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.
By Patrick Munn | August 15, 2016 - 11:32 am | No Comments
Gail Pinkerton has joined ITV Studios' entertainment label Possessed as their new Head of Production. She takes up post this month and will be responsible for overseeing the company's slate of productions. She will report to Possessed Managing Director Glenn Hugill.
By Patrick Munn | July 6, 2016 - 3:36 pm | No Comments
ITV has given the green-light to Loch Ness, a six-part murder mystery thriller series from Stephen Brady and ITV Studios which is set against the back-drop of the iconic Scottish loch. Laura Fraser (Houdini & Doyle, The Missing), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Benidorm) and John Sessions (Upstart Crow, The Rack Pack) lead the cast of the series.
By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2016 - 12:15 pm | No Comments
After weeks of rumours, ITV Encore has confirmed that Da Vinci's Demons star Tom Riley has been set as the lead in Dark Heart, their one-off two-hour drama from Chris Lang and ITV Studios which is based on Adam Creed's Wagstaffe novel Suffer the Children.