HBO Europe

France’s Canal+ snags rights for HBO Europe’s Spanish drama ‘Patria’

French pay TV operator Canal+ has snagged rights to HBO Europe’s Spanish drama Patria. The drama tells a story over three decades of the Spanish Basque Country through the eyes of two families divided by violence and political struggle. The series, which has been created and written by Aitor Gabilondo, is based on the bestselling […]

HBO Europe hires Pinewood, SVT alum Christian Wikander to lead in Nordics

HBO Europe has appointed former SVT drama exec Christian Wikander to oversee all development and production in the Nordics. Wikander, who was most recently MD of Twelve Town (fka as Pinewood Television), becomes commissioning editor & VP of original programming for HBO Nordic, with a remit across all development and production from the region. He […]

WarnerMedia rejigs HBO Europe as CEO Hervé Payan replaced by Christina Sulebakk

WarnerMedia’s ongoing restructure has continued with the exit of HBO Europe CEO Hervé Payan and the appointment of Christina Sulebakk to take on his remit. Sulebakk will become GM of HBO Europe and lead the linear networks and streaming service across the continent, effective immediately. She reports into Priya Dogra, who was appointed president of […]

HBO Europe reveals continental doc slate

HBO Europe has announced an upcoming slate of documentary co-productions headed to its services in selected territories across the continent. Three of these, Two Roads, Her Mothers and Lessons Of Love are currently premiering at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, Canada, while a fourth, Pollywood, is now available to watch. Produced with Czech outfit […]

HBO Europe orders Covid-19 inspired self-shot drama

HBO Europe is preparing to air a five-part anthology series based around the theme of confinement from an array of Spanish talent, each of whom will self-shoot the drama. At Home has been inspired by the unprecedented situation caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic and will be filmed in the homes where the directors are […]

ITV Studios unveils ‘Romulus’ pre-sales, plus US and Oz drama deals

ITV Studios has announced deals for its European scripted slate, including a number pre-sales for its Latin language drama Romulus. Cattleya, Groenlandia and Sky’s Romulus (10 x 60’), which reconstructs the tale of the founding of Rome, has been acquired by HBO Europe and SBS in Australia. The SBS deal also includes two further crime procedurals from […]

HBO Europe orders first Danish drama with ‘Kamikaze’

HBO Europe has commissioned its first Danish drama. Kamikaze is based on Erlend Loe’s Norwegian novel, Muleum, which follows the life of an 18-year-old woman named Julie, who is both fierce but hypnotically charming. The eight-parter is being produced by Ditte Milsted from Profile Pictures and is written by author and screenwriter, Johanne Algren. Annette […]

HBO Europe exec Gabor Krigler sets up Joyrider Television for Euro drama

Former HBO Europe creative exec Gabor Krigler has set up a new prodco that will herald projects from European writers. Based out of Budapest, Joyrider Television is billed as a development and production outfit that is set to work with established writers across Europe, in addition to developing in-house projects. Krigler – who helped to […]

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 […]

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