By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2021 - 6:46 pm | No Comments
Maigret is returning to television. Colin Callender's Playground has teamed with Red Arrow Studios International and Georges Simenon Limited to develop an English language adaptation of Simenon's Jules Maigret series of novels. The project is envisioned as a returning series.
By Patrick Munn | November 6, 2019 - 11:03 am | No Comments
Dame Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones, The Avengers), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street) and Nigel Havers (Chariots Of Fire, Coronation Street) have joined the cast of Channel 5's All Creatures Great And Small.
By Patrick Munn | September 25, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Channel 5 has found their James Herriot. Newcomer Nicholas Ralph has been set as the lead in their new take on All Creatures Great And Small. Samuel West (Mr. Selfridge), Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose), Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells) and Rachel Shenton (White Gold) have also been cast in the series.
By Patrick Munn | July 29, 2019 - 8:30 am | No Comments
StarzPlay - the Starz branded streaming service that is available in the UK via Amazon Prime Video Channels, Virgin Media and Apple TV - has picked up the UK rights to Starz's recently ordered Dangerous Liaisons adaptation. Based on the novel of the same name, Dangerous Liaisons tells the origin story of the early years of the iconic characters Merteuil and Valmont when they meet as passionate young lovers in the slums of 18th century Paris.
By Patrick Munn | March 8, 2019 - 11:09 am | No Comments
The White Princess follow up The Spanish Princess has found a UK home. StarzPlay - the streaming service that is now available on both Amazon Prime Video Channels and Virgin Media - has secured the UK rights to the limited series starring Charlotte Hope (Game Of Thrones). The Spanish Princess will premiere on StarzPlay on Sunday May 5th, when the first episode will be available to stream. New episodes will then continue to made available every Sunday - the same day that they air on Starz state-side.
By Patrick Munn | January 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm | No Comments
Peter Kosminsky is returning to the Channel 4 fold. After collaborating together on ISIS drama The State, the award winning scribe is developing The Undeclared War - a drama series about cyber warfare - for the broadcaster.
By Patrick Munn | March 17, 2015 - 10:46 am | No Comments
Collin Callender's Playground is continuing to beef up the ranks of their television division's UK arm. Following on from the recent hires of Louise Pederson as UK Managing Director and Sophie Gardiner as Creative Director, Playground Television UK has appointed former Film4 executive Tom Leggett as their Director of Development.