Paramount Global executive David Nevins at a UK TV industry event on Thursday Said he’s interested in seeing what the writers have to say about the Supreme Court’s overturning of abortion rights, and revealed some details about an upcoming documentary about comedian Louis CK and his return after a sexual harassment scandal.
Different circumstances (from Harvey Weinstein) and a great, great comedian coming back in his own way,” Paramount Senior Group chairman and CEO Officer and Chief Creative Officer of Paramount + Script Series at Edinburgh Television Festival seven years after the return . He mentioned that the project involved A reporter for The New York Times who broke the story of the comic being accused of sexual misconduct by several women. He called it “an interesting document that I’ve never seen.”
Former Sky Studios boss Jane Millichip, who will take over as BAFTA CEO in October, also discusses the current landscape of scripted content, how he is maximizing creativity, managing talent relationships and intellectual property , and whether the industry can sustain all current streaming services.
Executives show sneak peeks of other upcoming content such as Grease , a new season of Your Honor , starring Bryan Cranston, Facing his deepest judges when his son was convicted when he was involved in a hit-and-run, and the series American Gigolo , starring Jon Byrne Tal (We Own the City) plays a titular role in reimagining the iconic movie.
“It’s always fun to be morally bankrupt in a way,” he said, adding Says Cranston is just a great actor. Season 1 of Your Honor is about the protagonist “going to hell”, Nevin S said. He added that season 2 was about “the hell he has to live in right now.” “It started low. He added: “Like any great actor, Bryan Cranston is a glutton.” Nevins shared that the star lost a lot of weight and grew a “crazy beard” . He said the show was based on a format from an Israeli show he had never seen. The show was primarily written before George Floyd. But it gives it “relevance and direction,” Nevins said. “It definitely (affected) how (Peter) Moffat wrote subsequent episodes.”
was asked about the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roy vs. Wade and the resulting The new debate sparked by abortion rights will play a role in future content and whether entertainment executives are to blame, Nevins said. “I’m interested to see what our best writers have to say about it,” added: “I don’t know if I’m responsible, but I’m interested.”
He also Talked about sexual harassment. “I don’t think the social change that #MetToo has brought about is being addressed at all,” Nevins said. “There’s been some backlash against #MeToo — (the question that’s often coming up now is) who has to leave and who can come back.” For example, he mentioned that the streamer has “interesting documentation on Louis CK that I haven’t seen.”
Nevins also shared, “I always want to encourage writers to have something to say,” explaining, “I believe in the Trojan Horse theory of television.” For example, in Family Horror In stories, creators can “touch things that affect people’s lives.” For example, he suggested that Russian billionaires and oligarchs would be addressed in Billions during the war in Ukraine because the show “has a Angle.”
On Thursday, Nevins also addressed the importance of known franchises and intellectual property, saying its rise in television and beyond is “no coincidence.” He touted Halo as number one. 1 Demonstrated globally, driving registrations for Paramount+, “far ahead” when it wasn’t. 2 USA “It’s going to be a big show for a long time because it can go a lot,” he predicted.
On Grease , he said it was “a beloved film that transcends generations” film”, the company will bring it to today.
When asked about ordering shows for global and local audiences, Nevins mentioned gangster dramas Sexy Beasts as an example of how things have changed in the streaming age. Before Viacom merged with CBS about five years ago, “I had read the script,” he shared. At the time, he thought it was “very good” but “a little too British for Showtime”. But now, things have changed. “It’s a very different mindset when it comes to competing for subscribers in the UK, Ireland and beyond,” the executive said. “Calculus has changed dramatically. Now, Sexy Beast makes a lot of sense.” How would it do? “I hope it does well in the UK and it does well in the US,” Nevins said.
How does he want Paramount+ to be positioned and feel to consumers? “I want Paramount+ to feel like it’s accessible,” including “some cinematic excitement for it.”
Former Showtime head Nevins added oversight of streaming Paramount + Originals to his portfolio last year , and then also merged with Paramount Television Studios, which is part of CBS Corporation CEO George Cheeks’ portfolio.
Paramount ends in June 700,000 global streaming subscribers, including 63.300 million Paramount+ subscribers.
At Paramount, Nevins is responsible for developing and deploying scripted originals for Paramount+, including drama and comedy, and overseeing Showtime Networks and its channels, BET and Paramount Television All aspects of the studio.
He is credited with playing a key role in the collaboration between Paramount+ and Showtime on the original series Halo. His team has also developed pie charts such as The Offer and Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies Ramon+ series .
He also collaborates with Paramount Global ‘s international and domestic distribution groups discussed the global monetization of Showtime Networks content.
Since Nevins joined the company at 2002, Showtime has launched its standalone Streaming services and hit episodes like Yellowjackets , Dexter: New Blood , Billion , )Ray Donovan, The Affair and Homeland.
Before joining Showtime, Nevins was awarded Ai Beauty Awards producer and network show executive. He served as President of Imagine Television from 63 to 63. Before that, he was executive vice president of programming at Fox Broadcasting and senior vice president of primetime programming at NBC.