All posts tagged 'The Forge'

Channel 4’s ‘Ackley Bridge’ Renewed For Third Season

Channel 4 has renewed high school drama Ackley Bridge for another season. Eight episodes have been ordered for the show's third season, which is set to premiere in 2019. That is up from the six episodes that comprised season one, but down slightly from the twelve episode order for season two. The renewal comes on the heels of last night's season two finale.

Channel 4 Closes Out Jack Thorne Trilogy With ‘The Light’

Channel 4 is completing their trilogy of Jack Thorne four-part dramas. The PSB has given the greenlight to The Light, the final four part drama from the scribe behind the award winning Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. The first two entries in the trilogy, National Treasure and Kiri, aired on Channel 4 in 2016 and 2018, respectively. The Light takes a look at disability and will focus on the repercussions of a catastrophic disaster that befalls a community in a small Welsh town which has seen more prosperous times. The disaster claims the lives of many, children included and, as personal and communal grief gives way to a torrent of anger and blame, the community finds itself torn apart.

Beth Willis Exits Channel 4, Joins The Forge As Partner

Channel 4 is losing their Head of Drama. Beth Willis is exiting the broadcaster to take up a partnership position and independent production company The Forge. Willis first joined Channel 4 in 2012 as Deputy Head of Drama. She was promoted to the top job two years later in 2016 when Piers Wenger left for the BBC to become Controller of Drama Commissioning.

BBC One Cancels ‘The Last Post’ After One Season

It's one and done for The Last Post. BBC One has cancelled the period drama from Peter Moffat after a single six episode season, TVWise has confirmed. Radio Times was the first to report the news. The Last Post pulled decent ratings for BBC One; attracting a consolidated audience of just under six million viewers.

BBC One Orders Sarah Lotz Adaptation ‘The Three’ & Charles Sobhraj Drama Series ‘The Serpent’

BBC One is adding two big-budget dramas to their slate. The BBC's flagship channel has given the greenlight to The Three, an adaptation of the trilogy of novels by Sarah Lotz; and The Serpent, which tells the true story of the capture of Charles Sobhraj - one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century. Both series have received 8 episode orders.

Jeremy Neumark Jones, Jessica Raine, Ben Miles & More Cast In Peter Moffat’s New BBC One Drama ‘The Last Post’

BBC One has set the core cast for The Last Post. Jeremy Neumark Jones (One Of Us), Jessica Raine (Line Of Duty), Ben Miles (The Crown), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Amanda Drew (Broadchurch) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Go-Between)‎ are all set to star in the six episode period drama from Silk creator Peter Moffat.