The Crown


Japanese originals for Netflix

Fuji Television Network will supply the upcoming Japanese subscription service from streaming giant Netflix with two original series. These will be a new season of Fuji network reality series Terrace House and an original drama, Atelier. Netflix launches in Japan later this year as part of its global expansion strategy. Original local content is becoming […]

Regal ambitions

Royalty is in vogue. Ahead of the launch of Lionsgate’s series The Royals, TBI speaks with the studio’s TV boss Kevin Beggs, and looks at the other regal offerings in the market. E! is best known for its glossy entertainment programming and awards show coverage, but like many US cable channels last year took the […]

Netflix retains all rights to The Crown

Netflix will retain all rights to upcoming UK drama project The Crown. This moves the streaming service away from the previous model whereby third-parties sell Netflix originals outside its operating territories, and in second windows. With previous big-ticket dramas, Netflix worked with distributors. For example, The Crown producer Sony Pictures Television distributes House of Cards, […]

Netflix confirms British Crown original

Netflix has confirmed the widely-expected announcement of its first UK original, British royal family drama The Crown. News of the project, which has a budget of around $100 million, first broke in May this year. Netflix has remained silent into now. The streaming service has confirmed a 10-part series will debut on Netflix in 2016. […]

The Royals – Lionsgate’s regal ambition

E! is best-known for its glossy entertainment programming and awards show coverage, but like many US cable channels has now taken the leap into drama, ordering its first series, The Royals. Shot in London, the show stars Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, the head of a fictional British Royal family. Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) […]