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Hulu boards Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’

Hulu has boarded the BBC’s upcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel Normal People, which has just gone into production as a 12×30 series through Element Pictures. Adapted by Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, Normal People will star Daisy Edgar Jones (War of the Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne and Paul Mescal in his first television role as Connell. […]

Alibi snaps up pair of US crime dramas

UKTV has acquired two US scripted shows, Waco and I Am The Night, for its crime drama channel Alibi. Sold by Endeavour Content, Waco premiered last year on Paramount Network. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon and Andrea Riseborough, the six-episode series documents the deadly 1993 stand-off between the FBI and religious cult the Branch Davidians […]

SVOD platforms becoming ‘more selective’ about prodcos, says Endeavor

The global boom in subscription video-on-demand does not automatically mean boom time for independent producers and brings a number of new challenges as well as a new market, according to Lorenzo De Maio, head of TV advisory and partner at specialist finance and sales agency Endeavor Content. Speaking at Series Mania in Lille, De Maio […]

Distribution innovation: Are distributors the new marketeers?

In a period where distributors need to be nimble and multi-skilled, serving as pseudo-commissioners, producers and development execs, there is yet another string to add to their bows: that of marketeer. In the “peak TV” era, it is no longer enough to buy, make and place content – distributors must also ensure that a programme […]

Endeavor Content hires WDR exec for European sales drive

Finance and sales firm Endeavor Content has hired former WDR and Red Arrow International exec Nicole Offergeld as its German-language director of TV sales. The exec joins the Killing Eve distributor as it looks to expand its European footprint. In the newly created role, which is based in Munich, she is to oversee sales of […]

Endeavor invests in first UK scripted prodco

Endeavor Content is backing a new scripted production business helmed by Channel 4 drama boss Simon Maxwell, marking its first scripted TV partnership in the UK.  Endeavor is the lead investor in the business, and will serve as strategic partner. Maxwell will leave Channel 4 at the end of the year. He is responsible for spearheading […]

Endemol Shine exec confirms sale is imminent

The sale of Endemol Shine Group is reaching its final stages, with a deal expected in “a month or two”. Endemol chief creative officer Peter Salmon confirmed on Tuesday (18 September) at the Royal Television Society’s London conference that the business is close to reaching a deal, with new ownership expected to be in place […]

Canal + reels in Waller-Bridge’s Killing Eve

French pay-TV service Canal + is the latest to buy into Phoebe Waller-Bridge drama, Killing Eve, which has been the most talked about title at MIPTV this year. The female-led spy thriller, fronted by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, premiered on BBC America this week as the show’s stars appeared in Cannes for the Canneseries […]

Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

Amazon developing Conan the Barbarian reboot

Amazon has reportedly put a Conan the Barbarian reboot into development. The move follows the US$250 million acquisition of remake rights to the Lord of the Rings franchise as part of SVOD service Amazon’s strategy to target Game of Thrones-scale projects. Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones), Warren Littlefield (Fargo, The Handmaid’s […]