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Universal TV Import ‘Ransom’ Renewed For Third Season

Ransom - the international drama series from Frank Spotnitz's Big Light Productions - has been renewed for a third season by commissioning partners Global and CBS. The series is distributed internationally by Entertainment One (eOne) and airs on this side of the pond on Universal TV.

Showtime Picks Up Wall Street Comedy ‘Black Monday’ To Series

After piloting the project (under its former titled Ball Street), Showtime has picked up 1980s Wall Street comedy Black Monday - starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall - to series with a ten episode order. Owing to the fact that Black Monday is set up as a co-pro with Sony Pictures Television, it is not immediately clear if it will be covered by Showtime's output deal with Sky or if SPT will be distributing it in the UK.

Amazon Studios Inks First Look Deal With Nicole Kidman

Amazon Studios has sealed a first look deal with multiple award winner Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films for theatrical, television series, and digital content. The streaming service and Kidman's Blossom will work together to develop original series that will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video globally in over 200 countries and territories, as well as movies that will engage viewers in cinemas.

Sophie Rundle, Peter Davison, Gemma Jones & More Join BBC One’s ‘Gentleman Jack’

BBC One and HBO has set the cast for their co-production Gentleman Jack, which is being toplined by Suranne Jones. Joining the cast of the eight episode drama series is Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Timothy West (Bleak House), Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Stephanie Cole (Still Open All Hours), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey), Vincent Franklin (Happy Valley) and Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch).

Fulwell 73 Hires Caroline Roseman As UK Head Of Development

Fulwell 73 has hired Whizz Kid Entertainment exec Caroline Roseman to serve in the newly created position of UK Head of Development. Roseman will work across Fulwell’s entire TV slate and will report to the indie's senior executives Heather Greenwood and Carly Shackleton.

Sky Atlantic Imports ‘Barry’ & ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed

HBO has renewed their comedy series Barry and Silicon Valley. The Bill Hader fronted Barry will be back for its second season, while tech comedy Silicon Valley will return for season six.

ITV Renews ‘Grantchester’ For Fourth Season, James Norton To Exit

ITV (alongside U.S. co-production partner PBS Masterpiece) has renewed period drama Grantchester for a fourth season. There's no word on the size of the order for the new season. In somewhat unexpected news, one of the co-leads, James Norton, who plays Sidney Chambers, will be exiting Grantchester during the fourth season. Casting is underway for a new Vicar.