Roku orders Caravan’s survival competition show & eOne construction series

Roku has extended its unscripted originals push with two new commissions, including a show from UK-based Caravan that will see survivalists attempting to survive in the canopy of the South American rainforest. Survival From Above was revealed at BANFF alongside Lincoln Log Project by head of originals David Eilenberg, who left ITV America earlier this year to […]

C4 & Arte to explore anti-vaxx movement with Caravan/Quicksilver co-pro doc

UK comcaster Channel 4 and European broadcaster Arte have commissioned a feature-length documentary about the anti-vaccination movement from British prodcos Caravan and Quicksilver Media. The 1 x 90-minute film with the working title of The Rise Of The Anti-Vaxx Movement will explore how the movement has impacted global efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

Showtime picks up Caravan’s New Order documentary

US cablenet Showtime has acquired a feature documentary about New Order that marks 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. New Order: Decades is produced by Caravan and follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage their collaboration for So It Goes with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra, which was originally produced […]

Netflix orders seven-part true crime original ‘Killer Ratings’

Netflix has commissioned Caravan Productions and Quicksilver Media for a seven-part series on a Brazilian TV host and politician accused of orchestrating grisly murders to drive ratings for his crime show. The UK prodcos are to co-produce the series on Wallace Souza (pictured), who rose to fame as the charismatic and outspoken host of Canal […]

Nat Geo greenlights The Bible From Space from All3’s Caravan

National Geographic has commissioned two-part documentary special The Bible From Space, from UK indie Caravan. The doc recounts stories from the Old Testament, with Nat Geo explorer Albert Lin guiding viewers through historical events that lie behind biblical stories including the Exodus and parting of the Red Sea. Travelling with a mobile laboratory through the […]

Ex-Darlow Smithson, Atlantic execs join UK prodco

Former Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) senior exec Ulla Streib Atlantic Productions’ Ruth Roberts are joining at UK-based producer Talesmith. Streib has been named COO, having joined the factual-focused prodco in a consulting capacity in January 2016. She previously spent 16 years as Endemol Shine Group-owned DSP as part of its senior management team. More recently, […]

All3 buys into factual indie

All3Media will financially back Caravan, a UK-based, factual-focused production indie. All3 has invested in the business along with indie filmmaker and CEO of Haviland Digital Keith Haviland, who joins Caravan’s board. A spokesperson declined to comment on the size of the investment. British producers Juliet Singer and Dinah Lord founded the company last year, and have […]