Riverdale


Luke Perry’s death prompts ‘Riverdale’ production shutdown

The CW has shut down production on hit drama Riverdale following the death of actor Luke Perry. Perry, who played the role of Archie Andrews’ father on the series, which is based on the Archie comics, died on Monday (5 March), less than a week after suffering a massive stroke. It is as yet unclear […]

Freeform’s Shadowhunters wins big at People’s Choice Awards

Freeform supernatural drama Shadowhunters won a string of awards, including multiple gongs for its stars, at the People’s Choice Awards. The awards show, held this on Sunday (November 11), is based on votes from the general public on their favourite films, TV shows, music and pop personalities. Shadowhunters, which is based on the book series The […]

In-demand: France (8-14 October, 2018)

Titles with recent premieres dominated France’s demand lists across digital originals and overall programming, with The Man in the High Castle and Riverdale taking top spots. France’s overall list, which measures demand via ‘expressions’ such as file-sharing and social media posts for programming that did not first appear on streaming platforms, was topped by The Walking […]

Warner Bros. signs $400m mega-deal with Greg Berlanti

Riverdale producer Greg Berlanti has signed a $400 million deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, which will keep him with the company until 2024. Berlanti currently has 14 scripted titles on air in the US including Riverdale, The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl. He also had shows picked up at this May’s LA Screenings, including the […]

CBS orders F.B.I. drama from Dick Wolf

US broadcaster CBS has commissioned a 13-episode drama from procedural king Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (WT) will follow the inner workings on the New York branch of the US criminal investigation agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The news will be of interest to international acquisitions executives, who have been urging US broadcasters to commission more […]

The CW pairs Dynasty with Riverdale

The CW is pairing key new US broadcast dramas Valor and Dynasty with existing high-profile Warner Bros.-produced series. Valor, one of a spate of new military- or elite police-themed dramas coming to the 2017/18 network season, has landed a 9pm Monday slot. It will receive lead-in from DC Universe superhero series Supergirl. Soap reboot Dynasty, […]

Netflix extends CW content pact

Netflix will remain the exclusive US subscription on-demand home of programming from broadcast network The CW following a new agreement. The pair have concluded a deal that will see shows such as The 100, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin made available to Netflix subscribers in their entirety eight days after their finale. Also included […]

CW books date with Voorhees on Friday the 13th

US broadcast network The CW has put a TV adaptation to the Friday the 13th horror film series into development. According to US reports from the Television Critics Association tour, the series will reimagine iconic masked serial killer Jason Voorhees as being more grounded in reality than the slasher movies. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van […]

DHX buys Degrassi producer in $30m deal

DHX Media is buying Epitome, the producer behind Canadian teen drama franchise Degrassi, for C$33 million (US$29.9 million). DHX will pay around C$19.5 million in cash and rest through an issue of nearly three million DHX shares, though these are subject to a six-month lock–up agreement. In turn, DHX will get 469 half-hours of programmes […]