AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

Sundance SVOD service heads to Rillington Place, Riviera

AMC Networks has acquired Europe-produced scripted trio Back, Rillington Place and Riviera for its Sundance-branded US subscription VOD service. Sundance Now has landed exclusive streaming rights to the shows, deals that come just months after it ordered its first original series, The Chances. Back is the latest comedy from Peep Show stars David Mitchell and […]

Sundance orders first SVOD scripted series

New US streaming service Sundance Now has become the latest SVOD platform to order an original scripted series. The AMC Networks-owned service has given the straight-to-series greenlight to The Chances, which is billed as a comedy-drama written and performed deaf actors Shoshanna Stern and Josh Feldman. Traditional broadcasters have been attempting to reach millennial audiences […]

Fear the Walking Dead’s Erickson exits for AMC deal

Dave Erickson has exited his post as Fear the Walking Dead showrunner to sign an overall agreement with the zombie drama’s commissioning channel, AMC Networks. He will step down from running The Walking Dead spin-off Fear after its upcoming third season and then segue into a multi-year deal that will see him develop new shows […]

AMC’s Walking Dead spin-off spawns Talking

AMC is extending The Walking Dead talkshow franchise with a new Chris Hardwick show that will run when the dystopian zombie hit is off air. The Talking Dead is the talkshow that runs after The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead, and has proved popular on AMC in the US and […]

AMC, BBC coproduce second Le Carré adaptation

US cable channel AMC and UK pubcaster the BBC are adapting novelist John le Carré’s book The Spy Who Came in From the Cold into a limited series. Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy will write the series, which is based on the story of a British intelligence officer based in East Berlin at the height of the […]

C4 and AMC link for tech comedy format

Channel 4 and AMC are teaming to coproduce Loaded, a comedy format based on Keshet International’s Israeli series Mesudarim (pictured). The two broadcasters previously partnered for sci-fi drama Humans, which was a major ratings success in the UK, and are now reuniting on the 8x60mins Loaded, with Keshet UK and Hillbilly Television the other copro […]

Ex-Pivot exec joins AMC in int’l rejig

Former Pivot exec Chris Loveall has joined AMC Networks as part of a new group that will oversee international programming for AMC and SundanceTV. Loveall has been named VP, international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, with Kristin Jones named at the top of the new unit. Jones is now overseeing development and production and coproduction […]

Amazon Germany may bag Deutschland 86

Amazon Prime Video Germany looks set to pick up first-run rights to the second instalment of Deutschland 83, with its linear broadcaster wavering on a recommission. RTL has not yet committed to financing Deutschland 86 after the first season, which was critical and ratings smash internationally but fared less well locally. German TV trade site […]

BBC First, CBC hear The A Word

BBC First is Australia and CBC in Canada are the latest buyers of Keshet International-sold British drama The A Word. European pubcasters YLE, from Finland, Iceland (RUV), Croatia (HRT) and Slovenia (RTV) have also licensed the series, along with pay TV platform Yes in Israel. This comes as American coproducer SundanceTV came onboard the second […]

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