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BBC, FX adapt ‘Great Expectations’ with Steven Knight, Tom Hardy

The BBC and US cabler FX have greenlit a six-part limited series adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, once again pairing up Peaky Blinders‘ scribe Steven Knight with producers Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy. Great Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Knight following A Christmas Carol, which launched on the BBC last year. […]

FX chief John Landgraf unveils latest annual drama findings

John Landgraf, FX Networks and FX Productions chairman, has unveiled the latest findings from his company’s annual scripted survey. It found that there were 532 scripted drama and comedy shows on US television in 2019, up 7% on the year previous. The data was compiled by FX’s research team and unveiled during the Television Critics […]

FX orders TV adaptation of Hannah Fidell’s ‘A Teacher’

Disney-owned US cabler FX has ordered a 10-part limited series based on Hannah Fidell’s 2013 movie A Teacher, with Ozark‘s Jason Bateman and Safe‘s Danny Brocklehurst onboard. A Teacher is being produced by FX Productions, with Fidell (6 Years) writing, directing and exec producing. The show stars Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Nick Robinson […]

Sky Atlantic places Trust in Danny Boyle’s FX drama

European pay TV channel Sky Atlantic has bought a Danny Boyle-led retelling of the Getty family story, with Donald Sutherland attached to star. Trust will go out exclusively on Sky Atlantic nets in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany and Italy. FX Productions, whose parent 21st Century Fox is currently buying Sky Atlantic parent Sky, developed […]

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 […]

Fox looks to Balian as Tal Yguado joins Amazon

Fox Networks Group has handed control of its global programming initiative to FX Networks executive VP Gina Balian, as global scripted chief Sharon Tal Yguado joins Amazon Studios. Balian was recently promoted to EVP of series development at US cable channel FX Networks and its production arm, FX Productions, and is now adding the FNG […]

Louis C.K., Amy Sedaris series for Turner channels

American comedy icons Louis C.K. and Amy Sedaris are creating new shows for Turner’s US cable networks. Louis creator and stand-up comedian Louis C.K (pictured). and Albert Brooks will executive produce and star in TBS animated ten-part series The Cops (WT), while Sedaris is working up a currently-untitled half-hour comedy for TruTV. The Cops will […]

Glover seals production deal with FX

Multihyphenate Donald Glover has signed an exclusive overall television production deal with FX Productions in LA. He will develop TV series for FX Networks and other streaming services while writing, directing, starring and executive producing comedy Atlanta. The comedy is based on a young new artist in Atlanta, Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), and his […]

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 unites Hawley’s Legion globally

New FX and Marvel series Legion will go day-and-date with its US debut on more than 125 Fox channels outside the States. Coming from Fargo’s Noah Hawley and set in the X-Men universe, Legion follows a trouble young man who realises the voices he heard and visions he sees may be real. Dan Stevens (Downton […]

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