Archery Pictures

Idris Elba’s Green Door enters joint venture with Kris Thykier’s Archery

Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures has entered into a joint venture with Kris Thykier’s Archery Pictures. The multi-year agreement will see the two UK-based companies work together on multiple TV and film projects. Luther star Elba launched Green Door in 2013, with the studio behind Sky comedy In The Long Run and the […]

UK remake for Nordic drama Valkyrien

High concept NRK drama Valkyrien looks set for a UK remake. Liza Marshall’s Hera Pictures has acquired English-language rights to rework the show, and has actor Mark Strong (Kingsmen) attached to star. Hera will move the drama from Norway to London, with Strong playing a surgeon desperately seeking a cure for his dying wife from […]

Altice to coproduce Sky’s Riviera

Groupe Altice’s push into high-end original drama has seen it become a coproducer of Sky’s Côte d’Azur-set crime drama Riviera. Altice Studios was established last year after French free and pay TV operator Altice bought into SFR Media, and the firm has now joined the coproduction slate for Riviera, along with distributor Sky Vision. The […]

Elba, Ridley lead major Sky drama investment

Sky has commissioned six dramas that feature talent including Idris Elba, John Ridley, Julia Stiles, Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, in a major move underlining the European satcaster’s clout in the high-end originals space. Namely, the shows are Guerilla, Tin Star, Delicious, Riviera, Jamestown and The Last Dragonslayer. Actor Elba (Luther, The Wire) will co-star in […]

Ex-Scott Free London boss launches prodco

Liza Marshall, formerly of Scott Free Productions, has launched a film and TV production company with movie producer and financier Kris Thykier. The new firm, Archery Pictures, will see Marshall and Thykier becoming joint managing directors, with the latter shuttering his company, PeaPie Films, and moving his staff and slate across to the new firm. […]