Buccaneer Media

Buccaneer & Halcyon Studios partner to adapt CJ Tudor’s ‘The Drift’

London-based Buccaneer and LA’s Halcyon Studios are teaming up to adapt CJ Tudor’s upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller novel The Drift. The book, which will be published PRH imprints Penguin Michael Joseph in the UK and Ballantine in the US in January 2023, tells the story of three different groups of teens who find themselves thrown into […]

Paramount+ UK links with SBS & TVNZ on Buccaneer’s ‘Doll Factory’ drama

Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland has partnered with Australia’s SBS and New Zealand’s TVNZ on an adaptation of Elizabeth Macneal’s novel The Doll Factory. The 6 x 60-minute drama is from Marcella producer Buccaneer Media, with its sibling distribution firm Cineflix Rights selling globally. The series was ordered by Sebastian Cardwell, deputy chief content officer for Paramount […]

UK broadcasters must ‘step up’ & play with Europe more on coproductions

UK-based broadcasters need to “step up” and refocus their efforts on the European market rather than North America, according to top execs working across scripted and unscripted programming. Richard Tulk-Hart, co-CEO at Marcella producer Buccaneer Media, told delegates at yesterday’s inaugural Tellycast Content Funding Festival that scripted costs had soared over the past two years. During a […]

Norway’s NRK orders Leonard Cohen drama from Buccaneer & Redpoint

Norwegian broadcaster NRK has commissioned So Long, Marianne, a new drama series from UK-based Buccaneer Media and local firm Redpoint Productions.  The 8 x 45-minute English & Norwegian-language series is based on true story of Marianne Ihlen and her relationship with acclaimed singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The couple’s stories take place across the world, travelling from […]

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 […]

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