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TBI Weekly: What next for the novel adaptation boom?

With drama producers around the world being forced to put filming on hiatus, development has taken centre-stage, something apparent in the recent flurry of news emerging about novel adaptations and option deals. TBI explores what’s next for the literary boom. Novels have been adapted for the screen pretty much since the day that the first […]

Sony’s ‘Reckoning’ prodco Playmaker eyes chief as co-founders step down

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-owned Australian producer Playmaker Media is looking for a new creative chief after co-founders David Maher and David Taylor revealed they are to step down from the company. The duo, who founded Playmaker in 2009 before selling it to Sony in 2014, will continue to lead the company over the coming months […]

Sony inks overall deal with ‘Plantagenets’ author Dan Jones

British author, historian and TV presenter Dan Jones has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) to develop screen adaptations of his works. Jones, who has written best-selling books including The Plantagenets and The Templars, will work alongside Sony Pictures Television’s stable of scripted prodcos, including Left Bank Pictures and the recently acquired […]

Amazon extends Spanish thriller ‘La Jauria’ and ‘The Boys’

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a second season of Spanish-language psychological thriller La Jauria and a third run of The Boys. The first run of the Fremantle and Fabula-produced La Jauria aired earlier this month for audiences across Latin America and Spain. It followed the investigation into the disappearance of a young girl at a […]

Amazon’s IMDb snags Sony’s ‘Alex Rider’ for the US

Amazon’s IMDb TV has become the latest operator to pick up Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) self-commissioned coming-of-age spy thriller Alex Rider for its service in the US. The agreement will also see Amazon acquire the drama for its Prime Video service in Germany, Austria and Latin America, following a similar deal struck in the UK […]

Keshet returns ‘Millionaire’ format to Israel

Israeli media group Keshet has commissioned a new series of quiz show format Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? from local outfit July-August Productions. Filming has already begun in Tel Aviv in front of a live studio audience and the show will premiere in just two days time, on 16 July, on Channel 12-Keshet. This […]

Satisfaction Group buys Sony Pictures Television’s French unscripted business

French reality producer Satisfaction Group has acquired Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) unscripted production interests in the country and its sibling firm Starling. Satisfaction, which is led by CEO Judith Aboulkheir and owned by Arthur World Participation Group (AWPG), will create a new joint venture in which it will hold an 80% stake, with Sony taking […]

Apple TV+ poaches senior Sony exec Chris Parnell for originals

Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell will leave the company later this month to take on a role at Apple TV+. Parnell, who has been with Sony for more than 16 years, will take on a senior programming role at the streamer and help to drive development of Apple’s original series. He will report to […]

Sony buys majority stake in ‘Sex Education’ producer Eleven Film

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a majority stake in UK-based producer Eleven Film, the company behind Netflix hit Sex Education and forthcoming BBC thriller Red Rose. The company, founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, has previously been behind shows including Glue for the UK’s E4 and Sky Living’s The Enfield Haunting, […]

Apple TV orders ‘unique visual format’ high school comedy ‘The Afterparty’

Apple TV has ordered a new high-school based comedy from producing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. The Afterparty has been handed a straight-to-series order and is to be produced by Miller and Lord’s production shingle, Lord Miller. Miller will serve as creator, showrunner and executive producer and Lord will executive produce, with Lord Miller’s […]

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