Advanced Television


Tomorrow Studios to adapt I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, has announced plans to adapt celebrated novel, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, written by Claire Vaye, for television. Emmy Award-winning director Stephanie Laing (Physical, Made for Love) will reteam with Tomorrow Studios (Physical, Snowpiercer), and with acclaimed screenwriter and author Alissa Nutting (Made for Love, Teenage Euthanasia) […]

June 20, 2022

Spain’s new TV law under fire

Spain’s independent producers have rebelled against the new TV law – currently under debate in Parliament – on the grounds that it will create a production duopoly in the market dominated by Atresmedia/Mediaset-linked companies to the detriment of independent producers. A last-minute amendment to the law will enable major producers linked to the largest private […]

May 26, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

HBO, Cartoon Network order Scooby-Doo pre-school series

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced the first-ever Scooby-Doo preschool series, Scooby-Doo! And the Mystery Pups. Produced by Warner Bros Animation, the CGI-animated adventure comedy series finds the iconic best friends as camp counselors who lead a new crew on mystery-solving adventures at sleepaway camp. The series will join the Cartoonito preschool block in […]

May 24, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore debuts May 30 on HBO Max

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the newest adventure in the Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling, will be available to stream on HBO Max on May 30th. Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable […]

May 24, 2022

OSN relaunches with revamped line-up

Dubai-based OSN used the CabSat show in Dubai to relaunch its branded bundle of pay-TV channels. OSN says the relaunch includes refreshed on-screen branding and 18 exclusive curated channels with 9 new or revamped channels. In its statement, OSN says: [The new look] is designed to deliver a distinct and world-class scheduled TV experience, OSN […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Comedy stars team on HBO Max animated special

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G) has teamed with Greg Daniels (King of the Hill) and Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead) of the newly formed Bandera Entertainment, as well as Michael Koman (SNL, Co-Creator of Nathan for You, and Executive Producer of HBO’s How To with John Wilson) to bring their […]

May 18, 2022

HBO Max greenlights B-Loved

HBO Max has given the greenlight for the live-action two-part special event, B-Loved (working title), from Endeavor Content and Wonder Worldwide, starring Peyton List (Cobra Kai) as Bea, a free-spirited teenage ghost who forms a special friendship with the new boy in town, Cole, whose house she has been inhabiting for over 100 years. With […]

May 12, 2022

HBO Max orders spin-off series for Kite Man

HBO Max has ordered NOONAN’S (working title) to series. The ten-episode adult-animated DC series, centred on Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg) is a spin-off of the Max Original adult-animated DC series Harley Quinn, that returns for its third season this summer. Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, HBO Max and […]

April 28, 2022

The Baby coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW on July 7

Sky has announced that eight-part Sky Original horror comedy series The Baby – a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one – will premiere on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on July 7th. Michelle De Swarte stars as 38-year-old Natasha, who is furious […]

April 25, 2022

HBO adds 13m subs YoY

As AT&T offloads its entertainment business to the WarnerMedia division, it reported its quarterly figures for the final time – showing that HBO added nearly 13 million subscribers in the last 12 months across both traditional HBO and HBO Max – including growth of 3 million in Q1 alone. HBO Max and HBO has a […]

April 22, 2022