Morning Briefing: 2 April 2014

David Duchovny lands new gig

Once Californication ends this year, David Duchovny will star in a new series Aquarius where he will play a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life. In the late 1960s, he and his younger partner begin tracking a small-time criminal who specializes in luring vulnerable young women to his “cause.” That criminal turns out to be none other than hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

What to do with $1m

A&E are developing a new reality series following five brothers who launched an advertising empire in their small town of Batesville, Indiana after winning a $1 million grand prize in a Super Bowl commercial competition.  Among others, The Herbert Brothers have gone on to produce commercials for Pepsi and GoDaddy.

Another series commissioned for streaming service

AOL has commissioned Connected, an adaptation of an Israeli reality show that will be set in New York that sees five cast members record their lives using personal handheld cameras.  The original series is up to its fifth season and has previously been picked up in 11 other markets.

Amazon becomes home to 24

Previously, the entire 8 seasons of 24 were all available on Netflix but that deal expired today with the announcement that the thriller counter intelligence program, including the upcoming 24: Live Another Day, will be available to subscribers on Amazon Prime.  Again, the deal ignores the rest of the world and is only available in the US.

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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