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Sky Studios launches innovation hub out of Leeds

Sky Studios is launching a hub out of Leeds aimed at developing new talent and forging scripted partnerships. The outpost, billed as an innovation hub, will scout out new talent to create original drama, comedy and scripted ideas for the pay-TV operator. It will also experiment with new tech to explore different entertainment experiences. The […]

‘Chernobyl’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ win big at Creative Arts Emmys

HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Chernobyl emerged as the top winners at the weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies.  Held across Saturday (14 September) and Sunday nights, the awards salute outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The first night’s awards honoured artists and craftspeople in reality, variety special, documentary, animated programme and short-form animation, […]

ProSieben and Discovery’s streamer Joyn orders first drama

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery’s streamer Joyn has commissioned its first original with the drama Dignity. The 8 x 52-minute political thriller – commissioned by Joyn for Germany and Mega in Chile – is inspired by the true story of the mysterious German cult Colonia Dignidad, set up in Chile by former Nazi soldier Paul Schaefer. For […]

HBO nears pilot order for House Targaryen prequel

HBO is nearing a pilot order for a Game Of Thrones prequel from author George R. R. Martin and Colony co-creator Ryan Condal. According to Deadline, the show will centre on House Targaryen and take place 300 years before the events of the recent series, which concluded in May, shattering records for HBO. Martin created […]

Cameras roll on Awesome Media and Two Rivers’ ‘The Small Hand’ for C5

Cameras have begun rolling on Awesome Media and Two Rivers Media’s adaptation of The Small Hand: A Ghost Story for Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5. The Screen Scotland-supported drama (1 x 120 minutes) – the first adaptation of a Susan Hill novel since 2012’s The Woman In Black – sees the Kew Media Group-backed producers uniting […]

Apple TV+ confirms November launch, pricing and release strategy

Apple has confirmed launch plans and pricing for its streaming service, with a monthly fee that is wildly below the reported $9.99 per month sub price. The long-awaited Apple TV+ is to debut 1 November in more than 100 countries, priced at $4.99 a month, following a seven-day free trial. The tech giant confirmed details […]

ITV signs up for Emily Watson-starring psych thriller from Snowed-In

ITV has commissioned Snowed-In Productions for a psychological thriller starring Emily Watson. Too Close will star the Chernobyl actress as a forensic psychiatrist assigned to work with a woman who is accused of a heinous crime but claims total memory loss. The project – which is written by actress and author Clara Salaman and produced […]

HBO Europe exec Gabor Krigler sets up Joyrider Television for Euro drama

Former HBO Europe creative exec Gabor Krigler has set up a new prodco that will herald projects from European writers. Based out of Budapest, Joyrider Television is billed as a development and production outfit that is set to work with established writers across Europe, in addition to developing in-house projects. Krigler – who helped to […]

CBS to adapt German procedural ‘Einstein’

US broadcaster CBS is adapting the Red Arrow Studios International-distributed German procedural Einstein. The scripted format is in development with Monk creator and executive producer Andy Breckman, who is re-teaming with Monk’s director and executive producer Randy Zisk for the procedural drama about a brilliant detective. Written by Breckman, Einstein is based on the Zeitsprung Pictures-produced series for German […]

APC Studios snaps up rights to ABC Australia nuclear testing drama

Paris-headquartered producer-distributor APC Studios has swooped for worldwide rights to ABC Australia’s six-part drama Fallout (working title).  The boutique outfit helped in financing the production, which is inspired by true events and centres on the UK’s nuclear testing in the Australian outback in the 1950s. The project marks APC Studios’ first investment in an Australian series, […]

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