The Passion

Netflix takes rights to Fox’s Jesus Christ musical

Netflix has taken global rights to Fox’s live musical event The Passion, which is about Jesus Christ’s final days. The deal, which various US trades reported over the weekend, with producer Dick Clark Productions for The Passion means Netflix will begin streaming the programme tomorrow, following its debut on Fox last night. The agreement lasts […]

Fox orders last hours of Jesus format

US broadcast net Fox has order a local version of The Passion, a Netherlands-originated pop-culture format that reimagines the last hours of Jesus Christ. The show has proved popular in the Netherlands, winning a 46.2% audience share this year. The format sees well-known singers and celebrities retell Jesus’ story using city locations and a city-centre […]

BBC Drama restructures with Harwood successors

UK pubcaster the BBC has created three England-based head of drama roles, as part of restructure that has followed Kate Harwood’s exit to lead FremantleMedia prodco Euston Films. Hilary Salmon (pictured) has been appointed into one of two London-based positions, with Hilary Martin taking on a north England role. Another London post is yet to […]