By Patrick Munn | July 16, 2019 - 6:31 pm | No Comments
Independent production company Element Pictures has hired Channel 4's Jonny Richards to serve as their Head of TV Development. In the newly created role, Richards will will oversee Element Pictures’ continued push into TV drama, expanding its development slate for the UK, US and international market. He will be based at the indie's London office and will report to Element's Head of Television Anna Ferguson.
By Patrick Munn | May 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm | No Comments
Daisy Edgar Jones (War of the Worlds, Cold Feet), newcomer Paul Mescal, Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders, Rosie) and Aislín McGuckin (Outlander, The Nephew) have been cast in BBC Three's Sally Rooney adaptation Normal People.
By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2018 - 6:03 pm | No Comments
Killian Scott (Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) have been set as the leads in Dublin Murders, BBC One's eight episode drama series which is based on the Dublin Murder Sqaud novels by Tana French. U.S. basic cable network TNT had originally been set to co-produce Dublin Murders alongside BBC One and RTÉ, but they are no longer involved and instead U.S. premium cable network Starz has boarded as the U.S. partner. TVWise has reached out to TNT for comment on their decision to exit the project.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 9:28 am | No Comments
Three female authored dramas are coming to the BBC. The PSB has commissioned three new dramas from Nicole Taylor, Michaela Coel (pictured, right) and Sally Rooney. The announcement comes on the same day that Coel is set ti deliver the McTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The three series will go out on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three, respectively. “I am honoured to be today announcing three brand new and contrasting dramas for BBC One, Two and Three", said the BBC's Controller of Drama Piers Wenger.