Erik Barmack

Netflix gives Rainbow’s Winx Club the live-action treatment

Netflix is bringing Rainbow Group’s popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members yet again, this time in a new live action young adult series. For the first time the popular fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school. Winx Club was created […]

Netflix brings in trio of Indian originals

Netflix is set to bring in three more Indian originals, including a drama, horror and mystery. The three titles will appear exclusively to Netflix members across 190 countries. Leila, from writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 […]

Netflix to open Future Strategy Office as Korean sitcom

Netflix is set to launch a new South Korean sitcom with YG Entertainment, a music record and production company, in 2018. Future Strategy Office (FSO, working title) will feature YG artists Seungri of Korean pop group BigBang alongside writer and television personality Yoo Byung-jae of SNL Korea. FSO stars Seungri as the head of YG’s […]

Netflix sets second Colombian original

Netflix is set to bring its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, to its worldwide audience in 2019. The show is slated to begin production in the summer of 2018. It is based on the novel Yo, Bruja, by Isidora Chacon. Siempre Bruja follows 19-year-old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century, […]

Netflix set for new French comedy

Netflix is set to launch its next French original comedy, which will be available exclusively to worldwide members in 2018. The unnamed series is an eight episode romantic comedy set in modern day Paris. It follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend. The half-hour series is directed by Noémie Saglio […]

Netflix puts Italian Baby in its corner

Streaming service Netflix has ordered another original series out of Italy – a drama based on a high school scandal. Baby is billed as an eight-part coming-of-age story loosely based on the 2013 ‘baby squillo’ scandal, which saw several adults sent to jail on child prostitution sex offences. The drama will follow a group of […]

Netflix to launch Brazilian period drama

Netflix is set to produce its latest Brazilian original series, Coisa Mais Linda, a period drama set in the 1950s during the birth and cultural revolution of Bossa Nova in Rio de Janeiro. The 8x60mins drama will begin filming in 2018. It follows Maria Luiza, a conservative dutiful woman who ends up running a Bossa […]

Netflix orders second German original

SVOD giant Netflix has commissioned a second original drama from Germany. Dogs of Berlin follows Dark, which debuts globally to Netflix subscribers on December 1. The new show will follow two unconventional cops who take up the fight against the criminal underworld in Germany’s capital city. It centres on the murder of a superstar German-Turkish […]

Netflix orders second Spanish original

Netflix has commissioned its second Spanish original series, Elite, which is currently in development. The Spanish language drama title will be released globally in 2019. The first season will consist of 8 episodes and will be entirely shot in 4K. Elite is created by Carlos Montero (El comisario, The Time in Between, Physical or Chemical) […]

Netflix makes it Rain as Danish drama nears

Production has begun on streaming service Netflix’s first Scandinavian original, a dystopian drama. The Rain has gone into production in Denmark, with FremantleMedia-owned Miso Film attached as producer. Set six years in the future, follows two siblings who join a group of young survivors of a brutal virus that has wiped out almost all of […]

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