Cinemax developing Marvel drama

HBO-owned premium pay channel Cinemax is developing a Marvel Television series. The US network is working on a TV adaptation of the Marvel / Icon Comics series Scarlet, according to various reports. The series creator, Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis, had said the series was in development at HBO, but US news sources confirmed […]

Superheroic acts

Ahead of another season of fresh US studio dramas, Jesse Whittock investigates the role superhero programming will play as different forms of the genre proliferate on channels and platforms around the world “Nearly every major network in the US has a superhero show,” observes one senior European acquisitions executive. Recent broadcast seasons in the US […]

Playstation original wins more Power

The first original series for games console Playstation, Powers, has landed a second season. The Sony Pictures Television-produced superhero drama will launch next year after what Sony Computer Entertainment America’s John Koller described as an “incredible” reaction to the first run. “We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden […]

Sky D, MTG buy PlayStation drama

Sky Deutschland and the Modern Times Group have both acquired Powers, the comic book drama adaptation that is being made for Sony’s PlayStation Network. The series will go out on the German pay TV platform and on Viaplay, MTG’s online streaming service, after both bought the show from Sony Pictures Television, which sells it internationally. […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

Sony commissions first Playstation original drama

Sony’s Playstation Network has moved into original drama with an adaptation of comic book Powers. The series, which will be titled the same as Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comics, means Playstation is latest OTT player to move into original drama commissioning after the likes of Netflix, Amazon and rival video game service […]