TBI Scripted Hot Picks: Scrublands

Producer: Easy Tiger | Distributor: Abacus Media Rights | Broadcaster: Stan, Nine Network (Australia) Based upon Australian author Chris Hammer’s debut novel of the same name, Scrublands is set in Riversend, an isolated country town in New South Wales, where a charismatic and dedicated young priest (Jay Ryan) calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing […]

Stan in Oz orders drama trio including show from ‘Bluey’ prodco Ludo Studios

Australian streamer Stan has ordered a trio of scripted series, including a drama from Bluey producer Ludo Studios. Thou Shalt Not Steal is an eight-episode road series set in Central and South Australia in the 1980s that follows a young Aboriginal delinquent and an awkward teenager as they search for the truth behind a mysterious […]

BBC Four in UK picks up Stan & Sundance Now drama ‘Black Snow’

BBC Four in the UK has acquired Black Snow, the Australian crime drama that was produced for Stan and Sundance Now in the US. The six-part show, which will also be available in iPlayer, was produced by Goalpost Pictures and is sold by All3Media International. The story is set in a small-town Australian high-school, where […]

Australia’s ABC installs Netflix & Stan execs to lead scripted, factual

The ABC in Australia has added former Netflix and Stan execs to oversee its scripted and factual output. Rachel Okine was most recently commissioning editor at Stan and will join the ABC in September, taking the newly created head of scripted role and overseeing all drama and comedy. She previously worked at StudioCanal and more […]

Deals round-up: Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’; ‘Morning Show’ returns to Apple; ‘Black Snow’ travels

Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’ Netflix has ordered comedy drama series The Corps (working title) and renewed political drama The Diplomat for a second season. The Corps hails from executive producers Andy Parker, Norman Lear, Brent Miller, Rachel Davidson, Scott Hornbacher and Sony Pictures Television. Inspired by the memoir The Pink Marine, […]

UK streamer ITVX inks first int’l acquisition for Australian drama ‘Bali 2002’

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Bali 2002, a four-part exploring the lives directly impacted by the terrorist attacks on the Indonesian island 20 years ago. The drama, which will air on new streaming service ITVX next year, was co-produced by Banijay labels Endemol Shine Australia and Screentime for Stan and 9Network in Australia. The ITV […]

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