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Poirot Star David Suchet to Attend MIPTV with ITV Studios

LONDON: To help mark the 13th and final season of the long-running crime drama Poirot, ITV Studios Global Entertainment is bringing David Suchet, the star of the hit series, to MIPTV. Poirot, produced by ITV Studios, will have its 13th season of five two-hour episode debuting at MIPTV. Suchet has played ...

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Scott Gimple Named Showrunner for The Walking Dead

NEW YORK: AMC is starting production on the fourth season of The Walking Dead, with Scott Gimple attached as showrunner and executive producer. Gimple has been on the show’s writing staff since season two. Greg Nicotero, co-executive producer and director, and Tom Luse, producer, have both been elevated to executive ...

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BBC Worldwide Secures Sales for Comedic Drama

LIVERPOOL: BBC Worldwide has sold A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a comedy drama led by Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), to a number of global buyers. The 4×30-minute series is headed to Germany’s RTL Passion, Russia’s RenTV, Spain’s Wuaki.tv, Israel’s Yes, Turkey’s Dogus Yayin and HBO in Latin America. ...

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Amazon Prime Lands Justified

SEATTLE: Amazon.com has signed a deal to make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online subscription home for the FX western crime drama Justified. In addition to Justified, Amazon.com landed the crime drama The Shield for its catalogue as well. Both series are available to purchase for $1.99 each and are ...

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Starz Developing New Ballroom Dancing Drama

BEVERLY HILLS: The new Starz original series Blackpool, which is set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing, is being executive produced by Julianne Hough and Derek Hough, famed from Dancing with the Stars. The pair will executive produce and also serve as head choreographers. Julianne Hough was a ...

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Special Report: Turkish Tales

NEW YORK: Ahead of the start of DISCOP West Asia, set in Istanbul, TV Drama looks at how drama series from Turkey’s top broadcasters are making their way to screens across the globe. The continuing expansion of Turkish programming exports reached a new milestone at the beginning of this year. ...

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Homeland’s Gideon Raff & Howard Gordon Set for MIPTV

PARIS: Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, the executive producers of the award-winning drama Homeland, have been slated for a MIPTV Media Mastermind keynote on April 8, presented in partnership with Keshet International. Homeland is now in its sixth season on Showtime in the U.S. The Fox 21 production has scored ...

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Shine Signs Global Agreement with FIC for The Bridge

LOS ANGELES/LONDON: FOX International Channels (FIC) has scored the first-window pay-TV broadcast rights for the drama series The Bridge from Shine International. The co-financing partnership marks the first international deal for the series, which is slated for a debut on FX later this year. FIC will deliver the show across its ...

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Hannibal Scores U.K. Slot on Sky Living HD

LONDON: Through an exclusive deal with Gaumont International Television, Sky Living HD has landed the rights for the highly anticipated U.S. drama Hannibal. From Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes), Hannibal is debuting in the U.S. on NBC on April 4. It will follow with a debut in the U.K. on ...

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BBC Worldwide Sells Dramas into ME&A

LIVERPOOL: BBC Worldwide licensed several dramas, among titles from other genres, to broadcasters in the Middle East and Africa at the BBC Worldwide Showcase 2013, which kicked off yesterday at ACC Liverpool. IBA in Israel opted for The Paradise and the first season of Call the Midwife. The broadcaster also picked ...

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