‘Twelfth Night’-Inspired Musical TV Series With Gender Identity Theme In Works At Amazon From Steven Sater, Lauren …

Amazon is developing a contemporary musical television series inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It comes from Spring Awakening‘s Steven Sater, Insatiable creator Lauren Gussis, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend executive producer Marc Webb and Ryan Seacrest Prods. CBS TV Studios, where Gussis, Webb and RSP have had deals, is the studio, co-producing with Amazon Studios. Written by Sater and Gussis with Webb […]

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Japanese Mascot Character Kumamon Heads for TV Series With Tonko House

A consortium of Japanese media companies is partnering with U.S. animation studio Tonko House to make an animation series starring Kumamon. The hugely popular character is the mascot of Kumamoto, a province in southern Japan. The project was announced by Kumamon creator Kundo Koyama and provincial governor Ikuo Kabashima. Koyama is a TV producer who also […]

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‘Twelfth Night’-Inspired Musical TV Series With Gender Identity Theme In Works At Amazon

Amazon is developing a contemporary musical television series inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It comes from Spring Awakening‘s Steven Sater, Insatiable creator Lauren Gussis, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend executive producer Marc Webb and Ryan Seacrest Prods. CBS TV Studios, where Gussis, Webb and RSP have had deals, is the studio, co-producing with Amazon Studios. Written by Sater and Gussis with […]

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Disney Latin America Unveils ‘Cazadores de milagros,’ ‘Americana’ TV Series

Disney Media Distribution Latin America (DMDLA) has unveiled two new original TV series projects, teaming with high-profile producers on the Latino TV drama scene. “Cazadores de milagros,” a 13-episode TV series, co-produced by Disney with Spain’s Mediapro Group, Mexico’s BTF Media and Miami-based Somos Productions, will combine fiction and reality. Partnering with Naím Media Group, Disney […]

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‘Sisters’ Drama Based On Australian TV Series From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims Lands At Fox As Put Pilot

In a very competitive situation, Fox has nabbed Sisters, a one-hour drama based on the Endemol Shine Australia series, with a put pilot commitment. The project hails from The Path duo of co-executive producer Annie Weisman and executive producer Jason Katims, as well as the original series’ co-creator Imogen Banks, Universal TV, where Katims True Jack and […]

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Informer: Series 1 Review

BBC drama is on a roll. Already this season they’ve given us dazzlingly ambitious hits like Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Wanderlust and Black Earth Rising. Now comes this six-part thriller dealing with weighty issues of identity, radicalisation and racism, starring Paddy Considine in his first TV role since Peaky Blinders in 2016. The writers, Rory Haines […]

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