Gossip Girl

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max orders ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot

WarnerMedia has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl, which will become available via its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The original show aired on US network The CW from 2007 to 2012 and was based on Cecily Bon Ziegesar’s novel of the same name, which follows a spoilt […]

BBC shows on hold after Westwick accusations

BBC series White Gold and Ordeal by Innocence are currently on pause as star and Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick attempts to handle accusations of sexual harassment. Actors Kritsina Cohen and Aurelie Wynn accused Westwick of rape last week. As a result Westwick, who denies the accusations, has paused filming on the second season of BBC Two […]

Warner Bros. seals ER, Gossip Girl, Liars format deals

US drama series ER, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars will be remade in Asia after Warner Bros. cut format deals with partners in the region. A Filipino version of teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars is in production with ABC Development Corporation making the 22-episode series for the TV5 channel. The US original is […]

Hollywood channels launches on China’s Tudou

Metan Development Group has launched a family of Tinsel Town entertainment channels, Hollywood, on China’s largest video-sharing site Tudou. Metan is the US-Chinese firm created by E! founder Larry Namer and former News Corp boss Marty Pompadur. The company’s Hollywood network of channels launched this month and will target young, affluent Chinese consumers interested in […]

US Hispanic net cooks up Breaking Bad remake

US Hispanic channel Univision has partnered with Sony Pictures Television to create a Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad, the universally acclaimed AMC drugs distribution drama. Metástasis is the first recreation of the US cable series (pictured), in which Bryan Cranston plays a dying Albuquerque science teacher-turned-crystal meth manufacturer. The Spanish language series will see Diego […]

Alloy Digital gets US$30 million cash boost

Multiplatform producer Alloy Digital has won a US$30 million investment from private equity house ABS Capital. Alloy Digital has been on an acquisition spree recently and acquired digital producers and channel operators Generate, Smosh, B5 Media, Clevver Media and The Escapist. It claims that, cumulatively, its sites generate 90 million unique visitors a month, many […]

Televisa orders Spanish-language Gossip Girl

Warner Bros. is making a Spanish-language version of youth-skewed drama Gossip Girl for Televisa. The Mexican broadcaster has ordered a 25-episode of the series, which airs on The CW in the US. The Mexican version will be shot in Acapulco and made by Mexican producer El Mall. It will air on Televisa’s Canal 5 this […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]