Peacock seeks ‘The Missing’ with David E Kelley

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has ordered The Missing, a new crime drama series based on the novel The Missing File, by Israeli writer Dror A Mishani. Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley will adapt the book for the screen as an eight-part series, co-produced by Keshet Studios and Universal Television. The Missing tells the story […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down US OTT live-streaming & on-demand trends

The way in which audiences consume content has changed dramatically over the last few years, with the number of people turning to OTT taking a sharp rise, driven by both the pandemic and the proliferation of streaming services. In the US, OTT content is now watched by 82% of consumers, with only 55% still switching […]

Kids round-up: Peacock & Hulu catch ‘Dragons’ spin-off; Nick India launches original; SPI Int’l takes ‘Smurfs’ digital rights

Peacock & Hulu catch ‘Dragons’ spin-off NBCUniversal-owned Peacock and Disney’s Hulu have both picked up Dragons: The Nine Realms, the latest spinoff in the How To Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The CG-animated series will debut simultaneously on both US streaming services on 23 December, with the 6 x 22-minute series set 1,300 years after the events […]

BBC & NBCU order Dutch adventure format ‘The Traitors’ from Studio Lambert

The UK’s BBC and NBCUniversal (NBCU) in the US have followed their recent unscripted format pact by announcing a double commission of Dutch psychological adventure format The Traitors. The UK show has been ordered by Kate Phillips, director of BBC Entertainment, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, while Jenny Groom, EVP of entertainment unscripted content […]

Peacock to adapt Scarrow novel ‘Last Light’ as limited series

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has ordered Last Light, a new limited drama thriller series based on Alex Scarrow’s novel of the same name. Produced by MGM International Television Productions, the 5 x 60-minute series is being made in association with Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay streaming service. Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday Night Lights, The Blacklist) […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Edinburgh TV Festival 2021

The 2021 Edinburgh TV Festival again made headlines this week, with US-based streamers using the online event to highlight their European intentions, while the ongoing debate over the future of Channel 4 provided plenty of fodder for conversations of a more domestic nature. Among the most noteworthy commissions to be revealed was Nautilus for Disney+, […]

Peacock alum Bill McGoldrick & Starz SVP Juan Alfonso land at Chernin

US prodco Chernin Entertainment has bolstered its leadership team by hiring two senior execs, including the former head of originals at US streamer Peacock. Bill McGoldrick becomes EVP of film & TV at Chernin and joins nine months after his departure from NBCU was announced, following entertainment chief Susan Rovner’s overhaul of its entertainment division. […]

Comcast & ViacomCBS team to launch European streamer SkyShowtime

Sky owner Comcast has teamed up with ViacomCBS to launch SkyShowtime, a new joint venture streaming service targeting more than 20 European territories. Scheduled for launch next year, the service will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ […]

Peacock seeks home run in ‘Field Of Dreams’ series

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has ordered a new series based on the feature film Field Of Dreams. Produced by Universal Television, the series will be written and executive produced by Michael Schur, while Lawrence Gordon, David Miner and Morgan Sackett will also exec produce. Universal Pictures’ original 1989 film stars Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer […]

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