Showtime picks up Caravan’s New Order documentary

US cablenet Showtime has acquired a feature documentary about New Order that marks 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. New Order: Decades is produced by Caravan and follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage their collaboration for So It Goes with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra, which was originally produced […]

‘Fleabag’ star Andrew Scott lands on Showtime’s ‘Tom Ripley’ adaptation

Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott is set to star in US cabler Showtime’s forthcoming drama based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels. Ripley is being co-produced by CBS-backed Showtime and Endemol Shine North America, in association with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, The Night Of) is attached to write and direct the […]

Showtime swoops for HBO’s cancelled Vice news show

US cable channel Showtime has picked up news magazine series Vice following its HBO cancellation. The ViacomCBS-owned channel has swooped for rights to the 13-part programme, which will debut next spring. HBO pulled the plug on the show, Vice News Tonight, back in June, ending a seven-year relationship with Vice. The series was nominated for […]

Showtime commits to adaptation of Lisa Taddeo’s ‘Three Women’

US cabler Showtime has handed a series commitment to a drama based on Lisa Taddeo’s non-fiction book Three Women. The show is based on reporting by Taddeo and is described as “a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power.” […]

Showtime orders Rust Belt drama with Jeff Daniels

US cabler Showtime has made a straight-to-series order for a drama based on Philipp Meyer’s debut novel American Rust, with Godless star Jeff Daniels starring and exec producing. Rust will be written by Dan Futterman (Capote) and co-produced with Liberty Global-backed Platform One Media, which is headed up by CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh. The family […]

Showtime takes Denmark’s ‘Rita’ to US

US cabler Showtime has handed a pilot order to a remake of hit Danish drama Rita, with the original show’s creator attached as showrunner. The US version is being produced by Showtime and Liberty Global-backed producer Platform One Media, which is helmed by former Gaumont CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh. Christian Torpe, who was behind the […]

Showtime picks up Kirsten Dunst YouTube series

Showtime has picked up On Becoming a God in Central Florida, a nine part series starring Kirsten Dunst that was previously set to debut on YouTube. The acquisition comes as YouTube scales back its original scripted series slate and moves away from a premium content model towards an ad-supported model for originals. YouTube has held […]

Showtime expands deal with ‘Billions’ creators

Billions co-creators and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien have signed an expanded deal with Showtime. As part of the deal, the pair will continue to act as showrunners on the hit drama, and will also exclusively develop new projects for the network. The deal comes soon after Billions, which stars Damien Lewis and […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

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