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Disney eyeing ‘Doctor Who’ global streaming rights

Disney is reportedly in conversation with UK pubcaster the BBC to acquire the global streaming rights to long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who. The Mouse House is said to be eyeing a deal that would see future seasons of the iconic show, which first debuted in 1963, stream on Disney+ while still airing on BBC One. […]

Sky unveils UK dramas & comedies as 200 originals set to land in 2022

Sky is planning to launch more than 200 original programmes in 2022, with a raft of new commissions unveiled for its slate. The originals output – up 60% on 2021 – includes The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which is being produced by The Cry firm Synchronicity Films. The Scottish prodco picked up rights to the Heather […]

Bad Wolf unveils adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s ‘Warlord Chronicles’

His Dark Materials producer Bad Wolf has unveiled its first major new drama commission since joining Sony Pictures Television (SPT) with an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles. The Winter King is described as an “epic but intimate” 10-part returning series, which offers a revisionist take on the Arthurian legends and follows the warrior as […]

Sony buys ‘His Dark Materials’ prodco Bad Wolf from Sky, HBO & Access

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a majority stake in His Dark Materials and I Hate Suzie producer Bad Wolf, with Sky, HBO and Access Entertainment exiting the business. The deal, which emerged last month, will see SPT also acquiring the Wolf Studios Wales sound stage facility in Cardiff, UK, and Bad Wolf’s 30% stake […]

ITVS partners with Bad Wolf’s David P. Davis for new prodco

ITV Studios (ITVS) has linked with Bad Wolf exec David P. Davis (Industry) to launch a new label under Patrick Spence’s scripted division. 5 Acts Productions becomes the first label under Spence’s Studio umbrella division and will be based out of Cardiff, Wales. Davis is creative director and will focus on producing diverse drama for […]

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, […]