Wolf Entertainment

NBCU names chief for new Dick Wolf scripted format arm

Dick Wolf’s US prodco, Wolf Entertainment, which is behind the hit Law & Order, Chicago and FBI franchises, has partnered with Universal Studio Group to launch a dedicated sales unit focused on the global distribution of its scripted formats. Universal Studios Group chairman Pearlena Igbokwe explained that while most of the company’s content will continue to be […]

NBC veteran Rebecca McGill joins Wolf Entertainment

Veteran NBC exec Rebecca McGill has been hired as EVP at NBCUniversal-based Wolf Entertainment. McGill, who joins the company following a 15-year tenure at NBC, will report to COO Peter Jankowski and receive co-executive producer credits on all scripted series from now on. The exec joined NBC in 2006 as manager of daytime programming, working […]

Drama round up: Netflix orders Brazilian thriller; ViacomCBS acquires NBCU’s ‘FBI’; Starzplay renews ‘BMF’

Netflix orders Brazilian thriller Netflix has commissioned Olhar Indiscreto, an original Brazilian psychological thriller set to debut next year. Produced by Mixer Films, the series is created and written by Marcela Citterio, with a cast headed by Débora Nascimento. Luciana Oliveira directs, with a screenplay adapted by Camila Raffanti. It tells the story of Miranda […]

NBC revives ‘Law & Order’ more than a decade since cancellation

US broadcaster NBC is bringing back Law & Order, more than a decade since it last aired. The show will return with a 21st season which is being executive produced by Dick Wolf, with Rick Eid attached as writer/showrunner. Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski also exec produce. It will be produced by NBC sibling Universal […]

Amazon’s IMDb TV unveils huge development push across unscripted & drama

Amazon-owned AVOD IMDb TV has unveiled a slew of original scripted and unscripted programming in development, following the retail giant’s first-ever NewFronts presentation. Unscripted shows in the works include Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, a five-part mini-series following the country music star along the road to success. Michael Monaco directs the series, which is […]

NBCUniversal strikes ‘nine figure’ deal with ‘Law & Order’ creator Dick Wolf

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has struck a reported ‘nine-figure deal’ to retain the services of Law & Order creator Dick Wolf. The five-year agreement will see Wolf and his Wolf Entertainment banner remaining with NBCU’s studio Universal Television, with the deal spanning both broadcast and streaming. Wolf has been with Universal – now part of NBCU Content […]

NBC, Dick Wolf join true crime craze

US broadcaster NBC and its most prolific procedurals creator, Dick Wolf, are getting in on the true crime trend. Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders will be an extension of writer-producer Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, but instead of closed episodes will run to eight parts that follow one case. Rene Balcer, […]

Dick Wolf re-ups with NBCU

Crime procedural guru Dick Wolf has signed another contract with NBCUniversal, this time tying him to the Comcast media business until 2020. Additionally, broadcast network NBC has given an 18th season recommission for Law & Order: SVU and a second season order for Wolf’s latest effort, Chicago Med (pictured). Wolf and his Wolf Entertainment imprint […]