Circle of Confusion


Amazon, Circle of Confusion to develop drama based on graphic novel

Circle of Confusion Television Studios, a joint venture between Circle of Confusion and ITV Studios America, will co-develop a one-hour drama with Amazon, based on Image Comics’ graphic novel Six. Named Thirteen, the sci-fi thriller will be about a cold-blooded alien agent who comes to earth to track down and bring back twelve alien defectors. […]

Endemol Shine’s Buchholz heads ITV Studios JV

Endemol Shine Studios’ Russ Buchholz is to lead the new joint venture between ITV Studios America and Circle of Confusion. He has been named executive VP and head of creative affairs at Circle of Confusion Television Studios. Effective immediately, this puts Buchholz in charge of day-to-day operations at the LA-based prodco, which aims to create […]

ITVS creates studio with Walking Dead prodco

ITV Studios America has created a joint venture with Circle of Confusion, the Walking Dead coproducer. The pair will launch Circle of Confusion Television Studios, which will source, develop and produce premium scripted shows with support from ITVS America. The studio is currently hiring a creative team to manage the day-to-day TV studios operations. Circle […]

Walking Dead makes history but ratings fall

The Walking Dead has made US ratings history despite its latest season finale ratings again falling year-on-year. The last episode of the AMC cable series’ seventh season, on Sunday (April 9), took 15.6 million viewers in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings. Within that the 9.7 million adults aged 18-49 it attracted makes it the biggest show in […]

Netflix boards BBC America drama

Streaming service Netflix has boarded BBC America comedy thriller series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The SVOD service has taken rights outside the US and will launch it this December. IMG sells the show internationally as part of its push into global distribution, and did the deal with Netflix. The series is based on Douglas […]

IMG to sell BBC America drama

IMG is moving further into distribution by acquiring rights to new BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show, which launches in autumn this year, follows on from IMG selling another BBC drama, The Night Manager, as it moved into TV programme sales. Dirk Gently… comes from BBC American part-owner AMC Studios, Asia’s […]

BBC America ties with Deutschland ’83 scribe

US cable channel BBC America now counts a new project from Deutschland ’83 co-creator Anna Winger on its development. The untitled scripted project is billed as a dark comic family adventure-drama and a “a celebration of the city of Berlin today”. Winger wrote and created RTL and Sundance Channel critical hit Deutschland ’83 (pictured) with […]

Playstation original wins more Power

The first original series for games console Playstation, Powers, has landed a second season. The Sony Pictures Television-produced superhero drama will launch next year after what Sony Computer Entertainment America’s John Koller described as an “incredible” reaction to the first run. “We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden […]

Walking Dead midseason smashes records

The Walking Dead continues to set ratings records, this time scoring the most-watched midseason finale in series history. The eighth episode of season five took 14.8 million viewers and 9.6 million 18-49s, up 23% and 24% on the corresponding season four ratings, respectively. Furthermore, companion show Talking Dead became the most-watched aftershow midseason finale on […]

Walking Dead renewed again

AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead has been renewed for a sixth season. This comes days ahead of the season five launch, which will likely again deliver huge ratings to US cable channel AMC. The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors in a world dominated by mindless zombies and crazed humans. It is […]