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'Baywatch' Slow-Running Its Way Back with HD Remaster, Possible Reboot
Credit: FremantleMedia Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the beach… FremantleMedia International is looking to make it a little safer with the return of the red swimsuit-sporting lifesavers of Baywatch. After sorting through a complex rights situation, the producer/distributor has remastered the David Hasselhoff/Pamela Anderson-starring series into HD and will begin shopping the upgraded[...]
American Idol Gets ABC's Season 2 Vote; Ryan Seacrest, Judges Returning
According to Deadline Hollywood, the announcement comes as a positive ending to the rocky process of getting American Idol back on the air, which resulted in the network closing a deal in 2017 with FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment for the revival. "We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for[...]
natalie dormer picnic at hanging rock
With Amazon set to stateside premiere the highly anticipated series later this month at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the Natalie Dormer-led Picnic at Hanging Rock from FremantleMedia. A re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's classic 1967 Australian novel, the series is directed by Larysa[...]
American Gods' Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki Update Season 2 at C2E2
Credit: Starz After a rough couple of months that saw: FremantleMedia's highly publicized switch in showrunners from Bryan Fuller (Star Trek: Discovery) and Michael Green (Y: the Last Man) to Hannibal's Jesse Alexander; a contentious online exchange between author/executive producer Neil Gaiman and The Hollywood Reporter; and the departure of Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and potential[...]
Neil Gaiman, FremantleMedia Adapting Mervyn Peake's Fantasy Novel Series 'Gormenghast' for TV
Credit: (left): Kendall Whitehouse FremantleMedia North America is wasting no time taking advantage of their multi-year production deal with author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), winning the television series rights to British author Mervyn Peake's sprawling fantasy novel series Gormenghast with Gaiman and Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) attached Gaiman and Goldsman will serve as series[...]
Neil Gaiman Signs First Look TV Deal With FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is already adapting American Gods and now provides the groundwork to adapt any of Gaiman's wide ranging works from novels to short stories, etc for television The deal also allows for adaptation of projects involving third party source material and intellectual properties The partnership spans Gaiman's involvement in all creative capacities, including as a[...]