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News round-up: Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises; ‘Detention Adventure’ returns; Dantar inks first-look deal with Pilgrim

Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises Netflix and US-UK kids content company Moonbug Entertainment are working an new animated preschool series and specials based on the CoComelon and Little Baby Bum franchises. The shows, which will debut starting in 2022, will include 4 x 60-minute new nursery rhyme compilations and three seasons (24 x 7-minutes) […]

Sales round-up: ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join ‘Harry Wild’; Fred’s ‘Space Invaders’ continue; Flame closes factual sales

ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join Harry Wild Germany’s ZDF has joined as a co-producer on upcoming Irish murder mystery drama Harry Wild. The show, from producer-distributor Dynamic Television and AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV, has also been pre-bought by Mediawan for French-speaking Europe, while RTÉ in Ireland has come on board as the Irish broadcaster. The 8 x […]

Round-up: ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ extended; HGTV explores ‘Cash In The Attic’; Rainmaker & Little Hat develop ‘Bone Season’

Sommerdahl Murders extended ZDF and NDF in Germany, along with Danish broadcaster TV2, are returning to crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The show’s third season will start production this May and premiere early 2022, with TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway and NPO Netherlands striking pre-buy deals. The show is from Dynamic Television, which co-produces with ZDF, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance […]

UK’s Sky, Korea’s Watcha & ZDF take on ‘Nike’s Big Bet’ documentary

Sky in the UK, Watcha in Korea and ZDF/Arte in Germany and France have snagged rights to a feature documentary exploring the work of sports coach Alberto Salazar. Nike’s Big Bet: Alberto Salazar And The Fine Line Of Sport has been produced by Paul Kemp Productions and Corey Russell’s Cream Films, in partnership with the Globe […]

Acorn TV, Germany’s ZDF & BBC Studios link up for Expectation drama with Peter Fincham

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV and ZDF in Germany have commissioned a new drama created by Expectation co-CEO Peter Fincham. The Chelsea Detective (4 x 90-minute) follows a recently divorced policeman who lives on a battered houseboat while solving crimes committed by the affluent elite who live in the area. Glen Laker (Vera), Fincham and Liz Lake (Riviera) […]

Round-up: ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1; STV Player rolls out UK-wide; Rai Ragazzi pre-buys ‘Grisù’

‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1 RTP1 in Portugal has picked up a local adaptation of Banijay’s Don’t Forget The Lyrics format, with Não Te Esqueças Da Letra to be produced by Shine Iberia. Presented by João Paulo Rodrigues, the musical game show will air in Portugal on Saturday evenings from this spring. Singing ability plays no part […]

Cottonwood, ZDF, ZDFE, HBO Max & Globo to co-pro ‘Theodosia’ adaptation

French kids prodco Cottonwood Media, German pubcaster ZDF, its co-pro and distribution arm ZDF Enterprises, US streamer HBO Max and Brazilian media giant Globo have teamed up to co-produce Theodosia, a new live-action Egyptology-themed kids series. The 26 x 30-minute series is produced by Cottonwood Media’s David Michel, Cécile Lauritano and Zoé Carrera Allaix, while Joe Williams (Hank Zipzer’s Christmas […]

HBO Max joins BBC, Stan & ZDF’s Australian thriller ‘The Tourist’

HBO Max has joined upcoming Australia-set drama The Tourist, which is being produced by Fleabag firm Two Brothers Pictures for the UK’s BBC, Aussie streamer Stan and ZDF in Germany. The 6 x 60-minute limited series, which was first revealed last year, is being written by Two Brother’s Harry and Jack Williams, with The Fall’s […]

Show of the week: A Perfect Planet

This blue chip natural history programming focuses on the forces of nature to explore how they drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. From Kamchatka to the Galapagos, China to the Bahamas, no expense has been spared on delivering stunning footage from locations around the world to provide insights into our planet. Expect […]

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