Scripted


More4 engages in The Good Fight

UK digital terrestrial More4 has acquired CBS All Access original The Good Fight. The Channel 4-owned network ran Good Fight predecessor The Good Wife to ratings success, prompting it to move for the new show, which will play in the UK in the spring. The Good Fight is set a year after the events of […]

US Nordic noir remake cancelled

TNT will not take its remake of Eyewitness into a second season. The US crime thriller was based on a series from Norway’s NRK (pictured). The format launched last October on Turner’s TNT, but failed to win over American viewers. Shades of Blue writer Adi Hasak bought the rights to the NRK show, and wrote and […]

NBCU takes a Chance on Hugh Laurie Hulu drama

NBCUniversal has acquired Hugh Laurie drama Chance for a raft of its international nets. NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has bought the series for its nets in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Poland. Poland will be the first to launch the series next month. The series has The Night Manager and House star Hugh Laurie […]

ITV buys French drama group

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired control of Tetra Media Studio, the French prodco behind drama series Profilage and Un Village Français (pictured). Tetra becomes the latest French production entity to a major European broadcaster, coming just over a year after Profilages network TF1 controversially acquired Newen Group. Buying a majority stake in Tetra gives ITV […]

ITV orders Desire drama

ITV has greenit Desire, a new drama series from UK prodco Mammoth Screen. The series will follow a woman recovering from a messy divorce who then falls for the wrong man. It is being written by Jeremy Brock, the co-creator of long-running UK medical drama Casualty. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will sell the series internationally. […]

Amazon US moves for Spanish and UK drama

Amazon has snagged two new international scripted series, coming on board the upcoming second season of Sky’s drama Fortitude, and acquiring Spanish primetime prison drama Locked Up. Supernatural drama Fortitude is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and now has Amazon as its US partner after the streaming service bought it for the States. The […]

Master’s key

With a credit list stretching longer than dozens of other writers combined, 80 year-old Andrew Davies knows the secrets of a good script. He tells Jesse Whittock about his writing process, how he’ll save  Les Misérables from itself, and why he is planing for another productive decade Andrew Davies has a good shout for screen’s […]

Jimmy McGovern hails Hill’s ITV

Writer Jimmy McGovern has backed Polly Hill to reinvigorate ITV’s drama output. Hill swapped the BBC for ITV last year, and is now head of drama at the UK commercial broadcaster, unveiling her first slate late last year. McGovern, whose credits include Cracker and Hillsborough for ITV and The Accused new Sean Bean BBC One […]

Riveria to debut in Cannes as Japan creates Crisis

Somewhat aptly, MIPTV will host the worldwide debut of Riviera, Sky’s Côte d’Azur-set crime drama, while Japan’s Crisis will feature as the event’s first Asian World Premiere TV Screening. Buyers will get their first chance to watch mystery drama Riviera on Monday, April 3 at 6.30pm local time in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais […]

US SVOD service joins BBC drama

US best of British SVOD service Acorn has become the US partner on Love, Lies & Records, the upcoming drama from Kay Mellor. Acorn will run the show as an original in the US on its subscription service. It has been ramping up originals on the platform, with three last year and five already in […]