By Patrick Munn | May 18, 2018 - 2:49 pm | No Comments
Bride & Prejudice is getting a UK adaptation. Channel 4 has given the greenlight to a local adaptation of the A+E Networks format. Five episodes have been commissioned for the show's first season. Bride & Prejudice tells the stories of six soon to be wed couples as they confront a deeply held opposition to their marriage from within their own families whilst trying to organise their dream weddings. For each couple there is at least one family member who is dead set against their wedding ever taking place.
By Patrick Munn | May 16, 2018 - 4:44 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has set nine new shows for their 2019 slate. At an event where Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon and Director of Programmes Ian Katz updated the industry on their plans, the broadcaster announced a wealth of commissions that will sit on their 2019 slate. Leading the commissions is one-off drama Brexit, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), which explores the data driven campaign behind the referendum; Happy AF, a comedy staring Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan; and over at E4, comedy Maxxx, starring O-T Fagbenle (Looking)about a formerly famous boyband star turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 5:26 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has given the greenlight to Adult Material, a four episode drama series from The Smoke creator Lucy Kirkwood about the porn industry. Sheridan Smith (Cilla, Dates, The Moorside) is attached to star. Adult Material follows Jolene Dollar, who has been working in the porn industry her entire adult life and has seen it grow from a seedy backroom enterprise to a legitimate and highly profitable arm of the telecommunications business. One day on set, Jolene is introduced to 19 year old Amy. She looks after Amy the way that she looks after every new girl on set, but she can’t protect Amy from her own choices.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Catch-22 will be crossing the pond. Channel 4 has boarded Hulu's event series, which is based on the Joseph Heller novel and hails from George Clooney, after striking a deal with Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution. Under the pact with Paramount, rather than being a straight acquisition, Channel 4 is contributing to select aspects of the development of the project. Catch-22 will premiere on this side of the pond in 2019, shortly after it debuts state-side.