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HBO Max orders ‘dark, horror-tinged’ Pretty Little Liars reboot

HBO Max is rebooting Pretty Little Liars with a new show described as being a darker, horror-tinged version of the long-running drama. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin has been ordered straight-to-series by the US streamer and is written by Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina duo Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring. Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions produces […]

Kids roundup: HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’; Kids execs launch new prodco; Netflix picks up Xilam’s ‘Trico’

HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’ WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has acquired animated kids’ comedy Squish, following a deal with distributor Federation Kids & Family. The 52 x 11-minute series is due to land on the US SVOD in Q1 of 2021. Produced by Federation-owned Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, and executive produced and developed by John Derevlany, the […]

WarnerMedia closes streamer DC Universe, moves content to HBO Max

WarnerMedia is closing its superhero streamer DC Universe and rebranding it as a comic book subscription service, with all video leaving the platform and moving to sibling HBO Max. DC Universe will be rebranded as DC Universe Infinite from January, with a sole focus on a library of more than 24,000 comic books. WarnerMedia’s recently […]

HBO Max orders pirate comedy; Taika Waititi and David Jenkins attached

HBO Max has given a series order to Our Flag Means Death, a new pirate comedy with Oscar-winner Taika Waititi attached to direct the pilot. People of Earth creator David Jenkins is attached as showrunner on the series, which is loosely based on the true stories of Stede Bonnet, an 18th century aristocrat who gave […]

HBO Max renews ‘Doom Patrol’ for third season

Superhero series Doom Patrol has been renewed for a third season at HBO Max. The live-action drama is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television andbased on the DC Comics superhero team. It was originally developed for DC’s Warner Bros-owned online streamer, DC Universe, with its second season appearing on both that […]

‘Fresh Prince’ cast to reunite for unscripted HBO Max special

HBO Max is reuniting the cast of 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary. Series stars Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro and DJ Jazzy Jeff will all return for the unscripted reunion special, which is set to premiere on the streamer in […]

Kids round-up: The CW reboots ‘Powerpuff Girls’ in live-action; HBO Max heads to ‘Mia’s Magic Playground’; Komixx gets Itch funding

‘Powerpuff Girls’ return as adults in live-action reboot The CW Network is developing a live-action version of the animated series The Powerpuff Girls, with Juno writer Diablo Cody attached. The original series, created by Craig McCracken, ran on Cartoon Network between 1998 and 2005 and followed a trio of toddler superheroes. However, this reboot, which […]

‘West Wing’ reunion special set at HBO Max

HBO Max has commissioned a special The West Wing reunion, bringing the cast and creators of the political drama back together for the first time in 17 years to raise awareness of the When We All Vote campaign. A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote will premiere on the streaming service this […]

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 […]