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Lifetime Adapting Broadway Hit The Trip to Bountiful

LOS ANGELES: The Broadway revival The Trip to Bountiful is currently in production for a TV adaptation to debut on Lifetime in 2014. The film stars original cast members Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams, who are joined by Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer. The Trip to Bountiful tells the story ...

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Video Interview: Breathless’s Jack Davenport & Zoe Boyle

NEW YORK: TV Drama spoke with Jack Davenport and Zoe Boyle, the stars of the ITV drama Breathless, about what viewers can expect from the series.   ITV’s successful drama run continues this season with Breathless, a new period series that premiered to some 3.7 million viewers last month. Created ...

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Viasat Goes for More Power Dramas

LONDON: Power has sold more than 50 hours of drama programming to Viasat for broadcast on the Nova and Diema networks in Bulgaria. The agreement involves a total of 22 television movies and mini-series. Among the titles are Air Force Once is Down, Blackout, Treasure Island and Neverland. There is ...

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Weinstein Company Signs Up for Peaky Blinders

LONDON: The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired the TV and SVOD rights for the U.S. for the British drama Peaky Blinders via a deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The agreement is for seasons one through three, with an option to acquire further seasons. The series debuted in September on BBC ...

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ITV Adds New Thriller to Lineup

LONDON: ITV has placed an order for Undeniable, a two-part drama starring Claire Goose (Mount Pleasant) and Peter Firth (World Without End) and written by Chris Lang. Undeniable centers on a woman who is convinced that she has found the man that killed her mother more than two decades ago. ...

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Starz Developing Drama Series with Owen Wilson & Others

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has put into development a new hour-long scripted drama, WonderWorld, with Owen Wilson, Rene Balcer, Fred Berner and Regina Lee. The show is set during a time of Ronald Reagan’s America. It is inspired by one of the biggest undercover operations in FBI history. It follows two ...

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Amazon Prime Greenlights Production on Two Drama Pilots

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios is moving forward on its first two hour-long drama pilots: Bosch and The After. Bosch is based on Michael Connelly's best-selling Harry Bosch book series. It is written by Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme) and Michael Connelly. The pilot is produced by Red Arrow's L.A.-based scripted house ...

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Audience Network Slates Pair of British Titles

EL SEGUNDO: Next month DIRECTV's Audience Network in the U.S. is set to premiere Black Mirror, a satirical drama, and Secret State, a conspiracy thriller. Black Mirror explores the effects of technology on society. Each 60-minute stand-alone episode features a different cast. The six-part mini-series is due to debut on ...

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The Walking Dead Renewed for Season Five

NEW YORK: AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, with Scott Gimple returning as the series’ showrunner alongside executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. The Walking Dead is currently the number one show on television among adults 18 to ...

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The Escape Artist Sells into Scandinavia

MUNICH: Red Arrow International has sold the rights for The Escape Artist, starring David Tennant, to Norway's TV 2 and Sweden's TV4. The thriller debuts today on BBC One. It was written by David Wolstencroft and was produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and Paul Frift of Endor Productions. The Escape ...

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