News round-up: Netflix boards BBC YA drama; Hidden Pictures inks Warren Adler deal; TVF Benelux sales

A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder (Source: BBC)

Netflix boards BBC YA drama

Netflix has picked up the BBC’s adaptation of Holly Jackson’s YA novel A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder.

Ordered by the UK pubcaster, the series, starring Emma Myers (Wednesday), will premiere first in the UK and Ireland on BBC3 and BBC iPlayer, before being shown worldwide in Netflix markets including the US.

The series is produced by Moonage Pictures, one of BBC Studios invested production labels, in co-production with ZDFneo and Netflix.

The 6 x 45-minute show, which is currently in post-production, is adapted by Poppy Cogan and directed by Dolly Wells.

Hidden Pictures inks Warren Adler deal

Adler Entertainment Trust (AET), the production company dedicated to adapting Warren Adler’s library of 56 novels, numerous plays and 100 short stories, is partnering with producer Todd Lieberman and his production company, Hidden Pictures, on an initial two-project production deal.

Both projects under the partnership will be produced by Lieberman under his Hidden Pictures banner and will be executive produced by AET’s Jonathan R. Adler and Michael Adler. Alex Young, Hidden Pictures President, will help oversee the partnership.

The two projects announced are Untitled Fiona Fitzgerald Detective Series (working title), an hour-long crime drama series based on the eight-book Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery series; and Trans Siberian Express, an epic cold-war thriller based on Adler’s book of the same name.

TVF Benelux sales

RTL, National Geographic and VRT are among Benelux-based broadcasters to strike factual deals with TVF International.

National Geographic licensed the latest series of Skyworks’ long running aerial series The World From Above (14 x 26-minutes), as well as Australia From Above (5 x 52-minutes), UAE From Above (1 x 52-minutes) and Oman From Above (1 x 52-minutes).

In the Netherlands and Luxembourg, TVF closed deals with RTL for BBC factual entertainment series, Secrets of the Aquarium (6 x 60-minutes), and Super Tunnel.

Elsewhere, Belgian public broadcaster VRT licensed a trilogy of documentaries: The Pill Revolution (1 x 45-minutes), Sex, Mind And The Menopause (1 x 47-minutes) and Sex, Myths And The Menopause (1 x 47-minutes). The pubcaster also licensed history doc Castro’s Spies (1 x 103-minutes / 1 x 50-minutes).

DPG Media acquired a number of investigative documentaries from TVF International, including The Bitcoin Kid: Inside A Crypto-Heist (1 x 44-minutes), You’ve Been Posted (1 x 44-minutes) and The Truth About Mukbang (1 x 48-minutes)

In the Netherlands, pubcaster NPO 2 Extra licensed Brilliant Ideas (77 x 22-minutes) and Little Big World (132 x 4-7-minutes).

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