MIPCOM Spotlight: Turner


CANNES: Turner’s slate features titles such as Good Behavior, featuring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery as a thief and con artist.

Turner’s TNT has been shifting its slate of original programming toward bold and cinematic dramas. This fall, for example, sees the premiere of Good Behavior. Following in 2017 is Will, an unconventional period drama centered on a young William Shakespeare and set to a contemporary soundtrack.

“Turner U.S. and Turner International will be co-producing several new series a year—this also includes TBS and truTV scripted comedy output—and steadily enlarging our vibrant development pipeline,” says Hannes Heyelmann, the senior VP of international original programming strategy at Turner. “We are excited about premiering these new shows on our own networks as well as finding the best destinations for them on other channels and platforms.”