Designated Survivor


Korea’s tvN to adapt Designated Survivor

CJ E&M’s entertainment network tvN is set to remake Netflix political drama Designated Survivor to air in 2019. tvN revealed its upcoming 2019 drama slate, which will include an adaptation of the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama. Other debuts include The Crowned Clown, which launched with peak ratings in the first week of January, crime-thriller series Confessions, romance […]

Netflix revives Designated Survivor after ABC cancellation

Netflix will bring back Designated Survivor for a third season, after the show was cancelled by ABC in May. The political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland will be helmed by showrunner Neal Baer from global studio Entertainment One (eOne). Season three will go into production later in the year and return in 2019. Netflix previously held the international […]

Top CAA television agent switches to eOne

Mark Gordon’s first major hire since becoming president of Entertainment One (eOne) is that of CAA agent and co-head of television Peter Micelli. The new recruit will become chief strategy officer for film, television and digital at eOne, reporting to Gordon – eOne’s president and chief content officer of film, television and digital – and […]

Gap Year financing

A February screening allows Entertainment One to showcase the fruits of a sustained investment in drama programming such as Gap Year and Designated Survivor, eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter tells TBI. For Entertainment One, the UK screenings period represents a chance to update clientele on what’s been a busy post-MIPCOM period. Buoyed by its  […]

Euro, Lat Am nets find Conviction with eOne

Major networks in the UK, France and Latin America have bought Entertainment One Television’s new US broadcast network drama Conviction. Pay TV channels in the UK and Latin America, Sky Living and Fox Networks Group, respectively, and French commercial broadcaster TF1 have acquired the ABC show, which launched at the LA Screenings this year. The […]

Netflix hires ex-Universal TV exec as content VP

Netflix has appointed former Universal Television president Bela Bajaria as its vice-president of content. Bajaria will lead the team at Netflix responsible for licensing content from the major US studios, including her former employer NBCUniversal, and agreeing coproduction deals with the major US networks. She will also oversee a new team developing original unscripted programmes […]

Kiefer Sutherland to speak at MIPCOM

Kiefer Sutherland will give a keynote address at MIPCOM next month. The actor will be in Cannes to promote Designated Survivor, his new Entertainment One-distributed series, which started on ABC this week, and was picked up by Netflix internationally this week, as first reported by TBIvision. 24 star Sutherland will deliver a Media Mastermind keynote […]

Netflix elects Designated Survivor

Netflix has acquired international rights to new season ABC political drama Designated Survivor. The deal was first mooted at the LA Screenings, where producer and distributor Entertainment One Television debuted it to global buyers. A Netflix rep today confirmed a deal had been struck to bring it to all of the territories in which the streaming […]

CTV scoops LA Screenings series

CTV has picked up several of the Hollywood studios new season shows that launched at the LA Screenings. The broadcaster has taken linear rights and SVOD in many cases, meaning series can also go out on CraveTV. Announcing its new season slate, the Bell-owned free TV net revealed it has acquired Sony Pictures Television’s crime/legal […]

CTV reveals Screenings acquisitions

Canada’s CTV has acquired eight new series that launched internationally last week at the LA Screenings. The Canuck network bought Designated Survivor and Conviction from Entertainment One Television; This is Us and The Exorcist from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Notorious from Sony Pictures Television; American Housewife from Disney Media Distribution; and Time After Time […]