Peacock renews ‘Dr Death’ & ‘Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has renewed true crime drama Dr Death for a second season and reality series The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip for a third outing. The anthology series, Dr Death, based on the Wondery podcast of the same name, will return with showrunner, writer and executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban at the helm. […]

NBC teams with ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ creators for mass extinction docuseries

US network NBC has ordered a new prehistoric docuseries, Surviving Earth, which uses new digital technology to recreate critical mass extinction events. A co-production between Universal Television Alternative Studio and UK indie Loud Minds, which was behind Walking With Dinosaurs and Primeval, the 8 x 60-minute series will first debut on NBC before being made […]

TBI Weekly: What ‘Batwoman’ & ‘Yellowstone’ tell us ahead of LA Screenings

Next week’s LA Screenings promise to provide some answers to some big questions – namely, just what shows the US studios are prepared to sell to international buyers. Yet the direction of travel for some is already clear, write Mark Layton & Richard Middleton. The worlds of Taylor Sheridan’s ratings-laden cowboy drama Yellowstone and the […]

News round-up: NBC & Peacock prep duo; E! expands scripted offer; BlackBox and EO Media team up

NBC & Peacock prep duo NBC has taken comedy Lopez vs Lopez to series, while sibling streamer Peacock has ordered a show from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Jason Woliner. Lopez vs Lopez is from the company’s Universal Television division, alongside Mohawk Productions, Travieso Productions, Mi Vida Loba and 3 Arts. The family comedy explores dysfunction, reconnection “and all the pain […]

Starzplay acquires ‘Queer As Folk’ reboot for Europe, UK & Lat Am

Starzplay has acquired Peacock’s Queer As Folk reboot for its service in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, the Nordics and the UK. The series, which is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution will premiere on the streaming service in the UK on 1 July and roll out in the other territories on […]

Peacock & Rainn Wilson seek world’s happiest places for new travel docuseries

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has commissioned Rainn Wilson And The Geography Of Bliss, a new original docuseries following the actor and comedian as he looks for the both the most and least cheerful places on the planet. Based on Eric Weiner’s New York Times best seller, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest […]