Warner Bros. Television

Hulu & HBO Max share ‘exclusive’ rights to hit US comedy ‘Abbott Elementary’

Warner Bros Discovery’s HBO Max and Disney-backed streamer Hulu are to share exclusive streaming rights to ABC’s hit comedy Abbott Elementary. The unusual deal for the workplace comedy, which debuted its first season on ABC in December, has come about because the show is produced by WBD’s Warner Bros. Television and Disney’s 20th Television. Hulu […]

Berlanti Prods hires Warner Bros. TV’s EVP of drama development as president

Berlanti Productions has named Warner Bros. Television’s drama exec Leigh London Redman as its president. She replaces David Madden, who stepped down earlier this year and yesterday was named head of global entertainment at Wattpad Webtoon Studios. Redman was most recently EVP of drama development at Warner Bros. Television, where she worked on Berlanti shows […]

The CW commits to ‘Arrowverse’ despite show cancellations

The CW has confirmed that it remains committed to its expansive ‘Arrowverse’, despite axing a slew of shows from the DC superhero franchise in recent days. The long-running Legends Of Tomorrow was cancelled last month after seven seasons on the network, as was Naomi, which just concluded its first, and now only, season earlier this […]

Starz developing romantic drama with Ava DuVernay

US network Starz has handed a three season pledge for a romantic drama series from director and producer Ava DuVernay – pending pickup. The untitled project, which is still in development, has received an 18 x 30-minute script-to-series agreement, upon official greenlight, from Starz. DuVernay (Queen Sugar, When They See Us) is set to exec […]

HBO Max expands ‘Doom Patrol’ characters’ universe with horror detective drama

Warner Bros Discovery-owned HBO Max has ordered an eight-part horror detective series based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner.  Dead Boy Detectives is from Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant), Doom Patrol’s Jeremy Carver, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television (WBTV). All parties are under overall deals with WBTV. The show, which HBO Max said […]

Fox extends remake of Argentina’s ‘Cleaning Lady’ after Hulu launch

Fox Entertainment has renewed drama The Cleaning Lady, which is available via Disney streamer Hulu, into a second season. The show is produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Television and is based on the Argentinian format, La Chica Que Limpia, which has also been remade in Mexico. The story, developed by executive producer Miranda Kwok (The […]

HBO Max moves forward with ‘The Batman’ spin-off, with Colin Farrell’s Penguin

HBO Max is moving ahead with The Penguin (working title), a limited drama series spinning off from Matt Reeves’ recently released feature The Batman, with Colin Farrell set to reprise his role from the film. Reeves and Farrell are attached to executive produce, alongside Dylan Clark and Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner on […]

BBC One welcomes The CW’s ‘Superman & Lois’

The BBC has acquired the UK premiere of Warner Bros. Television’s drama Superman & Lois. The show, which is based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, will be stripped weekly for BBC One starting 4 December, with all episodes available via streamer iPlayer on the same day. Superman & Lois […]

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 […]