Fox poaches Keshet exec in drama originals plan

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has poached Sara Johnson from Keshet UK as a first step in a plan to source and produce original programming at a regional level. Johnson (pictured) will be VP, scripted drama at the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast group, which is based in London. She will report to FNG Europe […]

Fox scoops UK Wolf Creek as Outcast goes big

Fox UK has bought Wolf Creek, the Australian series based on the eponymous horror movie series. The deal hands Fox the UK rights to the six-part series, and the pay TV channel will launch it on August 30, in a 10pm slot. Wolf Creek is distributed by Zodiak Rights, which struck the deal. It follows […]

Fox unites Hawley’s Legion globally

New FX and Marvel series Legion will go day-and-date with its US debut on more than 125 Fox channels outside the States. Coming from Fargo’s Noah Hawley and set in the X-Men universe, Legion follows a trouble young man who realises the voices he heard and visions he sees may be real. Dan Stevens (Downton […]

Fox preps global Outcast launch

Fox Networks Group is preparing a 125-country launch for Outcast, the upcoming drama from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The ten-part series is the first original out of Fox’s international channels and production division. In the US the series will bow on HBO sister net Cinemax on June 3. The channel yesterday announced a […]

Walking Dead team pact with Insurrection

The creators of zombie drama The Walking Dead have signed a pod deal with indie talent-focused Insurrection Media. Robert Kirkman (pictured left, on right) and David Alpert’s Skybound Entertainment becomes the latest company to partner with Insurrection, coming after Wet Hot American Summer producer Jonathan Stern and former Paramount Digital senior executive Keith Quinn signed […]

AMC ties down Walking Dead creator

US cable group AMC Networks has inked an exclusive pact with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The multiyear agreement comes after zombie drama The Walking Dead ascended to the top of the all-time non-sports cable ratings list in the US and became a worldwide smash. The new deal sees Kirkman continuing as executive producer […]

Walking Dead creator’s Outcast to Cinemax

Cinemax has taken The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new series, Outcast, to series. HBO sister channel Cinemax had already greenlit a pilot of the new series, which Kirkman has worked up with Fox International Channels. it has now greenlit a full series. Kirkman (left) is writing the series opener and executive producing alongside former […]

Cinemax lands Walking Dead creator Kirkman drama

US premium cable net Cinemax has put a pilot for Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new sci-fi drama into pre-production. Kirkman developed the series, Outcast, with Fox International Channels at the same time as working on a comic book series of the same name through his Skybound label last year. HBO-backed Cinemax has now greenlit […]

Cinemax buys horror series from The Walking Dead’s Kirkman

US cable channel Cinemax has acquired Outcast, the new series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (pictured). Earlier this year Fox International Channels, Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics and talent agency-come-producer Circle of Confusion inked a production pact and Outcast was developed as a direct result. FIC also shows Kirkman’s The Walking Dead […]