By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2018 - 9:52 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: SYFY UK is bolstering their summer schedule. The NBCU owned and operated genre channel has secured exclusive UK rights to NBC's drama series Reverie and Hulu's sci-fi series Future Man. Additionally, they have picked up UK rights to the fourth season of Killjoys. I hear all three series will premiere in August. Reverie and Killjoys are distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution, while Sony Pictures Television handles global sales for Future Man. Representatives of SYFY UK did not immediately respond to TVWise's request for comment.
By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2018 - 1:59 pm | No Comments
Fresh off of hiring Kate Maddigan as Head of Entertainment, independent production company Little Gem has promoted Senior Development Producer Rachel Harris to serve and Head Of Development. Additionally, the indie has hired Harriet Dormer to serve as their Head of Production.
By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2018 - 1:36 pm | No Comments
UK based international distributor Scorpion TV has lined up sales for more than 100 hours of content with multiple international broadcasters across Central & Eastern Europe (CEE). The deals were brokered by Scorpion TV's Sales Executive for CEE Ben Haines.
By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2018 - 12:28 pm | No Comments
Dan Sefton is proving to be one of the most prolific British TV writers of recent memory. The scribe - who has The Good Karma Hospital at ITV, Porters at UKTV's Dave channel, Trust Me at BBC One, and Delicious at Sky One - has set a new project with the BBC. The Mallorca Files, about a British and German detective clashing over their very different approaches to policing the island, has been green-lit at the Beeb for BBC One's daytime schedule. The show's ten episode first season will be made available in its entirety on the BBC iPlayer on the same day the first episode premieres on BBC One.
By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2018 - 10:21 am | No Comments
The second season of Ozark will premiere on Netflix UK on Friday August 31st, it has been announced. Ozark follows Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. The drama series, which was created by Bill Dubuque, is produced by Media Rights Capital and stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner and Janet McTeer.
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2018 - 7:47 pm | No Comments
Nevision and Lionsgate have inked a deal to co-develop and produce Oil, an eight episode geo-political thriller series which hails from Alan Whiting (Kingdom), Matthew Faulk (Titanic: Blood & Steel) and Mark Skeet (Vanity Fair). Oil is set in the early 1970s in the Persian Gulf and follows the hedonistic world of ex-pats. They are a powerful, displaced people in a foreign land they all but own and who consider the black gold under the desert theirs to take. But what they don’t know is that they are sitting on a powder keg and it’s about to blow.
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2018 - 5:34 pm | No Comments
Final Space is crossing the pond. Netflix UK has acquired UK rights to the TBS animated sci-fi comedy series after striking a deal with international distributor Turner International. The series will premiere on Netflix UK on Friday July 20th, when the complete first season will be available to stream.