Television

Jamie Dornan has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming limited series “The Tourist.” In addition, HBO Max has boarded the project and will co-produce along with Two Brothers Pictures as well as serve as the show’s streaming home in the U.S. Alongside Dornan, the six-episode series will star Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin,
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In today’s Global Bulletin, the National Theatre shares details on its upcoming “Romeo and Juliet” feature adaptation, HBO Europe and ITV commission documentaries on COVID-19 and the Irish mother and baby home scandal respectively, TIM picks up Discovery Plus in Italy, Oble acquires Start series “Gold Diggers” and “A Good Man” to sell globally and
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Tom Llamas, the ABC News anchor who leads the unit’s weekend “World News Tonight” broadcast and is its chief national affairs correspondent, is jumping from the Disney operation to NBC News. according to a person familiar with the matter. Llamas, who has been with the Disney-owned operation since 2014 and also anchors breaking events for
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The upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady” has cast Kristine Froseth and Jayme Lawson, Variety has learned exclusively. The pair join previously announced series stars Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer, who will play Michelle Obama and Betty Ford respectively. Formerly known as “First Ladies,” the show is described as a reframing of American leadership, told through
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“Vikings: Valhalla,” the upcoming follow-up to the History Channel’s recently concluded epic “Vikings” saga, has confirmed its cast members. The sequel, which is set in the 11th century (100 years after the events of its predecessor), will debut exclusively on Netflix. MGM Television is returning to produce. Portraying some of the most famous Norse warriors
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ICM Partners has promoted 14 agents today, including seven from 2020 and seven newly-minted agents in 2021. The promotions come from multiple divisions across the agency in both Los Angeles and New York, including the theater, concerts, TV production, literary, branded entertainment, non-scripted, talent, podcasts and publications departments. “Today we celebrate the right of passage
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The Buchwald talent agency is expanding into the sports realm with the acquisition of CSE. The goal is to blend Buchwald’s strength in TV news, broadcast hosts and sportscasters with CSE’s client base of athletes, executives and coaches to expand the enlarged agency’s reach. “By merging our reputable entertainment client initiatives with CSE’s respected athletes,
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Israeli-produced espionage thriller “Tehran,” created by “Fauda” writer Moshe Zonder and “Magpie” writer Omri Shenhar, has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV Plus after being hailed by critics following its global premiere. “Tehran” was the first non-English language series to be released on Apple’s streaming service in September after it bought international
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“This is Music,” an anthology TV series to be directed by Wim Wenders, David Byrne, and Norwegian talents Joachim Trier and Julie Andem, is among projects set to be pitched at the upcoming Berlinale Series Market. These Co-Pro Series pitching sessions and meetings run March 2-5. This TV section of the Berlin Film Festival’s market
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Six of the nation’s most prominent advertisers have signed on as early supporters of Univision’s new PrendeTV, a vote of confidence in the streaming service as the Spanish-language broadcaster moves forward in early days under new management. Clorox, Coca-Cola, Dunkin, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota and Walmart will serve as charter advertisers of the new service,
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This year’s Berlinale Series Market and Conference program has announced the section’s lineup of six titles. The TV arm of the festival, which is being held online this year due to the pandemic, said the shows reflect “unconventional and surprising topics, narratives and visual style [that] comprise a mirror of our time.” Latin American content
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Fox has picked up Canadian legal drama “Diggstown” from Entertainment One. Created by Floyd Kane, and starring Vinessa Antoine (“General Hospital,” “Being Erica”), the series from Canadian public broadcaster CBC follows Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her aunt commits suicide
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The Walt Disney Company Germany has picked up a pair of Beta Films series for its Fox pay TV network for German-speaking territories: Spanish YA drama “Alive and Kicking” and Russian thriller “Dead Mountain – The Dyatlov Pass Incident.” Both series were presented to buyers at Mipcom in October and several more deals for each
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South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung has died age 26. The causes are currently unknown. The information was confirmed Song’s representatives at the Sublime Artist Agency. The agency also posted the news on Instagram. Song began as a model and debuted as an actor in MBC’s Golden Rainbow.” She was best known for her recurring role
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Singapore-based TV production firm, Beach House Pictures is expanding its Asian production capacity. It has acquired a majority stake in Japanese producer Vesuvius Pictures and appointed Felix Feng as GM in China. Founded in 2012, Vesuvius specializes in premium original factual, factual entertainment, reality and scripted programming. Its credits include: an episode of Alex Gibney’s “Dirty
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