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Your comprehensive round-up of the key news from Series Mania Forum 2023

SERIES MANIA: If you’re on your way back from Lille, just returned or have been keeping track of the event online, catch up with C21’s extensive coverage of the event using these links.

HBO boss Casey Bloys outlines strategy for new Warner Bros Discovery streamer

Sky Studios’ CEO Frot-Coutaz plots path through saturated market

France TV head laments demise of Salto after FCA merger investigation

Prime Video plans further Citadel spin-offs, considers similar franchises

Highlights from Series Mania Forum

Saar Yogev, Shira Hadad, Dror Mishani, David Crean and Hörður Rúnarsson

Netflix DACH content VP Katja Hofem bemoans diverse talent shortage

Arte outlines copro strategy as it meets Girl Who Learned How to Kneel

Beta MD Moritz Von Kruedener urges collaboration to tackle economic crisis

TF1 will promote French culture as alternative to streamers, says Belmer

House of Talkies preparing next project after Netflix success Trial by Fire

Netflix France gives En Place a second season

Paramount+ ‘won’t sacrifice local originals’ as it commits to franchise spin-offs

Eva Longoria to produce, direct Latino adaptation of comedy format Call My Agent

Israeli creatives Levy, Leshem call for int’l support in battle against censorship

Quebec’s ALSO Productions seeks partner for reboot of Portrait-Robot

Dr Death showrunner admits regret at ‘losing focus’ on the story’s victims

Beta Group hands out development awards at SeriesMakers, confirms second edition

Disney+ France announces Vincent Lambert doc, thriller based on de Vigan book

Sky Studios to develop and commission more prestige drama, tentpole IP projects

Creative vision is key says Shindler as she collects Woman in Series Award

Ukrainian war drama wins Series Mania coproduction pitch in Lille

Black Sheep seeks broadcast, distribution partners for drama series Innermost

US writers’ strike could benefit European distributors claim industry execs

HBO drama The Last of Us forecast to lead a trend for gaming adaptations for TV

Series Mania buyers weigh up strategies in battle to reach young audiences

Eddie Redmayne to lead series version of Day of the Jackal from Sky, Peacock

Nordic nets bag their first Turkish drama series after Eccho Rights deals

Fall and rise of Swedish musician David Jassy dramatised in Nevis drama project

Ilkkas Creative Studio partners with Finnish publisher WSOY for international stories

ZDF Studios brings German streaming hit Dear Vivi to buyers in Lille

Israel’s Yes Studios gives voice to The Confidante-inspired Unsilenced

Upgrade, ACT 4, Drugi Plan join forces for Icelandic-Croatian Volcano

International broadcasters shake hands over Sky’s supernatural Christian

Sagafilm’s The Minister wins another term in the Nordics with S2 greenlight

Saffron Cherry to develop Julia Chapman’s Dales Detective books for TV

Buccaneer, Hans Rosenfeldt dramatising CJ Tudor’s The Chalk Man

Spotlight on coproduction in Lille

Herszberg on how drama has changed and what to expect in Lille

Girl power the dominant force at Series Mania

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