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HBO, BBC drama ‘His Dark Materials’ cuts episode amid Covid impact

The second season of BBC and HBO drama His Dark Materials is on track to make it to screens later this year, but execs have been forced to cut the show’s length after lockdown forced production to be shut down. The adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels – The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and […]

ITV orders nuclear sub thriller ‘Tenacity’ from Bad Wolf, eOne

ITV has commissioned Bad Wolf and Entertainment One to produce six part thriller Tenacity, set on a nuclear submarine. Inspired by J.S. Law’s novel, Tenacity, the series is created and written by Peter A. Dowling, whose credits including Flightplan and Reasonable Doubt. Tenacity tells the story of disgraced military detective Danielle ‘Dan’ Lewis investigating the […]

Bad Wolf lines up British-Vogue drama with Alexandra Shulman

A Discovery of Witches producer Bad Wolf is set to develop a drama based on British Vogue in the 90s. The series will follow the cultural events that took place in the UK in the 90s through the prism of the fashion title. It travels through the death of grunge to the rise of New Labour, […]

HBO boards BBC1’s His Dark Materials

HBO has boarded Bad Wolf’s His Dark Materials adaptation for BBC1, picking up distribution rights for the drama outside the UK. The AT&T-owned cable channel has swooped in for the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels, signing on to co-produce alongside Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The drama – which started filming […]

Sony invests in Simon Pegg/Nick Frost prodco

Sony Pictures Television has taken a minority stake in Stolen Picture, the new UK-based prodco of actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (pictured). Stolen Pictures has been established to produce television, film and digital projects for global audiences. Bad Wolf COO Miles Ketley has been installed as its CEO, leaving Jane Tranter’s prodco after joining […]

Sky discovers Bad Wolf’s Witches adaptation

UK satcaster Sky has commissioned a drama series, A Discovery of Witches, for its linear and over-the-top services from Bad Wolf. The show begins shooting in September at the new Wolf Studios in Wales and on location in Oxford as Sky’s latest original. Based on a bestselling novel, the series is billed as a “a […]

Danny Cohen’s Access buys into Tranter’s Bad Wolf

Access Entertainment has acquired a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the Wales-based prodco that is making a TV version of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Access has already invested in House Productions, the drama indie run by former Channel 4 drama chief Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title Television UK boss Juliette Howell. Former BBC director of television […]

History lines up annual presidents anthology

US cable channel History is preparing an annual anthology drama event focused on American presidents. The A+E Networks-owned station has optioned several best-selling novels on US presidents as source material for The Commanders, which will come from stablemare A+E Studios. The anthology will dramatise pivotal moments in the presidencies of several US leaders, with Bill […]

BBC ups Welsh programming investment by 50%

UK pubcaster the BBC is to increase its funding in English-language programming at its Welsh operation by £8.5 million (US$10.6 million) per year. The BBC claimed the increase, which will take its total investment in English-language TV in Wales to about £30 million by 2019/2020, is “the biggest expansion of BBC Wales television output in […]

Jane Tranter’s prodco staffs up

Fledgling producer Bad Wolf has hired Miles Ketley as its chief operating officer and brought on three execs from BBC Worldwide. The prodco, which was formed last year by ex-BBC Worldwide US drama chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is adapting hit novel His Dark Materials for television. As well as Ketley joining, Bad Wolf […]