IDW Entertainment


Ex-Paramount TV chairman takes IDW CEO role

Former Paramount TV chief Kerry McCluggage has been named the new CEO of IDW Media Holdings, less than a year after joining the company’s board and replacing company founder Ted Adams. After a successful spell at Universal, McCluggage spent 10 years at Paramount Television Group before going on to form his own production company, Craftsman Films. […]

IDW launches on-demand content studio for geeks

San Diego-based IDW Entertainment (IDWE) has launched a on-demand- and digital-focused production and distribution studio targeting “geek culture”. IDW Digital Studio will produce original, on-demand content for ‘geek’ audiences across digital media. It will target fan bases with “a fresh, fan accessible and highly creative emphasis to creating, managing and delivering original content and fan […]

Hulu adapts horror-fantasy comic for TV

US streaming service Hulu has greenlit a one-hour pilot of comic property Locke and Key. The fantasy-cum-horror comic follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home to find magical keys give them powers and abilities. Dirk Gently prodco IDW Entertainment is attached to produce the pilot, which carries […]

Netflix boards BBC America drama

Streaming service Netflix has boarded BBC America comedy thriller series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The SVOD service has taken rights outside the US and will launch it this December. IMG sells the show internationally as part of its push into global distribution, and did the deal with Netflix. The series is based on Douglas […]

IMG to sell BBC America drama

IMG is moving further into distribution by acquiring rights to new BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show, which launches in autumn this year, follows on from IMG selling another BBC drama, The Night Manager, as it moved into TV programme sales. Dirk Gently… comes from BBC American part-owner AMC Studios, Asia’s […]

Dynamic bags Wyonna Earp gunslinger drama

US indie Dynamic Television has acquired international distribution rights to supernatural thriller drama Wyonna Earp. The 13-part series is based on a graphic novel from Beau Smith and follows a descendant of Wild West gunslinger, who uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice. The show comes […]

Xbox developing live-action Winterworld series

Xbox has ordered Winterworld, a live-action series based on the Chuck Dixon and artist Jorge Zaffino comic book series. The show is being developed by Xbox content division Xbox Entertainment Studio and IDW Entertainment, the TV division of the comic publisher IDW, which launched last year. The series is being developed for the Xbox platform […]

eOne, IDW strike first-look deal

Entertainment One Television has scored a first-look development and production deal with IDW Entertainment, a newly launched division of comic book specialist IDW Publishing. The deal will see eOne and IDWE develop and produce television series based on IDW’s 300-plus original properties. The pair will fully fund each project with the intention of securing direct-to-series […]