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Nat Geo preps Leonardo DiCaprio drama

US cable channel National Geographic is adapting a best-selling Tom Wolfe novel with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions. The 21st Century Fox-owned Nat Geo previously partnered with DiCaprio on major doc Before the Flood, and they will now adapt The Right Stuff together as a scripted series. Warner Horizon Television is also attached to the […]

Lifetime to tell Berlanti’s ‘twisted love story’

US cable channel Lifetime is going straight-to-series on “the most twisted love story ever”, which hails from Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and Sera Gamble. You will be a ten-episode drama centred on “a relationship between two people that gets taken too far”. It is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name about […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]

Pretty Little Liars ending, Grimm axed

Pretty Little Liars and Grimm have been cancelled by US channels Freeform and NBC respectively. Cable broadcaster Freeform confirmed Pretty Little Liars would come to an end after its seventh season, which will begin airing in April 2017. The finale will be a two-hour special, and be followed by the premiere of new series Famous in […]

Little Big Shots goes big

Warner Bros. has secured a raft of new deals for its Little Big Shots, format including getting a local version away with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. The series launched on NBC in the US, with a second season commissioned, and showcases the skills of gifted children. Warner Bros. International Television Production sells the format, and has […]

Syfy greenlights Superman prequel pilot

US cable channel has moved its Superman prequel Krypton from development to pilot stage. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will executive producer and showrun the pilot, with David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) among the other EPs. Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) will direct. The show will tell the back story of the Man […]

ITV, Mediaset take Warner’s Little Big Shots

ITV in the UK and Mediaset in Spain have ordered local versions of breakout US variety format Little Big Shots. The Steve Harvey-fronted original series for NBC in the US is the top-rating new series among total viewers in the 2015-16 season, prompting a wave of interest in the Warner Bros. International Television Production-sold show. […]

Southland duo, ITV Studios make TNT dramas

TNT has commissioned a pair of dramas, one of which reunites the US cablenet with Southland’s John Wells and Jonathan Lisco and the other coming from ITV’s Tomorrow Studios. The first show, Animal Kingdom, will run to ten episodes and is based on the film of the same name, while the other, Good Behavior, is […]

Warner Bros. veteran exits for WME

Long-serving Warner Bros. Television business development exec Dan Limerick has left the studio for talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Limerick was Warner Bros. head of business development at its TV arm, but moves to WME to run its TV biz dev arm. Former incumbent Catherine Sugar has moved to a new post as head of […]

Warner works up Michael Jackson drama

Warner Bros. Television is working up a drama looking into Michael Jackson’s final days after signing a development deal with author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley. The author’s book Before You Judge Me: the Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, which publishes next year, is being adapted as a television series, along with My […]

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