Erik Barmack

Netflix wires up first Spanish original

Netflix is to work up an original drama from Spain with Madrid’s Bambú Productions. The pair will make a currently unnamed 16-part drama about four women hired as switchboard operators in 1920s Spain. Gema Neira is the co-creator and Carlos Sedes director. Producer Bambú is known for period dramas such as Gran Hotel and Velvet, […]

Netflix orders first anime original

SVOD network Netflix has scored a “groundbreaking deal” to launch an original anime original around the world for the first time. The streamer is working with prodco Production I.G. (Attack on Titan, Psycho-Pass) on Perfect Bones, which will debut in 190 territories simultaneously on an unspecified date. The 12-episode animated series, from director Kazuto Nakazawa, […]

Netflix confirms German original

Netflix is following Amazon Prime Instant Video into the German originals market. The US-based streaming platform confirmed it is making Dark, a “family drama with a supernatural twist”, in the European territory. News of the series first leaked last week, after it emerged Endemol Shine Germany-backed producer Wiedemann & Berg had won the commission after […]

Brazilian original drama for Netflix

Netflix has ordered its first Brazilian-created original drama, which will be titled 3%. The series will debut exclusively on the subscription streaming service around the world in 2016, with filming beginning early next year. Oscar-nominated director Cesar Charlone is attached to the drama, which will star João Miguel (Estômago) and Bianca Comparato (Avenida Brasil), will […]

Netflix, Family enrol Degrassi for new class

Days after MTV Canada and TeenNick declared class was over for high school drama Degrassi, Netflix and Canuck net Family Channel have stepped in to recall its students. The pair have commissioned Degrassi: Next Class, a 20x30mins series from original series production studio Epitome Pictures. They will debut the new series early next year, with […]

Netflix nets exclusive global rights to The Returned remake

Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to The Returned, the US remake of French drama Les Revenants, from FremantleMedia International. The deal marks the first time the US-listed streaming service will have premiere rights an acquired drama on its services around the world. The series has been commissioned by US cable net A&E, which will […]

Netflix greenlights Justin Time spin-off

Streaming service Netflix has greenlit a spin-off of Justin Time, the animated kids series from Canadian studio Guru. The 13x30mins series, Justin Time the New Adventures, will premiere on Netflix around the world in early 2016. The original Guru Studio-produced preschool series Justin Time has run for two seasons, and was recently acquired for distribution […]

Netflix, Rainbow line-up new Winx Club

Netflix has commissioned a double-season spin-off to the popular Italian franchise Winx Club. Season one of WOW: World of Winx will debut exclusively on the streaming service early in 2016, with season two following in the autumn. The two seasons are both 13x22mins and come from Rainbow Studios, the production arm of Italy-based rights owner […]