Paramount+ gets underway on third UK original with ‘Flatshare’ adaptation

Paramount+ has commissioned its third UK original series, with an order for the drama Flatshare, ahead of its launch in the country this summer. Produced by London & LA-based 42, in association with VIS, the 6 x 45-minute series is based on the novel by Beth O’Leary about two cash-strapped twentysomethings – Tiffany and Leon […]

HBO Max joins BBC drama ‘The Girl Before’ with Gugu Mbatha-Raw & David Oyelowo

US streamer HBO Max has confirmed it has linked up with the UK’s BBC One to adapt The Girl Before, with The Morning Show’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Selma’s David Oyelowo set to star. The four-part psychological thriller, which will use the same title as the novel, is being produced by UK prodco 42 and is being directed […]

UK-US prodco 42 snags True North MD Marc Allen as COO

UK-and-US-based management and production company 42 has hired former True North MD Marc Allen as its new COO. Allen, a 20-year industry veteran, served as MD of UK factual indie True North Productions from 2013-2019, during which time the company attracted major investment from both Sky Vision and the Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund. The […]

BBC, Netflix to remake Watership Down

Global streamer Netflix and British pubcaster the BBC will remake Watership Down, with John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Ben Kinglsey (Sexy Beast) attached to star. The four-part animated miniseries will also star Nicholas Hoult (X Men: Apocalypse), James McAvoy (Atonement) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), and comes with the backing of […]