Entertainment Acorn/Sundance Acquire ‘The Drowning’; Warner Bros Picks Up ‘How To Buy A Baby’; ‘Doctor Foster’ Adapted In Philippines — MipTV Briefs
Katharine McPhee Reveals Baby Boy's Name and Its 'Long History' with Husband David Foster's Family
Katharine McPhee welcomed her first child with husband David Foster last month . Appearing on Today with Hoda and Jenna this Friday, McPhee reveals the newborn's name — Rennie David Foster — and why they chose it after her lengthy labor. "Okay, well, his name, we haven't said anything. My husband probably will kill me for saying it, but his name is Rennie David Foster," she says, adding, "We picked Rennie 'cause I'd actually been in labor for a while. We didn't have a name picked out.
Acorn/Sundance Acquire ‘The Drowning’
AMC Networks streamers Acorn TV and Sundance Now have swooped for the U.S. and Canadian rights to four-part identity thriller The Drowning. Produced by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s All3Media-backed Unstoppable Film & Television, the series will premiere on the streamers on May 6 after becoming a hit in the UK, where it premiered to 2.8 million viewers on Channel 5. Starring Jill Halfpenny, Jonas Armstrong, and Rupert Penry-Jones, it follows Jodie, who is convinced that a teenage boy is her missing son. Sold by All3Media International, other deals include C More (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), Sky Network Television (New Zealand), and Hellenic Telecommunications (Greece). Dazzler Media has also secured DVD rights for UK and Eire. Written by Tim Dynevor (Emmerdale), The Drowning is directed by Carolina Giammetta (Vera) and produced by Mary McCarthy. Executive producers are Clarke (Bulletproof), Maza (Bulletproof), Alexandra Stone, and Catriona McKenzie. It is created by Francesca Brill (Cuckoo) and Luke Watson (Britannia).
Disney+ Confirms David Beckham Series ‘Save Our Squad’
Disney+ has confirmed that it is working on an original series with David Beckham, titled Save Our Squad. The project was first rumored last month and the streamer has now announced that the soccer icon will front the show, which will be produced by Warner Bros-backed Twenty Twenty and Beckham’s Studio 99. Billed as aDisney+ has confirmed that it is working on an original series with David Beckham, titled Save Our Squad.
Warner Bros Picks Up ‘How To Buy A Baby’
has taken the global distribution rights to International Emmy-nominated CBC original comedy-drama series How To Buy A Baby. Produced by LoCo Motion Pictures, the series tells the story of a couple who are struggling to conceive and the pressure it puts on their marriage. WBITVP Sweden has adapted the show for Discovery+ and has secured a second season renewal. “It’s a show that is perfect for this time – genuine, honest and richly humorous. More and more we’re seeing audiences attracted to real and relatable stories and characters through a comedy lens – something that this format really delivers,” said Andrew Zein, SVP creative format development and sales at WBITVP.
Can you remember the 10 most iconic concerts in history?
It’s been three years since Beyonce cemented herself as a music legend when she became the first black woman to headline Coachella in 2018. The award-winning singer’s performance achieved critical acclaim and became the most-watched live concert on YouTube of all time, making it one of history's most iconic concerts. To mark the anniversary of the event, we take a look back at 10 other concerts that will never be forgotten
‘’ Adapted In Philippines
BBC Studios has inked a deal to adapt Drama Republic’s BAFTA-winning series Doctor Foster for ABS-CBN Corporation in the Philippines. Starring Suranne Jones, it centers around a trusted doctor whose life implodes when she suspects her husband of having an affair. The 50-part Filipino series will be made by ABS-CBN Entertainment and will go into production later this year. Previous adaptations have premiered in South Korea, France, Russia, Turkey, and India. André Renaud, SVP of format sales for BBC Studios, added: “I know that they will not only craft a unique and special story, but that they will capture the complex struggle of modern relationships from the perspective of the strong female character that sits at the heart of this series.”
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NFL Draft grades 2021: All 32 draft classes ranked from best (Dolphins) to worst (Raiders) .
Sporting News' grades are in for the 2021 NFL Draft with all 259 picks in the books. Here are the best and worst classes, from a hometown haul for the Browns to an all-around whiff by the Raiders.The 2021 NFL Draft has five criteria for early grades. The first factor is easy: How much talent, based on our pre-draft evaluations, did a team acquire? Second, how well did a team do in recognizing its biggest positional needs? Third, did it take advantage of opportunities to trade up or down to its advantage when they were presented? Fourth, how many value picks did they make vs.