Skydance Television

Apple TV+ orders Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson half-hour comedy

Apple TV+ is reuniting True Detective stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in a new half-hour comedy from Schitt’s Creek producer David West Read. The untitled 10-episode show is being produced by Skydance Television and will be exec produced by Read, Harrelson and McConaughey. The “heartfelt odd couple love story” revolves around a “strange and […]

Skydance TV names Netflix VP as new president, as Bill Bost exits to launch prodco

Skydance Television has appointed Matt Thunell, Netflix’s VP of original series, as its new president, replacing the outgoing Bill Bost. In his new role, Thunell will lead the development and production of all Skydance TV projects, as well as overseeing the creative, production and business affairs teams. He has been with Netflix since 2015, working […]

News round-up: Amazon reaches for more ‘Reacher’; TVOkids blasts off with ‘Riley Rocket’; Apple TV+ gets ‘Sunny’ with Rashida Jones

Amazon reaches for more ‘Reacher’ Amazon Prime Video has renewed action thriller series Reacher for a second season, just a few days after its initial debut. Produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television, and Paramount Television Studios, the series is based upon the novels by Lee Child. Reacher premiered its first season on Prime Video on […]

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 […]