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Apple wants viewers to See original epic drama

In its latest push for originals, Apple has ordered an epic futuristic drama written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured). See will be directed by The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, according to Deadline, which first reported the story. The drama will arrive from the joint venture between Chernin Entertainment and Endeavour Content. See will […]

Apple adds second Witherspoon scripted original

Apple’s push into original scripted television has continued by putting a second series from Reese Witherspoon into development. Are You Sleeping is billed as a thriller drama series from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine prodco. Octavia Spencer (The Help) will star, with Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife) the writer and creator. The series is based on […]

Peter Chernin sets up Campo to replace Di Loreto

Peter Chernin’s media business has recruited Kristen Campo to run its TV business. She will be executive VP, television, at Chernin Entertainment, replacing Dante Di Loreto, the Glee producer who joined the company last year. Di Loreto will have a production deal with Chernin, which is behind series such as Fox’s New Girl and has […]

Starz develops novella, Dirty Girls Social Club

US premium cable network Starz is working to adapt Mexican telenovela and a best-selling novel from Alisa Valdes about six women living in New York. The network is working with Televisa USA and Lionsgate (which will soon be its parent) on Teresa, which is about an undocumented but ruthless Latin woman making her way into […]

Chernin hires Glee producer as TV chief

Peter Chernin (left) has recruited Glee producer Dante Di Loreto as president of TV at his media firm, Chernin Entertainment. Di Loreto has a long list of US cable and network TV credits including Glee and its spin-off The Glee Project, NBS comedy The New Normal and FX series American Horror Story. At Chernin he […]

Fox preps US versions of Luther, Austrian drama

Fox is piloting US versions of hit Austrian comedy Braunschlag and hit UK cop drama Luther. In both cases the pilots have penalties attached if they are not taken to series. US prodco Intrigue picked up the US rights to Braunschlag at MIPCOM and will produce the Fox pilot alongside 20th Television. Austrian pubcaster ORF […]

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox, Apollo plan to merge three major global production companies Move would bring Big Brother, MasterChef and Idol franchises together for first time No guarantee of deal, but […]

Time Warner linked to web channels operator Fullscreen

US media giant Time Warner is reportedly seeking to follow the likes of Disney, RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 into the YouTube multi-channel operator business. Bloomberg has reported Time Warner is seeking to buy leading MCN Fullscreen, which Relativity Media and Yahoo are also said to be interested in. The companies have held talks over a deal, […]

Shine America appoints scripted exec

The US division of the Shine Group has hired Audrey Chon to work across its scripted programming efforts. As VP, scripted television, Chon will be involved in all aspects of scripted programming at the LA-based division of Shine, Shine America. She joins from US movie producer Good Universe and will report to Carolyn Bernstein, executive […]

Breaking Bad spin-off Saul scores Netflix streaming deal

Episodes of the hotly-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will launch on Netflix in Europe and Latin America soon after their debut on AMC in the US. The Sony Pictures Television-produced series, which will follow Bob Odenkirk as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before his appearances before Breaking Bad, launches next year. […]