Fox returns to Berlanti for Black Lightning

US broadcaster Fox has put another superhero drama from Greg Berlanti into development. The 21st Century Fox-owned channel has given a pilot production commitment to Black Lightning, which is based on a DC Comics character of the same name. Berlanti, who is attached to four CW superhero dramas, is executive producing with Sarah Schechter. Berlanti […]

News brief: Syfy orders monster pilot from Bryan Singer

Cable net Syfy has ordered a 90-minute pilot from X-Men director Bryan Singer. Creature at Bay will be a modern day Kaiju (giant monster) series about a small town that becomes the focus of world attention after a giant creature is found there and killed by the military. Singer will work on the pilot, which […]

Starz, Fox in major multi-year film licensing deal

Starz has secured a massive multi-year deal for hundreds of movies from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s library. The agreement is billed as “the largest ever between the two companies,” with about 40% never seen before on the US premium cable channel. Films including Ice Age, X-Men and There’s Something About Mary will run on […]

Sierra/Engine selling brainy new ABC drama The Black Box

Distributor Sierra/Engine will sell The Black Box, the straight-to-series midseason drama just ordered by ABC, internationally. The US broadcast net has given the drama a thirteen-episode order and it will launch in 2014. It follows a world famous neuroscientist as she delves into the mysteries of the brain while dealing with her own family and […]

Disney deal for Lovefilm

Subscription DVD and video-on-demand service Lovefilm has struck a content deal with Disney for the UK and Ireland for animated series featuring superheroes from the Marvel stable. The deal will allow Lovefilm to stream shows including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men and Silver Surfer. Jim Buckle, managing director of Lovefilm, said: “We already […]