India’s Disney+ Hotstar has greenlit a remake of gamer comedy Dead Pixels, the British show produced by Succession creator Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain and Phil Clarke’s Various Artists Limited. BBC Studios India and Tamada Media are behind the remake, which will be in Telugu and follows the journey of three young friends whose lives revolve around an online video game, with the ultimate goal of defeating a virtual villain. The Indian version moves from the UK to Hyderabad, depicting the main characters’ obsession with the game and how it interferes in different aspects of their daily lives.Dead Pixels Season 1 Download.
Aditya Mandala is director, Akshay Poolla is writer and the version stars Niharika Konidela, Harsha Chemudu, Sai Ronak, Akshay Lagusani and Bhavana Sagi. The British Dead Pixels has aired for two seasons on E4 and was picked up in the U.S. by The CW. Created by Jon Brown, it stars the likes of Starstruck creator Rose Matafeo and Ghosts‘ Charlotte Ritchie. It is one in a long line of Indian adaptations of British shows including the likes of Luther, The Night Manager and Doctor Foster.
Former CBS News President David Rhodes has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Sky News Group and Jonathan Levy has been promoted in effect to replace the departing Head of News John Ryley. Reporting to Sky Studios CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Rhodes, who moves up from Group Director of International Business Development, will have overall responsibility for Sky’s news services across EMEA, focusing on the development of a long-term commercial strategy for both Sky News UK and Sky-owned TG24 in Italy.