Skydance Television


Netflix orders Arnold Schwarzenegger spy drama, marking actor’s first series move

Netflix has picked up a spy drama starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, marking the Hollywood A-lister’s first TV project. The untitled show is described as a “scripted global spy adventure”, which is being produced by Skydance Television and Nick Santora. Schwarzenegger stars opposite Monica Barbaro. The story follows a father and daughter who learn that they’ve each […]

News round-up: Legendary merges int’l & US TV; WarnerMedia signs ‘Impractical Jokers’; Skydance, Impact eye emerging talent; CNN’s Zucker to exit

Legendary merges TV businesses Legendary is consolidating its international and domestic TV businesses under the purview of Nick Albrecht, who has been named as head of Legendary Television. Nick Pepper, who has served as president of Legendary Television for the past three years, will become an executive producer on projects he developed for the company. […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger to star and exec produce new scripted Skydance spy series

US film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is to make his debut TV lead in a new spy series currently in development at Skydance Television. He will also executive produce the as-yet-unnamed hourlong series, which has been created by Nick Santora, and is reportedly soon to be pitched to several streaming services. The show is being described […]

Skydance TV adapts Korean drama ‘Hotel Del Luna’ from ‘Parasite’ prodco CJENM

Altered Carbon prodco Skydance Television has partnered with the South Korean firm behind 2019 feature hit Parasite to develop a TV series based on Asian fantasy drama Hotel Del Luna. Skydance, which launched its TV division in 2013, is working with Korea’s CJ ENM and its subsidiary Studio Dragon to “reimagine” the IP for a global […]

Marcy Ross steps down at ‘Jack Ryan’ producer Skydance Television

Jack Ryan producer Skydance Television is looking for a new chief after incumbent Marcy Ross revealed she would be stepping down. Ross, who was president at the US producer’s television arm, helped to launch Skydance’s TV interests in 2013. The company’s output now includes Netflix drama Altered Carbon and Apple TV+ show Foundation, as well […]

UnReal’s Noxon behind Dietland plan for AMC

US cable channel AMC has given the greenlight to Dietland, the latest drama from UnReal showrunner Marti Noxon. News of the series first emerged last year, and a ten-part series is now going ahead following successful execution of AMC’s writers’ room development model. This sees writers work on scripts for several months ahead of a […]

Amazon brings drama with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Amazon Prime Video has given the greenlight to a TV adaptation of the Tom Clancy-created Jack Ryan novel character. John Krasinski (American Office) will play the titular character in Jack Ryan, which will run to ten episodes. Alec Bladwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all played movie adaptations of Ryan. Skydance Television […]

ABC to spend Ten Days in the Valley with Sedgwick

US broadcaster ABC has gone straight-to-series with a ten-part drama from Skydance Television, which will star Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer). Ten Days in the Valley will follow Sedgwick, who is also an executive producer on the show, as an overworked television producer and single mother whose life begins to mirror her controversial police series after […]

Grace and Frankie studio raises $700m

Skydance Media, the US film and television studio behind series such as Grace and Frankie and upcoming Altered Carbon, has raised US$700 million in funding. This will be used to finance ongoing business in Skydance’s studio units, as well as acquisitions and productions coming from its Skydance International arm. The firm’s TV arm, Skydance Television, […]