ABC adapting Austrian hour-long

Broadcast network ABC is adapting an Austrian comedy, Braunschlag, for the US market. The deal is a script commitment with a significant penalty attached – meaning ABC will have to pay out if it does move forwards with the project. This is the second pilot from the commercial arm of Austrian pubcaster ORF, ORF Enteprises, […]

Turkish drama remake confirmed for NBC

Pilot season is well underway in the US, with news emerging overnight NBC has confirmed a pilot order to a drama based on Turkish series Suskunlar. US producer Intrigue, Carol Mendelsohn Productions, Timur Savci of original producer TIMS Productions and Sony Pictures Television are coming together for the pilot of Game of Silence. News of […]

Fox preps US versions of Luther, Austrian drama

Fox is piloting US versions of hit Austrian comedy Braunschlag and hit UK cop drama Luther. In both cases the pilots have penalties attached if they are not taken to series. US prodco Intrigue picked up the US rights to Braunschlag at MIPCOM and will produce the Fox pilot alongside 20th Television. Austrian pubcaster ORF […]

NBC to remake Turkish drama

US broadcaster NBC has greenlit a pilot of a Turkish drama, Game of Silence. LA-based prodco Intrigue secured the pilot commitment, which comes with a series penalty, with the Comcast-owned network. Intrigue will now produce the pilot alongside Carol Mendelsohn Productions, writer Hugins and Sony Pictures Television. CSI alum Mendelsohn switched from CBS Television Studioes […]

Operation Repo firm reformatting Korean drama for the US

US formats company Intrigue has optioned a pair of dramas from South Korea and will adapt them for the US TV market. Intrigue has taken US rights to CJ E&M’s series 3rd Hospital and Vampire Prosecutor. Medical drama 3rd Hospital follows two brother and medical practitioners, one from a traditional school of medicine and the […]