SeaChange’s new wave
The 9 Community has commissioned a reboot of the much-loved Australian drama SeaChange. The announcement was made concurrently at 9’s Upfront occasion in Sydney and by ITV Studios at Mipcom in Cannes. The sequence will decide up the story of the hit sequence 20 years later as lawyer Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton) returns to Pearl Bay, the city the place, for 39 episodes between 1998 and 2000, she was trying to find her “sea change” from metropolis life. The unique sequence, which aired on the ABC, drew a weekly viewers of round 2 million. ITV confirmed various the present’s stars, together with actors Sigrid Thornton and John Howard, would return for the reboot. Manufacturing on the sequence will start later this yr.
Stars descend on Cannes
With virtually 14,000 program sellers and program consumers pushing by means of its turnstiles, the annual Marche Worldwide des Programmes de Communication – higher generally known as Mipcom – is underway in Cannes, France. The four-day occasion is a key date within the tv business calendar. The market’s opening evening world premiere, the Showtime drama Escape at Dannemora, was attended by the mission’s director Ben Stiller. (It’s going to air in Australia on Stan.) Different high-profile stars on the market embody Victoria star Jenna Coleman, Dominic West and David Oyelowo, Worry the Strolling Useless’s Colman Domingo, chef Jamie Oliver, HBO star Issa Rae and actor Richard Gere, who’s starring in Mom Father Son.
New streaming companies Down Beneath
America’s AMC Networks will launch two new streaming companies in Australia and New Zealand later this yr. The corporate made the announcement at Mipcom. The 2 companies, a horror/thriller service Shudder and the corporate’s artwork cinema platform Sundance Now, comply with the streaming pattern of complementing the everything-for-everyone Netflix model companies with something-for-someone area of interest companies. Shudder has a library of premium thriller, horror and suspense programming, and Sundance Now will supply unique drama, true crime, overseas language cinema and documentary content material. AMC Networks has already launched the 2 platforms within the US, Canada, Britain, Eire, Germany and Austria.