By Patrick Munn | January 13, 2017 - 3:33 pm | No Comments
A+E Networks UK is bringing one of their premium scripted acquisitions to free-to-air. TVWise can exclusively reveal that the company behind both History UK and Lifetime UK will be rolling out historical drama Vikings on their nascent free-to-air brand Blaze, beginning with the show's nine episode first season, from next month.
By Patrick Munn | January 12, 2017 - 11:16 am | No Comments
Two of Comedy Central's original animated series are crossing the pond. Comedy Central UK has secured the exclusive first window UK rights to both Legends Of Chamberlain Heights and TripTank, which will be used to form an animated block on Friday Nights later this month, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | December 16, 2016 - 4:59 pm | No Comments
Netflix UK is adding a trio of exclusives to their line-up. The streaming service - in separate deals with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Disney Media Distribution and Entertainment One (eOne) - has secured the exclusive UK rights to The CW's new comic book series Riverdale, Freeform drama series Beyond and comedy You Me Her, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | December 15, 2016 - 8:48 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: The Royals - the scripted drama series about the personal lives of a fictional British Royal Family - has lost its UK broadcaster. TVWise can exclusively reveal that E! UK & Ireland has opted not to renew their licensing deal for the series with international distributor Lionsgate Television; leaving The Royals without a UK home just as the third season has started airing in the United States.
By Patrick Munn | December 9, 2016 - 5:42 pm | No Comments
USA Network's Falling Water has found a UK home. Amazon Prime Video has secured the exclusive UK rights to the mind-bending drama after striking a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution, TVWise has learned. The show's ten episode first season will be available to stream for UK Prime members next month.
By Patrick Munn | December 6, 2016 - 2:52 pm | 27 Comments
TVWise recently caught up with Major Crimes creator and showrunner James Duff, who teased what little he could about Andy Flynn’s fate. We also talked about the power vacuum in the LAPD that was left by the exit of Robert Gossett, how that would play out in the back eight episodes and discussed the candidates who are vying to replace Taylor as Assistant Chief.
By Patrick Munn | November 22, 2016 - 3:45 pm | No Comments
Netflix UK is adding two new series to their slate of exclusive titles. The UK arm of the streaming giant has secured the exclusive UK rights to the Syfy series Van Helsing and The Man In The High Castle creator Frank Spotnitz's new series Medici: Masters Of Florence, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | November 21, 2016 - 10:00 pm | 8 Comments
WARNING – The following interview contains some major spoilers from Monday night's episode of Major Crimes that some readers may wish to avoid until after viewing the episode.
To get a sense of how the decision to kill of this long-running character came about, how that conversation evolved with actor Robert Gossett, as well as the inspiration for this arc focussing on a Nazi gang, TVWise recently caught up with Major Crimes creator and showrunner James Duff.