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Script to Screen: Guerrilla

The story of how John Ridley’s passion project became Sky and Showtime’s latest star attraction, ahead of its UK debut on April 13. Act 1 The Black Lives Matter movement brought race relations right back to the centre of debate in the US. In entertainment, scriptwriter John Ridley has done as much as anyone else […]

HBO Euro nets, BBCWW recruit Guerrilla

HBO services in the Nordics, Spain and Central and Eastern Europe have bought upcoming drama Guerrilla. HBO Nordic, HBO España, HBO Europe and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand have acquired the Sky and Showtime series. BBCWW ANZ will put the show out on the BBC First network. Endemol Shine International sells the series, which […]

Idris Elba to take over BBC Three

Idris Elba is to oversee a “unique and ground-breaking” season of content for the BBC’s online channel, BBC Three. The Idris Takeover will see the multihyphenate’s production company, Green Door Pictures, produce content for BBC Three’s iPlayer channel, YouTube and the BBC Three website. The event will be a week long, and cover topics including […]

Idris Elba prodco, Lionsgate award Sin of God

Idris Elba’s prodco and Lionsate UK will develop drama series Sin of God from Matthew Kirton, after the up-and-coming writer won a competition organised by the pair. Sin of God tells the story of a man with a dark past who comes back form the dead. It will be worked up by Green Door Pictures […]

Idris Elba brings the fight to Discovery

Actor and producer Idris Elba is producing and starring in a three-part series for Discovery Networks International in which he will train to become a professional kickboxer. Idris Elba: Fighter will see the Luther star ultimately competing against a seasoned brawler in a no-holds-barred bout. It will shot on location in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South […]

Elba indie co-founder pacts with Bob & Co. prodcos

One of the founders of Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures is to consult for Bob & Co.-backed UK prodcos Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions. Nicholas Yearwood recently left Green Door after three years, during which time he was executive producer on shows such as Sky’s Ones to Watch and Elba’s doc Mandela, My Dad […]

Elba, Ridley lead major Sky drama investment

Sky has commissioned six dramas that feature talent including Idris Elba, John Ridley, Julia Stiles, Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, in a major move underlining the European satcaster’s clout in the high-end originals space. Namely, the shows are Guerilla, Tin Star, Delicious, Riviera, Jamestown and The Last Dragonslayer. Actor Elba (Luther, The Wire) will co-star in […]

New Idris Elba doc is Cut From a Different Cloth

Idris Elba will feature in and produce a new documentary about the fashion brand Superdry. Elba’s indie, Green Door Pictures, is coproducing Cut From a Different Cloth with UK prodco Woodcut Media. Content Television, which sold Elba’s previous doc, Mandela, My Dad and Me, is attached to distribute. The ob-doc will look into Superdry as […]

BBC Three reveals switchover content plans

The BBC announced two new platforms and a raft of new content for its youth network BBC Three, ahead of its move to online-only on February 16. At an event in London yesterday to preview the reinvented BBC Three, the broadcaster announced a new online home for the channel, The Best Of, and a new […]

Discovery UK buys Idris Elba doc

Discovery Networks has acquired actor Idris Elba’s personal journey documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me. Elba (The Wire, Luther) has been in town with his company, Green Door Pictures, and distributor Content Media to promote the doc, and news of his doc’s first sale, into the UK and Ireland, came at a drinks reception yesterday evening. Mandela, […]