Netflix to end ‘The Crown’ with sixth season

Netflix is to end The Crown, its hit drama about the British monarchy, after a sixth and final season. Despite creator Peter Morgan’s statement earlier this year that the fifth season would be its last, Netflix has now confirmed that a sixth run is planned. The series, whose fourth season is due on the streamer […]

Netflix ends ‘Sabrina’ after two seasons, greenlights Lumiere & Nexiko dramas

Netflix has cancelled The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina after just two seasons but expanded its offering in Europe, with shows from Lumiere Group and Swedish prodco Nexiko. Sabrina was originally developed for US broadcast network The CW as a companion to Riverdale, but shifted to the global streamer in 2017 when it offered a two-season […]

Netflix orders Colin Kaepernick drama with Ava DuVernay

  Netflix has commissioned a new limited drama series about the adolescent years of athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick, from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay. The six-part series will focus on former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Kaepernick’s formative high school years and his experiences as a black child growing up with a white family on […]

‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ to recast voice actors amid animation change

A slew of US animated series, including long-running hits The Simpsons and Family Guy, are to recast the voice actors of characters of colour with people of colour. A short statement from Fox Entertainment revealed that “moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters.” The animation, which has aired on […]

Netflix to adapt ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ video game

Netflix has teamed up with Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red and Japanese animation outfit Studio Trigger to create an anime series based upon the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077. The 10-part series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, will premiere in 2022 and follow a street kid trying to survive in a city of the future obsessed […]

TBI Weekly: Will China’s media giants push Netflix out of Asia-Pacific?

Netflix is, for now, the undisputed global king of streaming, boasting close to 183 million subscribers across most corners of the world – but not quite everywhere. Mainland China is one territory where Netflix has yet to gain a foothold. It is instead ruled by its local media giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, known collectively […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

Netflix orders ‘Dirty Lines’, new Dutch original from Fiction Valley

Netflix has ordered a new Dutch original series, Dirty Lines, inspired by author Fred Saueressig’s book 06-Cowboys, about the rise of erotic phone lines in the 1980s. Produced by Amsterdam-based outfit Fiction Valley and written by Pieter Bart Korthius (Fighter’s Heart, Penoza), the series follows the story of Frank Stigter, a young businessman who starts […]

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