Hulu adds Disney titles

US VoD streaming site Hulu has secured exclusive subscription rights to three series.

All episodes of ABC dramas Resurrection and Mistresses will become available following the deal with Disney Media Distribution.



The first season of Devious Maids is also now available, with season two being added next year ahead of the season three premiere on Lifetime next summer.

Hulu is also adding more than 750 library episodes from ABC Studios and ABC Family, including one-hour series such as Alias, Army Wives, Body of Proof.

Supernatural returns to UK

Youth-skewing UK network E4 has acquired season nine of US drama Supernatural.



The series, which airs on The CW, follows two brothers as they hunt demons and other supernatural beings.

Season nine is due to air on E4 in early 2015.

Created by Eric Kripke, Supernatural is executive produced by Robert Singer, Jeremy Carver, McG and Adam Glass. The series is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros Television.

Supernatural is distributed around the world by Warner Bros International Television Distribution.

Syfy lands on Krypton

Where there was Batman, there is now Fox’s Gotham.

Now Syfy is taking the Superman legend to new depths by developing a prequel series called Krypton.



The cable channel has partnered with Warner Horizon Television to plot a new one-hour drama that will be set years before the Superman legend.

The series, based within the DC Comics universe, will follow The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of being the home of Superman.

Krypton is executive produced by David S Goyer and Ian Goldberg. Goldberg is writing the pilot teleplay, based on a story conceived by Goyer and Goldberg.

TNT sets return of Rizzoli & Isles

TNT has ordered a sixth season of Rizzoli & Isles.

Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles

Season five of the drama, which stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, is due to return to air in early 2015.

An 18-episode sixth season will then launch next summer.

Rizzoli & Isles, which debuted in 2010, is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber and showrunner Jan Nash serving as executive producers.

Based on characters created by crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, while Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.

Cuckoo calls to BBC One

BBC One has extended its partnership with JK Rowling after striking a deal to adapt the Cormoran Strike crime novels.

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first in the series written by Robert Galbraith – Rowling’s pseudonym – was published in 2013, followed by The Silkworm earlier this year.

The television adaptations will be produced by Brontë Film and TV.

Rowling will collaborate on the project, with the number and length of episodes to be decided at a later date.

Brontë is also producing the adaptation of Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, a three-part series that will air on BBC One in February 2015.

ABC examines Wire in the Blood

British psychological drama Wire in the Blood is being adapted for US network ABC.

Endemol Studios is coproducing the series with ABC Studios, with AM Homes attached to write the script.

The story follows detective Elizabeth Chase as she recruits the help of an unconventional clinical psychologist to help solve the murders of a number of women who have turned up dead in New York City.

David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Films will executive produce with Sandra Jobling of Coastal Productions, which produced the original UK series for ITV.

The characters were created by novelist Val McDermid.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution controls all international distributions rights to the US adaptation.