By Patrick Munn | August 19, 2019 - 10:18 am | No Comments
BBC Two drama MotherFatherSon will not be returning for a second season. News of this broke over the weekend, but sources are telling me that, contrary to other reports, the show was not axed due to poor ratings, but was instead designed to run a single season.
By Patrick Munn | July 22, 2019 - 2:15 pm | No Comments
BBC Studios has found their new Head of Comedy. They have hired former Sky Commissioning Editor Josh Coles to lead their comedy team. He replaces Chris Sussman who announced his exit earlier this year. As Head of Comedy, Coles will oversee BBC Studios current slate of comedy series across TV, radio and online. He will also have responsibility for the development of new, returnable comedy series.
By Patrick Munn | July 17, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Tom Hollander (Baptiste, The Night Manager) and Saskia Reeves (Luther, Shetland), have been tapped to star in Us, BBC One's four-part drama that is based on David Nicholls' novel of the same name. Hollander will play Douglas Petersen, while Reeves has been cast as Connie. Us tells the story of Douglas Petersen, who is blindsided when his wife Connie tells him that she’s not sure she wants to be married to him anymore. Agreeing to still go on their planned family grand tour of Europe, Douglas vows to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with their son Albie.
By Patrick Munn | July 3, 2019 - 12:32 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has ordered The Bust, a four episode crime fighting documentary series from BBC Studios Unscripted Productions. "This dynamic new series will thrill Channel 5 viewers with a dramatic and fascinating new perspective on modern British crime fighting”, said Channel 5 Commissioning Editor Adrian Padmore.
By Patrick Munn | July 3, 2019 - 12:16 pm | No Comments
BBC One is adding to the cast of Our Girl. Danny-Boy Hatchard, who played Lee Carter on EastEnders between 2014 and 2017, has joined the military drama for its upcoming fourth season. “I’m buzzing to be joining the iconic 2 Section", Danny-Boy said. "Our Girl has always done a fantastic job representing our British troops, so I can’t wait to help tell more really cool stories.”
By Patrick Munn | June 18, 2019 - 11:38 am | No Comments
BBC Three has renewed their comedy sketch show Famalam for a third season. Additionally, the channel has ordered a Christmas special to air later this year. “Going for a three-peat! Excited to bring this beast back for another side splitting run!", said writer and producer Akemnji Ndifornyen. "Third time’s the charm!”
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2019 - 10:33 am | No Comments
Thalissa Teixeira (The Musketeers, Press), Ariane Labed (The Lobster, Attenberg) and Gary Carr (The Deuce, The Good Fight) have been set as the leads in Trigonometry, BBC Two's eight episode drama series from Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods.
By Patrick Munn | June 12, 2019 - 10:28 am | No Comments
Discovery and BBC Studios have closed the UKTV transaction; splitting up the multi-channel broadcaster. The completed deal comes after the agreement, first announced in April, got the nod from Ofcom last week. BBC Studios now assumes full control of the UKTV brand, VOD service UKTV play and entertainment channels Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W and Yesterday. Discovery walks away with lifestyle channels Really, Home and Good Food. The deal cost BBC Studios £173 million.