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Acorn TV, ITVS-owned Route 24 explore Italy with ‘Signora Volpe’

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has ordered a detective drama starring Silent Witness’s Emilia Fox. Signora Volpe is from ITV Studios-backed production company Route 24 and has been created and written by Rachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths (Midsomer Murders). The three-part feature-length drama features Fox as a disillusioned British spy-turned-detective living in Italy whose life changes […]

Sky, Canal+ order ‘Django’ series adaptation with Cattleya & Atlantique

European pay operator Sky and France’s Canal+ have joined forces for a reimagining of the classic Western Django, which is being produced by ZeroZeroZero prodco Cattleya and The Eddy’s Atlantique Productions. The 10 x 60-minutes drama will be loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci feature film and will feature Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl) in the title […]

Drama round-up: ‘Romulus’ expands into new territories; Lookout Point options ‘Big Girl Small Town’; France Télévisions sees ‘Little Coincidences’

‘Romulus’ expands into new territories Broadcasters in Germany, Russia and Greece have acquired historical epic Romulus in pre-launch sales deals with ITV Studios that extend the series reach to 44 territories. Produced by ITV Studios-owned Cattleya, Sky and Groenlandia, the Latin-language drama has been acquired by Deutsche Telekom for its MagentaTV OTT service in Germany, […]

ITV Studios unveils ‘Romulus’ pre-sales, plus US and Oz drama deals

ITV Studios has announced deals for its European scripted slate, including a number pre-sales for its Latin language drama Romulus. Cattleya, Groenlandia and Sky’s Romulus (10 x 60’), which reconstructs the tale of the founding of Rome, has been acquired by HBO Europe and SBS in Australia. The SBS deal also includes two further crime procedurals from […]

Sky explores Rome’s origins in ITVS GE-distributed ‘Romulus’

Sky Italia’s latest original drama, Romulus, will tell the origin story of Rome. Produced by Sky, ITV Studios-backed Gomorrah producer Cattleya and Groenlandia, the 10-part series will be directed Matteo Rovere and premiere on the Italian pay-TV channel. Set in eighth-century BC, Romulus details the city’s origins through elaborate settings, with two entire cities reconstructed […]

ITV Studios back Piv Bernth drama studio

ITV Studios has bought a minority stake in the new drama production house of former DR drama chiefs Piv Bernth (pictured) and Lars Hermann. The pair announced their exits from DR in October, a move that led to an ongoing restructure at the Danish pubcaster. Their prodco, Apple Tree Productions, will focus on high-end Danish […]

ITV Studios buys majority stake in Gomorrah prodco

ITV Studios (ITVS) has acquired a majority stake in Italian indie producer Cattleya, the company behind hit drama Gomorrah (pictured). Cattleya will retain full creative and production autonomy, while ITVS distribution arm ITV Global Entertainment will distribute TV series from the prodco where rights are available. ITVS parent ITV said that this is the latest […]

Italian mafia drama goes to M-Net, Tata

Beta Film-sold Italian mafia drama Gomorrah has been shopped into South Africa and India. South African pay TV market leader M-Net has bought the show, along with Indian DTH service Tata Sky, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and 21st Century Fox. Original commissioner Sky Italia is currently working with prodcos Cattleya, Fandango […]

New French indie group ‘circles Cattleya’

New France-based TV consolidator Mediawan is reportedly in the market to buy Gomorrah producer Cattleya. Following a €270 million (US$285 million) deal to acquire the AB Groupe and proclamations of further deals to come, Mediawan has turned its attention to Italy-based Cattleya, according to several French-language sites. Another French conglom, Vivendi, is also said to […]

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