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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 […]

HBO Max ponders ‘Love And Death’ with Elizabeth Olsen & David E Kelley

WarnerMedia streamer HBO Max has ordered a limited true crime drama series from Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley, with Elizabeth Olsen to star and Nicole Kidman to exec produce. Love And Death will be produced by Lionsgate Television and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, with Kelley writing and exec producing through David E. […]

Paul Feig & Lionsgate re-team for new HBO Max comedy

US streamer HBO Max has ordered 10 x 30-minute comedy Minx from Paul Feig’s Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate Television. The pick up comes following a pilot, which was directed and executive produced by Rachel Lee Goldenberg. Ellen Rapoport is serving as showrunner and will executive produce the series alongside Ghostbusters filmmaker Paul Feig and Dan […]

Lionsgate Play sets ‘Casual’ remake as first Indian original

Starz and Lionsgate India JV-streamer Lionsgate Play is partnering with Lionsgate Television for a remake of the latter’s US comedy-drama Casual, which will launch as its first Indian original series. Lionsgate Play landed in India last year and Casual will be the first show in a slate of original dramas, comedies, crime and action series […]

Starz crowns Catherine De Medici series ‘The Serpent Queen’

US network Starz has commissioned The Serpent Queen, an adaptation of Leonie Frieda’s book Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France. The eight-part scripted series is being produced by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment, and written by Justin Haythe, who exec produces alongside Francis Lawrence and Erwin Stoff, while Stacie Passon is attached to […]

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