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NBCU’s Peacock orders ‘Ted’ remake, based on movie franchise

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s streamer Peacock has made a straight-to-series order for a TV show based on the 2012 movie Ted. The live-action show is being produced by NBCU’s Universal Content Productions (UCP) and MRC Television, with the movie’s creator Seth MacFarlane in talks to reprise his role voicing the cuddly bear. The series will be based on […]

Netflix & Universal appoint IP acquisition execs as creative battle intensifies

Netflix and Universal Content Productions (UCP) have both made key appointments as the battle to acquire IP to adapt intensifies. The world’s biggest streamer has hired Jordan Moblo from Disney as its director of literary scouting, reporting into VP of creative services Brian Pearson. He will look to acquire rights to novels for adaptation and […]

Peacock orders ‘Queer As Folk’ remake

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has ordered a remake of British drama Queer As Folk from Stephen Dunn. Universal Content Productions, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce the show, which is described as “vibrant reimagining” of the UK LGBTQ-focused series created by It’s A Sin’s Russell T. Davies, and will follow a diverse group of […]

Peacock cancels sci-fi series ‘Brave New World’

US streamer Peacock has cancelled sci-fi drama series Brave New World after just one season. The show, which was produced by Universal Content Productions and Amblin Television, is based on the seminal sci-fi novel by Aldous Huxley, and launched with the fledgling streaming service in July. “There will not be Season 2 of Brave New World on […]