Paramount Television

Paramount to co-create content with Federation

Hollywood’s Paramount Television has bolstered its profile in Europe after scoring a wide-ranging agreement with France’s Federation Entertainment. The first-look agreement will see the US and European studios co-creating, coproducing and co-distributing programming. Paramount will also look to take Federation’s scripted formats, which include Marseille and The Bureau, and remake them for US audiences. Paramount […]

Hilde Cracks the Case with Paramount, Anonymous

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have taken rights to a forthcoming book series inspired by a nine-year-old journalist. They have optioned Hilde Cracks the Case, which is forthcoming through Scholastic, after what was described as a “competitive auction”. The books are inspired by news stories Hilde Lysiak has broken in her life as an aspiring […]

Lucifer rises on Fox with Minority Report

US network Fox has greenlit TV versions of DC Comics’ Lucifer and movie Minority Report. Lucifer is from Warner Bros. Television, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It follows a miserable Lord of Hell, who decides to help the LAPD catch and punish criminals. Minority Report, one of pilot season’s buzziest projects, is set 10 […]

Lemony Snicket series for Netflix

On-demand service Netflix has ordered an original series based on the Jim Carrey movie Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. Paramount Television, the TV production arm of Lemony Snicket film studio Paramount, will produce the series in association with Netflix. The 2004 film focused on a trio of orphaned children seeking to adopted by […]

American Gigolo TV series readied

Jerry Bruckheimer Television and US studio Paramount are working on a TV adaptation of 1980 psychological thriller film American Gigolo. The original Paul Schrader-penned film followed Richard Gere as a narcissistic male escort that finds himself in trouble with the law. Paramount Television is already adaptation classic Paramount library movies such as Shutter Island and […]

HBO and Scorsese making Shutter Island TV series

HBO and Martin Scorsese are developing Ashecliffe, a TV series based on the director’s Shutter Island feature. Paramount released the original movie in 2010 and its TV arm, Paramount Television, will produce the TV spin-off. One of the stars of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, is among the executive producers. The TV series will be set […]

School of Rock sets for Nick TV remake

School of Rock, the 2003 Jack Black comedy film, is being made into a TV series for US kids cable channel Nickelodeon. The musical, live-action series will come from Nick and Paramount Television. This marks the first time the Viacom stablemates have collaborated on a TV series. School of Rock will be a 13-part series […]

Paramount agrees first-look deal with True Detective producer

Paramount Television has struck a three-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content, the US production company behind the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective. Paramount will produce and distribute Anonymous projects under the terms of the deal and the first project the pair will work on is a TV series based on Caleb Carr’s 1994 novel […]