Blackfella Films


ABC orders US remake of Australian drama ‘Total Control’ with Universal & Keshet Studios

ABC in the US has ordered a pilot based on Australian drama Total Control, with NBCUniversal-owned Universal Television and Keshet Studios attached. The remake, known as Dark Horse, is being written by William Jehu Garroutte and has Jessica Goldberg (The Path) attached as showrunner. Universal TV and Disney’s ABC Signature produce in association with Keshet Studios, whose parent Keshet International […]

News round-up: All3 takes ‘Total Control’ from Keshet; India’s Lionsgate Play strikes BBCS first; Cineflix partners with Hayley Orrantia

All3 strikes Blackfella Films deal All3Media International has struck a new deal with Australian producer Blackfella Films that will see it managing worldwide sales of political thriller Total Control. The show, which was ordered by the ABC in Australia, was co-created by and stars Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) and is in development on its second […]

Keshet, ABC team for political drama Black B*tch

Keshet International (KI) has partnered with Australia’s ABC and Screen Australia to bring Blackfella Films’ political drama Black B*tch (WT) to global audiences. Black B*tch focuses on a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman who is thrust into national limelight after a horrific event where Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson sees a publicity goldmine for her party. The […]

BBC in Deep Water with Australian drama deal

BBC Four has prebought Australian crime drama Deep Water. The four-parter launches on SBS as part of the Australian pubcaster’s autumn schedule and will launch on BBC Four later in the year. The show is loosely based on a crime wave that swept Sydney in 1980s and 1990s. It is produced by Australian indie Blackfella […]