Articles about Freeform
Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph talk playing superheroes, joining the Marvel universe and doing their own stunts in comic book adaptation Cloak & Dagger.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, mermaids and humans are set for a battle to control the ocean in Siren, which launches on US cable channel Freeform next week. DQ dives into the series with showrunner Emily Whitesell.
There’s evidence that US networks are still on the hunt for international formats this week following HBO and NBC pickups. Meanwhile, European historical coproductions also continue to attract investment.
Jez Butterworth is the latest in a long line of illustrious film and theatre writers to join the scripted TV party. Homeland’s Patrick Harbinson, meanwhile, is setting up Fearless for ITV.
From true crime to financial crime, the ever-evolving crime genre continues to dominate the TV landscape. Also this week, a US adaptation for Misfits and a new trans drama from Freeform.
With a new series of epic drama Vikings on its way, History Channel is betting big on scripted series. Elsewhere, Sky Atlantic signs up Kudos and Rowan Joffe for a new series, while Fox in the US continues to focus on African-American drama storylines.
Harlan Coben is making a series based on his book Six Years and teaming up with Red Production Company, while Zodiak Rights backs David Raymond’s Arise and Sonar works with Vivek J Tiwary to tell the story of the ‘fifth Beatle.’
Celebrities like Lady Gaga are a great way to boost interest in anthology dramas. But they’re not enough to sustain interest for an entire series, as American Horror Story: Hotel shows.
If a feature film fails to meet expectations on the big screen, could it successfully transition to television? Shadowhunters shines a light on this new trend.
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.