Spectrum Originals


Spectrum Originals to close amid rising production costs

Spectrum Originals, the US content brand behind dramas such as Joe Pickett, is to close as parent telco Charter Communications exits the original programming business. The move comes just a month after Sony Pictures Television appointed Katherine Pope, the head of originals at Spectrum Originals, to take over from the outgoing Jeff Frost as president. […]

Fox Entertainment expands comedy, animation teams

Fox Entertainment has hired Spectrum Originals exec Julia Franz and Trigger Warning With Killer Mike producer Daniel Weidenfeld to bolster its comedy and animation teams. Franz has been named SVP of comedy, while Weidenfeld has been appointed SVP of animation for Fox Entertainment. Franz is to oversee all comedy production and development for the network, […]

Spectrum develops ‘Last Chance U’ drama with Courteney Cox

Spectrum Originals, part of US media giant Charter Communications, is developing a scripted show based on the hit Netflix docuseries Last Chance U, with Courteney Cox attached to star. The untitled project is being developed for Spectrum’s streaming service and will be based on the life of Brittany Wagner, who featured in the first two […]

‘L.A.’s Finest’ wins second season from Spectrum Originals

Cop show L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, has been renewed for a second series by US streaming service Spectrum Originals. The 13-part series, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, was the first show to launch on cable company Charter Communications’ new on demand platform. […]