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Sky cancels ‘Bulletproof’ in wake of Noel Clarke allegations

European pay-TV operator Sky has cancelled crime drama series Bulletproof, following the array of sexual harassment allegations made against star Noel Clarke last month. UK newspaper The Guardian detailed accusations including claims that Clarke had bullied, sexually harassed and verbally abused co-workers on set between 2004 and 2019. He is also alleged to have taken, […]

Sky ratchets up ‘Fear Index’ from ‘The Crown’ prodco with Josh Hartnett starring

Sky and The Crown prodco Left Bank Pictures have added Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) to star in new original thriller The Fear Index. The four-part show, which is based on the best-selling novel by Robert Harris, is being adapted by Paul Andrew Williams and Caroline Bartleet, and directed by David Caffrey (Peaky Blinders). Hartnett is […]

Sky & Netflix develop separate doc series around Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder

Both Netflix and the UK’s Sky have commissioned separate documentary projects about the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. The projects were both announced on Monday and are both being made in collaboration with the victim’s family. The as yet-unnamed Netflix project is a three-part series being made by Lightbox due to debut next […]

UKTV’s Alibi acquires crime drama ‘Briarpatch’ from NBCUniversal

UKTV has picked up Texas-based drama Briarpatch – which was cancelled after just one season earlier this year – for its Alibi channel following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The 10-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name and was produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Paramount Television. It debuted on […]

Matchbox and Eureka are ‘Making It’ in Australia

NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Matchbox Pictures and Sydney-and-LA-based Eureka Productions have teamed up to co-produce an Australian version of competition format Making It for Network 10. Set to launch next year, Making It Australia will be the second international version of NBCUniversal’s format, following last year’s Finnish adaptation, bringing together some of the country’s most talented […]

Stan strikes huge NBCU deal in Oz, adding Sky Studios & Peacock shows

Australian SVOD Stan has agreed a huge output deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution, handing it rights to shows from sibling Sky Studios, NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) and the company’s recently launched US streamer Peacock – including Brave New World and Dr Death. The deal will see Stan – owned by Aussie operator Nine Entertainment […]

Canada’s Corus inks NBCU deal for Sky Studios content

A new multi-year volume deal between Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal Global Distribution will give Canadian viewers access to Sky Studios content. Starting later this year, Corus will showcase multiple Sky Studios series across its networks and platforms, including Sky Originals such as Intelligence, Devils and Bulletproof, and scripted content from other producers that are funded […]

Sky Studios strikes first-look deal with Romesh Ranganathan’s prodco Ranga Bee

Sky Studios has signed a first-look script deal with UK-based comedy and entertainment indie Ranga Bee, the production outfit co-founded by Romesh Ranganathan. Ranga Bee will work directly with Sky Studios to develop new projects for Sky’s customers across Europe and beyond, with co-developed projects exec produced by Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky […]