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Jean Béliveau Series Set for Historia

December 14, 2015

MONTREAL: Corus Entertainment's Historia has begun to develop the channel’s first drama series, about the career of Canadian hockey star Jean Béliveau. The five-part sports drama will be produced by Pixcom, written by Jacques Savoie and directed by Patrice Sauvé. The …

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Spotless Sells into South Africa

December 14, 2015

MUNICH: South Africa’s M-Net has secured the pay-TV and SVOD rights for the drama series Spotless from STUDIOCANAL. The series stars Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), Miranda Raison (24: Live Another Day) and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey). The …

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Trio of Winter Premieres for Acorn TV

December 14, 2015

SILVER SPRING: This winter, Acorn TV is due to debut the third season of the Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home, as well as the new acquisitions Midwinter of the Spirit and 19-2. On Monday, December 21, A …

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Red Arrow International Acquires Icelandic Crime Drama

December 15, 2015

MUNICH: Red Arrow International is set to distribute the new Icelandic psychological crime thriller Case worldwide. Produced by Sagafilm for Channel 2 in Iceland, the 9×1-hour drama is directed by Baldvin Z (Trapped, Life in a Fishbowl). The series examines …

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The Bastard Executioner Lands on Presto

December 15, 2015

SYDNEY: Australian streaming service Presto has secured the exclusive SVOD rights for The Bastard Executioner, a medieval event series from Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter. The Bastard Executioner is set in Northern Wales during the 14th century. The story follows …

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Video Interview with Outcast’s David Alpert

December 15, 2015

NEW YORK: David Alpert, the president of Skybound and executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast, among other projects, sat down with TV Drama to discuss horror on TV, working with FIC and more.   …

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Showtime’s Penny Dreadful to Get Comic Prequel

December 16, 2015

NEW YORK: Titan Comics has inked a licensing deal with CBS Consumer Products and Showtime to publish an all-new comic prequel to the fantasy period drama Penny Dreadful. The first Penny Dreadful comic series is slated for release in spring 2016. …

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Another Season of East Los High for Hulu

December 16, 2015

SANTA MONICA: The Emmy-nominated Hulu original drama series East Los High has been picked up for a 12-episode fourth season. East Los High follows the experiences of teens attending a fictional inner-city high school in East Los Angeles. The show, produced …

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Trio of Drama Renewals at TNT

December 16, 2015

ATLANTA: TNT has renewed the drama series The Librarians and Murder in the First for third seasons and Major Crimes for a fifth run. The fantasy-adventure The Librarians has been commissioned for a 15-episode third season that will kick off …

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MIPDrama Screenings Announces Inaugural Selection Jury

December 17, 2015

PARIS: The selection jury for the first-ever MIPDrama Screenings has been put in place, with six international creators and showrunners chosen to designate the 12 programs that will make up the showcase roster. The selection jury includes Teresa Fernández-Valdés and …