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HBO Max & The CW pick up ‘Wellington Paranormal’ in first joint-acquisition

The CW Network and HBO Max have both picked up New Zealand horror mockumentary Wellington Paranormal for its US debut, marking the first time that the two WarnerMedia brands have jointly acquired a series. Each episode will first air on The CW and then be made available on the network’s ad-supported platforms, The CW app […]

Drama round-up: Dramacorp developing Cold War comedy-thriller; ‘Trickster’ sells in US; CBS back to work on ‘Einstein’

Dramacorp developing Cold War comedy-thriller Stockholm-based prodco Dramacorp is developing a Cold War comedy-thriller mini-series titled Whiskey On The Rocks. Dramacorp’s chief content officer Patrick Nebout and creative director Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will executive produce, while the company is in the process of recruiting the creative team and finalising its co-production model for the project, which […]

Kids round-up: The CW reboots ‘Powerpuff Girls’ in live-action; HBO Max heads to ‘Mia’s Magic Playground’; Komixx gets Itch funding

‘Powerpuff Girls’ return as adults in live-action reboot The CW Network is developing a live-action version of the animated series The Powerpuff Girls, with Juno writer Diablo Cody attached. The original series, created by Craig McCracken, ran on Cartoon Network between 1998 and 2005 and followed a trio of toddler superheroes. However, this reboot, which […]

News roundup: ‘Vlad’, ‘Trotsky’ and more int’l deals with South Korea; CW takes stab at ‘Killer Camp’ format; Hayu Australia inks exclusive ‘Chrisley’ deal; and more…

Eccho Rights strikes int’l deals with South Korean platforms South Korean platforms, including the broadcaster Catch On and Mint Media Group, have picked up international dramas Vlad, The End, Bitter Sweet Life and Trotsky, following deals with international distributors Eccho Rights. Vlad from Romania’s Pro TV and The End from producers Ay Yapim in Turkey, have both been picked […]

The CW names Mark Pedowitz as chairman & CEO

Warner Bros. Entertainment and ViacomCBS have promoted Mark Pedowitz to become chairman and CEO at the companies’ jointly owned US channel, The CW Network. Pedowitz will oversee all creative and business aspects of the network, which he joined as president in 2011 having previously headed up ABC Studios. Since then he has expanded its primetime […]