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Emmerich to adapt Lawrence of Arabia for TV

Hollywood director Roland Emmerich and FremantleMedia International are developing a six-hour epic miniseries based on T.E. Lawrence, known better as Lawrence of Arabia. The pair are working with Marc Frydman (Straw Dogs) and Rod Lurie (The Contender, Commander in Chief) to develop the series, which will be written by screenwriter Clive Bradley (City of Vice, […]

News brief: Channel 5 buys Prisoner Cell Block H reboot

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Wentworth, the upcoming reboot of Prisoner Cell Block H. The 1980s cult Australian women’s prison drama is being remade and distributed by FremantleMedia International, which launched it at MIPTV. The story revisits the Wentworth Correctional Centre and some characters of the original series. In Australia, the 10x1hr series […]

DirecTV taps LaBute for second original series

US pay TV provider DirecTV has followed up its maiden original series Rogue by commissioning a 10-part drama from feature film screenwriter Neil LaBute. Full Circle is billed by its producers as a “revolutionary” scripted series format with a revolving cast that will follow conservations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are interconnected. […]

MIPTV News: FremantleMedia takes Cell Block remake to Cannes

The new international arm of FremantleMedia is launching drama series including the Prisoner Cell Block H reworking Wentworth at MIPTV. Wentworth, which comes from FremantleMedia Australia and is based on Prisoner (or Prisoner Cell Block H as it was known in the UK) is set to debut on Foxtel channel SoHo. The 10x60mins series has already pre-sold […]

News brief: FremantleMedia sells Neighbours into Denmark

Danish public broadcaster DR has inked a long-running deal for Australian daily soap series Neighbours. The series is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and the Danish deal was concluded by FremantleMedia International. DR will strip the series, starting this week, in a day time slot. The deal was concluded by the broadcaster’s acquisitions executive, Kaare Schmidt.

Ridley Scott making Philip K. Dick series for Syfy

Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions is adapting sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s Man In The High Castle as a four-hour miniseries for cable network Syfy. The X-Files’ writer Frank Spotniz will pen and executive produce the new show. Scott Free will make the series with Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. FremantleMedia international […]

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