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Prime Video greenlights ‘Cruel Intentions’ & renews cricket docuseries ‘The Test’

Amazon streamer Prime Video has given the greenlight to an eight-part series inspired by the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions, and renewed sports docuseries The Test for a third season. Sony Pictures Television, Amazon MGM Studios, and Original Film are producing the Cruel Intentions series, which will be helmed by series writers and exec producers Sara […]

‘Gen V’s Eric Kripke & Michele Fazekas on taking the ‘The Boys’ back to school

Mark Layton talks to Gen V showrunner Michele Fazekas and exec producer Eric Kripke about exploding genitalia, The X-Men and a more grounded approach to superpowers in Prime Video’s The Boys spin-off. After three critically acclaimed seasons of The Boys on Prime Video, the US superhero franchise expanded with the launch of Gen V late […]

Amazon takes 1999 movie ‘Cruel Intentions’ to series

Amazon has ordered an adaptation of 1999 movie Cruel Intentions. The eight-part series is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios and Original Film, the banner of Neal H. Moritz who produced the movie. Phoebe Foster and Sara Goodman are writing. The show is to be set at a college in Washington DC and […]

Amazon reboots ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ with ‘Boys’ prodco

Amazon Studios has ordered a small screen remake of the 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer from one of the production firms behind the streamer’s hit superhero drama The Boys. The reboot, which is being produced with Sony Pictures Television and Original Film, will be written by Sara Goodman and is based […]

Amazon fast-tracks ‘The Boys’ spin-off after global success

A spin-off to Amazon’s comic book series The Boys is in the works, featuring a new batch of young superheroes. Amazon has reportedly been developing the project for some time, but has now been fast-tracked following the strong performance of the second season of the show on the Prime Video streaming service. The as-yet-unnamed spinoff […]

Sky buys CBS cop drama S.W.A.T.

UK satcaster Sky has acquired rights to Shemar Moore cop drama vehicle S.W.A.T., which launched recently on CBS, TBI has learned. Sky closed a deal with producer and distributor Sony Pictures Television for the US drama this week, and takes first-run rights in the UK. The Fox-backed satellite TV operator, which yesterday indicated it plans […]

Amazon calls in The Boys for superhero drama

Showrunner Eric Kripke and actor Seth Rogen (pictured) have landed a superhero drama Amazon Prime Video called The Boys. The show is based on Garth Ennis’ comic book series, and will debut on the Amazon SVOD service in 2019, with Sony Pictures Television attached as producing studio. Showrunner Kripke (Supernatural), director Evan Goldberg (Preacher), Rogen, […]

Cruel Intentions, MacGyver rebooted in US

US broadcasters NBC and CBS have given separate pilot orders to classic American scripted properties. NBC will rework 1999 cult movie Cruel Intentions, telling the story of the son of Ryan Phillippe’s character in the film, while CBS has ordered a pilot for a new version of 1980s procedural MacGyver. Cruel Intentions has original writer-director […]

AMC converts Preacher from pilot to series

US cable channel AMC has greenlit a full season of Preacher, which is based on a twisted 1990s comic book. Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios will coproduce the series, which Hollywood director Seth Rogen and his production partner, Evan Goldberg (This is the End, Superbad), developed for television through their Point Grey Pictures and […]