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Amazon’s IMDb TV unveils huge development push across unscripted & drama

Amazon-owned AVOD IMDb TV has unveiled a slew of original scripted and unscripted programming in development, following the retail giant’s first-ever NewFronts presentation. Unscripted shows in the works include Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, a five-part mini-series following the country music star along the road to success. Michael Monaco directs the series, which is […]

Netflix reveals first series from ‘Game Of Thrones’ duo David Benioff & DB Weiss

Netflix has revealed details of a major new sci-fi drama that will mark the streamer’s first project from Game Of Thrones duo David Benioff and DB Weiss, with whom they struck an overall deal last year. Benioff and Weiss are adapting Chinese author Liu Cixin’s novel trilogy The Three-Body Problem, which explores humanity’s first contact […]

Brad Pitt’s Plan B & Endemol Shine take Lego Masters to the US

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), UK prodco Tuesday’s Child and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will jointly produce a US version of hit British series Lego Masters. The production companies are set to start conversations with potential American-based platforms later this month. Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, Lego Masters first launched on Channel 4 in the […]

Amazon adapts space opera novel Consider Phlebas

Amazon Prime Video is set to adapt Iain M. Banks (pictured) novel Consider Phlebas with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (The Big Short, Moonlight) producing. The series will be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia) after Amazon acquired the global television rights. Consider Phlebas draws on a fictional world created by Banks, which is referred to […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

Netflix, Amazon buy original films

Netflix and Amazon Studios have both invested in new movies, the former pacting with Brad Pitt and the latter picking up the latest effort from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Netflix will invest US$50 million in South Korean film Okja, according to production company Okja SPC, with Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment attached as a coproducer. […]

Netflix eyes Italy, Spain launches

Netflix will launch in Italy later this year, according to TBI sources, while a local report is claiming a Spanish debut will come around the same time. The streaming service has committed to launching its platform globally within the next two years, and Iberia and Italy look set to make up a new round of debuts. […]

Hulu orders original from Lionsgate, Brad Pitt’s Plan B

US-based streaming and catch-up service Hulu has ordered an original series, Deadbeat. The show will be a coproduction between Lionsate’s TV division and Hulu along with Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s prodco. The half-hour comedy follows a New York medium who helps ghosts settle scores. It will launch on Hulu next year and Lionsgate will […]

Starz plans post-civil war Texas drama

US premium cable channel Starz is developing a post-American civil war drama drama from writer-director Rud Lurie. Monsters of God will follow two powerful ex-cavalry men struggling to maintain order over their men and facing the challenges of an uncivilized Texas in 1867. Plan B Entertainment is attached to produce the series, along with Lurie […]