The Name of the Rose, My Brilliant Friend acquired; BBC’s Dracula; + more

The Name of the Rose

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

  • Netflix green lights: series adaptation of Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith’s Trinkets, with Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeir, Quintessa Swindelal et al

International TV

Australian TV

French TV

  • Cineteve developing: political comedy Parlement, border crime thriller Nine, French revolution western Cagliostro and spy thriller Gaston


  • Syco developing: Julian Fellowes royal art collection drama
  • ITV green lights: missing girl detective drama A Confession, starring Martin Freeman, Charlie Cooper and Siobhan Finnerman
  • BBC acquires: Rai (Italy)’s The Name of the Rose
  • Sky Atlantic acquires: HBO (US)’s My Brilliant Friend
  • Atrium developing: adaptations of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac as Cyrano, with Joseph Fiennes; Hanif Kureishi’s The Body; Jane Thynne’s Clara Vine novels as Clara Vine; and supernatural thriller The Mexican Witch Hunt
  • BBC One green lights: Dracula


  • Trailer for season 2 of Starz’s Counterpart

New US TV shows

  • CBS developing: sibling co-parenting comedy Siblings…
  • …and adaptation of James Patterson’s Texas Ranger as Ranger
  • Fox developing: modern Wild West procedural Deputy
  • FX developing: adaptation of Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties
  • NBC developing: adaptations of Bruce Feiler’s Council of Dads and RTS (Switzerland)’s Quartier des Banques (Banking District)

New US TV show casting


  • 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.

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