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Scripted round-up: US remake for Belgium’s ‘Team Chocolate’; Showtime adapts Swedish book for TV; Netflix reveals ‘All The Light We Cannot See’

LA-based STXtelevision has teamed with Newen’s Reel One Entertainment to develop and produce an English-language adaptation of Belgian drama Team Chocolate. The two companies have secured format rights from French independent distributor Wild Bunch TV and are planning a show for US audiences based on the Belgian series. The original show follows a young man […]

Starz launches Lionsgate Play into Malaysia as Asia expansion continues

US-based Starz has launched its direct-to-consumer streamer Lionsgate Play in Malaysia. The service, which debuted in India in 2019, will offer a library of Hollywood blockbusters, film franchises and first-to-Malaysia original series and box sets. Features include The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me, as well as TV series such as […]

Asian streamer Lionsgate Play preps ‘Feels Like Home’ as originals expand

Asian streamer Lionsgate Play has unveiled its latest original, this time a coming-of-age series about four young men who move out of home for the first time. Feels Like Home, which is from Sidhanta Mathur (Little Things, Minus One) and his prodco Writeous Studio, chronicles the lives of the four men in their 20s and […]

‘Power’ creator Courtney A Kemp leaves Lionsgate for Netflix

Power creator Courtney A Kemp is leaving Lionsgate after agreeing a new overall deal with Netflix. The multi-year pact will see Kemp and her prodco, End of Episode, create and develop new shows for the global streamer. The deal, which could reportedly hit nine figures if bonuses are hit, ends Kemp’s six-year partnership with Lionsgate […]

Starz promotes Superna Kalle to president of international networks

US-based Starz has upped streaming chief Superna Kalle to become president of international networks. Kalle, who was previously EVP of international digital networks at the Lionsgate-owned company, has led the global expansion of streamer Starzplay, which is now in 58 countries. She continues to report into Starz president & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch and oversees all […]

Starz original programming president Christina Davis departs

US cablenet Starz’s president of original programming Christina Davis is stepping down from her position, just over a year since taking up the role. Davis replaced Apple TV-bound Carmi Zlotnik in May 2020 and had responsibility for Starz’s development teams, as well as its programming efforts with shows such as Blindspotting and Gaslit on the […]

Starz orders Sharon Horgan & Jeff Astrof paranormal comedy, Starzplay takes int’l rights

US cablenet Starz has greenlit a paranormal comedy from Trial & Error’s Jeff Astrof and Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan, which will also be available via streamer Starzplay around the world. Shining Vale follows a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town and into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. It stars […]

Round-up: Starz axes ‘American Gods’; Fox seeks ‘Our Kind Of People’; All3Media shops Ghislaine Maxwell doc

Starz axes ‘American Gods’ US network Starz has cancelled fantasy drama American Gods, confirming that the series, based on the novel by British author Neil Gaiman, will not return for a fourth season. Produced by Fremantle, American Gods is executive produced by showrunner Charles Eglee, Meil Gaiman, Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, Ian […]

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