Fox Picks Up Canadian Legal Drama ‘Diggstown’ From Entertainment One

Fox has picked up Canadian legal drama “Diggstown” from Entertainment One. Created by Floyd Kane, and starring Vinessa Antoine (“General Hospital,” “Being Erica”), the series from Canadian public broadcaster CBC follows Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders … Read more…

Norway’s Mer Film Produces Social Issue Sami Musical Drama ‘Arru’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Mer Film, the well-established Norwegian film production banner, is reteaming with “Sami Boy” filmmaker Elle Sofe Sara on her feature debut “Arru.” The project will be pitched for the first time at the virtual Nordic Film Market, the industry program … Read more…

HBO Boards Scandinavian Drama Series ‘The Investigation’ From ‘Mindhunter’ Director Tobias Lindholm

Hit Scandinavian crime drama The Investigation, from A War and Mindhunter director Tobias Lindholm, is getting a U.S. airing after HBO acquired the limited series. The premium cable network has bought the linear and streaming rights to the six-part series, … Read more…

Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actor (Drama) – Can Anthony Hopkins Finally Win a Globe After Seven Previous Nominations?

Variety’s Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar predictions are updated regularly with the current year’s contenders in … Read more…

Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actress (Drama) – Can Zendaya’s ‘Marie’ Crash the HFPA Party?

Variety’s Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar predictions are updated regularly with the current year’s contenders in … Read more…

Italian TV Industry Mourns Late Lux Vide Drama Chief and ‘Medici’ Producer Sara Melodia

As 2020 comes to a close, Italy’s TV industry is mourning the recent death of Sara Melodia, who was head of drama at Italy’s prominent TV production company Lux Vide, the outfit behind “Medici,” “Devils” and the upcoming high-end “Leonardo” … Read more…

Everything to Know About the Bridgerton Books Behind Netflix’s Buzzy New Period Drama

Although the holidays this year will be socially distanced for many, fans of a certain breed of period drama can get their thrills at home with the Christmas Day release of Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes’ soapy, sexy new romance series for … Read more…

“It’s Just Human Emotions”: Director Hao Wu On Drama Of Oscar-Contending Covid Doc ’76 Days’

The Oscar-contending documentary 76 Days, set in hospitals in Wuhan, China as the city endured lockdown after the eruption of Covid-19, is cinéma vérité par excellence. No sit-down interviews, no TV news reports spliced in—just the pure visual drama of … Read more…

George Clooney tries to save humanity in chilly apocalyptic drama ‘The Midnight Sky’

George Clooney takes his biggest directorial swing yet with “The Midnight Sky,” and comes away with a decidedly mixed result. A beyond-bleak post-apocalyptic thriller, the sci-fi film reaches a reasonably satisfying finish, but follows an uneven orbit in getting there. … Read more…

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Breakout Sidney Flanigan To Star In Matthew Kaundart’s Psychological Drama ‘My Twin Is Dead’

EXCLUSIVE: Sidney Flanigan wowed critics with her performance in Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always this year—the tale of a teenager forced to travel out of state for an abortion. And now, Deadline can announce, the actress is set to … Read more…

World War II Drama ‘Plan A,’ Starring August Diehl and Sylvia Hoeks, Travels to Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Global Screen, the Munich-based sales company owned by Will Smith and Marc Forster’s Telepool, has closed distribution deals for major territories on “Plan A,” a true World War II story, starring August Diehl (“A Hidden Life,” “Inglourious Basterds”) and Sylvia … Read more…

Brandi Boyd Says She Isn’t Innocent In Domestic Violence Drama With Max Lux: “I Have To Realize That People Are Not Being Honest When They Play The Victim”

Source: Rich Fury/Getty Images / Getty Brandi Boyd is thanking people for their kind words and encouragement, but she is making it clear that she’s just fine after the abusive incident in her home. The former Love and Hip Hop Hollywood star … Read more…

‘All My Puny Sorrows’: Alison Pill, Sarah Gadon, Amybeth McNulty & Mare Winningham Lead Canadian Drama, Voltage Boards Sales

EXCLUSIVE: Production has commenced in North Bay, Ontario, on feature drama All My Puny Sorrows, starring Alison Pill (Vice), Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace), Amybeth McNulty (Anne With An E) and Oscar-nominee Mare Winningham (News Of The World). Written and directed … Read more…