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Cleverman studio appoints scripted dev chief

Pukeko Pictures, the New Zealand-based producer behind new drama Cleverman, has appointed a head of scripted development. Lisa Chatfield (pictured) will work closely with chief creative officer Martin Baynton and head of production Angela Littlejohn after joining the Wellington-based prodco. Chatfield was most recently at the New Zealand Film Commission, where she was head of […]

AMC to geek out in late-night

US cable channel AMC has ordered a late-night talk show for fanboys. Geeking Out (WT) has Comic Book Men’s Kevin Smith and Heroes: Reborn’s Greg Grunberg attached as hosts, and Matador Content and The Weinstein Company coproducing in association with Bandwagon Media. The 30-minute nightly show will look at pop culture from a fanboy perspective […]

Deutschland 83 is UK’s highest-rated foreign drama

German drama Deutschland 83 has become the UK’s highest-rated foreign-language drama of all time. Launching on Channel 4 the series took 1.49 million viewers, consolidated to 2.5 million. This puts it ahead of French drama Les Revenants (The Returned), also on Channel 4, which previously held the record with 2.2 million. Deutschland 83 is also […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

HBO Nordic welcomes Last Panthers

Scandinavian pay TV service HBO Nordic has acquired big-budget European crime drama The Last Panthers. The 6x60mins series will air on the platform following a deal with co-distributors Sky Vision and StudioCanal. Panthers, which was given a big push at MIPCOM in Cannes last week, debuts on Sky in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and […]

SundanceTV boards Irish drama

SundanceTV has become a coproduction partner on buzzy Irish drama Rebellion, TBI has learned. Rebellion is a five-part serial charting the birth of modern Ireland, beginning with the outbreak of World War I. Irish pubcaster RTÉ commissioned the show, with Zodiak Media’s Touchpaper TV signed up to coproduce. SundanceTV, which this yera became the first […]

AMC converts Preacher from pilot to series

US cable channel AMC has greenlit a full season of Preacher, which is based on a twisted 1990s comic book. Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios will coproduce the series, which Hollywood director Seth Rogen and his production partner, Evan Goldberg (This is the End, Superbad), developed for television through their Point Grey Pictures and […]

SundanceTV, ABC board sci-fi drama

SundanceTV in the US and Australia’s ABC are attached to a new big-budget drama epic set in the near future. The channels are working with Germany’s Red Arrow International, Australia’s Goalpost Pictures and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures on the 6x60mins series, Cleverman, which debuts internationally at MIPCOM. The series is set in a near-future in […]

AMC restructures production for studio

AMC is restructuring its in-house studio unit under Rick Olshansky and Stefan Reinhardt. The pair will led AMC Studios, with a remit to increase the amount of programming AMC Networks owns from its network. The US-based pay TV group has produced recent series such as Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) and Into the Badlands through AMC […]

Collier names AMC, SundanceTV top team

Charlie Collier has laid out his top level management team at US cable channels AMC and SundanceTV. Collier was recently named president and general manager of both AMC Networks channels, and has now elevated Joel Stillerman and Jan Diedrichsen to top posts. The news comes two months after AMC boss Collier replaced Sarah Barnett as […]