BBC4 acquires Gidseltagningen; NBC cancels The Night Shift; Quasimodo series; + more

Gidseltagningen (Below The Surface)
Gidseltagningen (Below The Surface)

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International TV

  • Atrium developing: adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Quasimodo



New US TV shows

  • ABC green lights: pilot of adaptation of Laura Dave’s Eight Hundred Grapes
  • CBS developing: light US-Mexican legal comedy drama Rosarito Beach
  • …and adaptation of Chuck Wendig’s Invasive as Unthinkable
  • Fox green lights: pilot of adaptation of Thomas Perry’s The Bomb Maker as The Long Walk, with Morris Chestnut

New US TV show casting

  • India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Yul Vazquez et al join TNT’s One Day She’ll Darken


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.