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Video Interview: South of Hell’s Mena Suvari

NEW YORK: Actress Mena Suvari talks to TV Drama about the character she portrays in the new supernatural thriller South of Hell and shares her experience of getting to act opposite herself as her own demon.   After having starred in a string of hit feature films, including American Beauty ...

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Discovery to Launch New Arabic Free-TV Channel in MENA Region

LONDON: Discovery Communications has teamed up with Image Nation to create and launch a new Arabic-language, free-to-air channel for the Middle East and North Africa, Quest Arabiya. Set to debut in the fourth quarter of this year, Quest Arabiya will be a male-skewed channel featuring factual and reality programs. It ...

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ITV Renews Home Fires for Second Season

LONDON: ITV in the U.K. has given the go-ahead to a second season of the World War II drama Home Fires. Produced by ITV Studios, the series follows a group of women at the heart of a rural Cheshire community who steadfastly bring the village together during Britain’s darkest hour. ...

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Gulli & Cottonwood Media in Production on Squish

PARIS: Cottonwood Media and Gulli have aligned to bring the animated series Squish to TV screens, slated for a 2017 launch. The 52×11-minute series is about the secret life of amoebas. Aimed at kids 6 to 11, the show marks the second series on Cottonwood's 2015 slate. The property is ...

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Serious Lunch to Rep Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

LONDON: Studio Ghibli and The Astrid Lindgren Company have tapped Serious Lunch, launched by CAKE founder Genevieve Dexter, to handle the international rollout of the animated series Ronja, the Robber's Daughter. The property is based on a 1981 novel of the same name from writer Astrid Lindgren. It is being ...

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Discovery Networks International Orders Series on Deep-Ocean Rigs

LONDON/COPENHAGEN: Discovery Networks International has commissioned the nautical docuseries Ocean Masters (working title), due out sometime next year. Filmed in Denmark, Norway and South Korea, the 6×1-hour series will follow shipping and energy giant Maersk Group and its elite team of experts as they design and build the next generation ...

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YFE Expands Footprint of Fix&Foxi Channel

MUNICH: Your Family Entertainment (YFE) has extended the reach of the newly rebranded Fix&Foxi channel, which has now rolled out in the Middle East and Africa. Fix&Foxi, which was previously the yourfamily channel, has already launched in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Latin America and North America. Now, the channel is being ...

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Former Endemol Shine Exec Joins Karga 7

LOS ANGELES: Nonfiction producer Karga 7 Pictures has hired former Endemol Shine Group exec Michael Gara as its senior VP of programming. Gara most recently served as VP of development at Endemol Shine Group (formerly Endemol USA). Produced series during this time include Virgin Territory for MTV and Bullseye for ...

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More Marvel’s Avengers & Spider-Man for Disney XD

BURBANK: Disney XD has lined up new seasons of the hit animated series Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6 for broadcast in 2016. The third season of Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution will see the superheroes face a number of new villains, including Baron Zemo, ...

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