Tuesday’s “Lots of BBC3 comedies and Spike dramas, Jo Nesbø’s Occupied adapted + Red Widow hits low again” news

Film casting


French/International TV

Canadian TV

  • Netflix acquires Sundance’s Rectify



New US TV shows

  • Spike developing more scripted dramas, including Hit Men and The Lamp

  • Craig Grannell

    Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, says: 'New British comedy is king on BBC Three, so I'm delighted to be able to announce we've commissioned Nick Helm's first TV series, which we'll wait until it's doing really well and then inexplicably cancel for no reason, like Ideal, which we're not going to bring back, because we're idiots.”

  • Only if someone takes over from Zai Bennett and decides to cancel all his babies. Which absolutely isn't what happened when Bennett took over from Danny Cohen.