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Tom Hiddleston to Star in Apple Drama ‘The White Darkness’

Tom Hiddleston is set to explore the white darkness for Apple. The tech giant and streamer has handed out a straight-to-series order for The White Darkness and tapped Tom Hiddleston to star in the drama. The limited series, based on the nonfiction book by David Grann, is inspired by the true-life account of Henry Worsley […]

Reginald Hudlin Renews Universal Content Productions Deal (Exclusive)

Reginald Hudlin is staying put at Universal Content Productions. The producer of the 2020 Primetime Emmys has renewed his first-look deal with the Universal Studio Group-backed division and tapped Ruby Mateo to head development. Under the pact, Hudlin Entertainment will continue to develop and produce scripted fare for the Beatrice Springborn-led studio, with Mateo steering […]

Elliot Page Signs First-Look Deal With UCP

Elliot Page is making a home at Universal Studio Group’s UCP. The Umbrella Academy star has signed a first-look deal at the Beatrice Springborn-led studio, under which he’ll develop both scripted and unscripted projects for all platforms. “I’ve always had great experiences working with UCP,” said Page. “Beatrice and the rest of the leadership team […]

‘Sweet Tooth’ Producer Christina Ham Inks Overall Deal at UCP

Universal Studio Group’s UCP has signed an overall deal with playwright and TV writer and producer Christina Ham. Under the deal, Ham (Sweet Tooth, Westworld) will develop and produce projects across television platforms. “I am tremendously excited about joining the UCP family having been an admirer of their programming for a long time,” said Ham. […]

Alt-History Family Drama ‘American Throne’ From Sam Esmail in the Works at UCP

Sam Esmail is adding another drama to his growing development slate at Universal Content Productions. The Mr. Robot creator is prepping The American Throne, an alt-history family drama in the works at the studio under his rich overall deal. Here’s how The American Throne is described: “In a boldly reimagined, contemporary America where the nation […]

Jennifer Gwartz Joins Beatrice Springborn at UCP

Beatrice Springborn is solidifying her executive regime at Universal Content Productions. The Hulu exec, who moved over to NBCUniversal’s cable- and streaming-focused studio in November, has tapped recruited Jennifer Gwartz to serve as exec vp. Additionally, Springborn has promoted Scott Nemes to another newly created role as exec vp creative acquisitions for both UCP and […]

‘Pachinko’ Showrunner Soo Hugh Inks Overall Deal at UCP

Under the pact, the 'Terror' veteran will also create an incubator program for new Asian voices in the industry.

Rick James Limited Series in the Works at UCP

A bio-series about singer Rick James is in development at Universal Studio Group's UCP.

Hulu’s Beatrice Springborn Named UCP President

Hulu's Beatrice Springborn Named UCP President

Dawn Olmstead Exits UCP for Top Job at Anonymous Content

Universal Cable Productions president Dawn Olmstead has departed the NBCUniversal-owned studio and will return to the producing trenches as CEO of Anonymous Content.

Seth MacFarlane, Jim Henson Company Land Unscripted Projects at UCP

Seth MacFarlane, the Jim Henson Company and podcast company Wondery are all developing unscripted projects at UCP.

Elisabeth Moss Lines Up Next TV Role as Real-Life Killer Candy Montgomery

'The Handmaid's Tale' Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss has been tapped to star in limited series 'Candy,' based on the true story of killer Candy Montgomery and her victim, Betty Gore.