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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 […]

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 […]

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