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Amazon, HBO Max & Waave among ‘Conversations With Friends’ deals

Amazon, HBO Max, Lionsgate Play and Waave are among a slew of companies to have pre-bought Conversations With Friends, the upcoming BBC and Hulu drama from the team behind Normal People. The 12 x 30-minute drama has been adapted from the debut novel by Sally Rooney and is being produced by Element Pictures and Endeavor Content, […]

‘Normal People’s music supervisor on how sounds serve the drama

Juliet Martin, music supervisor on Element Pictures’ Normal People for BBC Three and Hulu, explains the musical choices in the hit Irish drama and the wider importance of music in accentuating visual performances. We were incredibly lucky to have a fantastic team working on Normal People. The music choices were a collaboration between the director, Lenny Abrahamson, […]

BBC Three to return as linear channel after six-year online hiatus

BBC Three, the UK online network behind shows including Fleabag and Killing Eve, is to return as a linear channel in January 2022, six years after it was moved to become online-only. Last year, the BBC said that it was “considering the case” for reviving the channel and has plans to double its programming budget over the next […]

BBC & PBS link for Greta Thunberg three-part climate docuseries

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new documentaries, including a three-parter being co-produced with PBS in the US that explores Greta Thunberg’s mission to raise awareness of climate change. Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (w/t) has been commissioned for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and follows the environmental activist as […]

News round-up: BBC Three’s ViacomCBS deal; Vuulr expands slate; C4 orders Diana doc

BBC Three, BET snag ViacomCBS comedy Broadcasters in Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Latin America have picked up scripted series following deals with recently-revamped ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) Distribution. Single-camera comedy Twenties, which launched in March this year on BET in the US, will make its UK debut on BBC Three on 25 October, after […]

BBC Three snags exclusive UK rights for Sky & HBO’s Luca Guadagnino drama

BBC Three in the UK has picked up first window rights to We Are Who We Are, the widely anticipated Luca Guadagnino drama that is being co-produced by HBO and Sky. The eight-part limited series has been acquired from Fremantle, which sells the show globally and also owns The Apartment and Wildside, the two prodcos […]

BBC eyes linear return for youth-skewing BBC Three, doubles budget to $100m

BBC Three, the UK online network behind hits including Fleabag and Normal People, could be set to return as a linear channel four years after it was controversially moved to become online-only. The BBC is “considering the case” for reviving the channel and will double its programming budget to £80m ($100m) over the next two […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Succession’ win at Golden Globes

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and The Crown actor Olivia Colman were among the stand-out winners at the Golden Globes last night, alongside dramas including Succession and Chernobyl. Waller-Bridge, who struck an overall deal with Amazon in September, was named Best Actress in a TV Series for her role in Fleabag at the 77th edition of […]

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