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In a busy week for commissions and renewals, a genre that seems to be cresting a wave is horror, although sci-fi and supernatural are still priorities for broadcasters. There’s bad news for Kurt Sutter, however, as The Bastard Executioner is axed by FX.
US networks are building a trend towards central character gender swaps as channels continue play it safe with renewals, reboots and adaptations – except for Amazon, which launches an eclectic bunch of pilots.
Andy Fry says recently announced dramas show the benefits to TV producers of keeping an eye on the headlines. Meanwhile, the movie adaptation trend continues – with Galaxy Quest among the latest batch of films being reworked for the small screen.
A strong critical reception for German-language Deutschland 83 has failed to translate into viewing numbers on SundanceTV in the US, but Andy Fry says that doesn’t mean the channel should give up on non-English fare.
Andy Fry looks at the influx of new dramas heading to Viacom channels such as MTV and Spike, with the latter’s diverse slate of upcoming shows ranging from a dystopian thriller and a psychological horror series to a period piece and a World War III drama.