Features


Diversity in TV must start early

While representation in kids’ TV has increased in recent years, it’s still got a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. Ann-Marie Corvin reports From Sesame Street to Dora, there’s a perception that kids TV leads the way when it comes to positively championing themes of inclusion and diversity, but statistics suggest otherwise. The […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Baghdad Central

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Euston Films Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: A crime thriller looking at Baghdad through the eyes of an Iraqi cop after the fall of Saddam Hussein Baghdad Central is a six-part crime thriller for the UK’s Channel 4, written by The Last Kingdom scribe Stephen Butchard and based on the novel by Elliot Colla. The series […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Wisting

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Cinenord and Good Company Films Broadcaster: MTG for Viaplay, TV3 (Sweden), ARD (Germany) Logline: An ambitious Norwegian detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss Norway’s latest drama is a trans-Atlantic detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Sven Nordin (Lilyhammer) as they attempt to catch a serial killer from the US. The 10 x 45-minute series […]

Jed Mercurio: Nothing surprises me

The Line Of Duty and Bodyguard creator tells Manori Ravindran about his relationship with the SVODs and whether a Ryan Murphy-style talent mega-deal could be on the cards At March’s INTV conference, Netflix’s VP of original series Cindy Holland was confronted with a slide of the global SVOD’s programmes, on which the Richard Madden-fronted BBC […]

Scripted Hot Picks: World On Fire

Distributor: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) Producer: Mammoth Screen Broadcaster: BBC One (UK) Logline: A multi-territory drama telling the story of WWII through the lives of ordinary people World On Fire is the Helen Hunt-starring WWII drama following the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the US. “It’s one of the most epic […]

Good Omens: Adapting the unadaptable

The creative team behind BBC Studios and Amazon Studios’ Good Omens tells Manori Ravindran how they adapted the unadaptable, bringing Terry Pratchett’s final wish to life Ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable to adapt Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens for the screen. Written “as a bit of fun” […]

Scripted Hot Pick: The Murders

Distributor: APC Studios Producer: Muse Entertainment Broadcaster: NBCUniversal International Networks (Europe, Africa), Citytv (Canada) Logline: A female-led procedural starring Gotham’s Jessica Lucas The Murders is Muse Entertainment’s latest procedural drama focusing on homicide detective Kate Jameson, played by Gotham’s Jessica Lucas, and detective Mike Huntley, as they navigate the case of a mysterious killer who uses music for destructive […]

A “new game” for German drama

The floodgates have opened for premium German drama after a comparatively slow start in the high-end TV market, and now producers and distributors are thinking about getting ahead of the competition. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports Premium German drama made for an international audience has seen a steady but sharp rise in the past two years, as […]

One-to-One: Jane Millichip & Chris Carey

For TBI’s first edition of ‘One-to-One’, a regular feature in which two high-profile execs interview one another to discuss the hot topics in TV today, Les Misérables producer Chris Carey talks to Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip about co-production, SVODs and dream projects The two British entertainment powerhouses have worked on some of the most high-profile […]

Op-ed: Uncovering the story in Leaving Neverland

Dan Reed, director of Channel 4/HBO documentary, gives an inside scoop on controversial Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland Leaving Neverland took nearly three years to make, from the moment I first read the names “Wade Robson” and “James Safechuck” – the two men at the heart of the documentary – to the four-hour epic that is now […]