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UK’s BBC unveils six dramas & new Michaela Coel project

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new scripted series, as well as a new project that is in the works from I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel. Six shows have been unveiled by the broadcaster’s director of drama Piers Wenger, who confirmed a new project with Coel was in the […]

ITV2 spins Monkey’s ‘Celebrity Karaoke Club’ with drag version

ITV2 in the UK has ordered a spin-off version of NBCUniversal format Celebrity Karaoke Club featuring drag stars, while the original show has also been extended into a second season. Karaoke Club: Drag Edition will debut in the Autumn on ITV2 and streamer ITV Hub, featuring stars as they attempt to impress their fellow singers […]

Kids round-up: ‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate; Mikros names Miloro president; Wildbrain to co-pro emoji series    

‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate CBBC, UK pubcaster BBC’s children’s channel, has commissioned a slew of new original shows, headlined by Dodger, a prequel to Charles Dickens’ iconic novel Oliver Twist. The 10 x 45-minute family adventure is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and will follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin’s […]

NBCUIS president Jeff Wachtel exits company after 20 years

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)’s president Jeff Wachtel is stepping down and leaving the US media giant. London-based Wachtel has been with NBCU for almost 20 years and was appointed to his most recent role in 2018, with a remit that included heading up production, formats and partnerships around the world. He also oversaw NBCUIS prodcos, […]

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 […]

NBC buys Canadian drama ‘Transplant’ as Covid-19 coping strategies continue

NBC has become the latest US broadcaster to acquire existing scripted product to avoid the production hiatus by striking a deal for Canadian medical drama Transplant. The 13-part show, which debuted in February on Canuck network CTV, centers on Dr. Bashir ‘Bash’ Hamed, a Syrian doctor who flees the country’s war to set up life […]

Netflix boards Cate Blanchett’s ‘Stateless’

Netflix has boarded Cate Blanchett-starrer Stateless, in a deal announced on the eve of the immigration drama’s world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this week. The six-part limited series will launch on the ABC in Australia on March 1st and will premiere on Netflix in the rest of world later this year. NBCUniversal Global […]

Script to Screen: The Capture

On the set of BBC One’s surveillance conspiracy thriller, Kaltrina Bylykbashi gets the lowdown on the series that has UK viewers in suspense this autumn This spring, TBI found itself at the “mothership” – a bunker with a wall full of cascading CCTV footage taken from across London that looks like the lair of a […]

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