Hulu Sets Streaming Start For New Season Of Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Thick Of It’

By | Thursday September 6, 2012 @ 6:29am PDT

Episodes of the fourth series of Armando Iannucci’s British political sitcom will be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning Sept. 9, immediately following their broadcast on BBC Two in the UK. In July, Hulu and BBC Worldwide Americas said … Read More »

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Hulu Teams With BBC For First International Co-Production

The Thick Of It HuluThe online streaming service forged a partnership with BBC Worldwide Americas to co-produce the fourth season of The Thick Of It, a UK political sitcom. It was created by writer Armando Read More »

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Studiocanal Sets U.K. Release Date For Steve Coogan’s ‘The Alan Partridge Movie’

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 1:49am PDT

Studiocanal has acquired UK rights to The Alan Partridge Movie. A maladroit radio and TV host created by Steve Coogan and Veep‘s Armando Iannucci, Partridge has been played by Coogan since the 90s, most notably in the British TV series I’m Alan Partridge. In his first move to the big screen, Partridge will attempt to salvage his public career and negotiate a potentially violent turn of events at his Norfolk radio station. Coogan is best known to US audiences for getting blown up in Tropic Thunder and doing impressions of Michael Caine in 2010′s The Trip. Alan Partridge starts shooting in January for an Aug 16, 2013 release. Coogan and Iannucci penned the script with frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Peter Baynham and Neil and Rob Gibbons. Declan Lowney is directing. Read More »

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UK’s Top TV Talent Agent: ‘We’re Failing To Make Enough TV That Really Matters’

By | Tuesday September 20, 2011 @ 9:15am PDT

One of the UK’s most powerful talent agents has blasted British TV as an institution that’s run by “clever people making clever rubbish.” Peter Bennett-Jones, founder of Endemol-owned Tiger Aspect (Mr Bean, Billy Elliot), said last night at the annual BAFTA TV Lecture … Read More »

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It’s Official: HBO Announces Series Order For Comedy ‘Veep’ With Julia Louis-Dreyfus

By | Monday April 18, 2011 @ 10:21am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO this morning officially announced the pickup to series of comedy pilot Veep. Here is the release:

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2011 – HBO has picked up the new comedy series VEEP, created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”) and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy winner for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”), it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

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HBO Greenlights Comedy Series ‘Veep’ Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus

By | Saturday April 16, 2011 @ 6:47pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is returning to primetime, this time on cable. HBO has picked up to series Veep, the D.C.-set comedy pilot from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci, which stars the Seinfeld alumna. Set “very near the … Read More »

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