Netflix adds support to ScreenSkills UK unscripted talent fund

Netflix has become the latest industry player to support the Unscripted TV Skills Fund, set up by UK TV skills body ScreenSkills. The fund was launched in June this year to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations […]

Netflix preps epic heist drama ‘Jigsaw’ from Eric Garcia & Ridley Scott

Netflix has commissioned Jigsaw, a new epic crime thriller about the largest heist ever attempted, and loosely inspired by real events. Spanning the course of 24 years and told in non-linear fashion, the eight-part series hails from creator Eric Garcia, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and […]

Netflix to adapt ‘Devil In Ohio’ as limited series

Netflix has commissioned Devil In Ohio, a new limited drama series based on the novel of the same name by Daria Polatin. Polatin (Jack Ryan, Hunters) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the 8 x 45-minute adaptation, alongside Rachel Miller (Under The Electric Sky) for Haven Entertainment and Andrew Wilder, with Ian Hay […]

Netflix developing adaptation of Dark Horse comic series ‘Grendel’

Netflix has commissioned a new series based on Matt Wagner’s Dark Horse comic book series Grendel. Andrew Dabb is to serve as writer and showrunner on the series, which is a Netflix production and comes out of the streamer’s first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. It follows previous collaborations between the two companies on […]

Dynamic TV names Netflix, TF1 alum to lead French originals and co-pros

Ginny & Georgia and Creepshow producer Dynamic Television has appointed a former TF1 and Netflix exec to lead its French originals and co-productions. Julie Anthony becomes head of French originals & European co-productions at Dynamic, with a remit to develop and produce local-language fiction projects as well as co-pro. She will report to Klaus Zimmermann, […]

Netflix & ‘Unorthodox’ creator Anna Winger strike pact & reveal projects

Netflix has struck a multi-year partnership with Anna Winger and her production company Airlift Productions, with French and UK projects already in the works. The overall deal will see Winger, who is behind Netflix drama Unorthodox, and Airlift Productions develop and produce international drama series for the streamer. The first project will be Transatlantic (working […]

Netflix preps African queen docudrama from Westbrook & Nutopia

Netflix has handed a two-season order to Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Nutopia for a new docudrama series about African queens. Pinkett Smith is set to executive produce the as-yet-untitled series, which is being written by Peres Owino (Bound: Africans vs African-Americans) and NneNne Iwuji (Yellow). The show will follow a […]

Netflix preps UK reality show & orders true crime docuseries

Netflix has ordered three new UK-produced reality and entertainment series, along with a true crime docuseries. Unveiled at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday, the new UK shows include Snowflake Mountain, a reality series which takes a bunch of “clueless kidults” who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at […]

Netflix inks overall deal with ‘The Witcher’ creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

Netflix has signed a multi-year overall deal with The Witcher creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who will write and produce scripted series and other projects for the streamer. Schmidt Hissrich is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the Netflix adaptation of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels, The Witcher. She will continue in that role, […]

Former Netflix employees charged with insider trading

Three former Netflix engineers have been charged with insider trading by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the body, the three former employees generated over US$3 million in profit by trading on nonpublic information around the streaming service’s subscriber growth. A federal court in Seattle, WA, has charged the three with violating […]

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