Peacock Productions

NBC orders BBC Studios blue chip series, closes Peacock Productions

NBC has ordered a 10-part blue chip wildlife series from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and confirmed it is shuttering its unscripted division, Peacock Productions. The New World will visit locations across North America, Central America and South America to explore the landscapes, remote wilderness and mysterious creatures that inhabit the region. The show will […]

Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister making crime series

Denise Brown Simpson is making a true crime series with NBC’s Peacock Productions. Denise is the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, the murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, whose death was at the centre of the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. The Peacock-produced unscripted show will see Brown and a team of experts investigate a case […]

ID to contest Netflix’s Making a Murderer

US cable net Investigation Discovery is to release a doc special that refutes the details provided in Netflix’s buzzy true crime series Making a Murderer. ID has commissioned NBC News-owned Peacock Productions to create quick turnaround doc Front Page: The Steven Avery Story, with an airdate set for later this month. The response to the ten-episode […]

A+E readies Paris terror attack doc

A+E Networks UK will show a one-hour event documentary about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris on its History Channel in the UK, Europe and Africa. Terror: Seven Days in Paris comes from NBC’s and uses footage taken by two of its camera teams in the seven days following the Paris attacks. There are interviews […]

Discovery orders Pistorius trial special

Discovery has secured exclusive access to the parents of South African model Reeva Steenkamp for Pistorius On Trial: Nowhere to Run, a special that will go out on its Investigation Discovery channel this Sunday (April 13). Steenkamp was killed by her partner, the athlete and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of her murder. The […]

Discovery and NBC making Oscar Pistorius exposé

Discovery and NBC’s Peacock Productions are making Beauty & the Blade Runner, a one-off doc about the ongoing Oscar Pistorius scandal. The one-hour special will air this Sunday, March 3, on the Discovery ID channel in the US. It will go out in an 8pm slot. The one-off doc will look at events surrounding the […]

USA Network ramps up reality slate

US cable network USA Network is ramping up its reality programming slate with three new shows. The NBC Universal-owned broadcaster has ordered crime docu-soap Partners In Crime to series, is to put gaming adventure series All In to pilot and is developing cattle ranch reality series The Cowboy Way (WT). This comes after the broadcaster […]