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Facebook Watch, HBO series set to debut at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host the premieres of original series from Facebook Watch, USA Network and HBO. The Canadian festival, which takes place in September, has programmed six premieres as part of its TV sidebar ‘Primetime’, which is now in its fifth year. Around 60% of the episodes set to be screened […]

HBO Europe expands Nordic originals with move into ‘Wilderness’

HBO Europe is expanding its Nordic slate by ordering an eight-part Norwegian dramedy from Icelandic director Dagur Kári (Virgin Mountain). Utmark (aka Wilderness) has been created and written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (A Somewhat Gentle Man), with Finn Gjerdrum and Stein Kvae at Paradox producing. The show, described as “a quirky comedy drama,” is set […]

HBO Europe adds to Spanish slate with culture clash comedy

HBO Europe has greenlit a new comedy from Manuela Burló Moreno, adding to a growing slate of Spanish originals from the broadcaster. Por H o por B/Whatever (English w/t) is written and directed by Burló Moreno and stars Marta Martín and Saida Benzal. The comedy takes the characters from Burló Moreno’s Goya-nominated short film Pipas, with Martín and […]

WarnerMedia boss says HBO Europe is a “valuable asset”

WarnerMedia boss John Stankey has refuted that the business is looking to sell its HBO Europe business, after reports emerged this morning (10 April). The Financial Times reported that AT&T has been having internal discussions about selling its HBO Europe business in an attempt to rid itself of debt. Current and former senior executives of HBO […]

HBO Europe orders Spanish non-fiction series

HBO Europe has ordered Spanish non-fiction series The Pioneer based on politician, football mogul and property tycoon Jesús Gil. Produced by JWP, directed by Enric Bach and scripted by Bach and Justin Webster, The Pioneer (El Pionero) explores the colourful life of the divisive figure over four one-hour episodes, through archive images, never-seen-before personal material […]

HBO: Greenlight for Waller-Bridge’s ‘Run’, Spanish original ‘Foodie Love’

HBO has given a series order to Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedy Run, written by her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones. Run follows Ruby Dixie (Merrit Wever) as she lives a humdrum existence. One day she gets a text inviting her to fulfil a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention by stepping out of her life to […]

HBO launches in Portugal as SVOD offering

HBO has launched in Portugal via SVOD offering. The Game of Thrones cabler is now available via standalone website, and accessible through a range of smartphones, tablets and devices, including Android, Chromecast and Apple TV. It is also available to Vodafone Portugal customers via TV Vodafone. The service costs €4.99 ($5.60) per month following a free […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

HBO Europe adds two for originals, including ITV Studios exec

HBO Europe has appointed ITV Studios’ Camilla Curtis and Calle Cruzada’s Patricia Nieto to its originals team, as it expands its production activities in Europe. Curtis joins as script development executive, working on scripted drama across HBO Europe territories. She started in the industry as a runner and worked in production, before moving into script […]

HBO & TNT Serie prep launch of first copro Hackerville

HBO Europe and Turner’s TNT Serie have completed production on hacking drama Hackerville, set to launch this autumn. The title will premiere on HBO Europe across Central Europe, Scandinavia and Spain, and TNT Serie in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Turner International will handle all sales outside HBO Europe and the US. Hackerville tells the story […]

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