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Netflix orders reboot of Maupin’s Tales Of The City

SVOD platform Netflix has greenlit a new TV version of Tales Of The City, Armistead Maupin’s classic series of novels about life in San Francisco, with its particular emphasis on the LBTQ+ community. The show will be a 10-part limited series produced by Working Title TV and NBCUniversal International Studios. The showrunner and writer of […]

Netflix ordered more sci-fi after genre hits, says Ampere

Science fiction and fantasy has become the most popular genre among Netflix subscribers and this preference is being reflected by Netflix’s commissioning behaviour, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm said that following the success of flagship series like Stranger Things, sci-fi and fantasy was the most popular genre on Netflix as of Q1 2018 with […]

Netflix to raise $1.9 billion in debt

Netflix has priced a bond offering of US$1.9 billion, which it plans to use for “general corporate purposes” – including content acquisitions, production and development. The senior note offering was upped from US$1.5 billion, which was initially announced yesterday. The sale for the revised amount expected to close on April 26, 2018. The notes will […]

SVOD subs in MENA grow by 48% as pay-TV declines

Pay TV subscriptions declined in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2017 while online video subscriptions grew 48% year-on-year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that MENA pay TV subscriptions fell 21% percent to 4.2 million in 2017, with the growth reversal linked to blocks on beIN Media – something […]

Endemol Shine & Viu to adapt The Bridge for Asia

Asian VOD service Viu has teamed with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) to produce a localised, ten-episode adaptation of the internationally successful title The Bridge. The adaptation will air on Viu in late 2018 and is set to become ESG’s first scripted content project in Asia for an OTT service. It is expected to shoot in […]

CBS All Access begins int’l expansion with Canada launch

CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD service, has launched in Canada marking its first expansion into an international market. Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast. They can also access CBS’ original […]

AMC’s Sundance picks up Sharon Horgan’s Motherland

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service, has picked up Sharon Horgan’s British TV series Motherland. The series, written and created by Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive US debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service on May 10. Motherland follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), […]

Amazon greenlights Utopia remake by Gone Girl scribe

Amazon Studios has greenlit a straight-to-series order for Utopia, based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly. The nine-episode series will be written by Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn, who has simultaneously inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios. Flynn is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of Utopia, and […]

Netflix to launch new Euro originals including Julian Fellowes drama

Netflix is set to launch a new string of European originals including a Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) football drama and its first Dutch original. The Fellowes drama will see Netflix and London and LA-based prodco 42 look at football from a class perspective, featuring both Etonians and factory workers alike. For its first Dutch series, […]

Netflix orders Nomadic horror series

Netflix has ordered horror series The Order, produced by Nomadic Pictures. The 10x 60 minute series follows college freshman Jack Morton as he joins a fabled secret society, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves […]

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