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Spurlock dropped from projects after misconduct admission

After Supersize Me’s Morgan Spurlock admitted to previous accounts of sexual misconduct, he has been dropped from a range of projects and left the prodco he founded. Last week, Spurlock admitted on Twitter that he may have previously committed acts of sexual misconduct and that he feels he is “part of the problem” that has […]

YouTube Red orders Rabbit reality show

Online service YouTube Red has commissioned a reality competition series from Finland’s Rabbit Films. Ultimate Expedition will see eight celebrities with no climbing experience attempt to scale the 19,970ft Mount Tocllaraju, with YouTube star and Rabbit USA president Jukka Hildén presenting. The ten-part show will roll out on Google-owned SVOD service YouTube Red in 2018. […]

YouTube Red orders Sony’s Origin story drama

Subscription VOD service YouTube Red has ordered a sci-fi drama called Origin that has China International Television Corporation (CITVC) and Sony Pictures Television (CPT) attached. The ten-part drama comes from Sony-owned UK prodco Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) and Knighfall producer Midnight Radio, with CITVC and SPT’s international production arm producing in association. Origin is […]

John Cena, Kat Dennings front YouTube Red original

YouTube Red is set to bring in animated original Dallas & Robo, voiced by WWE wrestler John Cena and 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings. The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018 as the latest in a growing slate of originals the Google-owned SVOD service is offering subscribers. Dallas & Robo centers around […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

YouTube adds ex-WGN & Fox execs for originals

YouTube is bolstering its original programming team by hiring former WGN America (WGN) and Fox executives. Jon Wax has been named head of drama, scripted and current at SVOD service YouTube Red, while Angela Courtin takes a marketing post. Wax previously worked at WGN as executive VP of original programming, and becomes the second exec […]

DHX & YouTube Red believe We Are Savvy

DHX Media and YouTube Red have teamed up to release We Are Savvy, a magazine-style series featuring segments about music, fashion, dance and DIY. The show is set to premiere on YouTube Red, the Google-owned SVOD service, toward the end of this year. Each half-hour episode is introduced by Annie LeBlanc of the Bratayley YouTube […]

YouTube Red orders Karate Kid spin-off

YouTube Red is set to host a Sony-made spin-off from film franchise The Karate Kid, which it will name Cobra Kai. The ten-episode, half-hour series will arrive on YouTube Red, the SVOD service of Google-owned YouTube, in 2018. It reteams Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who starred in the original series. The spin-off was created […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

YouTube Red orders batch of new originals

Subscription video service YouTube Red has ordered a live action kids series featuring YouTube star Colin Furze, a pair of scripted series and a competition format. Production on 9 Story Media Group-produced Furze World Wonders has begun ahead of an autumn launch on the online subscription service. YouTube Red has also ordered a Dwayne Johnson […]

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