TNT Originals


Young Shakespeare drama set for TNT

US cable channel TNT has commissioned a drama about a young William Shakespeare as part of its 2016/17 line-up. Will comes from Craig Pearce, Shekhar Kapur, Alison Owen and Debra Hayward, and is the headline series from Kevin Reilly’s second Upfront since joining the company in November 2014. It will comprise ten episodes and launch […]

TNT axes summer procedural despite ratings

US cable channel TNT has cancelled King & Maxwell, its new summer drama procedural, despite solid ratings. The show, which comes from CBS Television Studios and Shane Brennan Productions, had out-rated other new scripted summer cable series such as Syfy’s Defiance and Lifetime’s Devious Maids, but is still hitting the scrap heap. King & Maxwell […]

TNT orders Steven Bochco cop series Murder in the First

TNT has ordered a cop drama from Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue), Murder in the First. The US cable net’s production unit, TNT Originals, will produce the series. It will be set in San Francisco and follow a team of detectives working on a single case through its ten-episode run. The case in question is a […]

News brief: TNT ups unscripted exec

Turner-owned US cable channel TNT has upped Rachel Brill to VP, unscripted programming for TNT Originals. She was previously director of unscripted development for TNT. She’s based in LA and reports into David Eilenberg, senior VP, unscripted development. Brill joined the network in 2011 and has since developed several series, including new show The Hero, […]