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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 […]

Sony beefs ups drama team with ex-Syfy exec

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)’s new leaders have hired former Syfy development exec Andrew Plotkin for its studio drama team. Plotnik has been handed a senior VP of drama development post at the Culver City studio’s TV wing, Sony Pictures Television Studios (STVS). He will replace Lauren Stein, who was upped to executive VP and head […]

IDW launches on-demand content studio for geeks

San Diego-based IDW Entertainment (IDWE) has launched a on-demand- and digital-focused production and distribution studio targeting “geek culture”. IDW Digital Studio will produce original, on-demand content for ‘geek’ audiences across digital media. It will target fan bases with “a fresh, fan accessible and highly creative emphasis to creating, managing and delivering original content and fan […]

Syfy UK heads to Midnight, Texas

Pay TV channel Syfy UK has bought network drama Midnight, Texas from Comcast cousin NBCUniversal International Distribution. The supernatural-themed thriller is set in a remote Texan town where being strange is normal and only outsiders fit in. François Arnaud (Blindspot stars). It will debut in the UK in July. NBCU International Networks VP of programming […]

Netflix & Syfy enter Ghost Wars

Netflix has taken exclusive worldwide rights to a new hour-long psychological drama that’s set for Syfy in the US. Cameras are rolling on the 13x60mins Ghost Wars, which comes from Fargo and Hell on Wheels studio Nomadic Pictures, and stars Vicent D’Onofrio (Daredevil, pictured) and Meatloaf (Fight Club) among others. The show will debut on […]

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