December 6, 2019

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Network 10 & Channel 5 to Co-Fund Breathless

***Image***Australia’s Network 10 and the U.K.’s Channel 5 are joining forces to fund the four-part miniseries Breathless, marking their first joint prime-time content initiative since the completion of the ViacomCBS merger that brings the free-to-air networks together under common ownership.

Breathless, which will be produced by Fremantle, features former EastEnders star Charlie Brooks and Australian actor Brett Tucker (The Americans, Station 19, Mistresses). The story centers on a British woman and her husband seeking a fresh start in Australia after infidelity rocks their marriage—that’s the plan until they hire a young local nanny who isn’t as innocent as she appears and there are deadly consequences.
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Amazon Readies First Original Australian Scripted Drama

***Image***Amazon is gearing up for its first scripted original in Australia, Back to the Rafters, which is set to launch on Prime Video in more than 200 countries around the world.

Filming on the series is slated to begin in Sydney in 2020 with Seven Studios. Back to the Rafters offers the next chapter in the story of the Rafter family, who charmed audiences for six years in the classic Australian drama series Packed to the Rafters.
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HBO Max Orders New Lena Dunham Series

***Image***HBO Max has greenlit the half-hour dramedy Generation from executive producer Lena Dunham, marking the streamer’s first pilot to get a full series order.

The series is created by 18-year-old Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel Barnz, who also directs. Generation is a dark yet playful dramedy following a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.
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BBC Picks Up Around the World in 80 Days

The BBC has acquired the David Tennant-fronted drama Around the World in 80 Days, an eight-part adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic.

Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Good Omens) will lead the cast as intrepid explorer Phileas Fogg, who takes on the adventure of a lifetime. The series, which is adapted by a team of renowned writers led by Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, The Living and the Dead) and Caleb Ranson (Child of Mine, Heartless), starts filming in February 2020.
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Netflix to Launch Japanese Original Followers Globally

Netflix is giving a global launch to the Japanese original Followers, which is the first drama series directed by Mika Ninagawa (Diner, No Longer Human), in February.

Followers is an original story that depicts Tokyo as a vibrant city full of life, color, ambition and fashion. It centers on fashion photographer Limi Nara (played by Miki Nakatani), who has built a career capturing the evolving people and city of present-day Tokyo, and aspiring actress Natsume Hyakuta (played by Elaiza Ikeda), who struggles to find her identity and self-confidence. Everything changes when Natsume finds instant fame from Limi posting a candid photo of her on Instagram.
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Gaumont – Hannibal

***Video***(Drama, 39x60 min.) Hannibal Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task was to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, solve horrible crimes.
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Inter Medya – Hayat

***Video***(Drama) Murat, the handsome perfectionist who took over the responsibility of a big company at a young age, meets Hayat, a clumsy, joyful, beautiful young girl who knows how to enjoy life.
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Dori Media Group – Cleaned Up

***Video***(Drama, 8x60 min.) Yana is a drug addict who ends up in a rehab clinic where she meets Ilya, a consultant therapist up for the challenge of helping her, despite her lack of cooperation.
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