By Patrick Munn | April 25, 2015 - 4:50 pm | No Comments
BBC One has released the first full-length trailer for their upcoming 7 episode fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Based on the Susanna Clarke novel, the series, which is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return, stars Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte Riley, Enzo Cilenti and Paul Kaye.
By Patrick Munn | April 25, 2015 - 9:14 am | No Comments
Despite the fact that Julian Fellowes' Downton Abbey is coming to an end later this year, he isn't quite done working with ITV. The much in-demand writer, who has period drama Gilded Age in the works at NBC, is returning to ITV to adapt one of his favourite novels, Doctor Thorne, as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions will produce with Mark Redhead, Julian Fellowes Chris Kelly and Ted Childs serving as executive producers. Production begins later this year.
By Patrick Munn | April 24, 2015 - 12:09 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime UK has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to drama series UnREAL after striking a deal with A+E Studios International. The 10 episode scripted drama, which is produced for the US Lifetime network, will premiere on Lifetime UK this Summer.
By Patrick Munn | April 24, 2015 - 11:33 am | No Comments
Discovery UK and Sky Vision have pacted together to co-produce Churchill's Toyshop, a one-off documentary special exploring Churchill’s clandestine research institute that created strange and often ingenious weapons during the Second World War.
By Patrick Munn | April 24, 2015 - 7:37 am | 1 Comment
BBC Three will not be acquiring the ten episode fourth and final season of FX's comedy series Wilfred from international distributor Twentieth Century Fox International Television Distribution, TVWise has learned exclusively.
By Patrick Munn | April 23, 2015 - 4:54 pm | No Comments
History UK has closed a deal with A+E Studios International to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to miniseries Sons Of Liberty, which tells the story of the American Revolutionary War and features a cast that includes Breaking Bad's Dean Norris. The six-hour mini will premiere on History UK this June.
By Patrick Munn | April 23, 2015 - 10:34 am | No Comments
Comedy Central UK and Channel 5 have pacted together to co-commission Impractical Jokers, a nine episode series which is based on the hit US format of the same name. The UK version, which will feature Lee Griffiths, Matt Ralph, Paul Biggin and David Moon, is set to air on both channels later this year.