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Canal+ orders HBO’s My Brilliant Friend

French group Canal+ has pre-bought My Brilliant Friend, a drama based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name. The HBO, Rai Fiction, and TIMVISION series is currently in production in Italy. It is directed by Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts). It features the character of Elena Greco, an elderly woman immersed in a house […]

Ronan Farrow signs 3-year deal with HBO

Following the investigative takedown of Harvey Weinstein last year, New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow has been signed by HBO to develop investigative documentaries over the course of three years. For the deal, Farrow will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions, and will proceed in tandem with ongoing reporting for The New […]

Game of Thrones won’t return until 2019 – official

Game of Thrones’ final winter is coming – but not until 2019. An announcement from US premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018. The eighth season of the fantasy epic, which follows a number of great houses warring for control of the Iron Throne on […]

Netflix boards Syfy original from Game of Thrones creator

Game of Thrones writer and producer George R.R. Martin has landed a series on Netflix. The streaming service has acquired non-US rights to the upcoming Nightflyers, to which NBCUniversal-owned Syfy has given the greenlight. The series is based on Martin’s novella and 1987 feature film of the same name, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) writing […]

Abraham & Heller replace Nevins as HBO doc bosses

As HBO doc boss Sheila Nevins steps down after 38 years in service, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller have been named executive VPs of HBO documentary and family programming. Nevins, who has overseen the launch of Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear (pictured), will officially step down in March 2018. Abraham and Heller, who are both currently senior […]

Doc boss Sheila Nevins exiting HBO after 38 years

HBO Documentary Films’ influential president Sheila Nevins is leaving the premium US pay business after 38 years, saying, “I don’t have to die there”. Nevins, 78, has run all documentary output for HBO and its smaller sister channels such as Cinemax since 2004, but confirmed her departure to US outlets over the weekend. In an […]

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

Cinemax copro among new Sky originals

UK pay TV service Sky is working up a London-set gangster thriller as a coproduction with US premium network Cinemax. Gangs of London (WT) is one of a number of new shows Sky unveiled at an event in the UK last night, with the others including the Lenny James-penned Save Me and Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted Patrick […]

HBO greenlights Spanish-language comedy

HBO has given the green light to a Spanish-language comedy pilot named Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen. The half-hour series is created by Portlandia star and producer Fred Armisen (pictured left), Broadway Video and Más Mejor. The comedy follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup in present day Mexico. […]

HBO expands SVOD service in Europe

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

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