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Netflix orders thriller ‘The Madness’ & expands ‘Love Is Blind’ to UK

Netflix has ordered conspiracy thriller The Madness and a UK version of dating format Love Is Blind. The Madness is created by Stephen Belber, who serves as co-showrunner alongside VJ Boyd, and produced by Chernin Entertainment, which is under a first-look deal with the streamer. Colman Domingo (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) stars as media […]

Prime Video orders bull riding docuseries from Kinetic Content

Amazon Prime Video has ordered The Ride, a docuseries exploring the world of (PBR) professional bull riders, from Kinetic Content. The eight-part show, a co-production between Prime Video Sports, Kinetic Content and PBR, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s fastest-growing sports and take viewers into the daily lives of some of […]

Show of the Week: Love For The Ages

Marriages are put to the ultimate test in this new relationship format meets social experiment, as three middle-aged couples swap their spouses for partners 20 years younger. “We love being able to develop formats based on topics that are in the zeitgeist,” reveals Katie Griffin, EVP & head of development at the show’s producer Kinetic […]

Netflix doubles down on dating with ‘Love On The Spectrum’ extended

US streamer Netflix is investing into dating with a flurry of renewals for its unscripted series, including Love On The Spectrum and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. Love On The Spectrum follows people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships, with Northern Pictures producing, while The Ultimatum: Marry or Move […]

Peter Chernin launches North Road Company, acquires Red Arrow’s US interests

Peter Chernin has linked up with two US-based private equity firms to create The North Road Company, with its first acquisition the $200m pick-up of Red Arrow Studios’ North American production firms. The company is being backed by Providence Equity Partners and Apollo, which will together provide access to $800m to fuel further acquisitions. The Red Arrow […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow’s US sale attracts private equity interest

A flurry of private equity firms have joined the race to acquire Red Arrow Studios’ North American production businesses, TBI understands. The sale, which started in January, includes LA heavyweights such as Love Is Blind and Married At First Sight prodco Kinetic Content, as well as LA-based 44 Blue Productions, which was behind A&E’s Wahlburgers and Fox’s First Responders […]

Lifetime commits to huge ‘Married At First Sight’ deal in US

US cablenet Lifetime has made one of its largest ever commitments by ordering six further seasons of Red Arrow Studios’ format Married At First Sight (MAFS), as well as two spin-offs from the show. The six-season run of Married At First Sight will again be produced by Love Is Blind prodco Kinetic Content and will […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow future unclear as creative chief Nina Etspueler exits

Doubts have emerged over the future of Love Is Blind and Deep State producer Red Arrow Studio (RAS), after creative chief Nina Etspueler became the latest senior executive to step down from the ProSiebenSat.1-owned firm. Etspueler had been group creative director at Red Arrow for 18 months, having been promoted in February 2019 following the […]

Lifetime orders ‘MAFS’ self-shot spin-off from ‘Love Is Blind’ prodco

The US producer behind Netflix hit Love Is Blind has turned to innovative techniques to produce a spin-off from reality show Married At First Sight (MAFS) for A+E Networks’ American cabler Lifetime. Married At First Sight: Couples’ Cam is from Red Arrow Studios-backed Kinetic Content and is a self-shot version of the reality dating format, […]

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