Original Programming

Netflix revives Designated Survivor after ABC cancellation

Netflix will bring back Designated Survivor for a third season, after the show was cancelled by ABC in May. The political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland will be helmed by showrunner Neal Baer from global studio Entertainment One (eOne). Season three will go into production later in the year and return in 2019. Netflix previously held the international […]

History to premiere Watergate doc this autumn

History is set to premiere its original documentary Watergate, from Academy Award-winning director Charles Ferguson, on television this November. The title will have its theatrical release on October 12 and broadcast release on November 2-4. The special six-hour, three-night event series chronicles one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics and features a roster […]

Red Bull & Beta Film pick up first network partner for JV series

Red Bull and Beta Film have partnered with the first network, Germany’s ARD/Degeto, for the ambitious cross-territory football series The Net. At MIPTV this April Red Bull Media House and Beta Film launched a  proposition for a joint venture series that will be set in five separate territories for eight episodes each. Series from each […]

Teletoon set to premiere four new original Canadian series

Teletoon is set to premiere four new kids’ titles that will launch up to the end of the year. Each new title is a Canadian-made original. Cupcake & Dino: General Services (pictured) is a toon that will follow the larger-than-life antics of Cupcake, a pastry with a Napoleon complex, and his fun-loving brother Dino. The title […]

YouTube orders comedy pilot from Christina Wayne, ITV Studios US

YouTube Premium has given a pilot order to half-hour comedy It’s A Man’s World, produced by Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America. The pilot is written by Theresa Rebeck (NYPD Blue) and will be executive produced by Wayne. Jill Greenberg is the co-executive producer. Production will start this autumn. It’s A Man’s […]

Netflix hires ‘inclusion’ strategist, orders titles from Asian talent

After firing its former PR chief for using racist language, Netflix has now hired an inclusion strategy expert to help eradicate barriers based on race at the company. Vernā Myers has been named vice president of inclusion strategy. The news arrives after Netflix’s former PR chief, Jonathan Friedland, was fired for making “insensitive” remarks in […]

Netflix tests ads between episodes

Netflix has started to test ads that run between episodes, according to reports. This week, Netflix subscribers in the UK started to see apparently unskippable ads between episodes, according to Cord Cutters News. Multiple Reddit users reported seeing these between titles such as Better Call Saul and The Package. Netflix has since confirmed that it […]

TNT orders The Alienist sequel

TNT has ordered The Angel of Darkness, a new limited series based on the sequel to best-selling author Caleb Carr’s The Alienist. The Alienist TV series has reached more than 50 million people across platforms, according to TNT. It has also earned six Emmy Award nominations, including outstanding limited series. The title is a turn-of-the-century […]

Netflix set to premiere Colombian original Wild District

Netflix is set to premiere new Colombian original Wild District, starring Narcos’ Juan Pablo Raba, on October 19th. The ten-part series will become available to members in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Wild District follows Jhon Jeiver (Raba), a lethal guerilla fighter who escapes the jungle after the signing of the Colombian Peace […]

Netflix amps up motor programming with two new titles

Netflix is adding two new global original motor series and a second season of the sleeper vs. supercar competition Fastest Car. Car Masters: Rust to Riches will follow Mark Towle and team as they transform rusty wrecks into six-figure sums. It launches on September 14. Hailing from MAK Pictures, exec producers include Mark Kadin, Will […]