‘Shades Of Blue’ Creator Developing German Drama ‘Tempel’ With Dynamic Television For U.S.

Shades of Blue and Eyewitness creator Adi Hasak is teaming with Dynamic Television (SyFy’s Van Helsing, Wynona Earp) for a U.S. version of German series Tempel. The project is being developed as a straight-to-series drama under Hasak’s Adi …

Shades of Blue and Eyewitness creator Adi Hasak is teaming with Dynamic Television (SyFy’s Van Helsing, Wynona Earp) for a U.S. version of German series Tempel. The project is being developed as a straight-to-series drama under Hasak’s Adi TV Studios banner. Hasak has written a pilot script and an extensive series bible for the potential eight-episode series. As he did on Eyewitness, Hasak will write or co-write all episodes of the show with JJ Wienkers, who also will…

Apple’s Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg Make Moves To Shake Up SVOD Scripted Space — Deadline Disruptors

Apple, which helped revolutionize the digital distribution of music with iTunes, is a relatively late entrant into the digital video-on-demand space. But its foray had been a long time in the making. “There has always been a fascination at the company …

Apple, which helped revolutionize the digital distribution of music with iTunes, is a relatively late entrant into the digital video-on-demand space. But its foray had been a long time in the making. "There has always been a fascination at the company with movie and TV content," says Tim Bajarin, president of marketing research consultancy Creative Strategies, who has covered Apple since 1981. "We know that Steve Jobs was very supportive of it. In 2010 when the iPad…

Quietly And Carefully, Chinese Mega-Corporation Tencent Holdings Sets Sights On Hollywood — Deadline Disruptors

Tencent Holdings, based in Shenzhen, China, is Asia’s most valuable corporation, and the world’s biggest and most valuable gaming and social media company. In 2017 it reported a net income of $11.5 billion off revenues of $38 billion, and more than two…

Tencent Holdings, based in Shenzhen, China, is Asia's most valuable corporation, and the world's biggest and most valuable gaming and social media company. In 2017 it reported a net income of $11.5 billion off revenues of $38 billion, and more than two-thirds of the Chinese population use its messaging services WeChat and QQ. Honor of Kings, which it owns, is the top-grossing mobile game in the world. And yet most people would be hard pressed to give you the names of…

Creator Of ’80s Satire ‘Sledge Hammer!’ Eyes Reboot For Trigger-Happy Hero

A classic cult comedy from the ’80s with a global following could be added to the list of TV reboots, as its creator targets cable or streaming as potential landing places.
Sledge Hammer! was a subversive satire chronicling the misadventures of a…

A classic cult comedy from the ’80s with a global following could be added to the list of TV reboots, as its creator targets cable or streaming as potential landing places. Sledge Hammer! was a subversive satire chronicling the misadventures of a deranged, violent lawman (David Rasche) who created chaos and destruction in his pursuit of justice. Many still remember it for an early scene in the pilot episode (watch it above), or the infamous season finale cliffhanger…

With Her $100 Millon Netflix Deal, Shonda Rhimes Enters The “Fearless Space” Of SVOD — Deadline Disruptors

Netflix kicked off a content arms race last year when it secured an exclusive deal with Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. Although subsequently topped by Ryan Murphy’s $300 million arrangement, Rhimes’ $100 million deal is potentially m…

Netflix kicked off a content arms race last year when it secured an exclusive deal with Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. Although subsequently topped by Ryan Murphy's $300 million arrangement, Rhimes' $100 million deal is potentially more disruptive to the overall television ecosystem. Rhimes remains one of the brightest stars still shining in the broadcast network business as ABC's matriarch of Thursday night primetime. Her production company Shondaland

‘Sandra’ Podcast In Works As TV Series By Paul Lee’s Wiip & Gimlet Pictures

In a competitive situation, Paul Lee’s recently launched independent studio wiip has acquired the rights to Gimlet Media’s new scripted podcast, Sandra, to develop for premium television. Gimlet Pictures (Homecoming), the TV and film production a…

In a competitive situation, Paul Lee’s recently launched independent studio wiip has acquired the rights to Gimlet Media's new scripted podcast, Sandra, to develop for premium television. Gimlet Pictures (Homecoming), the TV and film production arm of Gimlet, will produce the series, its first project under the banner launched earlier this year. The seven-episode podcast, which launched all episodes Wednesday, April 18, is set five minutes in the future and follows Helen…

Epix Developing 1950s Female Drama ‘Shook Up’ From Jennifer Schuur & Timberman-Beverly

Epix has put in development drama Shook Up from The Catch creator Jennifer Schuur, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly’s Timberman-Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios.
Written by Schuur, inspired by a true story, Shook Up explores a rough…

Epix has put in development drama Shook Up from The Catch creator Jennifer Schuur, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly’s Timberman-Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios. Written by Schuur, inspired by a true story, Shook Up explores a rough circle of girls in 1950's New York City, who take to the streets of mob-ruled Hell's Kitchen and find power in their own right. Schuur will executive produce with Timberman and Beverly via Timberman-Beverly Productions. The…