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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 […]

HBO Max orders Julia Child cookery drama, starring ‘Happy Valley’s Sarah Lancashire

HBO Max has ordered a drama featuring Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) that explores the life of Julia Child, star of long-running TV series The French Chef. Julia is an eight-parter that is being produced by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Lancashire starring alongside David Hyde Pierce (Frasier). Charles McDougall (House of Cards) directs, […]

Fox orders US remake of UK docu-com ‘This Country’

US network Fox has made its first new series commitment for the 2021-22 season with the acquisition of UK docu-com This Country. Based on the BBC comedy created by Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper, the series is being written by Jenny Bicks (Sex And The City) and directed by Paul Feig (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist). […]

Lightbox hires Laufer for development

Murder Mountain and Tell Me Who I Am producer Lightbox has appointed Nicole Laufer as vice president of development. Reporting to Ben Samuel, creative director of development and working closely with founders Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn, Laufer will be responsible for driving the company’s US development slate, focusing on premium returnable series for streamers […]

Lionsgate TV lines up US remake of ‘Veni Vidi Vici’

Lionsgate Television has acquired the US rights to NENT Group’s Veni Vidi Vici for adaptation. Lionsgate’s remake is being developed by Rafael Edholm (writer, director and star of the original Veni Vidi Vici) and Fredrik Lundberg for HandsUp STHLM, together with Kim Magnusson and Madwood Studios’ Michael Flutie. HandsUp and Madwood are partnering to develop […]

TNT greenlights live medical crowdsourcing show from Lionsgate

Turner-owned pay-TV channel TNT has greenlit medical crowdsourcing series M.D. Live from Lionsgate Television. The two-hour weekly show will feature patients dealing with a variety of medical conditions and receiving care from a panel of doctors, who will have in-studio discussions and ask viewers for their feedback. During the show, audiences are encouraged to engage […]

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