House of Lies


Nat Geo orders tech bubble drama hybrid

National Geographic is to examine the bursting of 1990s tech bubble in a six-part drama-documentary hybrid series. Valley of the Boom will come from STXtv, and is billed as an “adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery” that came before the bubble burst towards the beginning of Silicon Valley. Matthew Carnahan is […]

Showtime cable net cuts landmark Spanish deal

Movistar will be the exclusive Spanish home of Showtime series after the pay TV platform inked an exclusive deal with the US cable net. Showtime, which is owned by CBS, has similar agreements in place with Sky in the UK, Bell Media in Canada and Stan in Australia. The Spanish deal means shows including Billions […]

Showtime vacates House of Lies

US cable channel Showtime has cancelled comedy-drama House of Lies after five seasons. The Showtime Networks-produced series, which stars Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell as manipulative management consultants, will bow out with a finale shot in Cuba. “House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said Showtime president and […]

Aussie SVOD service pulls off Showtime coup

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has scored exclusive streaming rights to programming from premium US cable channel Showtime. The agreement began this week with the launch of Billions, and will ultimately run to hundreds of hours, and includes granting Stan the exclusive license to use the Showtime brand in Australia. A highlight will be the […]

Showtime chief: US and UK writing styles merging

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL: Showtime president David Nevins told delegates here in Edinburgh that elements of the US- and UK-styles of scriptwriting were merging. Asked how he felt about the British ‘auteur’-style approach in comparison to the US writer rooms he pointed to the number of UK writers working on American television shows, and felt […]