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Beast heads to Peacock

Peacock has announced Universal Pictures’ Beast will begin streaming exclusively on the service starting October 7th. The thriller movie follows recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries) as they travel to a South African game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old […]

October 4, 2022

BBC orders The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse for Xmas

This Christmas, Charlie Mackesy’s internationally bestselling illustrated book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse will be coming to BBC One and iPlayer in a new, animated short film. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse will take audiences on a poignant journey, as the deeply resonating story follows the unlikely […]

June 30, 2022

Idris Elba eyes Channel 4 bid

Actor Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to take part in a bid for Channel 4. Elba is said to be discussing a joint bid with Marc Boyan, a media entrepreneur who is the founder of marketing company Miroma Group, according to a report in The Sunday Times. The UK government announced plans to privatise […]

June 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Roku unveils ‘Roku Originals’ Quibi rebrand

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has confirmed that the content from the Quibi acquisition in January will be re-branded as ‘Roku Originals’ and will be launched on The Roku Channel. Roku Originals will also be the brand name for future original programming for The Roku Channel, the home of free, ad-supported entertainment on the […]

April 21, 2021

Crunchyroll passes 4m subs; Elba collab

Crunchyroll, the anime streaming brand, surpassed the four million subscriber milestone in January and now has 100 million registered users. The company announced three million subscribers and 70 million registered users in July 2020. The UK is among the top five countries with the highest number of subscribers. Daily premium active users are watching 100 […]

February 3, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC presents Idris Elba meets Paul McCartney

BBC One and BBC Music have announced that Idris Elba meets Paul McCartney, a world exclusive show featuring music legend Paul McCartney in conversation with one of the most popular British actors of his generation, Idris Elba, to be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in December, and on BBC Radio 2 and BBC […]

November 27, 2020

HBO Max creating A World of Calm

HBO Max, the direct-to-consumer offering from WarnerMedia, has announced a ten-episode order of A World of Calm. A totally new type of television experience that combines mesmeric imagery with narration by A-list stars – including Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and Keanu Reeves. HBO Max’s first project in the health […]

July 17, 2020

Apple signs Elba to first-look deal

Apple has agreed a first-look deal with actor, writer and DJ Idris Elba that will see his production company, Green Door Pictures, produce series and streaming features for Apple TV+. Elba has appeared in such movies as Hobbs & Shaw, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, The Dark Tower, Star Trek: Beyond and Beasts of No […]

July 13, 2020