By Patrick Munn | February 6, 2019 - 6:11 pm | No Comments
StarzPlay has acquired the exclusive UK rights to Nordic thriller Rig 45 after striking a deal with international distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The show's six episode first season will premiere on the streaming service on Friday February 22nd.
By Patrick Munn | January 7, 2019 - 11:43 am | No Comments
More than three months after TVWise broke the news that ITV would not be airing future seasons of Harlots following the closure of ITV Encore, the series has found a new UK home. StarzPlay – which is available in the UK on Amazon Prime via Amazon Channels – has secured the exclusive UK rights to the period drama after striking a deal with international distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The first season, which aired on ITV Encore back in 2017, will launch on the streaming service on Friday January 18th, while the show's second season, which has never aired in the UK before, will launch on Thursday February 14th.
By Patrick Munn | December 6, 2018 - 3:53 pm | No Comments
The sales keep rolling in for The War Of The Worlds. ITV Studios Global Entertainment has licensed the BBC's H.G. Wells adaptation to Channel A in South Korea. With this deal, The War Of The Worlds has now been sold to more than 80 territories ahead of its 2019 premiere.
By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2018 - 5:44 pm | No Comments
Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess, Game of Thrones), David Avery (The Night Manager, Starred Up, Borderline) and Jacqueline Boatswain (Cuckoo, Collateral) have joined the cast of ITV's Bancroft for its second season, which is now being shot on location in Greater Manchester. Charlotte Hope has been cast as Annabel Connors, Joe Bancroft’s fiancé; David Avery as Detective Superintendent Jake Harper; and Jacqueline Boatswain as Chief Constable Frances Holland. They join returning cast members Sarah Parish, Adrian Edmondson, Adam Long, Lee Boardman, Charles Babalola, Ryan McKen and Shameem Ahmad.
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 11, 2018 - 1:41 pm | No Comments
Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW, Hard Sun), Alex Jennings (Unforgotten, The Crown), Julia McKenzie (Agatha Christie's Marple), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen, Trauma) and Archie Renaux have joined the cast of BBC One's six episode drama series Gold Digger. They will star opposite series leads Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes.
By Patrick Munn | July 24, 2018 - 8:22 pm | No Comments
Snowpiercer is coming to the UK. Netflix UK is set as the exclusive UK broadcaster for the series thanks to a larger deal between ITV Studios Global Entertainment and the streaming service, which will see Netflix serve as the global broadcaster outside of the U.S. and China. Elsewhere, in a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution, Netflix UK has also boarded Bravo's new scripted series Dirty John, which is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard.