or


[11/03/22 - 07:16 AM]
Sky and Peacock Commission Original Drama Series Based on "The Day of the Jackal" From Universal International Studios' Carnival Films
The new series is a bold, contemporary reimagining of the beloved and respected novel and film.

[via press release from Peacock]

SKY AND PEACOCK COMMISSION ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES BASED ON "THE DAY OF THE JACKAL" FROM UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS' CARNIVAL FILMS

The series will be written & showrun by Ronan Bennett (Top Boy, Public Enemies)

Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones, Luther) is set to direct

· Sky and Peacock today announce a new original television series inspired by Frederick Forsyth's seminal thriller The Day of The Jackal and the award-winning 1973 film adaptation from Universal Pictures.

· The new series is a bold, contemporary reimagining of the beloved and respected novel and film. While remaining true to the DNA of the original IP, this contemporary drama will delve deeper into the chameleon like 'anti-hero' at the heart of the story, in a high octane, cinematic, globetrotting 'cat and mouse' thriller, set amidst the turbulent geo-political landscape of our time.

· The series will be produced by Carnival Films, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Sky Studios. Irish screenwriter Ronan Bennett is attached to write and showrun. The award-winning Brian Kirk will be lead director.

· Gareth Neame, Executive Producer, Carnival Films said: "It is an exciting prospect to work with Ronan Bennett and Brian Kirk on this contemporary cat-and-mouse thriller inspired by Frederick Forsyth's respected novel and the much admired and remembered Fred Zinnemann movie. We'll retain the pan-European setting and play to the strengths of episodic television in this fast paced, intelligent international thriller with the story of an assassin and the race to stop him still at the heart of the action."

· Lisa Katz, President Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said "We're excited to adapt this internationally recognized classic into an updated, timely, political thriller. Shepherded by novelist and showrunner Ronan Bennett and Carnival, this action-packed high-stakes drama is sure to be an edge-of-your seat adventure for Peacock audiences."

· Meghan Lyvers, Director of Original Drama, Sky Studios UK&I said, "The Day of the Jackal is a timeless international espionage thriller that is beloved the world over. Ronan's propulsive storytelling will keep viewers on the edge of their seats, and we cannot wait to bring this premium, cinematic, globe-trotting series to Sky audiences across Europe."

· Production on the series will commence next summer. The Day of the Jackal was commissioned by Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama, and Sam Hoyle, Executive Producer, at Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland. Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant are Executive Producers for Carnival Films. Frederick Forsyth will serve as Consulting Producer and Christopher Hall is Producer.

· There series will be available on Peacock in the US and on Sky in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series.





  [november 2022]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DAY OF THE JACKAL, THE (PEACOCK)





[12/05/22 - 03:44 PM]
Peacock Announces Ric Flair Biographical Documentary "Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair"
"Many stories have been told about The Nature Boy over the past 50 years," said Flair, "I'm thrilled to have partnered with WWE and Peacock to produce the most accurate depiction of my life to date and hope audiences enjoy the ride. Woooo!"

[12/05/22 - 03:29 PM]
HBO to Air 1996 Original Film "If These Walls Could Talk" on December 9
"We are so grateful to HBO for allowing us to make this film and the conversations it inspired in 1996," says executive producer Suzanne Todd. "HBO Max making it available to a new generation of audiences will hopefully once again bring attention to the issue of women's healthcare."

[12/05/22 - 12:01 PM]
Ninth and Final Season of "The Flash" to Premiere on The CW Network on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
"'The Flash' will be remembered as one of the greatest shows in the history of The CW, and everyone involved in its excellent nine-season run should be very proud," said Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment, The CW Network.

[12/05/22 - 12:00 PM]
Meet the 12 New Crew Members Competing on the Fourth Season of "Tough as Nails," Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 4
The cast includes construction workers, a firefighter, a pipeline laborer and a welder, among others.

[12/05/22 - 11:41 AM]
Video: Prime Video Announces Release Date and Trailer for Australian Amazon Original Documentary "The Test" Season Two
The new four-part docuseries will see the return of director Adrian Brown, who is co-directing with Sheldon Wynne, and will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on January 13.

[12/05/22 - 11:17 AM]
Lifetime Rings in 2023 with Some Southern Charm as "Married at First Sight" Heads to Nashville for the Sweet 16 Season Premiering on January 4th
Season 16 will reunite experts Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper with DeVon Franklin, New York Times Bestselling Author and Relationship Advisor and Dr. Pia Holec, a renowned psychotherapist who specializes in sex and couples therapy.

[12/05/22 - 09:50 AM]
Shudder Acquires Viral Sensation "Skinamarink" from Bayview Entertainment
Written, directed and produced by Kyle Edward Ball, making his directorial debut, the film had its premiere at Fantasia Fest and has since taken social media by storm creating an unprecedented viral sensation for an independently produced horror film.

[12/05/22 - 09:05 AM]
Season 5 of marblemedia's Award-Winning Series "All-Round Champion" Scores Premiere Dates on BYUtv and TVOkids
This latest season comes at the heels of the series winning Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards.

[12/05/22 - 09:03 AM]
TBS' Original Unscripted Series "The Cube," Hosted by NBA Champion & Entrepreneur Dwyane Wade Returns for Season Two on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 9:00PM
Actress Gabrielle Union-Wade and TV personality La La Anthony partner to kick off the first episode to beat "The Cube" and win money for charity.

[12/05/22 - 09:01 AM]
"Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" Surpasses 1 Billion Hours Viewed
The anthology series' first installment from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan is only the third title in Netflix history to cross the 1 billion hour viewing mark within 60 days, and only the second ever English Language series.

[12/05/22 - 08:10 AM]
MGM+ Announces Cast for "Domina" Season Two
Taking place during one of the most provocative periods in Roman history, the series follows the extraordinary rise of Gaius/Emperor Augustus Caesar's third wife, Livia Drusilla, played by Kasia Smutniak.

[12/05/22 - 08:06 AM]
Power Couple Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson Return in New Season of HGTV Hit Series "Married to Real Estate" on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The compelling couple - who inspired 19 million season one viewers with their positive perspective on running successful property businesses, managing a home and raising three daughters - will help more families buy houses with potential in their ideal Atlanta neighborhoods and transform them into stunning dream homes.

[12/05/22 - 08:01 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Unveils Trailer for Fourth and Final Season of M. Night Shyamalan's Thriller "Servant"
"Servant" will debut with the first episode of its 10-episode fourth and final season, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through March 17.

[12/05/22 - 07:31 AM]
Video: "You People" - feat. Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill - Official Teaser - Netflix
A new couple (Jonah Hill, Lauren London) fall in love and find themselves confronting societal expectations and generational differences amidst their families (Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovny) clashing cultures, in this comedy from Kenya Barris.

[12/05/22 - 07:10 AM]
Jeff Bridges to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards
Bridges is one of Hollywood's most successful actors and a seven-time Academy Award nominee, as well as a singer and producer.