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Sales round-up: MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show; Viaplay picks up first-ever Faroese drama; ZDFE shops Nazi slave doc

MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show Global SVOD service MagellanTV has ordered a new two-part factual series presented by physicist Jim Al-Khalili, called Jim Al-Khalili’s Guide to How We Got Here, to debut later this year. MagellanTV has partnered with factual distributor TVF International and UK production company Furnace to co-produce the series in […]

Scripted programming EVP Susie Fitzgerald quits AMC, SundanceTV

Susie Fitzgerald is stepping down as EVP of scripted programming at AMC and SundanceTV, after more than a decade with AMC Networks. Promoted to the role in 2015, Fitzgerald was responsible for the day-to-day operations of both networks original scripted programming, as well as the development of new projects. She joined AMC in 2009 as […]

AMC Entertainment Networks Group brings Studios operation in-house

AMC Networks is bringing its Studios operation in-house in a restructure that sees the departure of David Madden. The exec, who joined AMC in 2017, served as president of programming for the Entertainment Networks Group and AMC Studios. However, under the business’s “strategic realignment” the studio will come under centralised leadership – that of Sarah […]

AMC’s Sundance joins The Name Of The Rose co-production

Germany’s Tele München Group has announced that AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and Sundance Now are coming on board the recently announced adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. Produced by 11 Marzo Film, Palomar and TMG, the limited series is already lined up to appear on RAI in Italy during 2019. Under the terms […]

AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

Sundance SVOD service heads to Rillington Place, Riviera

AMC Networks has acquired Europe-produced scripted trio Back, Rillington Place and Riviera for its Sundance-branded US subscription VOD service. Sundance Now has landed exclusive streaming rights to the shows, deals that come just months after it ordered its first original series, The Chances. Back is the latest comedy from Peep Show stars David Mitchell and […]

Sundance orders first SVOD scripted series

New US streaming service Sundance Now has become the latest SVOD platform to order an original scripted series. The AMC Networks-owned service has given the straight-to-series greenlight to The Chances, which is billed as a comedy-drama written and performed deaf actors Shoshanna Stern and Josh Feldman. Traditional broadcasters have been attempting to reach millennial audiences […]

Fear the Walking Dead’s Erickson exits for AMC deal

Dave Erickson has exited his post as Fear the Walking Dead showrunner to sign an overall agreement with the zombie drama’s commissioning channel, AMC Networks. He will step down from running The Walking Dead spin-off Fear after its upcoming third season and then segue into a multi-year deal that will see him develop new shows […]

AMC’s Walking Dead spin-off spawns Talking

AMC is extending The Walking Dead talkshow franchise with a new Chris Hardwick show that will run when the dystopian zombie hit is off air. The Talking Dead is the talkshow that runs after The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead, and has proved popular on AMC in the US and […]

AMC, BBC coproduce second Le Carré adaptation

US cable channel AMC and UK pubcaster the BBC are adapting novelist John le Carré’s book The Spy Who Came in From the Cold into a limited series. Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy will write the series, which is based on the story of a British intelligence officer based in East Berlin at the height of the […]

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