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BBC-backed Moonage hires Wilson to head development

UK-based indie producer Moonage Pictures has unveiled Matthew Wilson as the company’s new head of development.

Wilson, who previously worked at Channel 4, joins Moonage Pictures founders Will Gould, Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady to spearhead what the company describes as “a writer-led development slate”.

Wilson, who was instrumental in developing forthcoming Channel 4 shows including Pure, Baghdad Central and Brexit, said: “Matthew (Read), Will and Frith each have an extraordinary track record – and between them they’ve produced and commissioned the very best British drama of the last decade. It’s a huge privilege to be joining up with them at the beginning of this new adventure.”

Moonage, which launched in March 2018, recently announced that BBC Studios has acquired a stake in the scripted drama start up. The company’s first production is Curfew an eight-part fast-paced life and death road race thriller written by Read for Sky One and TV streaming service Now TV. Starring Phoebe Fox, Malachi Kirby, Sean Bean, Rose Williams, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Lester and Billy Zane, the show will be distributed internationally by Sky Vision.