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France’s Canal+ Lands House of Cards

PARIS: Canal+ in France has acquired House of Cards, which launches in February on Netflix. Starring Kevin Spacey, the series is adapted from a BBC mini-series of the same name. It is from David Fincher and Ben Willimon. A second season of 13 episodes has already been ordered.    

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Content Television to Globally Distribute Halo Drama

LONDON: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a new live-action drama based on the popular Microsoft video game franchise, is to be internationally distributed by Content Television. Content Television has landed the global distribution rights to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn for broadcast, online, VOD and home entertainment platforms, excluding North America, where ...

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Nomadic Pictures Comes On for Season Two of Copper

TORONTO: Cineflix Studios has lined up Nomadic Pictures for the second season of Copper, which has been given an increased series order by BBC America and Shaw Media. Nomadic co-founders Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev join the production team. Pre-production is currently taking place and shooting is set to begin ...

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TNT Greenlights Jerry Bruckheimer Unscripted Drama

ATLANTA: TNT has placed an order for a new unscripted drama from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, along with giving a pilot order for a bounty-hunter series starring Geena Davis. Marshal Law: Texas (working title) is from Warner Horizon Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Megalomedia. TNT has ordered six episodes of ...

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New BBC America Co-Pro Looks at Life of James Bond Creator

NEW YORK: BBC America has signed on to co-produce Fleming (working title), an original drama about the life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double, An Education) has been cast in the lead to portray the celebrated author. The four-part drama will explore the man behind the ...

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ITVS GE Pre-sells New Series in Trio of Territories

LONDON: Dancing on the Edge, a new drama series from Stephen Poliakoff, has been pre-sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) in Australia, Israel and Finland. Dancing on the Edge is headed to UKTV in Australia, Israel’s HOT and YLE in Finland. The series, written and directed by Poliakoff, was produced ...

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Da Vinci’s Demons to Premiere at MIPTV

PARIS: The new Starz Entertainment drama Da Vinci’s Demons has been slated as MIPTV’s 2013 World Premiere TV Screening. The first episodes from the eight-part series will be screening for international buyers and media professionals in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium on Monday, April 8. The screening will be ...

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Sky Unveils New Lineup of Original British Drama

LONDON: Sky has revealed its largest slate to date, which includes a number of new original British dramas led by stars such as Dominic Cooper, Vanessa Redgrave, David Harewood and Kylie Minogue. New titles include Sky Atlantic’s Fleming, inspired by the life of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond’s ...

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AMC Brings Back The Killing

NEW YORK: AMC and Fox Television Studios are giving a third season to The Killing, with an open-and-shut format playing out over 12 episodes. Veena Sud is on board to return as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Actors Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder) are also coming ...

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ITVS GE Sells Dramas to Belgium’s VRT

LONDON: VRT in Belgium has picked up 50 hours of drama programming from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE). The agreement includes Mr Selfridge, a new period drama starring Jeremy Piven, and Falcón, which was inspired by Robert Wilson’s successful novel series. Additional titles involved in the deal are Mammoth Screen’s Endeavour, ...

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