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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 […]