Fortitude


Spence adds Tiger Aspect drama post as Gould exits

Patrick Spence will become director of drama at Tiger Aspect Drama, while remaining in charge of Endemol Shine UK sister label Fifty Fathoms. His new roles comes after it was announced Tiger Aspect Productions co-managing director and drama chief Will Gould was stepping down to launch his own company. Gould had been running Tiger Aspect […]

Amazon US moves for Spanish and UK drama

Amazon has snagged two new international scripted series, coming on board the upcoming second season of Sky’s drama Fortitude, and acquiring Spanish primetime prison drama Locked Up. Supernatural drama Fortitude is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and now has Amazon as its US partner after the streaming service bought it for the States. The […]

Westworld UK launch bigger than Game of Thrones

Westworld’s debut in the UK was bigger than both Game of Thrones and Fortitude. The new HBO sci-fi drama pulled in a consolidated 1.84 million viewers on its debut in the UK on pay TV channel Sky Atlantic. This makes it bigger than Game of Thrones’ debut (1.45 million) and previous record holder Fortitude (1.74 […]

Participant shuts down Pivot in restructure

Participant Media has shut down its millennials-focused US cable channel Pivot after three years after an “overall re-evaluation of the business”. Instead of running a linear network, Participant plans to direct its entertainment investments in content creation and social impact activities, it said in a statement today. This comes after a company evaluation that followed […]

Combined Sky reports bumper customer growth

Sky reported strong customer growth in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria in its first set of results since the newly expanded company bought out Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. For its fiscal second quarter, ending December 31, Sky reported “significant outperformance” in the UK and Ireland, adding 204,000 new customers – its highest growth […]

Sky launching drama series across Europe

Sky is launching its original drama Fortitude across its European footprint simultaneously. The series will bow on Sky in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy at the same time on Thursday January 29. The pan-European launch is the first of its kind for the pay TV operator and comes in the wake of […]

Fortitude pre-buyers revealed

Canal+ in France and TV2 in Denmark are among the pre-buyers of big-budget Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV drama Fortitude. The completed list also comprises SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Super Channel in Canada, NRK in Norway, RUV in Iceland, DBS in Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution […]

Sky to fully fund Fortitude series after Starz drops out

UK pay TV operator BSkyB will foot the full bill for upcoming drama series Fortitude after US cable network Starz pulled out of the project. The series is in pre-production with shooting scheduled to start in the UK and Iceland in January. It follows a close-knit Arctic community that is ripped apart by a gruesome […]

Sky Vision to show Fortitude

Sky Vision is set to land international rights to upcoming big-budget drama Fortitude, TBI understands. The scripted series will bow on Sky Atlantic, the BSkyB entertainment pay TV channel, and on premium cable network Starz in the US. Starz has TV, digital and home entertainment rights across North America to the show, which is being […]

The Magic runs out for Starz series

Starz has cancelled its original drama Magic City after two seasons. The series, which is set in Miami in the late 1950s, was one of the US premium cable network’s first original shows and debuted in March of last year. It was created by movie producer Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) who was also the showrunner. Starz […]