By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2018 - 8:06 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2018 - 7:49 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | April 27, 2018 - 12:20 pm | No Comments
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).
By Patrick Munn | April 19, 2018 - 10:48 am | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | April 12, 2018 - 7:37 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | March 27, 2018 - 9:54 pm | No Comments
Special forces drama Strike Back - which is a co-production between Sky One and HBO's sister channel Cinemax - has been renewed for another season. This is the seventh season for Sky and the sixth for Cinemax (the latter of whom aired the initial season as a spin-off titled Strike Back: Origins).