News round-up: Acorn TV & C5 extends ‘Dalgliesh’; ‘Rivers Of London’ in development

Bertie Carvel

Acorn TV & C5 extends Dalgliesh

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and Paramount’s UK network Channel 5 have ordered a two-season renewal for detective drama Dalgliesh.

The show is from All3Media’s New Pictures, with Acorn Media Enterprises serving as distributor for both seasons in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico.

All3Media International serve as distributors for the rest of the world.

The second 6 x 60-minute season will adapt an additional three novels from P.D. James’ best-selling murder mysteries, with each being told over two hour-long episodes. Bertie Carvel will reprise the role of the enigmatic detective, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.

Rivers Of London in development

Ben Aaronovitch’s urban fantasy novel series Rivers of London is set to be adapted for television after the author and screenwriter inked a deal with Tom Winchester’s newly launched prodco, Pure Fiction Television and See-Saw Films.

Tom Winchester fledgling prodco Pure Fiction Television is partnering with See-Saw Films to adapt Ben Aaronovitch’s novel series Rivers of London.

Pure Fiction will work with See-Saw and Aaronovitch’s Unnecessary Logo to adapt the nine books that make up the series.

Winchester left Heyday Television earlier this month to launch Pure Fiction, having worked on shows such as Netflix’s Clickbait and BBC drama The Capture.


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