Red Arrow Studios International To Handle Global Sales For FX’s NY Times Docu Series ‘The Weekly’

Red Arrow Studios International has secured the global distribution rights to The Weekly, FX's upcoming 30 episode New York Times documentary series. Hulu is also a partner, streaming episodes in the United States the day after they air on FX. Red Arrow Studios International will launch The Weekly to international buyers at MIPCOM next month. Read More

VH1 To Relaunch In UK With Focus On Unscripted, Picks Up ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

VH1 is getting a major change of direction here in the UK. Viacom International Media Networks has announced plans for it to move away from music and relaunch with a focus on unscripted programming. It will be managed and programmed by the MTV UK brand team. The channel, which goes live on Tuesday October 2nd, has picked up the full back catalogue of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars for the relaunch. Read More

‘Harlots’ Loses UK Broadcaster Following ITV Encore Closure, ITVSGE Seeks New Home

EXCLUSIVE: Following the closure of pay channel ITV Encore earlier this year, ITV has opted not to proceed with any further seasons of Harlots, TVWise can reveal. There had been some question as to whether or not it would move to the main channel as fellow ITV Encore originals The Frankenstein Chronicles and Dark Heart did. The news comes on the heels of U.S. streaming service Hulu, who were originally co-producers, stepping up to fully commission an eight episode third season. I hear that ITV Studios Global Entertainment is now seeking a new home for the second and third seasons of Harlots here in the UK. Read More

Red Planet Pictures & ITV Announce Devin Doyle As Red Planet Prize Winner

Red Planet Pictures and ITV have announced Dublin-based Devin Doyle as the winner of this year's Red Planet Prize - the talent discovery initiative that was launched by Tony Jordan's indie a decade ago to find writers that can create fresh, original and inspiring popular dram. As the winner, Doyle will get a script commission and development opportunities with ITV for his family drama Devoted Wife And Mother. It tells the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down when her debt dealing husband is kidnapped with a 500k ransom deadline for 5pm that day. Read More