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NBCU unveils TV & streaming team, Peacock originals chief McGoldrick to exit

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner has appointed a raft of execs to oversee content for its newly restructured entertainment operation, with Peacock’s head of originals Bill McGoldrick set to leave the company as a result. Rovner, who left Warner Bros. earlier this year to become chairman of entertainment at NBCU’s new-look TV and streaming division, has named […]

Show of the Week: Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp is that rather unique combination of Western and sci-fi, but this gun-slinging drama has also established itself as a show that offers a diverse range of characters like few others. Based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith, Wynonna Earp was developed for TV by showrunner Emily Andras and tracks the life […]

Blumhouse TV rejigs after tapping NBCU alum Chris McCumber as president

Blumhouse TV has appointed former USA Network & Syfy chief Chris McCumber as its president, with incumbent Jeremy Gold moving to a new role overseeing production. McCumber will oversee all areas of the company’s TV output and joins having most recently been president of entertainment networks for the cable entertainment arm of NBCUniversal, where he had […]

NBCU restructure sees USA & Syfy chief Chris McCumber departing

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s newly merged streaming and network division has resulted in more senior management changes, with USA Network and Syfy chief Chris McCumber departing. McCumber was president of entertainment networks for NBCU’s cable entertainment arm and had been with the company for almost two decades, but departs following the major restructuring work carried out by […]

TBI Weekly: Gunning for a global return to production

Shows around the world that had been put on hold because of Covid-19 are resuming production, as companies and broadcasters begin to get to grips with new protocols and workarounds. Here are six takeaways from the past week that point to a brighter future. Great white hope Scripted production might still be off the cards […]

Syfy, Netflix drama ‘Van Helsing’ marks return to drama filming in Canada

Nomadic Pictures and Dynamic Television have re-started production on the fifth and final season of Netflix and Syfy thriller Van Helsing, marking what is believed to be the first drama to return to filming in Canada. The show is still expected to premiere this fall with 13 new episodes, which will wrap the vampire-led story. […]

Syfy, Netflix drama ‘Van Helsing’ to end after fifth and final season

US cablenet Syfy is bringing the curtain down on action-horror series Van Helsing, with a commission for a fifth and final season. The show’s fourth season is set to end on 20 December, with the 13-part fifth run set to air in 2020. Production is expected to begin early next year. Van Helsing is produced […]

NBCU & Google partner for VR content

NBCUniversal has teamed up with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) content across networks and shows. The companies will collaborate on at least 10 multi-episode VR productions that will allow fans to get closer to the shows by placing them inside the scenes and allowing them to look around. As part of this partnership, Bravo […]

Netflix boards Syfy original from Game of Thrones creator

Game of Thrones writer and producer George R.R. Martin has landed a series on Netflix. The streaming service has acquired non-US rights to the upcoming Nightflyers, to which NBCUniversal-owned Syfy has given the greenlight. The series is based on Martin’s novella and 1987 feature film of the same name, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) writing […]

TBI Weekly: Disney challenges loom

Disney has had a tough week. On one end news emerged that the company is looking to cut costs, which may lead to significant job losses, and on the other a New Zealand broadcaster has claimed its deal with the group is behind a drop in its profits. The Walt Disney Company is looking to […]

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