Disney+’s ‘Andor’ gets limited showing on network TV & Hulu

Disney is bringing the first two episodes of the Disney+ Star Wars series Andor to its ABC, FX, and Freeform TV networks, as well as its other streaming service, Hulu. The Mouse House said that it would be a “special opportunity” for non-subscribers to see the beginning instalments of the series “to help kick off […]

FX restructures top team, as original programming duo take on Eric Schrier remit

Disney-owned FX has restructured its senior management remits, with original programming duo Nick Grad and Gina Balian gaining additional responsibilities. Grad and Balian, who were presidents of originals, are now presidents of FX Entertainment and will report directly to John Landgraf, chairman of FX Content and FX Productions. The duo had reported into Eric Schrier, […]

TBI Scripted: Ron Perlman on the movie star exodus to the small screen

Ron Perlman, star of The Capture, Sons Of Anarchy and much more over his five-decade career, tells Mark Layton why the best of Hollywood are moving to the small screen – and what it spells for the movie industry The line between TV and film has grown increasingly blurred, with exploding scripted budgets and ambition […]

FX on Hulu orders ‘The Veil’, limited series from Steven Knight

US network FX has ordered The Veil, a new limited thriller series for Hulu from Steven Knight and starring Elisabeth Moss. FX Productions will produce the series, with Peaky Blinders creator Knight writing and executive producing alongside PatMa Productions’ Denise Di Novi and Nina Tassler, and Moss with Lindsey McManus under their Love & Squalor […]

FX & Hulu prep Covid misinformation doc ‘Superspreader’

US network FX and streamer sibling Hulu are preparing to air the latest doc from its The New York Times Presents strand, with a show exploring Covid vaccine misinformation. Superspreader is from producer/director Lora Moftah and will explore how people such Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician in Florida, have built operations to push natural health […]

FX & Hulu prep Elon Musk documentary exploring Tesla’s Autopilot

Disney-owned US network FX is preparing to air a new documentary about Tesla founder and soon-to-be Twitter owner Elon Musk. Elon Musk’s Crash Course, which is part of FX’s The New York Times Presents strand, will premiere 20 May simultaneously on the US network and Disney streamer Hulu. Emma Schwartz produces and directs, with the show […]

Disney+ orders ‘The Full Monty’ series revival as UK original

Disney+ has commissioned a spin-off to the 1997 British comedy-drama film The Full Monty, with the original cast set to reprise their roles in a limited series. The 8 x 60-minute UK original series will debut on Disney+ globally, and on Star+ in Latin America and Disney-owned streamer Hulu in the US. The Full Monty […]

FX takes plantation drama ‘Kindred’ to series with ‘Watchmen’ producer

Disney-owned FX has ordered an adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 science fiction novel Kindred, with Watchmen’s Branden Jacobs-Jenkins attached as showrunner. The eight-part show, which is being produced by FX Productions, follows a young Black woman and aspiring writer who uproots her life to relocate to LA. However, she finds herself being violently pulled […]

Ridley Scott confirms ‘Blade Runner’ series in works

British director Ridley Scott has confirmed that a live action TV series based upon his 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner is in the works. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Scott revealed that he had already “written the pilot for Blade Runner” as well as its bible which outlined a planned 10-episode series. The […]

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