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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 […]

Nine Network, Movistar+ strike pre-sale deals for BBCS’s ‘Perfect Planet’

Nine Network in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and public broadcasters across the Nordics have all struck pre-sales deals for BBC Studios’ new blue chip natural history series A Perfect Planet. The five-parter is produced by Silverback Films for BBC One in the UK and US partner Discovery, with China’s Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF in Germany, […]

News round-up: France builds ‘Lego Masters’; ITV’s ‘Professor T’ travels to Nordics; ZDF snags ‘Bank Hacker’ & ‘The Weekly’

France’s M6 builds Lego Masters deal M6 in France has become the eighth broadcaster to order a local version of entertainment format Lego Masters. The show will be produced by Endemol Shine France, having originally been created by Tuesday’s Child Productions, The Lego Group and Endemol Shine Group, now part of Banijay. The latter is […]

ORF and ZDF take a second stab at ‘Vienna Blood’

Broadcasters ORF in Austria and ZDF in Germany have ordered a second season crime of drama Vienna Blood. The series is produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned UK-based Endor Productions and Austria’s MR Film and based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis. It is distributed globally by Red Arrow Studios International. Three new 90-minute […]

ITV Studios snags second window sales for ‘Bodyguard’

ITV Studios (ITVS) has struck a raft of deals for its scripted series including Jed Mercurio’s crime hit Bodyguard, as Covid-19 drives up demand for second window rights. The six-part show, from ITVS-owned World Productions, was first available in 2018 via the UK’s BBC and Netflix elsewhere but has now been picked up by Seven […]

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