UPDATE : Discovery+ and ID have unveiled a trailer for the series, which you can watch above. It will launch on January 16. EXCLUSIVE (OCTOBER 12): Discovery+ and ID are exploring the real story behind Fox’s hit series Glee . The streamer has ordered a three-part docuseries from Ample Entertainment , the company behind HBO docuseries The Invisible Pilot and Facebook’s 9 Months with Courteney Cox. The series will have access to key cast and crew members, who will share first-hand stories of their time on the comedy drama series that ran for over 100 episodes between 2009 and 2015. It will lift the curtain to reveal the highs and lows of the production and the on-set community and will also feature testimonials of close family and friends with never-heard-before stories. The currently untitled series will address the controversies surrounding the series, including the case of Mark Salling, who played Puck. Salling was arrested and pleaded guilty to … [Read more...] about ‘Glee’ Controversies Explored In Discovery+ Docuseries From Ample Entertainment – Watch Trailer
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ITV Content Boss Kevin Lygo has conceded the public will “take a while to find, understand and fall in love with” new free streamer ITVX , which launches today with a quartet of new dramas and £160M ($194M) cash injection. ITV unveiled the heavily-revamped version of VoD player ITV Hub almost one year ago and it is replete with thousands of hours of content, while viewers can also pay for BritBox – the British streaming venture that is now solely owned by the commercial pubcaster – as an add-on. While “hopefully everyone in the TV industry” understands ITVX, Lygo told Deadline it could “take a while for the people who like to watch ‘tele’ to find it, understand it and fall in love with it.” “What we’ve got to do is make the public realize that this is a proper streamer like iPlayer or Netflix,” said Lygo. “This is now a destination product with a myriad of shows – some you will be familiar with and some you won’t. We’ve got a great advantage because everyone knows … [Read more...] about ITV Content Boss Kevin Lygo Says Public Will “Take A While To Find & Understand” $200M Streaming Bet ITVX
Strange as it may seem, the Oscar for Best International Feature tends to go to movies that are universal rather than geographically specific. Last year’s winner Drive My Car spoke more about mankind’s default setting to loneliness than it did about the specifics of relationship dynamics in modern Japan, just as the Danish drunks in 2021’s Another Round got hammered in a way that was relatable to boozers in every country from Albania to Zambia. Maybe the Academy feels that real life is better left to docs, but a 2015 win for the harrowing Second World War drama Son of Saul suggests that the door is always open. And after a year that saw the whole world reeling from Vladmir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, this might be one of those years that addresses the fact. Clearly, the abrupt nature of Putin’s surprise maneuver on February 24 caught many unawares, especially in an industry that can be slow to react. Maryna Er Gorbach, however, had begun work on her film Klondike — … [Read more...] about Look Back In Anger: Will Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine Set The Agenda For This Year’s International Oscar Race?
EXCLUSIVE : David Zaslav isn’t happy with Netflix . The Warner Bros. Discovery boss has been railing against his rival’s payment terms in a move that could potentially open up a new front in the streaming wars. It’s a topic that has come to the fore after one big TV series – The Sandman , the Warner Bros. Television-produced fantasy drama was recently renewed for a second season at Netflix. The crux of the issue is that Zaslav is unhappy with the way that Netflix deals are structured, essentially paying producers over the course of 18 to 24 months. This is not a new discovery, Netflix changed the way that it parses payments a few years ago. But Zaslav is now in charge of one of its largest outside suppliers – Warner Bros. Television, which in addition to Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman , makes Netflix originals such as Sweet Tooth, which comes from Robert Downey Jr., Penn Badgley-fronted serial killer thriller You , and most recently Manifest , which it … [Read more...] about New Streaming War Brewing? Warner Bros. Discovery Boss David Zaslav Takes Aim At Netflix Over Payment Terms