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The TV adaptation is based on the 2011 film starring Saoirse Ronan.
Hanna the TV series is described as equal parts a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama which follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will serve as executive producers alongside Scott Nemes, and JoAnn Alfano for NBCUniversal International Studios. Scott Herbst and Tom Coan will serve as co-executive producers.
Hanna is described as “a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama which follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is”.
David Farr, the writer for the original film, will come back to pen the series with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Scott Nemes and JoAnn Alfano producing for NBCUniversal. It’s currently unknown if Hanna will be a remake or a continuation of the original film, though based on the statement from Michael Edelstein, NBCUniversal International Studios’ president, it sounds like it will be the latter.
- Ricky Church
David Farr, who wrote the feature film and as well as last year’s “The Night Manager” for the BBC and AMC, will write the new series. The Amazon drama is described as a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama which follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
“From the moment JoAnn Alfano and I saw Hanna it was evident that the film would make an incredible TV series,” said Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios. “Fortunately, David Farr felt there was more Hanna story to tell and wanted to revisit this extraordinary »
- Daniel Holloway
Television phenomenon, “Downton Abbey” is to get its own travelling exhibition.
The immersive experience will debut in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands from June 17, before travelling to the U.S. next year. It is expected to include characters, costumes and locations, previously unseen footage and historic moments.
“’Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ allows this incredible legacy to live on by offering a multi-million dollar museum quality experience that will delight fans, ultimately extending the connection they have with Downton’s compelling characters and storylines. We are excited to expand the brand in a manner that few TV series could ever dream of doing,” said Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios.
“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” is presented by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions. The exhibition follows the success of “Dressing Downton,” a costume exhibition which toured the Us last year.
“Downton Abbey” is a Carnival Films and Masterpiece co-production. The »
- Patrick Frater
“Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition” is an immersive experience that allows visitors to journey through the world of Carnival Films’ multi-award-winning show, exploring the high society Crawleys as well as those that served them. The exhibition will also feature other aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which the TV series is set.
“’Downton Abbey’ is a global phenomenon and viewers all around the world continue to ask for more,” said Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios. “’Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ allows this incredible legacy to live on by offering a multi-million dollar museum quality experience that will delight fans, ultimately extending the connection they have with Downton’s compelling characters and storylines.”
Visitors will get to walk through the series’ most recognizable sets, including Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen and the gossip-filled servants’ quarters »
- Erin Nyren
Chinese streaming giant Youku is to produce a localized version of “Saturday Night Live,” following an agreement with NBCUniversal. The show is expected to be one of the flagship programs for Youku’s fall-winter entertainment lineup.
The Youku show will be the 10th local iteration of the iconic “SNL,” after international versions in places such as France, the Middle East and Finland. On NBC in the U.S., the show has played for more than 40 years, with more than 800 episodes aired to date, and has re-entered the national conversation with Alec Baldwin’s lacerating impersonation of President Trump.
“Lorne Michaels has created a timeless format that taps into the prevailing cultural zeitgeist and instantaneously responds with whip-smart humor to national affairs and social trends,” said Michael Edelstein, President, NBCUniversal International Studios.
Comedy is a popular genre on Chinese television, but current affairs can be a sensitive area, and many producers tend to self-censor in order to avoid »
- Patrick Frater
Digital heavyweights to speak at two-day event
Executives from Amazon, Facebook and Vevo will give their take on the future direction of the media industry at next month’s Media Summit.
Amazon Prime managing director Alex Green will offer an insight into the online giant’s strategy in the TV and video space following original commissions including The Grand Tour and The Man In The High Castle.
Elsewhere Vevo’s head of Europe Jon Gisby, a former board member of Channel 4 who helped launch its initial on-demand service 4oD, will also speak.
Gisby will offer insight into the way the music and entertainment platform uses data, premieres, archive and original content to over 21bn video views each month, including one-third of young adults in the UK.
Other highlights include Facebook Emea regional director Rob Newlan, who will explore how branded content is becoming an increasingly important area for brands and businesses and outline his view of »
Sam Semon has been tapped for the newly created post of Evp Business Affairs at NBCUniversal International Studios. Tasked with oversight of U.S. biz affairs for the L.A.-based International Studios scripted team, Heyday Television Us and Working Title Television Us, he’ll start the job February 8, reporting to unit president Michael Edelstein and Evp Scripted Programming JoAnn Alfano. Semon joins NBCU from Gaumont Television, where he was Evp Business Strategy… »
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