TBI Weekly: Why the rise of TV’s working-class heroes matters

Screenwriter Brendan Foley tracks an emerging trend in drama and comedy portraying the battles of ordinary working people in the post-pandemic economy They say the world’s oldest profession is selling sex. But there is another less reputable one that would give it a run for its money – storytelling. Dating back some 200,000 years, some […]

Peacock sits down with Casey Anthony for limited series

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has ordered Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies, a new limited series featuring direct participation from the American woman who was convicted, and then later acquitted, of murdering her three-year-old daughter Caylee. Produced by Blue Ant Studios, the three-part series, which will debut on 29 November, sees Anthony sit down to share […]

News round-up: Peacock takes stab at ‘Friday The 13th’ prequel; C4 commissions ‘Made in Dubai’; NEO Studios launches Benfica doc

Peacock takes stab at ‘Friday The 13th’ prequel NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has commissioned Crystal Lake, a prequel series to the Friday The 13th film franchise, from A24 and Bryan Fuller. Fuller will serve as writer and showrunner on the series, and also executive produce alongside A24, Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller and Rob Barsamian. Plot details […]

News round-up: Netflix snags NBCU’s ‘Girls5eva’; Lionsgate+ extends ‘Serpent Queen’; ORF renews Prime deal

Netflix snags NBCU’s Girls5eva Netflix has picked up the third season of Girls5eva, which had previously been streamed by NBCUniversal’s Peacock. The comedy, which is produced by Tina Fey, was created by Meredith Scardino and produced by NBCU’s Universal Television. It is unusual for shows to move between streamers, but US reports suggest Girls5eva had […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: On the trail of North America’s TV & streaming trends for 2023

North America’s TV & online video ecosystems are changing fast, with consolidation, sports and TVOD all likely to affect the industry over the next 12 months. Omdia’s principal analysts Sarah Henschel provides her key trends as we look ahead to 2023. In 2022, content owners and platform operators have continued to increase focus on integrating […]

Show of the Week: Love For The Ages

Marriages are put to the ultimate test in this new relationship format meets social experiment, as three middle-aged couples swap their spouses for partners 20 years younger. “We love being able to develop formats based on topics that are in the zeitgeist,” reveals Katie Griffin, EVP & head of development at the show’s producer Kinetic […]

TBI Scripted: Ron Perlman on the movie star exodus to the small screen

Ron Perlman, star of The Capture, Sons Of Anarchy and much more over his five-decade career, tells Mark Layton why the best of Hollywood are moving to the small screen – and what it spells for the movie industry The line between TV and film has grown increasingly blurred, with exploding scripted budgets and ambition […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How US streamers are getting animated

As those working in the kids animation business prepare to head to Cannes for MIPJr this weekend, Omdia analyst Tim Westcott digs into the numbers to reveal just how big a role animated content plays in the overall offering of the major US streamers. Nobody can deny the rising importance of animation to global streaming […]

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