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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 […]

Lionsgate scripted exec makes Fox 21 switch

Long-serving Lionsgate scripted exec Andy Richley has joined Fox 21 Television Studios. Richley has been named senior VP of development at the 21st Century Fox-owned production business after twelve years at Lionsgate Television. He has held an SVP role at Lionsgate Television for the past six years and before that worked at NBC in drama […]

eOne exec switches to TCB post

London-based TCB Media Rights has again expanded its team with the fire of Entertainment One exec Holly Cowdery. She will work on sales in the Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and North Africa regions. TCB CEO Paul Heaney called Cowdery a “rising star” adding: “She already has solid experience in sales, but […]

Hulu raises Black Sails

US streaming service Hulu has bought pirate drama Black Sails, securing rights to the fourth and final season in the process. The deal with Lionsgate Television comes after three seasons of solid ratings in the US for premium cable channel Starz, which recently became part of the Lionsgate Entertainment business following a US$4.4 billion takeover. […]

AMC will no longer Feed the Beast

US cable channel AMC is not progressing with its freshman season drama Feed the Beast. The David Schwimmer-starring ten-episode series about a pair of troubled friends who attempt to make a success of a restaurant in the Bronx has been cancelled after one season. Feed the Beast comes from Clyde Phillips Productions, Lionsgate Television and […]

YouTube orders first SVOD drama original

YouTube has ordered a series adaptation of the Step Up movie for its Red service, marking its move into SVOD original drama series. Lionsgate made the movie and will produce the Step Up series. Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton, producers of the original films, will exec produce the series, along with Channing Tatum […]

Netflix reveals most re-watched original

Orange is the New Black is the most re-watched original series on streaming giant Netflix. The SVOD platform, notorious for its lack of transparency over ratings data, said that more than half – 53% – of OITNB viewers in 190 territories have re-watched at least one season since its debut in 2013. This was according […]

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