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Netflix preps sequel series to History’s ‘Vikings’

Netflix has signed up for a Vikings spin-off from MGM Television and the show’s original creative team.  Michael Hirst’s Vikings: Valhalla begins 100 years after the original History Channel series concludes and follows the adventures of Vikings Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King and Viking descendant William the Conqueror. Initially helmed by […]

Raw TV scores first Netflix commission as it grows US team with Felicity Morris

Three Identical Strangers producer Raw TV has scored its first Netflix commission with a documentary series on a cat killer spurred on by Internet notoriety. The series Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer centres on a mysterious man who posts videos online of himself torturing and killing kittens and cats. The film follows […]

Apple orders Jackson Lamb spy drama starring Gary Oldman

Apple TV+ has ordered a scripted spy series that will star Gary Oldman and has Justified‘s Graham Yost attached to exec produce, with the show marking the first drama ordered by UK-based exec Jay Hunt. Slow Horses is from UK and Australia-based producer See-Saw Films and is the first instalment of the Slough House novel […]

Amazon orders fourth and final season of ‘Goliath’

Amazon is bringing the curtain down on its Billy Bob Thornton-fronted legal drama Goliath. The streamer has ordered a fourth and final season of the show, which launched its third run early last month. The show was developed by former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price and was created by David E Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro. […]

Disney+ set to expand in Asia via Hotstar

Disney+ is to launch in India and Southeast Asia in the second half of 2020 via the Disney-owned Hotstar, according to reports. US outlet Techcrunch has reported that the fledgling streamer’s titles will be made available via Star India’s popular OTT player Hotstar around June. Disney will then expand Hotstar – newly stocked with Disney+ […]

Amazon UK nabs first-window streaming rights to Lionsgate films

Amazon is set to be the first-window streaming home for Lionsgate films in the UK, beginning in January. The platform has struck an output deal with the studio that covers recently released and forthcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal begins on 1 January 2020 and will allow Prime members access to films such as […]

Disney+ breaks 10-million subs mark

Despite technical hitches along the way, the initial launch of Disney+ has proved to be very successful for the Mouse House, with the company already attracting 10m sign ups. In a statement, the company said that over 10m people had signed up for a week-long free trial across the US, Canada and the Netherlands. This far […]

Netflix, Nickelodeon strike multi-year output deal for animated film and TV

  Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on […]

CuriosityStream strikes distribution pacts in Africa, NZ and Bahamas

Science streamer CuriosityStream is growing its international reach, striking distribution pacts in Africa, New Zealand and the Bahamas. Founded by John Hendricks in 2016, the platform features series and feature docs spanning science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle programming. It has now struck deals with DStv’s MultiChoice for Africa, which will begin on 21 […]

Amazon greenlights ‘The Peripheral’ adaptation from ‘Westworld’ creators

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit hour-long sci-fi thriller The Peripheral from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The drama is based on the eponymous William Gibson novel, in which a woman tries to keep her family together in a forgotten corner of near-future America. The project is exec produced by Nolan and Joy, and […]

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