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The CW developing ‘Gotham Knights’ series with ‘Batwoman’ team

US network The CW is looking to expand its DC Comics drama offering with a new superhero series in the works based on the Gotham Knights title. Batwoman executive producers Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux and executive story editor Natalie Abrams are heading up the project, which is being produced by Berlanti Productions in association […]

Warner Bros. TV hires ABC veteran Vicki Dummer to lead current programming

Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) has appointed veteran ABC Entertainment exec Vicki Dummer to lead its current programming, with a remit over scripted series for services including HBO Max and third party broadcasters. Dummer becomes EVP & head of current programming at the US studio and reports into WBTV Group chairman Channing Dungey, who joined from […]

CW developing ‘Modern Austen’ and ‘Black Lightning’ spin-off for ‘Painkiller’

US network The CW is developing a modern update of British author Jane Austen’s novels, as well as a spin-off from superhero drama Black Lightning. Modern Austen is being made by Perry Mason writer Eleanor Burgess, Stephanie Allain’s Homegrown Pictures and Warner Bros. TV, where Allain is under a deal. The one-hour anthology series will […]

Netflix’s VP of originals Channing Dungey steps down

Netflix’s VP of originals Channing Dungey has left the streamer after less than two years in the role. Dungey joined Netflix in December 2018 having previously been president of ABC Entertainment. She had been with the US broadcast giant for 14 years but left to work with Cindy Holland, who has also subsequently left the […]

CBS greenlights ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ sequel despite Covid-19 uncertainty

CBS has handed out three new scripted commissions – including a straight-to-series order for a sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs – despite the ongoing uncertainty of when the shows might make it to screen. Clarice, which is being produced by CBS Television Studios and MGM TV, will take place shortly after the events […]

HBO Max strikes development deal to visit ‘The Beach’

HBO Max has agreed a script development deal for The Beach, a one-hour drama based on the book Beach Lane by author Melissa de la Cruz. Life Sentence creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith are writing and executive producing alongside Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec through her Warner Bros. TV-based My So-Called Company, Leslie Morgenstein […]

Hulu set for RuPaul drama

Hulu is set to develop RuPaul’s half-hour dramedy series loosely based on the Drag Race star’s life. The subscription VOD service will be working with both the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams for the project, currently titled Queen. Queen is a fictionalised version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag […]

Sky swoops for Warner Bros.’ The Flash and Forever

UK pay TV platform BSkyB has acquired two drama series launched at this year’s LA Screenings, The Flash and Forever for its flagship channel Sky 1 HD. Both series are distributed by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The Flash (left) is a spin-off of another superhero series Arrow, which also goes out on Sky1. It […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]