Netflix provides Sex Education in new dramedy

Netflix is set to launch a new coming-of-age dramedy named Sex Education for 2019. The series follows Otis Thompson, a socially awkward high school virgin, who lives with his sex therapist mother. Sex Education, which will be available globally, is set to begin production in the UK in spring 2018. It is produced by Eleven Films with […]

Neighbours getting Turkish remake at Fox

Australian daily soap Neighbours is being remade for the first time in its 32-year history. Turkish network Fox has ordered a local version of the drama following a deal with distributor FremantleMedia International. The original has been consistently broadcast in Australia and the UK for decades, with the first episode appearing down under on Network […]

Young Shakespeare drama set for TNT

US cable channel TNT has commissioned a drama about a young William Shakespeare as part of its 2016/17 line-up. Will comes from Craig Pearce, Shekhar Kapur, Alison Owen and Debra Hayward, and is the headline series from Kevin Reilly’s second Upfront since joining the company in November 2014. It will comprise ten episodes and launch […]

E4, TNT coproducing comedic drama

The UK’s E4 and US cable channel E4 are coproducing a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across Asia. The two broadcasters have commissioned Foreign Bodies from Entertainment One Television and Eleven. It will launch on E4 in early 2017 before debuting later in the year on TNT. The show comes from […]

Eleven poaches Raw development exec

London-based prodco Eleven Film has hired Tom Pullen from rival UK firm Raw TV. Pullen (pictured) will trade his director and development executive post at Raw to become head of factual development at Eleven. At Raw, he developed and directed a series, Teens, single doc The Missing and a “high-profile” upcoming Channel 4 doc feature. […]

Channel 4 buys into another UK indie

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has bought into another emerging indie producer as part of its £20 million (US$30 million) Growth Fund investment strategy. Renowned Films is a three-year-old prodco that former BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Duane Jones co-founded with then-students Max Welch and Tim Withers (all three pictured left). The company is known for securing […]

News brief: 9 Story Gets Ace series

9 Story Enterprises has picked up international rights to Get Ace, the new 52x11mins animated series from Australian producer Galaxy Pop. The kids series recently bowed on Network Ten’s Eleven channel and 9 Story has taken global rights excluding Australia and New Zealand. The series follows the adventures of Ace McDougal, who embarks on various […]

RTL, CBS launch channels JV in Asia

European broadcaster RTL Group and distributor CBS Studios International are launching a pair of thematic channels in south east Asia. The nets, RTL CBS Entertainment and RTL CBS Extreme, will be operated by a new Singapore-based joint venture, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. This will comprise a local management team reporting into a board of […]