Original Programming


Fleabag duo & eOne pair for rom-com series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured) and Vicky Jones, the duo behind UK hit show Fleabag, are developing a new romantic comedy series with Entertainment One (eOne). The series, titled Run, will be a rom-com thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years prior to escape life’s troubles with a simple text message stating ‘run’ – resulting […]

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

Amazon adapts space opera novel Consider Phlebas

Amazon Prime Video is set to adapt Iain M. Banks (pictured) novel Consider Phlebas with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (The Big Short, Moonlight) producing. The series will be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia) after Amazon acquired the global television rights. Consider Phlebas draws on a fictional world created by Banks, which is referred to […]

Epix picks Heyday’s Cotton to replace ex-originals chief Diaz

Nancy Cotton is leaving Heyday Television to become executive VP of original programming at US cable channel Epix. Cotton is filling the gap left when Jocelyn Diaz left in January, a move that came after Michael Wright was named president. “I’ve known and had the pleasure of working with Nancy on many projects over the […]

Amazon to spin The Remix from Global Agency

Amazon Prime Video has picked up an Indian version of music reality show The Remix from Turkey’s Global Agency. The format will debut on Amazon Prime in its operational territories around the world from March 9. Created and produced by Greymatter Entertainment, The Remix is a live music reality show where DJs and singers pair […]

BBC sets up new Office in India

BBC mockumentary sitcom The Office is to be remade in India. Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment has acquired rights to the Ricky Gervais comedy, news that comes as the BBC Worldwide Showcase continues in Liverpool, UK. The Indian Office will follow paper company Wilkins Chawla and its boss, Jagdeep Chaddha, who tries to motivate his team in a downbeat […]

South Korea set to adapt BBC drama Luther

At BBC’s annual Showcase event, South Korean broadcaster MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) will be making a local version of Luther. The South Korean counterpart will premiere in late October. Luther will join BBC series Mistresses and Life on Mars in the territory this year. A Russian version of Luther was previously made by production company […]

David Attenborough to present BBC landmark series Dynasty

The BBC is set to launch its next landmark wildlife series Dynasty, fronted by seasoned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Dynasty, which airs later this year, is a BBC Studios natural history unit production for BBC One, co-produced with BBC America and France Télévisions. Each episode follows individual animals – lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers, and […]

Walter Presents, HBO Europe invest in Bad Banks

Channel 4’s Walter Presents and HBO Europe are among the latest networks to pick up German drama Bad Banks. The series is 6×52 Machiavellian thriller set in the ruthless world of international finance and the stock market. It is produced by Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) and Iris Production (Luxembourg) with the participation of ZDF and ARTE. […]

Game of Thrones producer creates prodco with Beta & ZDF

Germany’s Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) have joined forces with Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger to create a new drama business for the international market. Intaglio Films will operate as a joint venture out of Berlin, and will aim to develop, finance and produce English-language programming. Doelger (left), who is known for executive […]

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