Wanted


Millarworld deal marks Netflix’s first acquisition

SVOD giant Netflix has entered the mergers and acquisitions market for the first time by acquiring comic book publishing house Millarworld. Netflix called its move into M&A a “natural progression in the company’s effort to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire intellectual properly ownership of stories featuring compelling characters and timeless, […]

Netflix ‘sets first German original’

Netflix’s latest original content play is reportedly the streaming platform’s first German-language drama from an Endemol Shine Germany-backed prodco. The show, which is currently untitled, will be made by Wiedemann & Berg, the Endemol Shine joint venture prodco, according to a report in German media trade Mediabiz. Mediabiz reported up to 70 German producers had […]

Amazon preps first German original

Amazon Prime Instant Video has ordered its first original German drama. Wanted will star movie actor Matthias Schweighöfer, and debut on the SVOD platform in 2017. E-commerce giant Amazon described the commission as a “milestone”, while also noting Schweighöfer would make his directorial debut on the show. Schweighöfer’s Pantaleon Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner […]

Lineup Industries snags RTL formats

New distributor Lineup Industries has struck a deal with RTL Nederland and will bring a range of the broadcaster’s formats to international markets. Lineup, the content company formed by ex-Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis, will distribute the Holland’s Top Chef (pictured) and Ultimate Dance Battle formats as part of the RTL […]

Zig Zag options show from Jack Black prodco

UK independent producer and distributor Zig Zag has taken options on three shows including one from Electric Dynamite, the production company of Hollywood star Jack Black. Zig Zag brokered the deal through Sparks Network, the formats distribution alliance that represents Electric Dynamite formats internationally. The shows in question is gameshow Hide and Seek from Electric […]

Warner Bros. picks up quirky Canadian dating format Wanted

Warner Bros. International Television Production has picked up rights to Canadian dating series Wanted. The show is made by Canadian producer Trio Orange and in Canada debuted on V Tele earlier this month. The format sees a psychologist and police profiling experts help a singleton find a partner through issuing a ‘wanted’ notice online dating […]