Jetpack Distribution Secures International Rights To ‘Katy’

Jetpack Distribution is adding to their slate. The kids distributor has secured the international distribution rights to CBBC's Katy. Additionally, they have also picked up distribution rights to Li Critter Workshop’s non-dialogue 2D animation series Buck + Buddy. Jetpack launched both series at MIPCOM this week. Read More

Aidan Turner To Star In Frank Spotnitz’s ‘Leonardo’

Poldark star Aidan Turner has been tapped to play Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo, an eight episode event series about the life of the hero at the heart of the Renaissance that hails from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle).Leonardo tells the story of the artist. Born in Vinci, in Tuscany, Leonardo grew into an unparalleled genius whose work inspired and overturned the established order. His restless curiosity flitted between art, science, painting, engineering, anatomy and poetry, all of it informed by a deep and fearless humanity, completely liberated from the conventions of his time and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. Read More

First Look: Ardal O’Hanlon’s Replacement For ‘Death In Paradise’ Season 9

The BBC and Red Planet Pictures have released an image teasing the new lead actor who will replace Ardal O'Hanlon as the new Detective Inspector on Death In Paradise. As TVWise reported last week, O'Hanlon is poised to exit the Caribbean set crime drama and will make his final appearance as Detective Inspector Jack Mooney during the show's ninth season, which is set to premiere in early 2020. Read More

UKTV’s Dave Channel Orders ‘Red Dwarf’ Feature-Length Special

Red Dwarf is returning to Dave. The UKTV channel has commissioned a feature-length special of the hit sci-fi comedy series to air in 2020. The special, which is set up at Baby Cow Productions, is being penned and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor. Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn are all on-board to reprise their roles as Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten. Richard Naylor is the producer. It will be filmed on location and at Pinewood in front of a live studio audience. Christine Langan is the executive producer. Read More