HBO Europe, Starzplay and more take coming-of-age drama ‘We Are Who We Are’ global

Broadcasters and platforms across the world have acquired Luca Guadagnino’s eight-part drama We Are Who We Are, following a slew of deals with distributor Fremantle. The series has travelled to 133 territories in total, with agreements struck with M-Net for South Africa, HBO Europe for the Nordics, Spain, Portugal and CEE, HBO for Latin America and the […]

Bridging the gap: Solving viewer fatigue with scripted series

Serialised drama has soared in popularity over recent years, but as the number of shows on offer continues to multiply, Nick Edwards asks whether audiences are getting tired of long-term commitment Long-running, immersive TV series have come to define our drama consumption over recent history. First, there were the early pioneering shows such as Hill […]

HBO’s ‘Succession’ & ‘Watchmen’ strike success at virtual Emmys

US cabler HBO was the stand-out winner at this year’s Emmy Awards, which were held online and honoured shows including Succession and Watchmen. The 72nd edition of the annual awards bash, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, lauded Succession with seven awards, including outstanding drama series. The show’s creator Jesse Armstrong was awarded the best […]

HBO links with China’s Tencent on ‘Miss Fisher’ adaptation

WarnerMedia’s HBO has partnered with China’s Tencent on its Mandarin-language adaptation of Australian detective drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. The 30 x 60-minute series Miss S is being produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures, Shanghai 99 Visual and Easy Entertainment for the Tencent Network in China and for WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks in Southeast Asia. It will air […]

BBC Three snags exclusive UK rights for Sky & HBO’s Luca Guadagnino drama

BBC Three in the UK has picked up first window rights to We Are Who We Are, the widely anticipated Luca Guadagnino drama that is being co-produced by HBO and Sky. The eight-part limited series has been acquired from Fremantle, which sells the show globally and also owns The Apartment and Wildside, the two prodcos […]

HBO unveils Issa Rae docuseries exploring history of black television

HBO is preparing two new docuseries including a show from Issa Rae that explores the history of black television. Seen & Heard is a two-parter that will offer a commentary about representation in black storytelling, including interviews with actors, showrunners, writers and celebrities plus archive material. The show is from Ark Media and will be […]

HBO takes ‘The First Shot’ at Covid series

HBO has optioned Brendan Borrell’s book proposal, The First Shot, about the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine, with Adam McKay attached to exec produce. The proposed book tells the story of the companies and people involved in finding a vaccine for the coronavirus, exploring the science that is based on and the various challenges that […]