By Patrick Munn | October 12, 2018 - 4:50 pm | No Comments
This is an interesting one. ITV has ordered Wild Bill, a six episode police drama about a US cop who comes to the UK to serve as the new Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Code Black) is attached to star.
By Patrick Munn | September 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Following the closure of pay channel ITV Encore earlier this year, ITV has opted not to proceed with any further seasons of Harlots, TVWise can reveal. There had been some question as to whether or not it would move to the main channel as fellow ITV Encore originals The Frankenstein Chronicles and Dark Heart did. The news comes on the heels of U.S. streaming service Hulu, who were originally co-producers, stepping up to fully commission an eight episode third season. I hear that ITV Studios Global Entertainment is now seeking a new home for the second and third seasons of Harlots here in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | September 24, 2018 - 4:30 pm | No Comments
Red Planet Pictures and ITV have announced Dublin-based Devin Doyle as the winner of this year's Red Planet Prize - the talent discovery initiative that was launched by Tony Jordan's indie a decade ago to find writers that can create fresh, original and inspiring popular dram. As the winner, Doyle will get a script commission and development opportunities with ITV for his family drama Devoted Wife And Mother. It tells the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down when her debt dealing husband is kidnapped with a 500k ransom deadline for 5pm that day.
By Patrick Munn | September 20, 2018 - 11:26 am | No Comments
ITV has handed out a fourth season renewal to their hit cold case crime drama Unforgotten. Six episodes have been ordered for the show's fourth season, which is expected to air in 2019. The renewal comes after the season three finale managed a consolidated audience of 6.9 million viewers.
By Patrick Munn | September 14, 2018 - 7:26 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: The fallout from the decision to fire star Clayne Crawford from Lethal Weapon continues. I have learned that ITV has yet to make a call on whether or not to renew their licensing deal for the TV reboot of the feature film series that starred Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.
By Patrick Munn | September 14, 2018 - 3:42 pm | No Comments
Following this year's successful revival of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? to mark the show's 20th anniversary, ITV has renewed the series for a further ten episodes, once again hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. The new episodes are set to air in early 2019 and will be stripped over two weeks.