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‘Batman’s Matt Reeves strikes Warner Bros. deal & hires Working Title alum

The Batman director Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho production firm have snagged an exclusive overall deal with Warner Bros TV and hired the former head of television at Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films. The multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. will see all of 6th & Idaho’s new TV projects going through the US studio. […]

‘Doom Patrol’ returns to Starzplay for UK premiere

Starz-owned SVOD service Starzplay has picked up the second season of DC superhero series Doom Patrol for its UK premiere. The platform aired the 15-episode first season earlier this year. The show will return on 16 July. Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and distributed globally by Warner Bros. International Television […]

Netflix adapts Stephanie Land’s novel ‘Maid’ with Margot Robbie’s prodco attached

Netflix has ordered an adaptation of Stephanie Land’s best-selling novel Maid, which chronicles the life of a single mother who turns to housekeeping to make ends meet. Maid is from writer and showrunner Molly Smith Metzler (Orange Is The New Black) and is being produced by John Wells Productions, Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment and Warner […]

Netflix adapts ‘Chasing Hillary’ for political drama, expands Swedish offering

Netflix has handed out a commission for a political drama based on New York Times journalist Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hillary and ordered a Swedish scripted series from Lisa Langseth (Euphoria). The Girls on the Bus will follow four female journalists as they track presidential candidates in the US and is being exec produced by […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max orders ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot

WarnerMedia has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl, which will become available via its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The original show aired on US network The CW from 2007 to 2012 and was based on Cecily Bon Ziegesar’s novel of the same name, which follows a spoilt […]

Warner Bros. appoints new TV leadership team

Industry veterans Susan Rovner and Brett Paul have been appointed as presidents of the company’s television arm. The pair will serve as joint-presidents of Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) while continuing their tenure as presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television (WHSTV), roles they have held since March 2014. Rovner and Paul will be responsible for the […]

Luke Perry’s death prompts ‘Riverdale’ production shutdown

The CW has shut down production on hit drama Riverdale following the death of actor Luke Perry. Perry, who played the role of Archie Andrews’ father on the series, which is based on the Archie comics, died on Monday (5 March), less than a week after suffering a massive stroke. It is as yet unclear […]

Big Bang Theory to end in 2019

The world’s number one comedy, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, will end next year at the end of its twelfth season. A joint statement released by Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said the show, which will have racked up 279 episodes by the time it finishes, will draw to ‘an epic creative […]

Fulwell73 taps Warner Bros. TV for US scripted head

Fulwell73, producer of The Late Late Show, is expanding its US team with Warner Bros. Television exec Jeff Grosvenor as head of US scripted development. In the newly created post, Grosvenor is tasked with building on Fulwel’s existing scripted slate. He will report to Fulwell partners Ben Winston and Leo Pearlman and joins immediately. Grosvenor […]

CBS orders F.B.I. drama from Dick Wolf

US broadcaster CBS has commissioned a 13-episode drama from procedural king Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (WT) will follow the inner workings on the New York branch of the US criminal investigation agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The news will be of interest to international acquisitions executives, who have been urging US broadcasters to commission more […]

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