BBC America Boards ‘Undercover’ & ‘Thirteen’ As Co-Producer

BBC AmericaDespite the change in ownership, co-producing UK dramas remains at the core of BBC America's drama strategy. The network has signed on to co-produce Peter Moffatt's BBC One drama Undercover, starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester; and BBC Three's just cast five-part drama Thirteen, which hails from up and coming writer Marnie Dickens. Read More

Starz Renews ‘Black Sails’ For Fourth Season, Adds Cuban Detective Drama To Development Slate & More

Black Sails (FT)
Starz has renewed their hit pirate drama Black Sails for a fourth season, the network announced during their executive panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The network also announced that they are developing a drama series about a Cuban Detective starring Antonia Banderas, and that they would be making all episodes of ballet drama Flesh & Bone and the final season of Da Vinci's Demons available for binge-viewing via their on-demand platforms following the linear broadcast premieres this Fall. Read More

Acquisitions Buzz: ‘Blindspot’, ‘Billions’, ‘Mr Robot’ & ‘Supergirl’ Near UK Deals

Acq Buzz 31-07-2015
The Muppets was the first show from the upcoming 2015-2016 season to be acquired by a UK broadcaster, but what other shows will be coming to these shores by the end of next May? TVWise has pinned down four (when technically five) shows that are close to being snapped up by UK broadcasters. Said shows include NBC's Blindspot, starring Strike Back's Sullivan Stapleton; Showtime's Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti fronted Billions; USA Network's hacker drama Mr. Robot; and CBS' Supergirl, which was identified across the board as a target for a number of UK broadcasters ahead of the LA Screenings. Read More

Channel 4 & AMC Renew ‘Humans’ For Second Season

HumansChannel 4 and AMC have renewed their sci-fi co-production Humans for a second season, the two broadcasters announced on Friday. Eight episodes have been ordered for the show's second season, matching the order for season one. Production is expected to get underway in late 2015, for a 2016 premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and AMC in the United States. Read More

‘Scott & Bailey’ Renewed For Shortened Fifth Season At ITV

Scott & Bailey - S4Close to a year after the show's fourth season wrapped its run, ITV has renewed police drama Scott & Bailey starring Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp for a shortened fifth run. Three episodes have been ordered for the fifth season, down significantly from the eight episodes that comprised seasons two through four. Read More

Rhys Ifans Joins Epix’s Spy Drama ‘Berlin Station’

Rhys IfansElementary and Harry Potter alum Rhys Ifans has signed on for a co-starring role opposite Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) in Berlin Station, the 10 episode contemporary espionage crime drama from Paramount TV which is set up at premium streaming service Epix. Rhys Ifans will play Case Officer Hector DeJean, who is described as a darkly charming, tenacious agent. He jois Richard Jenkins who was previously cast to play Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Chief of Station in Berlin. Read More