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Apple TV+ orders new comedy from ‘Ted Lasso’ creators

Apple TV+ has commissioned Shrinking, a new 10-part comedy series from Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer/star Brett Goldstein, alongside How I Met Your Mother’s Jason Segel. Segel will star in the series and also serve as writer and executive producer alongside Lawrence and Goldstein, who are also behind Apple TV+’s flagship comedy Ted […]

Amazon Studios hires Warner Bros. TV veteran as head of drama series

Amazon Studios has appointed long-standing Warner Bros. exec Odetta Watkins to a newly created role overseeing drama output. Watkins becomes head of drama series and reports into Amazon Studios’ head of series, Laura Lancaster. Her remit includes oversight of shows such as Jack Ryan, The Wilds and Hunters. The appointment comes after a near two […]

HBO Max preps Batman spin-off series based on Penguin

HBO Max has started development on a series revolving round Batman’s arch nemesis Penguin. The untitled drama is being exec produced by Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves, who are behind upcoming movie The Batman, with Lauren Le Franc attached as showrunner, according to US reports. Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are attached to produce, […]

HBO Max orders fantasy medical drama, with Damon Lindelof & Matt Reeves

WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has ordered a fantasy medical drama series from British filmmaker Oscar Sharp, Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves. The Human Conditions will be produced The Batman director Reeves’ US prodco 6th & Idaho, alongside UK-based firm Brightstar and Warner Bros. Television (WBTV). Sharp (Sunspring) will write and direct, and executive produce alongside […]

Warner Bros. TV hires Rainforest & Monkeypaw execs for drama development

Warner Bros. Television has hired former Rainforest Entertainment exec Mitzi Miller and Monkeypaw Productions alum Jonathan Harris as VPs of drama development. The two will spearhead the creation of one-hour scripted dramas for all WarnerMedia platforms, including HBO Max, as well as external streamers, cablenets and broadcasters. The execs will report to Leigh London Redman, […]

Netflix orders Mindy Kaling-produced LA Lakers workplace comedy

Netflix has commissioned a new workplace comedy series from Mindy Kaling and Elaine Ko, based around US basketball team The LA Lakers. The streamer has made a 10-episode order for the as-yet-untitled series, which will focus on the personal and professional dynamic between the family owners and team that collectively run the sporting franchise. The […]

Peacock orders mysterious drama ‘Mrs Davis’ from Tara Hernandez & Damon Lindelof

NBCUniversal-owned Peacock has ordered Mrs Davis, a new 10-part drama series from Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof, with the streamer keeping plot details secretively under wraps. Warner Bros. Television is producing the show, with the only information being revealed is that the series will explore faith versus technology and is described as “an epic battle […]

Peacock to adapt YA fantasy ‘Red Queen’, with Elizabeth Banks

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock is developing an adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s young adult fantasy novel Red Queen, with Elizabeth Banks attached to co-star and executive produce. Aveyard is co-writing the series alongside former Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz, who will also showrun here, while Mrs America star Banks and Max Handelman will exec produce via Brownstone Productions, […]

The CW orders ‘Waltons’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ & ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ specials

US network The CW has commissioned three original scripted specials for existing and legacy titles The Waltons, Scooby-Doo and a spin-off from Legends Of Tomorrow. All three specials have been lined up for the fourth quarter of this year, with specific dates yet to be announced. The Waltons’ Homecoming is being produced by Magnolia Hill […]

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