MGM+ returns ‘Billy The Kid’, ‘Rogue Heroes’ & unveils development slate

US linear and streaming service MGM+ (fka Epix) has picked up wartime drama Rogue Heroes and western adventure Billy The Kid for second seasons and unveiled a development slate with projects ranging from sci-fi thrillers to docuseries. Rogue Heroes, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, will go into production on its second season later this […]

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 […]

HBO bags Judd Apatow music doc

US premium cable network HBO has acquired US television rights to a feature documentary from producer and director Judd Apatow. May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers has a worldwide premiere on Wednesday (March 15) at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It features “extraordinary access” filmed over two decades […]

Netflix buys Berlinger’s latest feature doc

Streaming service Netflix will debut Joe Berlinger documentary Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru to international subscribers on July 15. Netflix will coproduce the doc with RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company after acquiring the rights. Tony Robbins… follows life-coach and author Tony Robbins, who runs a huge annual seminar, Date With Destiny, […]

Radical move for ex-MTV factual boss

US prodco Radical Media has recruited former MTV docs and specials boss Dave Sirulnick as partner and exec producer. At Radical, which makes shows including AOL’s Steve Buscemi series Park Bench (pictured) and Netflix’s What Happened, Miss Simone?”, Sirulnick work alongside Radical Entertainment chief Justin Wilkes and VP and executive producer Dave O’Connor. Radical said […]

Howard, Grazer head to Red Planet with Nat Geo

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and and Michael Rosenberg have partnered with National Geographic Channel on a “groundbreaking global miniseries event”. The Imagine Entertainment trio will executive produce Red Planet (WT) along with Jusin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor from RadicalMedia. The show will launch on Nat Geo in 171 territories and in 44 languages next year. […]

Netflix orders original Nina Simone doc

Netflix and FremantleMedia-backed producer RadicalMedia are making What Happened Miss Simone?, an original feature doc about iconic American singer Nina Simone. The film comes from director Liz Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against the World) and will launch as a Netflix original across all territories in which the streaming service operates, next year. It will trace trace […]