By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2019 - 11:55 am | No Comments
BBC One has ordered Roadkill, a four-part political thriller from The Worricker Trilogy scribe David Hare and independent production company The Forge. Hugh Laurie (House, Chance) is attached to star in the lead role as Conservative minister Peter Laurence.
By Patrick Munn | August 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has ordered Generation Z, a six episode satirical zombie comedy drama from Ben Wheatley. It is being produced by The Forge - the independent production company behind Jack Thorne's trilogy of Channel 4 dramas (National Treasure, Kiri, and The Light).
By Patrick Munn | June 21, 2019 - 12:10 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has set the cast for The Light. Joanna Scanlan (Getting On), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld), Mark Lewis Jones (Keeping Faith), Genevieve Barr (Press) are set to star opposite Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) in the four-part drama from Jack Thorne.
By Patrick Munn | January 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 is adding to the cast of Ackley Bridge. Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey) and Charlie Hardwick (Emmerdale) have joined the cast of the high school drama for its upcoming third season, which is now filming in Halifax.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 1:23 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | August 20, 2018 - 1:35 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | June 25, 2018 - 7:34 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | May 8, 2018 - 2:03 pm | No Comments
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.