list of US cable and network TV credits including Glee and its spin-off The Glee Project, NBS comedy The New Normal and FX series American Horror Story. At Chernin he […]

Fox preps US versions of Luther, Austrian drama

Fox is piloting US versions of hit Austrian comedy Braunschlag and hit UK cop drama Luther. In both cases the pilots have penalties attached if they are not taken to series. US prodco Intrigue picked up the US rights to Braunschlag at MIPCOM and will produce the Fox pilot alongside 20th Television. Austrian pubcaster ORF […]