All posts tagged 'ITV Studios'

Shiver Hires Channel 4’s Simone Haywood As Head Of Factual Entertainment

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.

Wrestling Series ‘WOS Wrestling’ Gets 10 Episode Series Order At ITV

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.

ITV2 Heads To The Savannah With ‘Survival Of The Fittest’

ITV2 is heading to the Savannah. The digi-net has given the green-light to Survival Of The Fittest, a new entertainment series set in the South Africa that hails from the makers of Love Island.

BBC One Orders Stephen Port Drama ‘The Barking Murders’, Pair Of Scotland-Set Dramas ‘The Victim’ & ‘The Cry’

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.

ITV Picks Up Four New Dramas From ‘Doctor Foster’s Mike Bartlett, Kay Mellor & More

ITV LogoITV 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.

Gail Pinkerton Joins Possessed As Head Of Production

Gail PinkertonGail 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.

ITV Orders Murder Mystery Drama ‘Loch Ness’; Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran & John Sessions To Star

ITV LogoITV 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.