LONDON — Channel 4 has acquired the U.K. premiere broadcast rights to “Fargo,” the 10-part television series inspired by the Coen brothers’ film. It will air in the spring. The series is an original adaptation by scribe Noah Hawley (“Bones,” “The Unusuals”), and is exec produced by Hawley, Warren Littlefield (“My Generation”), Joel and Ethan… Read more »
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LONDON — BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to psychological thriller “The Farm,” the latest novel from Tom Rob Smith, author of “Child 44.” The innovative mystery, set in London and Sweden, reached number two in the U.K. charts during its opening month, and is also a bestseller in Australia, Germany and… Read more »
If “True Detective” is still running years from now, as it probably should be, the filmmakers and HBO can thank the incredibly fortuitous timing of casting Matthew McConaughey (yes, the Oscar-winning actor, not the “Failure to Launch” dude) and Woody Harrelson in the central roles – a pairing that not only elevated interest in the… Read more »
Peter Chernin’s Asian investment company CA Media has elevated Rajesh Kamat as its COO.
Angry “True Detective” fans took to social media on Sunday to complain they weren’t able to watch the finale on HBO Go, which the premium channel acknowledged was being challenged by the series’ “overwhelmingly popular demand.” While not all viewers were unable to watch the finale episode on HBO’s digital platform, enough cries for help… Read more »
Korean broadcaster SBS has cancelled its dating reality show “Jjak” after a female contestant committed suicide.
Since the prison haven went kablooey – not to be confused with the overrun farm – “The Walking Dead” has entered what might be called its “Lost” season. In practical terms, that’s meant shifting from everyone banded together in a communal (if usually fractious) home environment – seeking strength and safety in numbers – to… Read more »
Never one to mince words, Dana Brunetti criticized Zach Braff and Spike Lee for utilizing crowdfunding at SXSW on Sunday. In a Q&A with Randi Zuckerberg, the outspoken “House of Cards” producer singled out the filmmakers because those celebrities “already have access” and are taking “away from the little guys, who actually needs the funding.” Brunetti… Read more »
True to its name, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has made a spectacular showing in the specialty box office, breaking the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time. With a $800,000 weekend bow, Wes Anderson’s eighth feature film has stolen the art-house crown from “The Master.” The dramedy, which checked into only four theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, averaged… Read more »
A hugely popular educational Facebook page is hitting TV — with the help of Craig Ferguson. Science Channel has greenlit “I F-ing Love Science” based on the Facebook page of the same name that has garnered more than 10 million likes. The CBS latenight host will produce, and made the announcement via video Saturday at… Read more »