From remade drama to original crime: HBO Europe's original television productions

Kim Toft Hansen, Anna Keszeg, Sándor Kálai

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In this article, we analyse developments in HBO’s original European productions based on a quantitative overview of production since Born Loser until the most recent premieres of the Croatian miniseries Uspjeh (Success, 2019) and the transnational co-production The New Pope (2020). We supplement this overview with a perspective on the generic changes during the past decade as well as a practical producers’ approach to remakes. The intention is, then, not to analyse the specific series’ content; rather, we intend to approach genre, talent and remakes through the perspective of the HBO brand and the creatives behind the series. The main empirical material for this article is interviews with key informants and an exploitation of online resources. These interviews were conducted from 2018-19 and reflect a contemporary production model for HBO Europe. The online resources supplementing and underlining the points made represent a more cross-temporal view on single series or general institutional perspectives on HBO’s European brand. Altogether, this establishes both a historical overview of the productions and an up-to-date idea of how the transnational institution considers its own local endeavors.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Review
ISSN1062-7987
StatusAfsendt - 2021

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    Hansen, K. T., Keszeg, A., & Kálai, S. (2021). From remade drama to original crime: HBO Europe's original television productions. Manuskript afsendt til publicering.