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HBO set for adaptation of Lindelhof’s Watchmen

HBO has ordered the adaptation of Damon Lindelhof’s Watchmen. Watchmen is set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws. HBO said that it would embrace the nostalgia of the original graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own in the series. Lindelhof will act as executive producer and writer. […]

HBO teams with Axio for limited doc series

US premium cable network HBO is teaming up with political media company Axio to produce a limited documentary series of news-oriented specials which will run on the network this autumn. The series will be directed and produced by Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Baghdad ER and China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province) and Perri Peltz (HBO’s Warning: This […]

HBO lands Moffat’s The Time Travelers Wife

HBO has landed a drama adaptation of The Time Travelers Wife produced by Steven Moffat (Dr.Who). The novel turned movie is authored by Audrey Niffenegger and is described as a magical love story about Clare and Henry who have a marriage with a problem…time travel. Moffat, Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin will all executive produce […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix Emmy nominations are overvalued

Parrot Analytics analysis of 2018’s Emmy nominations claims that this year’s awards are potentially over-valuing Netflix shows. According to the report, HBO’s success in the Emmys outpaces Netflix when you correlate popular demand for their titles (measured by Parrot Analytics’ ‘demand expressions’) and the amount of awards they have been nominated for. Parrot Analytics assesses […]

HBO takes sci-fi series from Buffy creator

Joss Whedon, the screenwriter behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be bringing a sci-fi series to HBO. Titled The Nevers, the series follows the footsteps of Buffy with a fantastical story featuring powerful female characters. The show will be an epic science fiction drama […]

TBI Weekly: Is it the end of HBO as we know it?

John Stankey’s bid to “alter and change” HBO’s direction got people talking this week. Is this the end of the boutique operation as we know it? While talking to staffers on the impact the network’s recent merger with AT&T would have, he said the outfit would have to get “bigger and broader”. Despite never uttering […]

Netflix surpasses HBO in Emmy nominations

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader. Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91. The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger […]

John Stankey predicts ‘tough year ahead’ for HBO

John Stankey, the new overseer of HBO post-AT&T merger, has predicted a difficult year ahead for the network, which he likened to the pains of childbirth. Stankey, the new chief executive of Warner Media, made the comments during a town hall meeting with 150 employees in Manhattan, New York, according to The New York Times. […]

HBO orders Spanish-language comedy starring Fred Armisen

HBO has ordered Spanish-language comedy Los Espookys (WT), with Fred Armisen (Portlandia) writing, producing and starring the series. Los Espookys (fka Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen) is set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business. […]

HBO greenlights diversity doc from Whitney prodco

HBO has greenlit Storm Over Brooklyn, the winning project from the Feature Documentary Initiative created by the Whitney prodco Lightbox and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Storm Over Brooklyn is a feature documentary, directed by Muta’Ali (pictured), which tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black American teenager who was shot and murdered after […]

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