The Originals


In-demand charts: Poland (May 29-June 4, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand* shows from Poland, as we head into the central and eastern Europe-focused NATPE event in Budapest, Hungary this month. Poland throws up few surprises: House of Cards and Game of Thrones are the most popular overall and digital series, respectively, in the […]

NBCU inks Thorne duo development deal

NBCUniversal has signed a one-year first-look deal with UK writing duo Jim Keeble and Dudi Appleton. NBCU International Television Production’s deal runs through Keeble and Appleton’s indie 87 Films and encompasses their writing and producing capabilities. NBCUITVP’s executive VP, scripted programming JoAnn Alfano will oversee the agreement and develop 87’s scripts for the US, UK […]

iZombie invades Canuck Netflix rival

New Canadian SVOD service Shomi has acquired exclusive streaming local rights to Rob Thomas’s upcoming drama iZombie. The series will launch on US broadcast network The CW in the 2014-15 season, following the exploits of a young female medical student who becomes a zombie after being attacked at a party. It will be available on […]

Digiturk launches sci-fi channel Dizimax

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk has launched a new sci-fi channel, Dizimax Sci-Fi HD. The channel offers a raft of sci-fi series dubbed into Turkish or with Turkish/English subtitles and Digtiturk is offering customers the premium service free for a month. It has acquired a slew of new and classic sci fi series for the […]

News brief: Syfy buys Vampire Diaries spin-off from Warner Bros.

NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel has taken UK rights to The Originals, the upcoming spin-off from hit US series The Vampire Diaries. The show will debut on US net The CW as part of its fall season. It follows vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah as they embark on a power struggle for their home city of […]

CW plots Supernatural spin-off

US broadcast network The CW is reportedly working on a spin-off to its scripted series Supernatural. The series will be introduced as a backdoor pilot featuring an as-yet unnamed character that will appear in the ninth season of Supernatural, according to reports coming out of San Diego’s Comic Con International event. Neither The CW nor […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]