Scripted


Eurodata: Local drama dominated primetime in 2018

Eurodata’s scripted series report for 2018 shows that local drama was the most popular prime time genre for channels and viewers. The report, which analyses the schedules of over 100 channels in 12 countries, shows that across channels two-thirds of the series broadcast during prime time are locally produced, up five points up from 2017. […]

“Purposeful” formats, CEE scripted on the rise in 2019

International TV research consultancy K7 Media has unveiled its predictions for 2019, forecasting that Disney+ will lead the direct-to-consumer push while tipping Central and Eastern Europe as the next hot territory for scripted programming. Topping the list is the highly anticipated Disney+ platform, which K7 describes as a “genuine contender” to Netflix and Amazon in […]

AMC’s comedy channel IFC picks up Fleabag

AMC Network’s comedy channel IFC has acquired British comedy Fleabag, from writer, actor and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The BAFTA-winning series, which was picked up for Amazon US shortly after its UK debut in 2016, will premiere on IFC on 26 December. All six episodes of the critically hailed series will air beginning at 11pm and […]

Wildside is developing an Audrey Hepburn drama

Fremantle’s Wildside is developing a drama series on Audrey Hepburn’s life, based on a story by Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti and Luigi Spinola. Dotti and Spinola are the scribes behind New York Times bestseller Audrey At Home, which explores Hepburn’s passion for life as a muse, a mother and a humanitarian. In developing the new […]

iQiyi takes Fremantle’s My Brilliant Friend to China

iQiyi is set to take Fremantle’s critically-acclaimed drama My Brilliant Friend to China. My Brilliant Friend follows Elena Greco as the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous Naples […]

NENT taps Discovery Networks exec to head up scripted at Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has hired Discovery Networks Sweden exec Jon Petersson to head up its scripted division for Viaplay. Petersson joins Viaplay days after it was revealed that its former scripted head Mikael Newihl shuffled over to NENT-owned prodco Nice Drama as its head of development. The new exec will focus on developing original […]

Fremantle to develop South African drama with Multichoice

Fremantle is set to join forces with African pay TV operator Multichoice to develop an eight-part contemporary South African investigative crime thriller, Reyka. Set against the tropical coastline and vast sugarcane field of KwaZulu Natal, the story follows the life of Reyka Gama, a flawed but brilliant female detective, who is haunted by her past. […]

A+E to develop first int’l scripted copro

  A+E Networks International has begun development on its first international, scripted coproduction, Miss Scarlet and The Duke, a crime drama about the first-ever female detective in 19th century London. The project, which stars Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), originated with Element 8 Entertainment’s production team, including Patty Ishimoto (Rogue), Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) and Patrick Irwin […]

Viaplay to launch original comedy drama Love Me

Nordic streaming service Viaplay, owned by Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), is set to launch new original series Love Me by Josephine Bornebusch (Welcome to Sweden). The six-part comedy drama explores how love changes people’s lives whether in the form of friendship, grief or romance. It highlights these relationships through the lives of three generations of Stockholmers. […]

Canada’s CBC takes Fremantle mini-series Butterfly

Canadian national broadcaster CBC has acquired Butterfly, a mini-series the follows the story of an 11-year old boy as he transitions into a female. The 3×60-minute series will launch on CBC in late winter of 2019. Created and penned by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Tony Marchant, and starring International Emmy winner Anna Friel (Marcella), Butterfly is a […]

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