Buccaneer Media


Show of the Week: Irvine Welsh’s Crime

Few names in Scottish fiction loom as large as Irvine Welsh, the author of acclaimed novels such as Trainspotting and The Acid House. Joining producers Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film & TV, Welsh is turning his talent to TV drama for the first time, with this story adapted from his own book of the […]

Acorn TV returns to ‘Whitstable Pearl’, as first season sells globally

AMC Networks’ streamer Acorn TV has ordered a second season of UK crime drama Whitstable Pearl, while the first run has been picked up by broadcasters in Italy, Japan and across Africa. The show, from Cineflix-backed UK producer Buccaneer Media, is based on Julie Wassmer’s novels The Whitstable Pearl Mysteries and will again explore the […]

Buccaneer & Dougray Scott launch Scottish prodco

Crime producer Buccaneer Media has linked with Mission Impossible 2 actor Dougray Scott to launch a Scottish division. Buccaneer Scotland will be based in Glasgow and aims “to promote Scottish voices and culture and bring original stories from the country’s best talent to a global audience.” The business will be led by Buccaneer joint CEOs […]

Buccaneer boosts senior ranks with Tiger Aspect & A+E exec hires

UK-based Marcella producer Buccaneer Media has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of a new head of production and an executive producer. Jo Evans joins as Buccaneer’s new production head, taking oversight of all production activity at the company. She arrives from Tiger Aspect Productions, where she worked on shows including BBC gangster […]

Show of the Week: Whitstable Pearl

The sunny seaside meets murder most foul in this new 6 x 60-minute crime drama series, as British author Julie Wassmer’s novels are brought to the screen for the first time by Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen (Lilyhammer) and the producers of detective series Marcella.  Kerry Godliman (Derek, After Life), stars as Pearl Nolan, police trainee-turned-chef-proprietor of the […]

Round-up: ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1; STV Player rolls out UK-wide; Rai Ragazzi pre-buys ‘Grisù’

‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’ for Portugal’s RTP1 RTP1 in Portugal has picked up a local adaptation of Banijay’s Don’t Forget The Lyrics format, with Não Te Esqueças Da Letra to be produced by Shine Iberia. Presented by João Paulo Rodrigues, the musical game show will air in Portugal on Saturday evenings from this spring. Singing ability plays no part […]

Round-up: Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal; Buccaneer to adapt ‘The Burning Girls’; ITV re-enters ‘The Cube’

Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal Germany’s Seven.One Entertainment Group has renewed Germany’s Next Top Model for an additional five seasons, following a format rights deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The show, which is produced by Redseven Entertainment and airs on ProSieben, is the German adaptation of US series America’s Next Top Model. The series is […]

Buccaneer & Nevision partner with Framestore on ‘Beetle Boy’ adaptation

UK-based Buccaneer Media has partnered with indie producer and financier Nevision to develop MG Leonard’s Beetle Boy book trilogy as a live action/CGI drama in partnership with Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore (Lovecraft Country). The show is currently in development as a mute-episode series and will be written by Tom MacRae (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) and will […]

TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]

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