HBO Max names MBC exec to lead Turkish content acquisitions

WarnerMedia has named MBC Dubai’s senior content manager Mia Edde to lead its Turkish content buying activity. Edde, who had been with MBC since 2005, takes up the newly created role of executive director of Turkish content acquisitions on 1 August and will be based out of Dubai. She will report to Hannes Heyelmann, EVP […]

HBO Max orders fantasy medical drama, with Damon Lindelof & Matt Reeves

WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has ordered a fantasy medical drama series from British filmmaker Oscar Sharp, Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves. The Human Conditions will be produced The Batman director Reeves’ US prodco 6th & Idaho, alongside UK-based firm Brightstar and Warner Bros. Television (WBTV). Sharp (Sunspring) will write and direct, and executive produce alongside […]

HBO Max partners with Jason Momoa for rock-climbing competition series

HBO Max has ordered a new rock climbing competition series from Aquaman star Jason Momoa, via his production company On the Roam. The eight-part series, The Climb, was developed by Momoa’s label, alongside US rock climber Chris Sharma and the series creators The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media Company, which will exec produce […]

HBO Max preps for Spanish launch with Dolores Vázquez crime series

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max has ordered a Spanish true crime show exploring the life of Dolores Vázquez, who was a victim of one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in the country’s recent history. Dolores: The Truth About The Wanninkhof Case (6 x 50 minutes) is being produced by Unicorn in Spain for HBO Max, which is […]

HBO Max starts global expansion with Lat Am & Caribbean launch

WarnerMedia has launched streamer HBO Max in Latin America and the Caribbean, marking its first roll-out outside of the US. The streamer, which is now available in 39 territories across the regions, will offer local content such as Mexican women’s soccer series Las Bravas and the Gabriela de la Garza-starring Love Spells, as well as US […]

HBO Max orders Sofia Helin-starring Swedish sex comedy

HBO Max has ordered a new Swedish comedy starring The Bridge’s Sofia Helin from Fremantle-backed Miso Film, ahead of the streamer’s launch in the country later this year. Lust (8 x 30 minutes) is being produced by Miso Film Sweden and will star Helin alongside Anja Lundqvist, Julia Dufvenius and Elin Klinga. The show, described as an “outrageous and […]

WarnerMedia bolsters kids by hiring Disney, Playmobil execs

WarnerMedia has appointed former Disney and Playmobil execs to its recently formed kids team in Europe, Middle Was and Africa (EMEA). Monika Oomen has been appointed head of brand for communications & franchise management, while Lars Wagner joins as head of kids channels in CEE. Oomen is responsible for overseeing brand and communication strategy across […]

Amazon, HBO Max & Waave among ‘Conversations With Friends’ deals

Amazon, HBO Max, Lionsgate Play and Waave are among a slew of companies to have pre-bought Conversations With Friends, the upcoming BBC and Hulu drama from the team behind Normal People. The 12 x 30-minute drama has been adapted from the debut novel by Sally Rooney and is being produced by Element Pictures and Endeavor Content, […]

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