Judge Dredd headed for TV

Television is set for a dose of street justice, with IMG Global and games firm Rebellion taking comic character Judge Dredd into development on a new action drama. The companies are planning a drama series based on the British 2000AD comic book, which is turning 40 this year. Judge Dredd: Mega-City One will be an […]

Vesper scoots to FremantleMedia drama team

FremantleMedia has hired former SundanceTV drama chief Christian Vesper as executive VP, creative director of global drama. Vesper left AMC Networks-owned SundanceTV earlier this year, but will now work within FremantleMedia’s drama unit, reporting to director of global drama Sarah Doole. He will be based in London and New York, working closely with FremantleMedia’s production […]

SundanceTV acquires mafia drama Gomorrah

US cable net SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of Italian crime drama Gomorrah. The first season, which comprises twelve episodes, will premiere on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer. SundanceTV acquired the drama from The Weinstein Company, which has rights in North America. Germany’s Beta Films sells the show in most international territories, […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

SundanceTV boards Irish drama

SundanceTV has become a coproduction partner on buzzy Irish drama Rebellion, TBI has learned. Rebellion is a five-part serial charting the birth of modern Ireland, beginning with the outbreak of World War I. Irish pubcaster RTÉ commissioned the show, with Zodiak Media’s Touchpaper TV signed up to coproduce. SundanceTV, which this yera became the first […]

Zodiak toasts chef Marco Pierre White at MIPCOM

Michelin star recipient Marco Pierre White plans to cook up a storm in Cannes. The celebrity chef is heading to MIPCOM to promote Humble Pie, an 8x60mins cooking format for UK pay TV channel Watch. He will attend an event held by distributor Zodiak Rights on Monday, October 5, and meet buyers and press. White […]