BBC One turns to Korea for CJENM’s music format ‘I Can See Your Face’

BBC One is looking to ramp up its primetime entertainment offering with a local version of hit South Korean music format I Can See Your Face. The 8 x 60-minute show was created by Korean giant CJENM and is being produced in the UK by Fremantle duo Thames and Naked.  It will debut in 2021. […]

News round-up: Hulu cooks with Jamie Oliver; Viaplay reveals esports drama; MBC launches MENA academy

Viaplay delves into Danish esports Nordic streamer Viaplay is preparing an esports-focused comedy series from Danish director and artist Anders Morgenthaler. Try Hard, created by Morgenthaler (Princess) and Allan Hyde (True Blood), is an eight-part comedy that tells the story of the increasingly questionable efforts of five young gamers to break into the international esports […]

Fremantle preps drama on UK Prime Minister’s pandemic response

Fremantle has put a new series into production about UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis. The project is being helmed by acclaimed English director Michael Winterbottom (Greed, 24 Hour Party People) and produced in partnership with True Detective executive producer Richard Brown’s Passenger Pictures and Winterbottom’s Revolution Films. Fremantle signed an […]

AMC explores BBC’s ‘Salisbury Poisonings’ after striking Fremantle deal

US cable network AMC has picked up rights to BBC scripted series The Salisbury Poisonings, which recently became the UK broadcaster’s biggest overnight drama launch in six years. The show, which will debut in the US this autumn, is based on the true story of the 2018 Novichok poisonings and the impact it had on […]

Fremantle’s Castleford claims Cara Hunter adaptation rights

Fremantle-backed UK producer Castlefield has secured rights to adapt Cara Hunter’s DI Fawley crime novel franchise into a returnable multi-episodic TV series. The four-book series of novels begins with Close To Home, first published in 2017, and also includes In the Dark, No Way Out and All The Rage. The Oxford-based thriller franchise, which has […]

Arte and Movistar+ pick up Iraq War drama ‘Baghdad Central’

Franco-German network Arte and Spanish pay-TV broadcaster Movistar+ have picked up Euston Films’ Iraq War crime drama Baghdad Central, following deals with Euston’s parent company Fremantle. The 6 x 60-minute series had its world premiere on the UK’s Channel 4 in February and made its US debut recently on Disney-owned streamer Hulu. Based on the […]

RTL streamers post 34% growth but Fremantle revenues dip

Fremantle-owner RTL Group has seen positive growth for its streaming services, with TV Now and Videoland up 34% year-over-year to reach 1.53 million subscribers, but the production and distribution firm’s revenue has slightly dipped. The company said that the introduction of lockdown measures in mid-March has contributed to a higher growth rate of its streaming […]

News round-up: CityTV preps ‘Canadian Family’s Got Talent’; Armoza’s lockdown gameshow; ZED seeks pre-sales

CityTV preps Canadian Family’s Got Talent Canada’s CityTV is prepping a lockdown-related version of Fremantle and Syco Television’s Got Talent franchise featuring families fro across the country. Canadian Family’s Got Talent will showcase talented families with selected entries featuring on an expanded national hour of Breakfast Television, starting 1 May. The month-long contest culminates on […]

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