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Nat Geo hires Homeland exec for drama push

National Geographic Channel has hired drama executive Hugh Fitzpatrick as it pushes further into scripted TV. Fitzpatrick will be vice president, scripted development and production at Nat Geo, as the Fox-owned channel seeks to ramp up its drama output. He joins from Teakwood Lane, Howard Gordon’s production company which is based at 20th Century Fox […]

FX greenlights Homeland producers’ drama

US cable channel FX has given a series order to a Middle East-set drama from Homeland writers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under’s Craig Wright. Tyrant will tell the story of a quiet American family drawn into the workings of turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan and Ashraf Barhom are […]