All posts tagged 'BBC'

BBC Acquires UK Rights To Terry Pratchett Series ‘The Watch’

The Watch is crossing the pond. The BBC has acquired the UK rights to the BBC America original series after striking a deal with international distributor and sister company BBC Studios. The series will debut on the iPlayer on Thursday July 1st and will subsequently get a linear run on BBC Two later this year.

BBC Unveils Drama Slate Including ‘Everything I Know About Love’ Adaptation, ‘Cash Carraway’ & More

The BBC has unveiled their latest original drama slate. The six new commissions, which were unveiled yesterday during a virtual event, include: an adaptation of Everything I Know About LoveCash Carraway, which is inspired by her memoir; an adaptation of Wahala; an adaptation of The Gallows Pole; as well as original dramas from Candice Carty-Williams and Stefan Golaszewski.

BBC Acquires ‘Psycho’ Prequel ‘Bates Motel’

Bates Motel is coming to the Beeb. The BBC has acquired all five seasons of the Psycho prequel and plan to make the series available as a box-set on the BBC iPlayer later this year.

BBC Acquires ‘Battlestar Galactica’ In Deal With NBCU

Battlestar Galactica is returning to the UK. The BBC has acquired every episode of the Syfy original series after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The series will premiere on the BBC on Saturday September 5th, when every episode will be available to stream on the iPlayer. BBC Two will also begin a linear broadcast of Battlestar Galactica on Saturday September 5th at 9:45pm.

BBC Acquires ‘Riverdale’ Spin-Off ‘Katy Keene’

The BBC has acquired the UK rights to The CW's short-lived Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The complete series will be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer on Saturday July 25th. The CW cancelled Katy Keene earlier this week after a single thirteen episode season.

BBC Director General Tony Hall To Stand Down

After the better part of seven years in the top job, Tony Hall is stepping down as BBC Director General. He will exit the post this summer. BBC Chairman Sir David Clementi will begin the recruitment process for the next DG shortly.

BBC Acquires ‘The Investigation’ In Deal With Fremantle

The BBC has acquired six episode Scandinavian true crime drama The Investigation after striking a deal with international distributor Fremantle. No word on which channel the series will air on or when it will premiere.