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Starz greenlights ‘Spartacus: House Of Ashur’ in historical drama franchise revival

US network Starz has greenlit Spartacus: House Of Ashur, a new chapter in its historical drama franchise Spartacus, with Steven S DeKnight returning as showrunner and executive producer. Produced by Lionsgate Television for Starz, the new series will star Nick Tarabay, who reprises his role as the villainous Ashur from his time on the original […]

Script to Screen – The Continental: From The World Of John Wick

With The Continental launching on Peacock and Prime Video tomorrow, Mark Layton talks assassin hotels, contortion choreography and 1970s trash cans with John Wick franchise execs Erica Lee and Basil Iwanyk, and asks – where’s Keanu Reeves? American action thriller franchise John Wick is making the jump from cinema to streaming tomorrow, with The Continental […]

The CW acquires Canadian comedy ‘Son Of A Critch’

The CW Network has picked up Canadian comedy series Son Of A Critch. The 13-part first season first aired on CBC last year, with a second launching in January. Season one will come to The CW this summer. Hailing from comedian, actor and writer Mark Critch and based upon his memoirs, the show follows the […]

Starz plans ‘Spartacus’ revival, with Steven S DeKnight to return

US network Starz is in development on a revival of its historical drama franchise Spartacus, with Steven S DeKnight to return as showrunner and executive producer. Spartacus: Blood And Sand debuted on Starz in 2010 and was followed by a prequel series Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena in 2011 and two additional series Spartacus: Vengeance […]

Starz in development on Marlon Wayans comedy

US network Starz is in development on Book Of Marlon, a new comedy series co-written, exec produced by and starring Marlon Wayans as a fictionalised version of himself.  The half-hour series explores Wayans professional life as a comedian and actor, as well as his personal life as he attempts to reconcile being a good person […]

AMC Networks’ WE tv & 50 Cent partner to investigate ‘Hip Hop Homicides’

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has ordered Hip Hop Homicides, a new documentary series from Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, investigating the large number of unsolved murders in the hip hop community. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions, and hosted by TV personality and producer, Van Lathan, the eight-part […]

Commission round-up: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy; CBS summons ‘Ghosts’; Discovery+ enters ‘The Great Soul Food Cook-Off’

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna are teaming back up for a new comedy series in development at Hulu. The series, Badass (And Her Sister), will see Bloom play a spy who tires of her exciting and dangerous life and goes to live with her […]

Drama round up: Netflix orders Brazilian thriller; ViacomCBS acquires NBCU’s ‘FBI’; Starzplay renews ‘BMF’

Netflix orders Brazilian thriller Netflix has commissioned Olhar Indiscreto, an original Brazilian psychological thriller set to debut next year. Produced by Mixer Films, the series is created and written by Marcela Citterio, with a cast headed by Débora Nascimento. Luciana Oliveira directs, with a screenplay adapted by Camila Raffanti. It tells the story of Miranda […]

Roku preps Nippon’s ‘Sokkuri Sweets’ & eyes ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

AVOD operator Roku has tapped singer-actor Josh Groban to host its upcoming remake of Japanese competition format Sokkuri Sweets and is exploring an extension of NBC’s recently cancelled series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The 10-episode remake of Sokkuri Sweets, which will be known as Eye Candy, will be available via The Roku Channel and is being […]

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