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Gaumont teams with Petersen, brings David & Goliath series to Cannes

Gaumont International Television has inked a deal with movie director Wolfgang Petersen and the pair will make a new drama series about the ancient ruler of Israel, King David. Petersen’s movie work includes Troy and The Perfect Storm. He will direct the one-hour drama King David, which does not yet have a broadcaster. Gaumont will […]

Lifetime, A&E, History join for Bonnie & Clyde simulcast

The A&E, History and Lifetime US cable channels will join forces to simulcast two-part original drama Bonnie & Clyde. All three of the A+E Networks channels will show the series, in two-hour instalments over two nights, starting Sunday, December 8. History has made a hugely successful push into scripted with Hatfield & McCoys, The Bible […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]