By Patrick Munn | August 23, 2019 - 8:58 am | No Comments
Despite recent comments from Kevin Lygo, ITV is giving scripted comedy on the main channel yet another shot. The broadcaster has ordered Kate And Kolo, a six episode studio sitcom starring Brenda Blethyn (Vera) and Jimmy Akingbola (In The Long Run). Kate And Kolo follows Kate (Brenda Blethyn), a working-class woman who runs an old-fashioned café in a neglected seaside town and who develops a strong, if sometimes volatile, friendship with Kolo (Jimmy Akingbola), an asylum-seeking African doctor.
By Patrick Munn | August 2, 2019 - 4:34 pm | No Comments
UKTV's W channel is adding to the cast of Flack. The PR drama has tapped Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Tutankhamun) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost) for recurring roles in its just ordered six episode second season.
By Patrick Munn | August 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm | No Comments
UKTV's W channel and US co-production partner Pop have handed out a second season renewal to their Anna Paquin fronted PR drama Flack. Six episodes have been ordered for the show's second season, which is set to premiere in 2020.
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2019 - 10:57 am | No Comments
UKTV's Dave channel has handed out a second season renewal to Hypothetical. The comedy series fronted by Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster will return with a further eight episodes in 2020. The formal green-light for season two comes after the show's first season, which aired on Dave earlier this year, reached a total audience of 4.5 million viewers. It was also one of UKTV Play’s most popular shows of 2019.
By Patrick Munn | May 20, 2019 - 7:37 pm | No Comments
It's one and done for Warren. BBC One has cancelled the Martin Clunes fronted comedy series after a single season of six episodes, TVWise has confirmed. The writing had been on the wall for the series after it struggled to pull in a sizeable audience in its Monday night slot.
By Patrick Munn | April 10, 2019 - 10:54 am | No Comments
Channel 4 has picked up their comedy series Derry Girls for a third season. Six episodes have been commissioned for the show's third season. The renewal comes after season two wrapped its run on Channel 4 last night (Tuesday April 9th).
By Patrick Munn | July 23, 2018 - 12:03 pm | No Comments
Hat Trick Productions has optioned the rights to historian and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Russian thriller One Night In Winter, with plans to develop it into a TV series. One Night In Winter is set just after the Second World War. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia’s most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow. Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state?