Peacock seeks home run in ‘Field Of Dreams’ series

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has ordered a new series based on the feature film Field Of Dreams. Produced by Universal Television, the series will be written and executive produced by Michael Schur, while Lawrence Gordon, David Miner and Morgan Sackett will also exec produce. Universal Pictures’ original 1989 film stars Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer […]

NBCU’s Telemundo appoints chief for new Hispanic streaming division

NBCUniversal (NBCU)-owned Telemundo Enterprises has launched a new Hispanic streaming arm, which will focus exclusively on creating IP for NBCU’s streamer Peacock and sibling OTT services. The freshly minted NBCU Telemundo Hispanic Streaming division will be responsible for developing a slate of shows, with more than 50 projects already in the works. Romina Rosado, who […]

NBCU’s Peacock to land on Sky in Europe, marking first international expansion

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s streaming service Peacock will come to Sky customers in Europe later this year, marking the first international expansion for the US streamer that launched in mid-2020. The deal between the two Comcast-owned companies followed news that Peacock had amassed 54 million sign-ups since launch and 20 million monthly active users for the quarter. […]

Peacock preps Endemol Shine period dating show ‘Pride & Prejudice’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has ordered a new dating format from Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) that takes participants to the Regency era. Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment In Romance will see contestants transported to Regency-style England, where a group of eligible suitors will attempt “to win the heart of the heroine and her court.” The […]

NBC cancels ‘Good Girls’ as potential Netflix deal scuppered

US broadcaster NBC has cancelled Christina Hendricks-starring drama Good Girls after moves to save the show failed. The series, which also starred Retta and Mae Whitman, was produced by NBC sibling Universal Television and had been initially part-funded via a global deal with Netflix that saw the show branded as an ‘original’. The streamer took […]

NBCU’s Peacock orders ‘Ted’ remake, based on movie franchise

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s streamer Peacock has made a straight-to-series order for a TV show based on the 2012 movie Ted. The live-action show is being produced by NBCU’s Universal Content Productions (UCP) and MRC Television, with the movie’s creator Seth MacFarlane in talks to reprise his role voicing the cuddly bear. The series will be based on […]

Universal TV hires Quibi scripted exec Kate Hoenigsberg

Kate Hoenigsberg has returned to NBCUniversal, which has hired her as SVP of drama development for Universal Television, following a stint at failed short-form streamer Quibi. Hoenigsberg will report to Vivian Cannon, EVP of drama development, who previously served in the SVP role, until she was upped to head the department last year, following Erin […]

Peacock & Sky prep Ghislaine Maxwell docuseries, Abacus sells globally

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has commissioned an original investigative documentary about British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with the late, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The three-part Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell is being produced by Blue Ant Studios and will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage as it explores how Maxwell, once the heiress to […]

ITVS hires NBCUniversal exec to oversee South Asia sales

ITV Studios (ITVS) has appointed NBCUniversal (NBCU) exec Kunal Shah to work across its distribution efforts in South Asia. Shah becomes sales director at the Line Of Duty distributor and will be based in Mumbai, reporting into Augustus Dulgaro, EVP of distribution for Asia Pacific at ITVS. He will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and […]

NBCU reveals first day-and-date release for Peacock

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has become the latest US media giant to launch one of its blockbuster films day-and-date on VOD and in cinemas. The company has confirmed that the upcoming release of family animated feature The Boss Baby: Family Business will simultaneously be launched in cinemas and on streaming service Peacock on 2 July in the […]