Marvel’s Silk live-action series in works at Sony

A live-action series based around the Marvel superhero Silk is reportedly in discussion between Amazon and rights holders Sony. Sony is apparently talking to Amazon with a view to the streamer being the home of its “suite” of TV series based on Marvel characters, of which Silk would be the first. Sony Pictures Television will […]

An in-depth analysis of Disney+ launch in Europe & Covid-19’s impact

Disney+ lands in countries across Europe – excluding France – today amid a pandemic that very few saw coming. Analysts at TBI sibling Omdia take an in-depth look at the streamer’s launch offer, including the range of shows available, its comparable cost across territories, how it will reach consumers, and the impact of Coronavirus on […]

Quibi orders Marvel vs DC Comics docuseries with Russo brothers onboard

Quibi has ordered a docuseries exploring the rivalry between comic book publishers Marvel and DC, with Avengers: End Game directors Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo onboard. The duo will executive produce Slugfest, which has been inspired by Reed Tucker’s book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC. The show will explore how […]

DHX names ex-Marvel chief as CEO to replace Michael Donovan

Peanuts and Teletubbies owner DHX Media has named former Marvel executive Eric Ellenbogen as its CEO to replace Michael Donovan, who revealed he would be stepping down earlier this year. Ellenbogen, who has also been named vice chair of the board of directors, has worked in the TV business for more than three decades and […]

Netflix officially ends Marvel pact with The Punisher, Jessica Jones cancellations

Netflix has axed the last remaining Marvel titles on the platform, The Punisher and Jessica Jones. After a months-long cull of Marvel titles, which included cancellations of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil, Netflix has officially ended its pact with the Disney company by axing the last remaining titles on the platform. This marks the […]

Netflix cancels second Marvel show in a month

Netflix has cancelled its second Marvel adaptation in a month, pulling the plug on the critically acclaimed Luke Cage. The streaming giant has called time on the drama, which follows a former convict with superhuman strength, just one week after it cancelled Marvel’s Iron Fist.  Both shows ran for two seasons on the platform. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s […]

Netflix preps Daredevil spin-off The Punisher

Netflix will launch a dedicated Punisher series after the vigilante character appeared in another of its Marvel series, Daredevil. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) will star as violent vigilante The Punisher, having already played the role in season two of Daredevil. The streaming service has a long-term programming deal with Marvel Entertainment and has thus […]

Netflix adding 100 hours of HDR content

Netflix will add over 100 hours of high dynamic range (HDR) programming to its service by August, with more than 150 hours slated by the end of the year. Announcing its plans, Netflix said that it plans to grow its catalogue of HDR titles at a similar pace as its catalogue of 4K titles in the […]

Superheroic acts

Ahead of another season of fresh US studio dramas, Jesse Whittock investigates the role superhero programming will play as different forms of the genre proliferate on channels and platforms around the world “Nearly every major network in the US has a superhero show,” observes one senior European acquisitions executive. Recent broadcast seasons in the US […]

ProSiebenSat.1 nabs ‘important’ Disney content deal

ProSiebenSat.1 and The Walt Disney Company have agreed a significant multi-year agreement that gives the former new US series and movies for its free, pay and SVOD channels. The deal is a coup for German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, with Disney’s output previously going out in the territory through former local partner RTL. The master-licence agreement includes […]