Gotham


WarnerTV boards The Last Ship

Asian entertainment channel WarnerTV has acquired exclusive local rights to US summer drama The Last Ship. The series, which launched in the States on TNT this year and is basic cable’s top-rated new show, will launch on the Asia-Pacific-serving WarnerTV on September 2. The action drama, which Michael Bay executive produces, follows the crew of […]

Channel 5 bags sought-after Batman spin-off Gotham

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has won the heated battle to acquire Gotham, Warner Bros.’s Batman original story series. Sources had indicated other competitiors such as BSkyB and on-demand service Amazon Prime Instant Video were in the running to acquire the series, which was the most-talked about among international executives at the LA Screenings in May. […]

Asia’s WarnerTV swoops for Gotham

Buzzy Batman origin story drama Gotham will be “fast-tracked” into Asia after pay channel WarnerTV acquired rights to the show. The series is set to launch on Fox in the US this fall before heading to Asian screens soon after, though the exact window was undisclosed. Turner Broadcasting System-operated WarnerTV scored its deal with Time […]

LA Screenings review: big name drama delivers on promise

Last week’s LA Screenings saw international buyers including BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen, TV2 (Norway)’s new content chief Nina Lorgen Flemmen and BSkyB’s entertainment channels boss Stuart Murphy descend on the Hollywood studio lots with more than 50 new shows on sale. As the week played out, the pre-market signs that it would be […]

Reilly: Fox will bypass pilot season

US network Fox has declared itself out of the pilots game. Appearing at the net’s Television Critics Association tour presentation, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster’s chairman, entertainment, Kevin Reilly unveiled a slide reading, ‘R.I.P. Fox “Pilot season”, 1986-2013’ and declared: “We are going to be bypassing pilot season.” This not the first time a US […]

Commissioner Gordon drama headed to Fox

US broadcaster Fox has sent a drama based on Batman character Commissioner James Gordon straight to series. Gotham is based on a DC Comic book and tells the story of Gordon’s police career years before he met Batman and became commissioner. It comes from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will handle […]