BBC Two lands AMC drama ‘Mayfair Witches’ & extends Putin docuseries

The BBC has acquired supernatural drama Mayfair Witches from AMC Networks and extended its Vladimir Putin factual series. Mayfair Witches is based on the novels by Anne Rice and will air on BBC Two and be available via iPlayer. The eight-part series follows an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers she possesses supernatural abilities and that […]

BBC picks up ‘Colin From Accounts’ S2 after recent renewal

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired the recently announced second season of Australian comedy Colin From Accounts for BBC Two and VOD service BBC iPlayer. Originating commissioner Foxtel ordered the sophomore run last week, with well-travelled comedy first unveiled at LA Screenings last year. The series is produced by Easy Tiger Productions and CBS Studios […]

BBC Two & PBS track down NHU’s six-parter ‘Big Cats 24/7’

BBC Two in the UK and PBS in the US have linked up on a Natural History Unit (NHU) six-parter about big cats in Africa, while the British broadcaster has also ordered a wildlife special from UK prodco Hello Halo. Big Cats 24/7 (6 x 60-minutes) is from the NHU and takes viewers into the […]

Banijay hires Netflix & BBCS alum Chris Sussman as part of $60m Growth Fund push

Former Netflix and BBC Studios (BBCS) exec Chris Sussman has struck a first-look deal to develop scripted projects with Banijay UK, as part of its recently launched £50m ($60m) Growth Fund. Sussman will work with labels across Patrick Holland’s UK arm to produce new original scripted projects, having stepped down as Netflix’s director of UK […]

BBC Two returns to work with Talkback’s Sara Pascoe-fronted series

BBC Two in the UK has extended its Sara Pascoe-fronted employment show into a second season. Last Woman On Earth With Sara Pascoe is being produced by Fremantle-owned UK production firm Talkback and follows the host as she visits Greece, Denmark and Jordan to take on some unique jobs set for extinction. The 3 x 60-minute second run, […]

BBC Two becomes first int’l buyer of Canal+ drama ‘Marie Antoinette’

BBC Two in the UK has become the first international buyer of eight-part historical drama Marie Antionette. The show, which is sold by Banijay Rights, is being produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens for French group Canal+. The drama has been created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite) and tells […]

BBC Two orders augmented reality medical show from Remarkable

BBC Two in the UK has ordered a six-parter that uses augmented reality and medical imaging technology to allow patients to see inside their own bodies. Doctor, Can You See Me Now? (6 x 60-minutes, working title) is from Banijay-owned Remarkable Television and will provide patients with insights into their bodies that allow them to better […]

BBC appoints editors for BBC One, Two & Four following commissioning overhaul

The BBC in the UK has promoted two execs as portfolio editors for its flagship channels, following the “radical” overhaul of the public broadcaster’s commissioning team that was revealed late last year. The revamp, which handed more commissioning power to streamer iPlayer, saw channel controller roles being replaced with genre-focused execs able to order programming without the need […]

Round-up: Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’; C4 orders Woodcut serial killer doc; BBC builds ‘Jay’s Workshop’

Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’ Broadcaster in the US, Canada, Spain and France have acquired German crime thriller mini-series Dark Woods, following deals with distributor Global Screen. Canal+ Group, French leading pay-TV group, acquired the show for its thriller channel Polar, while First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic, will release the series as part of […]

Abacus to shop Dan Reed’s US Capitol riot doc

The UK’s Abacus Media Rights has secured global distribution rights, excluding the UK, for Amos Pictures’ upcoming feature documentary Four Hours At The Capitol. The 1 x 90-minute documentary, which was originally commissioned for the UK’s BBC Two, is expected to be delivered in September 2021. It is directed by Jamie Roberts (The Rise Of […]

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