Rick and Morty


Inside HBO Max’s complete originals slate

HBO Max may not be launching for another seven months, but the service is ramping up its marketing drive in earnest, revealing star-studded content offerings from high-profile talent such as Mindy Kaling and Greg Berlanti, as well as aggressive plays for catalogue fare such as South Park and Rick and Morty. WarnerMedia revealed details for […]

C4 sets up for Rick and Morty premiere, teams up with Adult Swim

Adult Swim’s hit toon Rick and Morty is set to make an exclusive UK premiere on commercial broadcaster Channel 4 (C4), as part of a wider partnership which will include a new programming block on E4 and an Adult Swim branded channel on C4’s VOD platform All 4. The toon’s fourth season will make its UK […]

Turner’s Adult Swim acquires game developer Big Pixel

Turner-owned Adult Swim has acquired UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. This deal is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular IP. Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game Pocket Mortys, based on characters from Adult Swim’s […]

TBI Weekly: Everyone’s looking at toons for grown-ups

This week, Hulu’s deal with Nick Weidenfeld, the former Adult Swim head of development, shows the increasing appetite networks are demonstrating towards adult toons. There has been a buzz at the start of this year around toons for grown-ups as every major SVOD platform has picked up at least one new series. Netflix kicked off […]

Hulu inks first-look deal with ex-Viceland, Adult Swim exec

Hulu is signing a first-look animation deal with former Viceland and Adult Swim head of development Nick Weidenfeld. Weidenfeld will develop and executive produce animated projects for Hulu, which is looking to further its impact in the adult animation space. The pair have a non-exclusive deal. The exec most recently worked as Viceland’s president of […]

Game of Thrones remains most-pirated TV show – TorrentFreak

HBO’s Game of Thrones has retained its unwanted crown as the world’s most pirated TV show, according to file sharing blog TorrentFreak. The epic drama has held the position for the past six years, and once again eclipsed AMC’s The Walking Dead as the most downloaded TV programme on fie sharing service BitTorrent. Adult Swim […]

Hulu stats reveal viewers turned to comedy this year

Hulu has released year-end data showing that its viewers, all based in the US, turned to comedy for light relief in 2017. During a year of uncertainty, Hulu claimed that “more people needed to laugh more often” and took to the streamer to view a range of comedies. Americans watched more comedy TV shows this […]

Turner, Nine Network ink Adult Swim deal

Turner and Nine Network in Australia have struck a programming deal that will see an Adult Swim branded block run on the 9GO! digital channel. The one-hour branded block will run on Sunday evenings on the Nine digital net, starting this week (July 10). It will feature hit shows including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey […]

Turner EMEA targets Adult Swim expansion

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has identified young adult-skewing channel Adult Swim as a key driver of growth going forwards. The channel, which is a key destination for US millennial audiences, has rolled out in the UK on pay TV channel Fox, has launched in France via Enorme TV, and will debut in more territories in […]

Taking stock of Turner

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA is heading for its best year, both in terms of ratings and finances, its president Giorgio Stock tells Jesse Whittock. So how has the business, which cut a third of staff just two years ago, achieved the turnaround, and what’s next for the growing unit? Sitting in his glass-walled sixth floor […]