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BBC Two commissions Dolly Parton doc, boards Lena Dunham’s HBO thriller

The BBC has revealed a slate of new projects, including HBO drama Industry, which it has boarded as a co-production partner. Speaking at this week’s Edinburgh TV Festival, BBC Two controller Patrick Holland revealed that the public broadcaster was a partner on the UK-shot financial thriller from Girls creator Lena Dunham, which is currently filming […]

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 […]

TBI Weekly: What happens when limited series become unlimited?

If the behind-the-scenes turmoil of HBO’s Big Little Lies has achieved anything, it has been to demonstrate the unique turning point faced by limited series that become unlimited. The case, however unique, begs the question: can a series really be ‘limited’ anymore when the tectonic shifts rocking the industry increasingly call for returnable hits that […]

HBO, Keshet drama ‘Our Boys’ finds four homes in Israel

Two Israeli broadcasters and two streaming services in the country have struck deals to acquire HBO and Keshet Studios’ forthcoming drama Our Boys, which will simulcast in the country at the same time as its US premiere. The pre-sale deals will see the 10-part series become available on cable and satellite providers HOT and Yes […]

HBO plans for originals push, unveils documentary slate

HBO will further increase its originals output over the next 12 months to around 160 hours, up from an average of just 100 over recent years, but content chief Casey Bloys has said quality will not be sacrificed. Speaking at the summer TCA tour, Bloys said the premium US cablenet would have between 160 and […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ shatters Emmy record as HBO sweeps nominations

HBO’s Game Of Thrones has shattered Emmy records to help the AT&T-owned cable channel scoop up 137 nominations, making it the most nominated outlet of the year.  The drama, which concluded its eighth and final series in May, garnered 32 nominations, the most for any show in a single season ever – beating a 25-year record held by […]

HBO communications boss departs after 39 years

One of the primary engineers of the HBO brand, communications boss Quentin Schaffer, is the latest to leave the channel in a series of exec departures. Schaffer, EVP of corporate communications, is leaving HBO next month after 39 years with the WarnerMedia-owned brand. His exit comes just days after details emerged of a creative struggle […]

HBO stands by ‘Big Little Lies’ edit after details of creative struggle emerge

HBO has stood by its edit of series two of Big Little Lies after it emerged that director Andrea Arnold’s work was allegedly re-cut to adhere to series one director and ongoing EP Jean-Marc Vallée’s vision for the show.  In a statement released Friday (12 June), the channel said: “There wouldn’t be a Season 2 of […]

Round-up: Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s ‘Industry’; A+E UK snaps up ‘Photos’

Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s Industry Lena Dunham is to direct and executive produce international finance drama Industry for HBO. The eight-part series is being produced by Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials). The show follows a group of young graduates competing for positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries […]

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