By Patrick Munn | February 9, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Stephen Merchant (Extras, The Office) and Sheridan Smith (The Moorside, Mrs Biggs) have been set as the leads in The Barking Murders, BBC One's three-part Stephen Port drama from the team behind The Moorside and Appropriate Adult.
By Patrick Munn | January 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm | No Comments
ITV Studios' global production hit an all time high in 2018. Across their portfolio of international production labels they produced more 8500 hours of content - an all time high for the company. ITV Studios now has production bases in 12 countries with more than 50 labels supplying over 200 channels and platforms.
By Patrick Munn | September 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm | No Comments
Simon Nye and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise have teamed together to launch Genial Productions, a new independent production company focusing on launching returnable comedy and drama TV series. ITV Studios is backing the nascent company with minority investment.
By Patrick Munn | July 16, 2018 - 2:55 pm | No Comments
ITV Studios' label Shiver has hired Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Simone Haywood to serve as their Head of Factual Entertainment. In the newly created role, Haywood will work with Group Creative Director Ana De Moraes and her new development team to create returnable formats that have the potential to inspire viewers across the globe.
By Patrick Munn | April 25, 2018 - 1:40 pm | No Comments
ITV has handed out a ten episode series order to WOS Wrestling, a wrestling series aimed at a family audience. WOS Wrestling will see some of the UK's finest pro wrestlers compete in various, intense bouts. At the end of each show, only one will get to take home the coveted WOS Wrestling Championship belt. Backstage interviews between rounds will give insight into what the wrestling stars are thinking.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2017 - 10:30 am | No Comments
More news out of the Edinburgh International TV Festival. BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore, during her Meet The Controller session, announced a trio of new drama commissions for BBC One. The corporation's flagship channel has ordered three part drama The Barking Murders, a factual drama from Jeff Pope that explores the crimes of Stephen Port from the point of view of the families of his victims; and a pair of new drama that will be set and shot in Scotland - The Victim and The Cry.
By Patrick Munn | October 13, 2016 - 11:19 am | No Comments
ITV is expanding their drama slate. The commercial broadcaster has given the green-light to four new drama series, which hails from such auspices as Doctor Foster creator Mike Bartlett, The Syndicate and In The Club scribe Kay Mellor, husband and wife team Paul Rutman and Natasha Narayan, and newcomers Mark Denton & Jonny Stockwood.