Hulu adds 20th Television comedy ‘Deli Boys’ via Onyx Collective

Disney’s Onyx Collective brand has picked up 20th Television comedy pilot Deli Boys to series to stream on Hulu. The 10 x 30-minute series was created by Abdullah Saeed and developed by Jenni Konner and Nora Silver under Jenni Konner Productions. Michelle Nader, who also serves as showrunner, is an executive producer alongside Saeed, Konner […]

Disney streamers combine for FX adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Never Let Me Go’

Disney-owned FX has ordered a small screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go, which will debut across Mouse House-owned streamers globally. The drama has been written by Melissa Iqbal, who is also attached a showrunner, and will be available on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America and under the Star […]

Disney+ orders ‘The Full Monty’ series revival as UK original

Disney+ has commissioned a spin-off to the 1997 British comedy-drama film The Full Monty, with the original cast set to reprise their roles in a limited series. The 8 x 60-minute UK original series will debut on Disney+ globally, and on Star+ in Latin America and Disney-owned streamer Hulu in the US. The Full Monty […]

Disney’s Star & Russia’s Okko snag SVOD rights to ‘Keeping Faith’

Disney+ and Russian streamer Okko are among buyers of the BBC and S4C Welsh drama, Keeping Faith. The Mouse House has snagged SVOD rights for seasons 1-3 of Keeping Faith for its Star brand in the Netherlands and Belgium, while Okko has taken the same rights in Russia. The show, which was produced by Vox […]

Disney ‘accelerating’ European focus with originals to hit 60 by 2024

Disney+ is allowing the Mouse House to “put the afterburners” on its European production efforts according to its EMEA president, who used a keynote at SeriesMania to unveil the latest details of its upcoming slate from the region. Jan Koeppen, Disney’s EMEA president, said that while the company had been known for its “big stories” […]

Disney+ greenlights action-comedy ‘Wedding Season’ for Star

Disney+ has greenlit Wedding Season, a UK-produced original romantic-comedy action series for the streamer’s Star label. The eight-part series is being produced by Dancing Ledge Productions (The Salisbury Poisonings) and Jax Media (Emily In Paris), and written and executive produced by Oliver Lyttelton. Chris Carey, Laurence Bowen and Toby Bruce will also exec produce for […]

Fox Upfront: Gordon Ramsay format & BBC drama remake slated for 2021/22

US broadcaster Fox has outlined a slew of commissions and renewals, including a new cookery format with Gordon Ramsay and a remake of a BBC scripted format. The celebrity chef will front Next Level Chef, which is being produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Studio Ramsay. The series sees contestants battle it out in one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet, set on […]

Disney launches Hulu-based content brand for creators of colour

Disney General Entertainment (DGE) has unveiled Onyx Collective, a new content brand on streaming service Hulu for creators of colour and underrepresented voices, including Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Coogler, to be helmed by Freeform president Tara Duncan. Duncan, who has been spearheading this effort since it was first announced last year, will continue in her […]

Disney+ launches Star around world, adding thousands of hours incl ‘Lost’ & ’24’

  Disney has today launched Star, the first major expansion to Disney+ since the SVOD’s launch in November 2019. Available across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the new hub launches as a dedicated brand within Disney+. It comes with a catalogue of thousands of hours of movies and shows from Disney General Entertainment Content, […]

Disney+ unveils European hires & extensive regional slate

Global streamer Disney+ has hired two new execs in Spain and Germany to head up original productions and unveiled a slate of 10 new European commissions. Sofía Fábregas has been named as VP of original productions in Iberia, while Entertainment One exec Benjamina Mirnik-Voges has been appointed to the same role in Germany. Both will […]

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