The Halcyon


British series chip away at US import stronghold – Eurodata

Eurodata’s 2017 scripted series report reveals that the boom in British original series has led to fewer US imports across 13 territories. While the US remains dominant for series imports across the regions studied, accounting for 51% of imported series, the figure has reduced from 2016’s 53%. Meanwhile, the UK accounts for 11% of imported […]

Ovation buys The Halcyon, X Company

US cable net Ovation has bought two Sony-distributed period dramas: The Halcyon and X Company. Arts-skewed channel Ovation will launch both series in the US. The Halcyon is set in a London hotel during World War II and is produced by Sony-backed Left Bank and aired on ITV in the UK. X Company is produced […]

Job losses as Sony restructures UK-based sales

Two of Sony’s London team have been made redundant, with another likely to also go as the studio restructures its London-based EMEA sales effort. Alex Beckett and Federico Perale have been let go, with the position of another of the London-based sales team also under review. In related news TBI understands that Tom Bairstow is leaving […]

ITV goes for wartime drama

UK commercial channel ITV has commissioned an 8x60mins period drama set in high London society during the Second World War. Set in 1940 in a glamorous five-star hotel, The Halcyon will look at how war impacted life in the British city, set to a soundtrack of music from the era. Wallander prodco Left Bank Pictures […]