Hulu ends ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ with sixth season, preps spin-off ‘The Testaments’

Hulu is bringing the curtain down on The Handmaid’s Tale, with a spin-off in the works from showrunner Bruce Miller. The show’s sixth season has been greenlit ahead of the season five premiere, which will debut on the Disney and NBCUniversal-owned streamer fox 14 September. Amazon-owned MGM Television produces and sells globally, with Elisabeth Moss and Bradley […]

BBC lines up MGM format ‘Gladiator’ for UK, confirms ‘Blue Planet III’

MGM sports entertainment format Gladiators is returning to the UK, after the BBC confirmed an 11-part season for 2023 alongside a swathe of unscripted commissions including Blue Planet III. Gladiators, which is being produced by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Television UK, will follows contestants as they compete against each other in an array of challenges testing […]

White Label hires MGM & Netflix alums to head production

US unscripted prodco White Label Productions has appointed MGM alum Stephanie Wagner as SVP & head of production and former Netflix exec Katie Judkins as director of production. Both Wagner and Judkins report to company founder & CEO Chris Wagner and, working closely with production co-ordinator Sydney Summers, will take on a slate that in the past […]

MGM renews first-look deal with rebranded Israeli prodco Sipur

US studio MGM has renewed its multi-year first-look production and distribution deal with Israeli TV and film company Sipur (fka Tadmor Entertainment). The renewal comes as the recently rebranded Sipur, which is led by founder Gideon Tadmor and CEO Emilio Schenker, secured new investment from Israeli bank HaPoalim, insurer/pension fund Clal Insurance, investment firm IBI […]

Amazon reveals ‘James Bond’ competition show from MGM, 72 Films

Amazon has greenlit a competition show based on the James Bond franchise, which recently became part of the retail giant’s empire followings it acquisition of MGM. 007’s Road To A Million is being produced by 72 Films in the UK and will have Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson attached. The eight-parter is […]

Amazon completes $8.5bn deal for MGM

Amazon has formally completed its $8.5bn acquisition of MGM after the US Federal Trade Commission declined to block the deal, prompting a raft of questions and some answers about how the US studio will fit into the retail giant’s operations. The buy-out from MGM’s investors led by Anchorage Capital represents Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and […]

Amazon greenlights Harlan Coben’s ‘Shelter’ from MGM Int’l Productions

Amazon Studios has greenlit Harlan Coben’s Shelter, with soon-to-be in-house studio MGM producing. The show is based on the first novel from the author’s Mickey Bolitar trilogy and will star Jaden Michael (Colin In Black And White), who will play the title character in the series. Shelter is from MGM International TV Productions and will […]

Amazon & MGM’s $8.5bn deal gains European Union approval

Amazon has won European Commission (EC) approval to acquire James Bond, The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings studio MGM. The $8.5bn acquisition, which is now waiting for approval by the US Federal Trade Commission, represents Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal. European Union (EU) officials said there was limited overlap between the companies and added that it would […]

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