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Hulu & Michael Keaton join up for Opioid crisis drama ‘Dopesick’

Disney’s US streamer Hulu has made a straight-to-series order for eight-part Opioid drama Dopesick, with Michael Keaton attached to star. The show has been written by Danny Strong (Empire) and is being directed by Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man), with Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale) among exec producers. Disney-owned Fox 21 Television Studios […]

FX teams with Jeff Bridges for off-grid drama

Disney’s US cablenet FX is teaming up with The Big Lebowski (pictured) star Jeff Bridges on a new drama about a retired CIA officer living off the grid. The show is based on Thomas Perry’s 2017 novel The Old Man and will see Bridges play Dan Chase, who absconded from the CIA decades ago. Having […]

Lionsgate scripted exec makes Fox 21 switch

Long-serving Lionsgate scripted exec Andy Richley has joined Fox 21 Television Studios. Richley has been named senior VP of development at the 21st Century Fox-owned production business after twelve years at Lionsgate Television. He has held an SVP role at Lionsgate Television for the past six years and before that worked at NBC in drama […]

BBC to examine FX’s Feud

UK channel BBC Two has acquired Ryan Murphy’s FX drama about the legendary spat between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The network has tapped Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) for Feud: Bette and Joan, which stars Jessica Lange as Davis and Susan Sarandon as Crawford. BBC Two has been pushing into acquired […]

NBCU takes a Chance on Hugh Laurie Hulu drama

NBCUniversal has acquired Hugh Laurie drama Chance for a raft of its international nets. NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has bought the series for its nets in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Poland. Poland will be the first to launch the series next month. The series has The Night Manager and House star Hugh Laurie […]

Fox, Viaplay team for Fox+ streaming service

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa and Viaplay have launched Fox+, a new drama and entertainment streaming for the Nordic region. The new service will have a raft of premium drama from the Hollywood studio arm of Fox, its cable production arm, as well as drama content from the international FNG. TV titles include Prison […]

ABC ends relationship with Mistresses

US broadcaster ABC has cancelled female-skewed drama Mistresses after four seasons. The soapy summer season scripted series will not return for a fifth run following a lower fourth season ratings. It has sold internationally to likes of TLC in the UK, where it was a launch title in 2013. Mistresses is a coproduction of Good […]

Netflix takes American Crime Story global

Subscription VOD giant Netflix has agreed a global streaming pact with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution for FX drama American Crime Story. The first season of the show will launch globally (excluding Canada) on Netflix in 2017, with all subsequent seasons made available after their respective broadcast windows. Season two will focus on Hurricane Katrina. […]

Fox names drama, comedy chiefs

US-based Twentieth Century Fox Television has new drama and comedy development chiefs. Fox 21 Television Studios’ Brandon Brito and Alloy Entertainment’s Cheryl Dolins will take on the roles that Lisa Katz and Dana Honor previously held. Brito will be senior VP, drama development and Dolins SVP, comedy development. Both execs report to 20th Television’s executive […]