Heroes


Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

Superheroic acts

Ahead of another season of fresh US studio dramas, Jesse Whittock investigates the role superhero programming will play as different forms of the genre proliferate on channels and platforms around the world “Nearly every major network in the US has a superhero show,” observes one senior European acquisitions executive. Recent broadcast seasons in the US […]

Starz takes Gaiman’s Gods to series

US cable channel Starz has taken Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy drama American Gods to series. The FremantleMedia North America-produced series is based on Gaiman’s cult 2001 comic about the roots of a war between Earth’s traditional mythical gods and a new group of deities that reflect a society of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. […]

Suits fits on Amazon

Amazon’s UK on-demand service Prime Instant Video has acquired a trio of scripted shows from NBCUniversal International. Prime has picked up legal comedy-drama Suits (pictured), supernatural series Grimm and comedy Parks and Recreation, and renewed Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, 30 Rock and The American Office. Amazon said the deal comprises “hundreds” of episodes. Amazon recently rebranded […]

NBC confirms Heroes return

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back sci-fi drama Heroes four years after it dropped Tim Kring’s show. Heroes Reborn will premiere in 2015 and be preceded by a digital series that will introduce new characters and storylines, though details of this are being kept under wraps for now. Heroes creator and executive […]

Tim Kring joins Sonar board

Heroes creator Tim Kring is one of two new board members for US production and distribution company Sonar Entertainment. Kring began working with Sonar earlier this year on a new multi-platform project called The Drake Equation. He and former Warner Bros. and Paramount Digital president Tom Lesinski have now joined the company’s board. Kring is […]

MSN ‘looking to revive Heroes for Xbox’

MSN could be planning to make a new season of NBC’s superhero drama Heroes for its Xbox games console platform, according to a US report. US website TVLine reported that MSN was interested in relaunching the series, without naming sources. MSN created Xbox Entertainment Studios in February under former CBS executive Nancy Tellem and hired […]

Tim Kring eyeing international scripted formats

Heroes creator Tim Kring has told TBI he has plans to bring an international scripted format to the US. Kring was at MIPTV this week promoting his new transmedia series The Drake Equation, which comes from writer Andy Briggs, UK prodco Pure Grass Films, Sonar Entertainment, entertainment content financier Connect Ventures and transmedia firm PlayThisNext. […]

Tim Kring working on new sci-fi conspiracy series

Tim Kring has hooked up with Sonar Entertainment and three other production houses on a new sci-fi multiplatform pilot based around a alien invasion conspiracy. The Drake Equation will follow the story of a mid-level government agent who is forced to side with hackers and discredited scientists in order to save the world after a […]

Miami Five-O: NATPE 2013

Miami Beach-based programme market NATPE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And all the indications are that it is in rude health. A record numbers of buyers, a sold out sign over the exhibition floor and a big-name conference programme are just a few of the headlines that should make Miami Five-0 a very happy […]